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Up Close at Gorman

  • Gorman House Arts Centre 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon, ACT, 2612 Australia (map)

Concert 11
in association with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

The festival’s most intimate experience: a chain of short exclusive performances for small groups. This is your chance to hear the festival artists from close-up and see how they relate to the space, their instrument, and you as listener. Canberra’s historic Gorman House precinct and its myriad spaces of galleries and studios form the setting for this event.

Coffee available from 11am and lunch from midday at the Mint Garden Bar. Alternatively book in for a full delicious degustation menu at Sage Restaurant 6249 6050

Each chain starts at 15 minute intervals and takes 75 to 80 minutes to complete. The experience is designed for a maximum 20 people.

Chain I:  11am - 12.20pm
Chain II: 11.15am - 12.35pm
Chain III: 11.30am - 12.50pm
Chain IV: 11.45am - 1.05pm
Chain V: 12pm - 1.20pm


Ralph Wilson Theatre

Pablo Camus, guitar, and Tomás Peralta, double bass, play
Ernesto Duarte (1922-1988) “Como Fué” arr. Camus/Peralta

Room 103

Tommie Andersson, gallichon (baroque lute) plays
G.A. Brescianello (ca 1690-1758), Sonata nr 5

Hugh Withycombe Luthier Workshop  

James Wannan, viola d’amore plays
Christian Petzold (1677-1733), Partita in F

E Block seminar

Callum Henshaw, guitar, plays
Agustín Barrios (1885 - 1944), Una Limosnita por el Amor de Dios.
(Alms for the Love of God)

Cal performs on a Greg Smallman & Sons classical guitar and is proudly sponsored by Knobloch Strings.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Penny Quartet plays
Peteris Vasks (b. 1946), Blossom, from String Quartet nr 2 (1984)

QL2 Theatre foyer

Jess Green, voice and electric guitar, plays 
Jess Green (b 1979), Shimmer Shimmer (Japanese Phone Booth) (WP) 

QL2 Theatre

Veronique Serret and Kristian Winther, violin
with William Barton, didgeridoo play
Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Four Duos Sz 98
Dance Song - Ruthenian Kolomejka - Wedding Song - Transylvanian Dance

C Block Theatre

Sonic Art Saxophone Quartet plays
Ella Macens (b 1991), Ripple (WP)
Commissioned by Arn Sprogis and Margot Woods

Main Hall

Bach Akademie Quartet plays
Nick Wales, Harbour Dark (WP)
Commissioned by A Major Lift


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Earlier Event: 7 May
Bach for Breakfast #2
Later Event: 7 May
Quartet Masterclass