Premieres: Saturday 14th November at 2pm.
Welcome to our ‘virtual’ lunchtime concert! We stream a concert every month on a Saturday afternoon for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Meredith Connie, Classical Guitar
An Historical tour of the Guitar: starting at the Renaissance and finishing in the 21st century, this short tour of the guitar will feature works that have been inspired by the Melbourne lockdown, both because of the thematic material of the works and because of my own personal research during this period. The program includes some fantastic works by historical women composers for the guitar. Composers featured are: John Dowland, Guiseppe Brescianello, Sidney Patten, Emilia Guiliani, Meredith Connie and Bartolome Calatuyud.
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- John Dowland (1563-1626 United Kingdom)
Solus Cum Sola
- Giuseppe Brescianello (1690-1758 Italy)
Partita No. 6
- Emilia Giuliani (1813-1850 Austria)
- Sidney Pratten (1824-1895 Germany)
- Meredith Connie (Australia)
If I Could I Surely Would
Won’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
I Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here
Pharoah’s Army Got Drownded
- Bartolomé Calatayud (1882-1973 Spain)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Meredith Connie is a Classical Guitar performer, composer and teacher, who spent much of her professional life in the US. She is happy to have returned to Australia, be resident in Melbourne, and be exploring new avenues for creative expression. In 2017 she released her most recent CD on Move Records Fairy Tales Monsters and Wild Animals, a solo recording of her own compositions and fantasy themed works. A follow up to Sol Y Sombras (Light and Shadow), a recording of solo and chamber works, and Imaginary Landscapes (duo with flute as Duo Rubicund).
19 December: Kevin Chow (piano)
ABOUT THE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
This series of lunchtime concerts was launched in 2013 to encourage city workers and others to come into and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral during the day. They provide fine music and space for contemplation in the midst of a busy week. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Lunchtime Concert has moved online, bringing stunning performances direct to homes through Melbourne and Australia.