Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi have been playing as a guitar duo since 2014. They have been described as “two stunning young guitarists…virtuosic” (Sydney Arts Guide) and have been praised for their “dazzling guitar playing” (ArtsHub). Their performances have taken them around Eastern Australia, and they also collaborate with Australia’s celebrated baritone Josè Carbò in a group named The Josè Carbò Trio. In 2018, the duo will perform at the Glebe Music Festival and the Newcastle Music Festival with acclaimed soprano Deborah Humble, play a live set on FINE Music FM and tour New Zealand before embarking on a regional tour of Australia.
Their current duo project entitled ‘Alchemy’, is named after the very first piece they learnt together, by the late great Australian guitarist and composer Phillip Houghton. Alchemy is something of a ‘world-tour’, featuring some of the finest music written/arranged for guitar duet, with masterpieces from France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, USA, and Australia, including Houghton’s acclaimed ‘Three Duets’ that encapsulates Alchemy.
Time: 7pm, please come between 6.30 and 6.50pm
Tickets: $40 (children under 15 years free) TIcket price includes finger food, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
Jean-Philippe Rameau (arr. Abreu Brothers) Suite in E minor: Le rappel des oiseaux, Musette en rondeaux, Rigaudons 1& 2
Claude Debussy (arr. Bream-Williams) Clair de Lune, Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Enrique Granados (arr. Emilio Pujol) Intermezzo
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Miguel Llobet) Evocacion
Manuel de Falla (arr. Emilio Pujol) Spanish Dance No. 1, La Vida Breve
Peter Madlem Monte Carlo
Radamés Gnattali Suite Retratos: Anacleto de Medeiros (schottisch), Chiquinha Gonzaga (corta-jaca)
Phillip Houghton Three Duets: The Mantis and the Moon, Lament, Alchemy
Astor Piazzolla Tango Suite