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We're celebrating #Shakespeare's birthday by weaving excerpts from his sonnets into our brand new work, THE QUIGHTING TIME which premieres at the Anywhere Theatre Festival in Brisbane on Thursday 10th May. It's a site specific work about a lonely woman who lives in a tower in contemporary Brisbane. Get the mythic hook? Seats are limited. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kermanshah Earthquake Relief Fundraiser @ Magda Community Artz with performance group Saba-Ensemble

Sunday 27th May 2.30pm - 5pm

Book here: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=370760

https://magdacommunityartz.org/events/
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/112/1527352200000

Magda Community Artz is delighted to host a concert of Persian classical music featuring the beautiful sung poetry of great Persian poets such as Mowlanar and Hafez. Sabas traditional instruments include santour (hammered dulcimer), oud (fretless lute), shah keman (5 string, 7 sympathetic stringed bowed instrument), tar (long-necked, waisted lute), tonbak (goblet-shaped drum), daf (frame drum with chains). Composers such as Derakhshani, Tajvidi and Farhadpour will be featured.

All the funds raised from the ticket sales will be donated to the Oasis Charity and the Support for Iranian Survivors (SUFIS) campaign. This campaign began in late 2017 following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Kermanshah, Iran. Previously the people behind SUFIS coordinated a similar campaign during the aftermath of 2012 East Azerbaijan earthquake. The organisation is raising funds for building a school in one of the disaster-hit areas in Kermanshah.

A basic entry fee of $20 at the door is set low to encourage more donations. You can generously choose to donate more when purchasing your ticket or at the door. No-one is too young or tool old to enjoy events at Magdas.

The Saba Ensemble was formed in 2017 to provide a rehearsal and performance space in which theoretical, practical and historical interests in Persian music could be explored, and performers from across the community could share their expertise and learn from one another. One of the main missions of the Saba Ensemble is to provide performance opportunities for Persian women musicians and singers, who are currently barred from performing in Iran.

The musicians in the ensemble come from Iran, Australia, Afghanistan and Scotland. Members have performed in a number of other music groups including Safar and Waziz. Their combined talents and their love of Persian music will combine to create a powerful and emotional concert.

Kermanshah Earthquake Relief Fundraiser @ Magda Community Artz with performance group Saba-Ensemble

Sunday 27th May 2.30pm - 5pm

Book here: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=370760

magdacommunityartz.org/events/
tockify.com/magda/detail/112/1527352200000

Magda Community Artz is delighted to host a concert of Persian classical music featuring the beautiful sung poetry of great Persian poets such as Mowlanar and Hafez. Saba's traditional instruments include santour (hammered dulcimer), oud (fretless lute), shah keman (5 string, 7 sympathetic stringed bowed instrument), tar (long-necked, waisted lute), tonbak (goblet-shaped drum), daf (frame drum with chains). Composers such as Derakhshani, Tajvidi and Farhadpour will be featured.

All the funds raised from the ticket sales will be donated to the Oasis Charity and the 'Support for Iranian Survivors' (SUFIS) campaign. This campaign began in late 2017 following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Kermanshah, Iran. Previously the people behind SUFIS coordinated a similar campaign during the aftermath of 2012 East Azerbaijan earthquake. The organisation is raising funds for building a school in one of the disaster-hit areas in Kermanshah.

A basic entry fee of $20 at the door is set low to encourage more donations. You can generously choose to donate more when purchasing your ticket or at the door. No-one is too young or tool old to enjoy events at Magda's.

The Saba Ensemble was formed in 2017 to provide a rehearsal and performance space in which theoretical, practical and historical interests in Persian music could be explored, and performers from across the community could share their expertise and learn from one another. One of the main missions of the Saba Ensemble is to provide performance opportunities for Persian women musicians and singers, who are currently barred from performing in Iran.

