Composer Richard Charlton’s new work for guitar and string quartet, Shorelines will soon receive its premiere in Canberra, followed closely by performances in Sydney and Melbourne, as part of the Melbourne Guitar Festival.
Performed by guitarist Matt Withers with Acacia Quartet, Shorelines is based on three watercolours by the artist Sue Needham. Also on the programme, Matt and Acacia will be playing Phil Houghton’s In Amber and pieces by Rob Davidson and their Composition Competition winners.
Since the Sydney concert is on Father’s Day, enter the code FATHER when booking online, for a 10% discount!
This programme will also be included in a new CD, Imaginations which will be released digitally by ABC Classics, a collection of the most exciting Australian works for the combination of classical guitar and string quartet. Hear the winning works of the 2018 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition as the ensemble performs alongside inspirational artworks by Queensland-based artist, Sue Needham.
Richard Charlton, Robert Davidson and the late Phillip Houghton are three of Australia’s most respected composers. This is a special opportunity to hear the dynamic virtuosity of the combined forces of Acacia Quartet and Matt Withers in performing this iconic music.