Guitarathon 2023

Classical guitar students from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music will present a diverse program of solo and chamber music as part of this year’s Guitarathon.

Under the direction of senior lecturer Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as up-and-coming students from the Elder Conservatorium’s Open Music Academy and the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE), will perform in Elder Hall on Sunday 5 November as part of this year’s Guitarathon.

Now in its sixth year, Guitarathon is a free concert packed with gems of the classical guitar’s rich repertoire. 
Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini said: “This is a great way for people to get a taste of what classical guitar has to offer, without having to commit to a timeframe or even paying for a ticket. People can come and go as they please, with sausages and Kay Brothers wines available to purchase.

“With the Open Music Academy and the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE) onboard as well this is a celebration of the Adelaide’s thriving classical guitar community.”

The stylistically diverse program includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Fernando Sor, Luigi Legnani, Nigel Westlake, Francisco Tarrega, Jaime Zenamon, Philip Houghton, Enrique Granados, Máximo Diego Pujol, James Rawley, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Anne Cawrse and many more.

The non-stop event will also include a performance of the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble featuring the combined talents of Emanuel Auciello, Alex Clayton, Marcus Howard, Aimee Wilson, Megan Robson, Kurenai Nishioka, Jack Daws, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Queenie Li, Alyssa Verbart, Trevor Morgan, Thomas Pignetti, Ari Michael-Roubos, and James Rawley.

Performances will start at 12 pm, with each performance lasting anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes.

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