The musicians in the ensemble come from Iran, Australia, Afghanistan and Scotland. Members have performed in a number of other music groups including Safar and Waziz. Their combined talents and their love of Persian music will combine to create a powerful and emotional concert.
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A 3 day ACTION THEATER INTENSIVE in Brisbane with Melbourne based artist and teacher Danielle Cresp.

EARLY BIRD prices are ridiculously cheap!! 3 days of physical theatre training for $180 if you book before 5th April.

Danielle Cresp is an excellent teacher with oodles of passion for her craft and many great reviews about her workshop and practice. She has trained for over 12 years in the methods of Action Theater and is currently the ONLY ACTION THEATER PRACTITIONER training artists in Australia!

If you know of anyone who may interested feel free to share! Here is the link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/207082399844432/

https://magdacommunityartz.org/events/
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/105/1526598000000

More info, please contact Sarah: 0407 685 218

or Danielle: mail@daniellecresp.com

A 3 day ACTION THEATER INTENSIVE in Brisbane with Melbourne based artist and teacher Danielle Cresp.

EARLY BIRD prices are ridiculously cheap!! 3 days of physical theatre training for $180 if you book before 5th April.

Danielle Cresp is an excellent teacher with oodles of passion for her craft and many great reviews about her workshop and practice. She has trained for over 12 years in the methods of Action Theater and is currently the ONLY ACTION THEATER PRACTITIONER training artists in Australia!

If you know of anyone who may interested feel free to share! Here is the link to the event:

www.facebook.com/events/207082399844432/

magdacommunityartz.org/events/
tockify.com/magda/detail/105/1526598000000

More info, please contact Sarah: 0407 685 218

or Danielle: mail@daniellecresp.com
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Christine Collister and Michael Fix return to Magdas for another wonderful concert.

Sunday, 6th May, 2.30pm

Book here: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=363710

https://magdacommunityartz.org/events/
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/106/1525537800000

Christine draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. Michael has both the coast of Australia and a European heritage in his blood.

Between them, they create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform. 
Riding high on being the hit of the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2017, where they sold out their entire CD inventory, they are returning with a new album and are on the trail to grace Australian stages in 2018.

Pre-booked: Adults: $25; Adult conc: $20; Secondary + Tertiary Students: $18; Children under 12 free; Family conc: $75. Pay at the door: add $5

Bookings essential.

Christine Collister paid her dues on the British folk circuit before becoming part of the Richard Thompson band, with which she toured for three years. She has since graced numerous Thompson recordings and is still his “go to” vocalist for 
select engagements.  Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The Bangles, Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III. She then performed as part of the Gregson and Collister duo, with five critically acclaimed albums, and currently has a thriving solo career, releasing 12 of her own albums, Christine now divides her time between the Isle of Man, Los 
Angeles and Australia.

You can hear the intricate map of her life in every note she sings.

Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. Born in Wollongong, he was mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel. He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours widely throughout the world, particularly in Europe, but also in China, Japan, Thailand, South Africa and New Zealand. 

Michael is also an internationally recognised composer, whose music is widely heard in TV shows and documentaries all over the world. 
He was named as one of top 20 ‘Best Australian Guitarists of all time’ by readers of Australian Guitar Magazine.

Christine and Michael’s paths first crossed in 2014, when they tutored at the Winterbreak Music Retreat on Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain. Combining her voice with his guitar playing was a no brainer in terms of talent and temperament, and the Collister & Fix duo was born.
 
Collister & Fix’s combined talents, passion for music and overall love of life are a delight for any audience to witness. Their performances strike a wonderful balance between their unique arrangements of timeless melodies of popular tunes and their own unforgettable compositions.

Well-loved repertoire from contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, the Beatles and Bonny Raitt are represented alongside classic ballads of Ewan MacColl and Declan O’Rourke.
 
In early 2017, Collister & Fix toured Australia, performing at festivals and concert venues, receiving a rapturous reception wherever they appeared. The duo will make its UK debut with a series of performances in October. 
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, the listener is forever transported to places in the soul where only music can take you. 
The Australian tour was such a powerful experience for both artists and audiences that Collister & Fix will return with a new album and another tour of Australia in 2018. 

