Harold Gretton
Livestream Concert

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July 19th, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
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Harold Gretton
Livestream Concert

By registering for a LIVESTREAM concert you are actively SUPPORTING the Melbourne Guitar Festival and artists we employ. Thank you for keeping music performance sustainable and alive!

July 19th, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

About this concert:

Classical guitarist Harold Gretton brings a diverse mix of masterpieces to life with an interpretive approach founded as much on raw passion as on thorough research. Not only interested in discovering new repertoire, he is equally at home rediscovering older classics. His unique vision is enriched by historical information in all of the virtuoso works he performs.

This program begins with a Fugue and Passacaglia by Silvius Leopold Weiss, one of the most important and prolific composers of lute music in history.

The beautiful lyricism of Paraguayan Augustin Barrios follows, with his Julia Florida, paired with the vibrant virtuosity of his Waltz No 4.

The highly-evocative Cloudforms by much-loved composer Richard Charlton and Harold Gretton's five movement "Flock" features, before ending with 5 favourite Latin classics with melodies to sing long after the concert finishes.

Program

1. Fugue and Passacaglia - Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)

2. Julia Florida (Barcarolle) and Waltz no.4 - Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)

3. Cloudforms - Richard Charlton (*1955)

i. Cumulus Dance
ii. Silver Stratus
iii. Ring around the moon
iv. Cloudburst (after the Drought)

4. Flock - Harold Gretton (*1984)

i. Currawong
ii. Magpie
iii. Blue Wren
iv. Galah
v. Rainbow Lorikeet


5. Five Latin Classics

i. Tango en Skai - Roland Dyens (1955-2016)
ii. Danza Brasilera - Jorge Morel (*1931)
iii. Valse Venezolano no.3 - Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)
iv. Estrellita - Manuel Maria Ponce (1882-1948), arr. David Russel
v. Tango (Muerte del Angel) - Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arr. Leo Brouwer

Harold Gretton
Livestream Concert

By registering for a LIVESTREAM concert you are actively SUPPORTING the Melbourne Guitar Festival and artists we employ. Thank you for keeping music performance sustainable and alive!

July 19th, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

Harold Gretton
Livestream Concert

By registering for a LIVESTREAM concert you are actively SUPPORTING the Melbourne Guitar Festival and artists we employ. Thank you for keeping music performance sustainable and alive!

July 19th, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer