Christopher Hale’s Sylvan Coda Project promised flamenco infused jazz and a Sunday afternoon of cool, sultry sounds; happily, it did not disappoint.
The show opened with Aloysius Leeson playing beautiful Spanish solo guitar before introducing his Quartet to the stage.
There was a quiet air of optimism ahead of the packed out opening to the Adelaide Guitar Festival with Spanish classical guitar maestro Pepe Romero and young upcoming Brazilian star Yamandu Costa. The involvement of the Adelaide Art Orchestra added another level of expectation and excitement.
“I’ve never heard such unbridled enthusiasm for such a lack-lustre key”. So said Guthrie Govan last night, after threatening to do several songs in G minor!
This cheeky humour is all part of Govan’s charm, which he wove seamlessly into an amazing set of guitar virtuosity, in front of a sold-out house of admirers.
This year’s Guitar Festival is a delightful offering of some of the most impressive guitarists and performers in the world.
Debashish Bhattacharya, is no exception with his reputation as a slide guitarist with an impressive instrumental arsenal proceeding him.
The impressive lineup of musicians gracing the stage during this years Adelaide International Guitar Festival is in itself a masterpiece, as is the collaboration between Geoffrey Morris & Siobhan Stagg in what could pass as a mini-opera. The pair presented a delightful merging of Baroque & Classico-Romantico guitar with soprano vocals in a medley of playful and bubbly love songs.
The Adelaide Fringe will return to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga in 2015 with the Royal Croquet Club set to once again bring their unique brand of innovation and entertainment to the heart of the city.
Adelaide Festival Centre has unveiled the 2014 OzAsia Festival program, which celebrates Adelaide’s sister state, Shandong Province, China.
Jetting into Adelaide in the lead up to Oz Asia Festival, Nova Heart’s Helen Feng is no stranger to Adelaide, having filmed the first takeaway show for a Chinese band for La Blogotheque with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.
Articulate, bold, and savvy, Feng has been vocally compared to Debbie Harry of Blondie although she doesn’t see the similarity herself.
Registrations have now opened for venues that would like to be a part of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe, which runs from 13 February next year.
A delightfully comical romance about three 20-something friends in Kentucky coming to terms with themselves and each other.