Reviews of Collister & Fix:

‘I can’t get that beautiful music from Saturday night out of my head. I kept thinking 
‘This is as good as it gets!’
– Tuggerah concert review, Lynne Cowie

‘Christine Collister’s singing was powerful and emotional, shifting effortlessly from soft and angelic to knock you out Janice Joplin style. Michael Fix’s guitar was equally superb. He provided tasteful support in the most charming way and would then 
explode into amazing virtuoso runs across the finger board, all impeccably tasteful and clean.’
– Troubadour (Woy Woy) concert review, Michael Fine

www.christinecollister.com
www.michaelfix.com
Album Shadows & Light available on iTunes & CD Baby

Christine Collister and Michael Fix return to Magda's for another wonderful concert.

Sunday, 6th May, 2.30pm

Book here: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=363710

magdacommunityartz.org/events/
tockify.com/magda/detail/106/1525537800000

Christine draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. Michael has both the coast of Australia and a European heritage in his blood.

Between them, they create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform.
Riding high on being the hit of the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2017, where they sold out their entire CD inventory, they are returning with a new album and are on the trail to grace Australian stages in 2018.

Pre-booked: Adults: $25; Adult conc: $20; Secondary + Tertiary Students: $18; Children under 12 free; Family conc: $75. Pay at the door: add $5

Bookings essential.

Christine Collister paid her dues on the British folk circuit before becoming part of the Richard Thompson band, with which she toured for three years. She has since graced numerous Thompson recordings and is still his “go to” vocalist for
select engagements. Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The Bangles, Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III. She then performed as part of the Gregson and Collister duo, with five critically acclaimed albums, and currently has a thriving solo career, releasing 12 of her own albums, Christine now divides her time between the Isle of Man, Los
Angeles and Australia.

You can hear the intricate map of her life in every note she sings.

Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. Born in Wollongong, he was mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel. He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours widely throughout the world, particularly in Europe, but also in China, Japan, Thailand, South Africa and New Zealand.

Michael is also an internationally recognised composer, whose music is widely heard in TV shows and documentaries all over the world.
He was named as one of top 20 ‘Best Australian Guitarists of all time’ by readers of Australian Guitar Magazine.

Christine and Michael’s paths first crossed in 2014, when they tutored at the Winterbreak Music Retreat on Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain. Combining her voice with his guitar playing was a no brainer in terms of talent and temperament, and the Collister & Fix duo was born.

Collister & Fix’s combined talents, passion for music and overall love of life are a delight for any audience to witness. Their performances strike a wonderful balance between their unique arrangements of timeless melodies of popular tunes and their own unforgettable compositions.

Well-loved repertoire from contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, the Beatles and Bonny Raitt are represented alongside classic ballads of Ewan MacColl and Declan O’Rourke.

In early 2017, Collister & Fix toured Australia, performing at festivals and concert venues, receiving a rapturous reception wherever they appeared. The duo will make its UK debut with a series of performances in October.
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, the listener is forever transported to places in the soul where only music can take you.
The Australian tour was such a powerful experience for both artists and audiences that Collister & Fix will return with a new album and another tour of Australia in 2018.

Reviews of Collister & Fix:

‘I can’t get that beautiful music from Saturday night out of my head. I kept thinking
‘This is as good as it gets!’
– Tuggerah concert review, Lynne Cowie

‘Christine Collister’s singing was powerful and emotional, shifting effortlessly from soft and angelic to knock you out Janice Joplin style. Michael Fix’s guitar was equally superb. He provided tasteful support in the most charming way and would then
explode into amazing virtuoso runs across the finger board, all impeccably tasteful and clean.’
– Troubadour (Woy Woy) concert review, Michael Fine

www.christinecollister.com
www.michaelfix.com
Album Shadows & Light available on iTunes & CD Baby
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Folk at Magdas returns for 2018 with a zing, featuring: Penny Davies and Roger Ilott and Lizzie Flynn and the Reckoning

Saturday 14th April: 
6.30pm: Blackboard (for up and coming musos)

7.30pm: Headline performers.

