Join musician Matthew Fagan for a concert of Spanish, Flamenco and classical guitar at its emotive and technical best in Narooma this month.
Matthew Fagan performs on 10 String, Flamenco and Traditional Spanish Guitar.
Fagan has followed in the footsteps of his ancestors as a touring artist and has toured with an extraordinary array of the world's greats, including: Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly.
Matthew Fagan will present Guitarra, crossing five centuries of Spanish guitar music from the 16th to the 21st Century, where guests will be taken on a journey of music of the ancient Guitar Vihuela, Baroque, Romantic and modern Spanish music. Inspired by Julian Bream’s recording ‘Guitarra’ and ‘Flamenco Guitar’, including performances of Solearas, Peteneras, Alegrias, Bulerias and Sevillanas.
The concert will feature highlights from Matthew’s album – Virtuoso- A Homage to My Ancestors – a spectacular musical journey celebrating the Parkes family, his internationally-renowned virtuoso ancestors. Including arrangements of classical masterpieces such as: Spring and Winter 1st Movement from Vivaldi's Four Seasons; Mozart- Rondo Alla Turca; Paganini- Caprice No.24; Rimsky-Korsakov- Flight of the Bumblebee; O’Carolan's Celtic Harp and lute music arranged for Spanish guitar.
A spokesperson from the Melbourne Guitar Festival described Fagan as such: "Matthew has the fire of Flamenco, The passion of Django and the fire of Santana".
This will be a truly special evening of classical music performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality.
He will play at 2.30pm on Saturday, November 25 at St Paul's Anglican Church, 11 Tilba Street, Narooma. He is also playing at the Batemans Bay Anglican Church on Friday, November 24 at 7pm and also the Funhouse Studio at Bega at 3pm on Sunday, November 26.