The “Guitarra” tour is a special event set to celebrate the great stringed instrument in all its glory! Paco Peña, The Grigoryan Brothers, Jim Pennell and Phil Manning will bring their magic across Australia, showcasing just how versatile this most humble yet ancient of instruments can be, tackling the best of flamenco, classical, blues and jazz fretwork.
The Guitarra Quartet comprises of arguably the world’s greatest guitarists within their chosen genre of music.
Paco Peña is one of the most respected guitar virtuosos and a Spanish cultural icon. He is an accomplished guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor and has transformed perceptions of the archetypal Spanish guitar and the much loved Spanish dance – the Flamenco.
Joining Paco is four-time Aria award nominees Slava and Leonard Grigoryan (The Grigoryan Bros). Widely regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, their music crosses over a number of genres – from the classical to jazz, folk and contemporary. When not on stage they are in the studio writing and recording, having released six duo albums, released to critical acclaim. Over their careers, Slava and Leonard have performed with symphony orchestras and international festivals in Australia and Europe. Slava continues in his position as Artistic Director of the Adelaide International Guitar Festival, a position he has held since 2010.
Former Chain guitarist Phil Manning will bring the blues to the stage while Jim Pennell showcases the guitar as an instrument of jazz.
The concert features these world class musicians playing individual sets with the finale being an incredible eclectic combo that explores their individual musical styles. This will be unmissable for guitar fans in Australia. Check out the dates below.
Friday 25 August – The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday 27 August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 1 September – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Saturday 2nd September - Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
For ticketing info head to www.abstactentertainment.net