This is what happened at the 2018 Sydney Summer School

The Five Day Course. Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th January 2018.

Tuesday January 9 (Day One)

Session One 9:25 – 11:00am

Chamber Ensemble rehearsals every morning. Sheet music handed out at the first rehearsal.

Session two 11:20am – 12:20pm

Lecture demonstration.  Creating a Concerto. Vincent Lindsey-Clark

Session three – after lunch.  1:20 – 2:50pm

Each performer/duet has 30 minutes so please be ready to play when it is your turn.

Tutor – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Keryn Leverton           Pulsar by Vincent Lindsey-Clark.
Judy Agusti                 Icy Blue by Vincent Lindsey-Clark.
Bob Harrison              Fantasia on When I’m sixty-four by Vincent Lindsay-Clark

Tutor – Janet Agostino
Emanuel Auciello        Julia Florida by Barrios
Nandan Cox                Nostalgia: Petite Melodie – Julio Sagreras
Jack Daws                   Allemande from Bach’s Cello Suite 3

Tutor – Raffaele Agostino
Renae Attenborough   Andantino No 1 from Trois nocturnes Op.4 by J.K.Mertz
Dylan Boller                Danza Characteristica- Leo Brouwer
Joshua Milliken           Study no.20 from “Etudes Simples” by Leo Brouwer

Tutor – Oliver Fartach Naini
Frances McMahon      Conde Claros by Luis de Narvaez
Reza Ravanbakhsh      Fantasie by Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Tobi Dracoulis Giuliani’s Handel variations

Tutor – Christopher Keane
Chen Kevin                 Estudio by Fransisco Tárrega
Anne Todd                  Cuatro diferencias sobre’ from Guardame las vacas. Luis de Narvaez.
Greg Sezun                 Lagrima Francisco Tárrega

Session four 3:10 – 4:30pm
Sectionals for the guitar orchestras. Sheet music handed out at the first rehearsal.


WEDNESDAY Jan 10 (Day 2)

Session two 11:20am – 12:20pm
Workshop. Look, listen, hold it!!!  Raffaele Agostino and Richard Charlton. Bring AMEB books and a guitar.

Also at 11:20am
Tutor – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Darryl Rule                 Castelnuevo-Tedesco’s Caprichos de Goya Op.195 no. XII No hubo remedio
Caleb Lavery-Brook    Movement 2 (Andante) Sonatina A Major – Frederico Moreno-Torroba

Tutor – Oliver Fartach Naini
Nik Rejto                                 Serenata Espanola by Joaquim Malats
Malcolm Perris                        Allemande from Bach Partita no 1 BWV 825

Session three.  1:20 – 2:50pm (Wednesday)
Tutor – Oliver Fartach Naini
Abby Adlington          Danza del Cuculo by Carlo Domeniconi (must be at 1:20pm)
Reza Ravanbakhsh      Sor’s Opus 6 No 11
Karin Brown & Bob Harrison            Scarlatti K169 (L331) – for 2 guitars

Tutor – Richard Charlton
Wendy Witt                 Lotus and the Lyrebird by Charlton
Samuel Miller              Railroad by Gary Ryan
Greg Allardice             Andreina Venezuelan Waltz by Antonio Lauro.

Tutor – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Manuel Diewald          Vals no. 4 by Barrios
James Rawley             Leo Brouwer – II. ‘Sarabanda de Scriabin’ from Sonata (1990)
Dylan Boller                Por Caminos de Santiago- Joaquin Rodrigo

Tutor – Raffaele Agostino
Marcus Chun              Prelude No. 3 by H. Villa-Lobos (must be at 1:20pm)
Daniel Huynh              Capricho Arabe by Tárrega.
Emanuel Auciello        Vals no. 4 by Barrios

Session four 3:10 – 4:30pm – Guitar Orchestra sectionals


Thursday Jan 11 (Day 3) 

Session two 11:20am – 12:20pm

Workshop. Percussion on the guitar. Christopher Keane. Bring a guitar.

Also at 11:20am

Tutor – Oliver Fartach Naini
Conor Hingerty           Scarlatti
Alexander Frendo       Tarantelle Mertz

Session three.  1:20 – 2:20pm. The Summer School staff in concert.

Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Rachel Scott (‘cello) and Duo Agostino
Diminished Seven

The Studio, Ascham School
Free Admission for Summer School Participants, CGS Members and concession $20, Adults $25.

Session four 2:45 – 4:30pm – Guitar Orchestra rehearsals


Friday Jan 12 (Day 4) 

Session two 11:20am – 12:20pm
11:20am – 11:40am – Opal Quartet Performance in the Studio.

11:45 – 12:20pm – Open Lessons AFTER the Opal Quartet performance
Tutor – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Opal Guitar Quartet     L’estro armonico No. 11, RV 565 Mov II & III

Tutor – Janet Agostino
Nandan Cox                On Joe’s Deck – Roland Dyens

Tutor – Richard Charlton
Wendy Witt                 The Lady of the Lake by Richard Charlton

Tutor – Raffaele Agostino
Paul Archer     La Melanconia by Mauro Giuliani

Session three. 1:20 – 2:50 – Guitar Orchestra: Full rehearsals. The Packer Theatre and The Studio

Session four 3:10 – 4:45pm: Open playing session

5-minute maximum. No introductions – just announce your name and piece.

5:30pm – Social Evening

7pm – Gary Ryan Concert. Friday January 12, 7pm, Packer Theatre.


Saturday Jan 13. (Day 5)

Session two 11:20am – 12:20pm.  Gary Ryan’s Music with Gary Ryan
12:20pm – photos near tennis courts

Session three. 1:20 – 2:20 Open Lessons

Tutor – Gary Ryan
Samuel Miller             Rondo Rodeo by Gary Ryan
Malcolm Perris            Lough Caragh by Gary Ryan

Tutor – Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Eamon Feeney             Fantaisie Élégiaque – Fernando Sor
Caleb Lavery-Brook    3rd Bagatelle – William Walton

Tutor – Raffaele Agostino
Jack Daws                   Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite 3
James Rawley             J.S. Bach – Allemande from BWV 995

Tutor – Oliver Fartach Naini
Vicki Spoulos             O’Carolan’s Concerto
Bridget McVicar         O’Carolan’s Dream.

Tutor – Janet Agostino
Frances McMahon      Rosita by Francisco Tárrega
Alexander Frendo       Wandering Leaves in the Forest

Tutor – Richard Charlton
Sue McCreadie & Sandra Koller – Bebopology by Thierry Tisserand
Chen Kevin     Goodnight, Mr Dowland by Paul Svoboda
Session four 2:45pm – 4:30pm – Guitar Orchestra.

5:15pm. Chamber groups arrive in Packer Theatre
5:30pm. Finale Performance. Packer Theatre. A free public concert of chamber music prepared during the summer school featuring all the participants and tutors. Approximate finish time 7:15pm.

What’s On This Month

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 2pm – at our regular venue – Crows Nest Uniting Church Hall,cnr Shirley Rd and Nicholson St, Wollstonecraft. There will be a playing list so please bring your guitar and your best-prepared work.  Please try to keep performances down to 5 minutes as a courtesy to others and so that everybody gets a go.

The next CGS monthly radio broadcast, ’19th Century Guitar Music – The Golden Age’ will be presented live to air by Darryl Rule on Saturday 20th January 2018 at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM.
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