Book now: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=370378&

https://magdacommunityartz.org/events/
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/108/1523694600000

* With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. She has been a lead vocalist and songwriter for a variety of bands and theatrical productions and has toured throughout Australia. Lizzie has produced several independent albums, including Hush, which received an Arts Queensland Grant, with the title track described as ‘stunning’ Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail. Her latest album, You & The Open Sky, was launched in September 2017. It is a collection of original songs, which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads with songs of lessons learned and love lost. Prisoner in my own Town, from the album, was shortlisted in the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriter Awards.

Highlights of 2016/2017 included being featured as Album of the Week on ABC Radio Brisbane, performing live on NSW ABC radio and being interviewed by Christine Anu, composing songs for the theatre production of My Dead Bunny (2017) ‘Two Weeks with the Queen’(October 2016) and performing at (multiple festivals and venues around Oz).

* Penny and Roger: PENNY DAVIES and ROGER ILOTT “occupy a unique place in Australian music spanning the great divide between Folk and Country” (Trad & Now). Best known for their career-defining songs such as Hey Rain!, and Where the Cane Fires Burn, the highly-acclaimed couple have been together 37 years, and in that time have released 20 albums of exceptionally high quality Australian contemporary folk music. Their music is steeped in tradition, yet influenced strongly by the folk rock music of their personal musical history. 
“Carefully crafted lyrics, narrative impetus, and beautiful close harmonies are strong features of their overall sound.” (Folk Rag). Hey Rain!, along with Where the Cane Fires Burn (from the duo’s 1999 CD Opal Miner – The Songs of Bill Scott), Beside a Railway Line, Ridin’ on the Fruit Train, The Monkeys Sing Soprano, and Nightfire have all featured on the ABC’s bestselling Australia All Over series of albums. 
Three of their songs were included on MACCA’S AUSTRALIA ALL OVER TOP 100 album in 2012. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1RukIPLntgYZekO-JoX2g

Dont miss one of Penny and Rogers rare performances in Bris!

"Folk at Magda's" returns for 2018 with a zing, featuring: Penny Davies and Roger Ilott and Lizzie Flynn and the Reckoning

Saturday 14th April:
6.30pm: Blackboard (for up and coming musos)

7.30pm: Headline performers.

Book now: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=370378&

magdacommunityartz.org/events/
tockify.com/magda/detail/108/1523694600000

* With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. She has been a lead vocalist and songwriter for a variety of bands and theatrical productions and has toured throughout Australia. Lizzie has produced several independent albums, including Hush, which received an Arts Queensland Grant, with the title track described as ‘stunning’ Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail. Her latest album, You & The Open Sky, was launched in September 2017. It is a collection of original songs, which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads with songs of lessons learned and love lost. Prisoner in my own Town, from the album, was shortlisted in the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriter Awards.

Highlights of 2016/2017 included being featured as Album of the Week on ABC Radio Brisbane, performing live on NSW ABC radio and being interviewed by Christine Anu, composing songs for the theatre production of My Dead Bunny (2017) ‘Two Weeks with the Queen’(October 2016) and performing at (multiple festivals and venues around Oz).

