21 June 2023 – Opal Guitar Quartet

Recitals Australia Presents

Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Opal Guitar Quartet 

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Wednesday 21 June, 2023
at 12.30pm
for approximately 50 minutes


Nigel Westlake (b.1958)
From Six Fish

  1. Guitarfish
  2. Sunfish
  3. Spangled Emperor
  4. Sling-Jaw Wrasse
    Performed by: Opal Guitar Quartet

Lilith Guégamian (b.1971)
Dans le souffle du temps
Performed by Megan Robson

Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986)
Pièce en forme de Passacaille
Performed by James Rawley

James Rawley (b.1997)
3 Duos

  1. Auburn Sunset
  2. Golden Moon
  3. Black Coffee
    Performed by Caleb Lavery-Brook and James Rawley

Phillip Houghton (1954–2017)
Suite of Six Trios

  1. Aubade… morning song
  2. Rondo… this spring, I’ll be flooded
  3. Becoming Water
  4. Impromptu…dance of faith
  5. Relic
  6. Initiation… homage to Duchamp: ‘Nosferatu Descending Staircase’
    Performed by Caleb Lavery-Brook, James Rawley and Megan Robson

Paul Svoboda (b.1959)
Life’s a Beach Suite

  1. Wongaling
  2. Raindrops on Bingil
  3. Gliding Over Garner’s (Beach)
    Performed by Opal Guitar Quartet

10’ | 6’ | 6’ | 11’ | 12’ | 11’

About the Opal Guitar Quartet

About the Opal Guitar Quartet

Graduates Caleb Lavery-Brook (Master of Philosophy) and James Rawley (Master of Philosophy), and current students Megan Robson (Master of Philosophy Candidate) and Alex Clayton (Undergraduate) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music combine to bring to life a programme showcasing the versatility of the guitar. The Opal Quartet, along with other students and graduates from the Conservatorium, are headed for South Korea in July to perform across the country and in the Korean International Guitar Festival. 

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Tickets for each recital concert are $10 per person, or you can consider a full-year subscription for only $200. The subscription includes all Lunch Hour Series recitals for the year, the Finals, all guest recitals and the mid-year lunch recitals held at the North Adelaide Baptist Church Hall.


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