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Grigoryan Brothers, Guitar Virtuosos To Perform in Cooma

  • bronchitis helvetica, link sans-serif;”>Sunday 22 November 4:30pm
  • St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW
  • Tickets: www.trybooking.com/JJYX
Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Australia’s most famous guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers will be performing at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall,136 Commissioner Street in Cooma on Sunday 22nd November at 4:30pm.

The Grigoryan Brothers’ astounding guitar playing and musicality has been the acclaimed by music critics and audiences all over the world as well as here in Australia. The Cooma concert will be part of their Australia-wide “This Time” tour. This much anticipated CD release, also named “This Time” will be the the sixth in the series of CDs that have made the Grigoryans a household name in Australia and internationally, one of Australian’s most sort after musical exports.
“This Time” continues the journey that the Grigoryan Brothers started with their 2009 release “Distance” which was reviewed as “world-music”, “classical music” and then was named by UK magazine Mojo as no. 2 in the top 10 “jazz” CDs of 2010. Their music defies classification, it is uniquely the Grigoryan Brothers.
This is a “must-see” concert, book your ticket early.
You can book your tickets online at: www.trybooking.com/JJYX
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Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Grigoryan Brothers – Cooma Concert – Friday 30 August 2013

  • Matthew Ventura performing at the Australian National Busking Championships 2012

    Matthew Ventura performing at the Australian National Busking Championships 2012

    When: Saturday 28 April 2013 at 2pm

  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, sale
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Cost: $15 Adult / $5 Student. Tickets available at hall.

This is a very special concert featuring talented young musicians from our local community as well as guest performers from away.  Performers will include:

  • The Monaro Youth Choir
  • Matthew Ventura (Flute, Breast
    Basssoon)
  • Tim Williamson (Piano)
  • Amos Walker (Voice)
  • Darcy Clayton (Guitar)
  • and more

The concert will feature a variety of items including the Monaro Youth Choir, piano, instrumental and vocal items.   Amos Walker from Nimmitabel will sing the songs he sang in the recent Canberra production of Les Miserables.  Matthew Ventura will be playing flute and bassoon, accompanied by Tim Williamson (Elizabeth Laught’s nephew).  Tim, an accomplished pianist, will also perform a piano solo.  A pleasant afternoon is assured.

The concert proceeds will be split between the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary and St Paul’s Church.

 

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Friday 30 August 2013 at 7pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, order
    136 Commissioner Street
  • Tickets: $40 Adults/$30 Concessions (Tickets available at Cooma School of Music)

Grigoryan Bros Seasons A3 PRINT copy (1)GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

THE SEASONS

NATIONAL TOUR

Australia’s leading guitar duo take on a
Russian piano classic

“Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons has been on the Grigoryan
family ‘to do list’ for 15 years, Sildenafil
” says Slava Grigoryan. “Many
years ago I’d performed a few movements from The
Seasons which dad had arranged for me but you really need
two guitars to cover the full dynamic range and detail. Since
then Leonard and I have been planning to record the
complete set.”
The Seasons, illness a twelve-movement composition written for
solo piano by the iconic Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky, has at last been arranged for two guitars by
Edward Grigoryan for his sons Slava and Leonard
Grigoryan, who together are one of the world’s leading guitar
duos.
“For many years Slava and I have wanted to breathe new life
into classical guitar repertoire,” says Leonard. “While in the
past we’ve performed Spanish and French piano
compositions that have been transcribed for two guitars, this
arrangement of The Seasons is quite unique.”
“This guitar transition is a rare occurrence with Russian piano music, so I think when people hear this
we might see it happening more and more,” adds Slava. “Dad’s arrangement is nothing short of
stunning, retaining what makes it a masterpiece, while presenting it in a totally different setting and
giving it a new voice.”
The new CD includes the complete The Seasons, with its movements characterising the twelve months
of the year. These mini-melodic showpieces were written around the time Tchaikovsky was composing
the ballet Swan Lake and were commissioned to be printed as monthly installments for readers of the
music magazine Nouvellist in 1876.
On this tour, Slava and Leonard will perform highlights from The Seasons as well as a selection of their
favourite pieces. This will include compositions from all corners of the world and pieces that display their
improvisational skills. While the brothers have both forged careers that demonstrate great skill across a
number of musical genres, The Seasons CD and tour marks a return to a more classical setting, whilst
still pushing the limits of what two classical guitars can accomplish together.
The Grigoryan Brothers are Australia’s leading and favourite guitar duo. In addition to their individual
careers and collaborations with other artists, as the Grigoryan Brothers they have recorded five albums,
been nominated for numerous ARIA Awards and undertaken international tours through Europe, USA,
UK, Asia, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as many national tours.
.”…guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority.
Musicality, expressivity and daring…” The New York Times

Click here to go to their website.

