The Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra (SCGO) will present its inaugural end of year concert with a diverse repertoire from musical traditions around the world as well as tunes composed and arranged especially for the orchestra. Performed by local guitarists of all ages and abilities from across the Sunshine Coast, the concert will be staged at the Playhouse (The Events Centre – Caloundra) on Thursday 4 December as part of The Guitar Circle concert series.
Spearheaded by awarded local composer and guitarist - Andrew Veivers – the Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra has been meeting twice a month since April 2014. Veivers has had a longterm ambition to create a community based orchestra on the Sunshine Coast and with the support of Gary Mears (General Manager – The Events Centre) they have created a home for the SCGO at The Events Centre’s Playhouse theatre.
“The Events Centre have been incredible supporters of the orchestra concept providing a state of the art home for rehearsals and performances in their Playhouse theatre.” says Veivers. “The Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra is about opening up the realms of possibility for the guitar – it’s about giving guitarists of all ages, cultures, abilities and genres the opportunity to learn from, and perform in, an orchestral setting. Many guitarists ... I’m no exception.... spend most of their time practicing and performing in isolation.”
The orchestra has grown from a brave group of 9 guitarists to over 20 performers throughout the year. The 4th December concert will feature a beautiful and eclectic selection of instrumental pieces for the orchestra’s first public show. From their interpretation of indigenous welcome song Gari Gynda Narmi to The Beatles 'Eight Days A Week', from an Irish traditional tune to Kate Perry's 'Firework', from a Russian March to Grover Washington's 'Just The Two Of Us', along with a selection of solo, duo, and trio pieces performed by members of the orchestra. This will be a community concert full of warmth, enthusiasm, and holiday cheer - you'd almost think it was Christmas!!
ABOUT THE GUITAR CIRCLE - CONCERT SERIES
Australian guitar masters are coming to The Events Centre. The 2014 Guitar Circle concert series showcases Andrew Veivers, Michael Fix, Nick Charles, UQ Guitars directed by Karin Schaupp, visiting international performers Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover and our very own Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra.
The Guitar Circle
The Playhouse, The Events Centre, Caloundra
Thursday 4th of December 2014
7:30pm (with a Pre-Show Jam from 6pm)7:30pm (with a Pre-Show Jam from 6pm)
Tickets: $25.00 | Concession: $22.00
Bookings: www.theeventscentre.com.au / 07 5491 4240 - For more information please visit www.redchair.com.au
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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