* Penny and Roger: PENNY DAVIES and ROGER ILOTT “occupy a unique place in Australian music spanning the great divide between Folk and Country” (Trad & Now). Best known for their career-defining songs such as Hey Rain!, and Where the Cane Fires Burn, the highly-acclaimed couple have been together 37 years, and in that time have released 20 albums of exceptionally high quality Australian contemporary folk music. Their music is steeped in tradition, yet influenced strongly by the folk rock music of their personal musical history.
“Carefully crafted lyrics, narrative impetus, and beautiful close harmonies are strong features of their overall sound.” (Folk Rag). Hey Rain!, along with Where the Cane Fires Burn (from the duo’s 1999 CD Opal Miner – The Songs of Bill Scott), Beside a Railway Line, Ridin’ on the Fruit Train, The Monkeys Sing Soprano, and Nightfire have all featured on the ABC’s bestselling Australia All Over series of albums.
Three of their songs were included on MACCA’S AUSTRALIA ALL OVER TOP 100 album in 2012. www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1RukIPLntgYZekO-JoX2g

Don't miss one of Penny and Roger's rare performances in Bris!
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2 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz

There is still time to register for ARC Acting Workshops, Term 2, that start next week at The Curators. Monday night FOUNDATION ARC and Tuesday night EXTENSION ARC at Magda Community Artz.

This is what some of last terms participants had to say:

"The ARC Adult Acting Classes are exactly the type of actor training every actor, regardless of experience, should undertake. Michael Beh is a world class creative talent, and to learn from him is to learn from one of the greats. His teachings restored my confidence. I encourage all actors, of any level, to take these workshops."
(Shane Webb. Term 1 ARC Foundation Actor)

"This course opened doors in me that I didn't even know were closed – that I didn't even know were there"
(Jan Nary, Term 1 ARC Foundation Actor)

"Allow yourself to be challenged in a safe and nurturing environment – all in the pursuit of creating beauty. Michael has a wonderful sensibility"
(Ann Leung, Term 1 ARC Foundation Actor).
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3 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz
Whilst acting is about what we do. It is also about how and why we do it.  I think that is just as important.  This quote sums up why I make theatre and why I want to share it via the ARC Workshops.  It has been the source of inspiration for many years.  I believe in it honestly and sincerely.

How great an influence can an artist-scientist-
philosopher have on the human conscience... on the 
human condition? Can he trigger changes in peoples 
minds? What are the limits of his authority? When does
art inevitably become powerless? When cultural 
blindness takes over and rules? Can art assist in 
todays struggle between rationality and instinct, 
community and alienation, civilisation and barbarism? 
Can art help to return to Man his own majesty?
(Liviu Ciulei, Theatre Director, 1982)

Join us for Term 2.  We start on the week of April 16. www.curators.com.au for more information.Image attachment

Whilst acting is about what we do. It is also about how and why we do it. I think that is just as important. This quote sums up why I make theatre and why I want to share it via the ARC Workshops. It has been the source of inspiration for many years. I believe in it honestly and sincerely.

"How great an influence can an artist-scientist-
philosopher have on the human conscience... on the
human condition? Can he trigger changes in people's
minds? What are the limits of his authority? When does
art inevitably become powerless? When 'cultural
blindness' takes over and rules? Can art assist in
today's struggle between rationality and instinct,
community and alienation, civilisation and barbarism?
Can art help to return to Man his own majesty?"
(Liviu Ciulei, Theatre Director, 1982)

Join us for Term 2. We start on the week of April 16. www.curators.com.au for more information.
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3 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz
All acting is an act of beauty.  The Curators celebrate the Art of Acting through our UNIQUE ARC ACTING process, no matter what stage actors are in their journey.  We support Actors to develop their personal technique, make the strongest and most effective choices, fully engage in the moment, feed their inner child and empower their imagination and creativity.  Voice, move, breathe! Our 10 week term FOUNDATIONS workshops ($265) commence in 2 weeks on a Monday (Bardon) or Thursday (Birkdale) nights. EXTENSION workshops ($295) commence in 2 weeks on a Tuesday night in Bardon.  Book now to ensure you secure a place in these wonderful workshops.  www.curators.com.auImage attachmentImage attachment

