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February 2018

‘Winter in the Forgotten Valley’ – House Concert

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eltham, Private event

Winter in the Forgotten Valley celebrates the work of some of Australia’s leading composers who established and nurtured the quintessence of Australian guitar music. This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts. From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and Cliffs, MGQ explores a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures,…

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Music Always Tour

February 12 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm

In residence performances organised through the access and learning department of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Concert dates: 12/2, 15/2, 16/2, 20/2, 21/2, 22/2, These are private events, no public tickets available

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‘Winter in the Forgotten Valley’ – House Concert

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Private event,
St Andrew's,
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Winter in the Forgotten Valley celebrates the work of some of Australia’s leading composers who established and nurtured the quintessence of Australian guitar music. This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts. From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and Cliffs, MGQ explores a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures, pulsating bass lines and rhythmic vitality; the blend of bass, baritone, standard and treble guitars…

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$25 - $40

‘Winter in the Forgotten Valley’ – MRC, Music for Victoria Tour

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Warnambool Lighthouse Theatre,
185 Timor St
Warrnambool, VIC 3280 Australia
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This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts. From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and Cliffs, MGQ explores a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures, pulsating bass lines and rhythmic vitality; the blend of bass, baritone, standard and treble guitars in Phillip Houghton’s tour de force, News From Nowhere…

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May 2018
$29 - $39

Dreams and Dances

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre,
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St
Southbank, VIC Australia
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Evocations, dreams, dances and everything in between are all wonderfully portrayed in this vastly colourful and highly rhythmic program. Featuring classical works which have been thoughtfully re-imagined for guitar quartet, each contains MGQ’s deft touch, musical sensitivity and rhythmic verve, allowing these works to find a new home on the guitar. Alongside celebrating the genius of Debussy, a century after his passing, MGQ will premiere its own arrangement of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.

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July 2018

‘Winter in the Forgotten Valley’ – MRC, Music for Victoria Tour

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland Acoustic Guitar Festival

Headline act at the 2018 Portland Acoustic Guitar Festival Winter in the Forgotten Valley celebrates the work of some of Australia’s leading composers who established and nurtured the quintessence of Australian guitar music. This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts. From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and…

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‘Winter in the Forgotten Valley’ – MRC, Music for Victoria Tour

July 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Birragurra Community Hall

Winter in the Forgotten Valley celebrates the work of some of Australia’s leading composers who established and nurtured the quintessence of Australian guitar music. This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts. From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and Cliffs, MGQ explores a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures,…

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August 2018
$29 - $39

Remembering Debussy

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre,
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St
Southbank, VIC Australia
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A century after his passing, MGQ continues to celebrate the genius of Debussy despite having never composed a single note for the guitar. The depth of colour and imagination expressed within his works transcends the boundaries of instrumentation. A collection of interpretations and inspirations, MGQ’s Remembering Debussy explores a world of reverie and colour, showcasing a number of premiere performances not to be missed.

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October 2018
$29 - $39

Images

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre,
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St
Southbank, VIC Australia
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In MGQ’s final tribute to Debussy in 2018, Images celebrates the brilliance of Debussy’s influence through the works by some of the most prominent guitarist/composers of the 20th century. The beauty of the guitar quartet and quintessence of Impressionism is undeniably on display as the works of Dyens, Goss and Kleynjans are to music, the same degree as the works Monet and Degas are to art.

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