Grigoryan Brothers at Tilley’s

Title: Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh
Location: Street Theatre (Childers Street, sick
Acton ACT)
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Description: An Opera Fantasy:
The Street Theatre and voice area of the ANU School of Music co-production of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh opens on Saturday, look
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Start Time: 20:00
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Location: Street Theatre (Childers Street, pill
Acton ACT)
Link out: Click here
Description: An Opera Fantasy:
The Street Theatre and voice area of the ANU School of Music co-production of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh opens on Saturday, sick
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Book online:http://www.thestreet.org.au/
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2009-09-19
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Location: Street Theatre (Childers Street, Breast
Acton ACT)
Link out: Click here
Description: An Opera Fantasy:
The Street Theatre and voice area of the ANU School of Music co-production of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh opens on Saturday, 19
Book online:http://www.thestreet.org.au/
Saturday 19 September, 8pm

& Sunday 20 September, 4pm


Street One, Street Theatre (Childers Street, Acton)


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Location: Street Theatre (Childers Street, no rx Acton ACT)
Link out: Click here
Description: An Opera Fantasy:
The Street Theatre and voice area of the ANU School of Music co-production of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh opens on Saturday, shop 19
Book online:http://www.thestreet.org.au/
Saturday 19 September, emergency
8pm

& Sunday 20 September, 4pm


Street One, Street Theatre (Childers Street, Acton)
The Street Theatre and voice area of the ANU School of Music co-production of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl by Joshua McHugh opens on Saturday, 19 September 2009 as a part of the Made in Canberra season.  This partnership puts a spotlight on the students and music coming out of Australia’s leading university and creates a fantasy opera that is gothic in character.

Joshua McHugh is a pianist, composer, singer and music teacher, currently undertaking his third year majoring as a classical voice student at the ANU School of Music.  His portfolio of works include three publications, various chamber works, the score for a film titled No Junk Mail and a song cycle; the latter having premiered mid last year at Wesley Music Centre. His first opera is inspired by the voices of fellow students and their vocal capacity and shape the artistic cast of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl.

As the story unfolds, a band of Mad Scientist Rats plots to take over the world, a young hero is torn between the love he feels for a beautiful girl, and the jealous notions that are steering him towards the dark side of his nature. Keefer, the last owl of his kind, becoming embroiled in both of these stories, finds redemption from his vengeful past when he realizes that the only darkness we need to conquer is the one that lives within us.

Twenty-seven performers take to the stage in Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl in 41 characters that cross between humans and intelligent creatures in a love story set in a dark city in the underworld. Ben Connor, acclaimed for his performance at The Street Theatre in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, plays the leading role of Grimm. His love interest, Abigail d’Espairs, is performed by Karen Fitz-Gibbon, last seen in the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute. Recently returned from a tour to Germany with Adelaide based Co-Opera, Sonia Anfilloff plays the role of Sly, one the Mad Scientist Rats who is half human/half creature.

PJ Williams, Imogen Keen and Nick Merrylees bring their collective years of theatrical experience coupled with fresh ideas to direct, design and light the performance.


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Location: Tilley’s Devine Café, information pills
Wattle Street, refractionist
Lyneham ACT
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Description: Slava & Leonard Grigoryan, for sale
regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitar duo perform an eclectic repertoire from Latin to jazz through to classical and contemporary music.

The program for this concert includes classical and traditional pieces as well as tracks from their latest release ‘Distance‘ (Which Way Music) featuring originals, commissions and works by Australian and international composers including Nigel Westlake, Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, their father Edward Grigoryan, William Lovelady and more.

The show starts at 9pm, but doors are open earlier for dinner/drinks. Tickets $45 on sale now through Canberra Ticketing.
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2009-10-03

Slava Grigoryan and the Southern Cross Soloists- New CD “The Three-Cornered Hat”

the-three-cornered-hatThree of the great names of Spanish music – Rodrigo, ed Granados and Falla – feature in this exciting album from internationally renowned Australian artists: guitar superstar Slava Grigoryan and the brilliant Southern Cross Soloists.

The Southern Cross Soloists consists of Paul Dean (Clarinet & Artistic Director), Leesa Dean (Bassoon), Tania Frazer (Oboe), Peter Luff (Horn), Kevin Power (Piano) and Margaret Schindler (Soprano). Margaret is also Leslie Spencer’s sister. We were able to attend the launch of this CD in Canberra earlier this year. It was a fabulous concert!

The CD also showcases new music by Australian composers Shaun Rigney and Gerard Brophy, created especially for this unique combination of musicians.abc_shop_logo

Track Listing:

  1. MANUEL DE FALLA: Three-Cornered Hat
  2. GERARD BROPHY: Verlaine Songs
  3. SHAUN RIGNEY: Chamber Concerto
  4. LUIS DE MILAN: Two songs
  5. ENRIQUE GRANADOS: Tonadillas
  6. JOAQUIN RODRIGO: Liricas Castellanas
  7. FERNANDO OBRADORS: Chiquitita la novia

ISBN / Catalogue Number: 4766887

This CD is available through ABC Shop. Click here.

Slava Grigoryan

Slava Grigoryan

Margaret Schindler-Soprano (Leslie Spencer's sister)

Margaret Schindler-Soprano

Southern Cross Soloists

Southern Cross Soloists