"All acting is an act of beauty." The Curators celebrate the Art of Acting through our UNIQUE ARC ACTING process, no matter what stage actors are in their journey. We support Actors to develop their personal technique, make the strongest and most effective choices, fully engage in the moment, feed their inner child and empower their imagination and creativity. Voice, move, breathe! Our 10 week term FOUNDATIONS workshops ($265) commence in 2 weeks on a Monday (Bardon) or Thursday (Birkdale) nights. EXTENSION workshops ($295) commence in 2 weeks on a Tuesday night in Bardon. Book now to ensure you secure a place in these wonderful workshops. www.curators.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz
The Curators love great theatre and wonderful, talented theatre makers.  We remember and are inspired by the work of Alan Rickman.  We walk next to him on our journey to help local creatives become great actors.  ARC FOUNDATIONS and EXTENSION kick off at Magda Community Artz on the week of April 16.  Bookings are open at www.curators.com.au

We hope you join us.

The Curators love great theatre and wonderful, talented theatre makers. We remember and are inspired by the work of Alan Rickman. We walk next to him on our journey to help local creatives become great actors. ARC FOUNDATIONS and EXTENSION kick off at Magda Community Artz on the week of April 16. Bookings are open at www.curators.com.au

We hope you join us.Happy World Theatre Day.
The earth without art is just eh.
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4 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz
ARC + FOUNDATIONS = ARCHITECT

Brisbane workshops to discover the building blocks of acting.
This is the place to start building your career.

Commencing 16 April - www.curators.com.au

10 x 2 hour workshops over 10 weeks - Monday (Bardon) night $265Image attachment

ARC + FOUNDATIONS = ARCHITECT

Brisbane workshops to discover the building blocks of acting.
This is the place to start building your career.

Commencing 16 April - www.curators.com.au

10 x 2 hour workshops over 10 weeks - Monday (Bardon) night $265
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4 weeks ago

Magda Community Artz
ARC + EXTENSION = ARCHANGEL

Acting workshops to enhance your craft start 17 april - www.curators.com.auImage attachment

ARC + EXTENSION = ARCHANGEL

Acting workshops to enhance your craft start 17 april - www.curators.com.au
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1 month ago

Magda Community Artz
Bookings are open for next term.  This is a fantastic opportunity.  We hope to share it with you.

Bookings are open for next term. This is a fantastic opportunity. We hope to share it with you.As we near the end of our first term of ARC FOUNDATIONS Workshops, we are celebrating the wonderful arts makers who have been playing, discovering and diving deep to develop their craft. These are just a few images. We celebrate all of our ARC Artists and look forward to another awfully big adventure next term. ... See MoreSee Less

Guitar Brisbane and Magda Community Artz are excited to present GUITARRA FLAMENCA. Acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain), together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright, present a performance of flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more. The afternoon will also feature James Hauptmann on percussion.
Sunday 8th April
2.30 - 5.00pm
Bookings:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=348519&

About the Artists
PACO LARA

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry. Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) and (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, and Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla (Spain), Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) and more.

DAMIAN WRIGHT

In 2014, Damian Wright was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China. Damians flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. Bandaluzia was also recently awarded The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014. 

Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own In Time, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction. - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

JAMES HAUPTMANN

James Hauptmann is one of Australia’s most in demand Jazz drummers who has also made a name for himself touring and recording with the high energy ARIA award winning band Bluejuice. James has also shared the stage with Katie Noonan, James Morrison, Mark Isaacs, James Muller and Steve Hunter as well as contributing his unique playing to numerous recordings in a wide variety of genres.

Guitar Brisbane and Magda Community Artz are excited to present GUITARRA FLAMENCA. Acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain), together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright, present a performance of flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more. The afternoon will also feature James Hauptmann on percussion.
Sunday 8th April
2.30 - 5.00pm
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=348519&

About the Artists
PACO LARA

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry. Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) and (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, and Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla (Spain), Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) and more.

DAMIAN WRIGHT

In 2014, Damian Wright was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China. Damian's flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. Bandaluzia was also recently awarded "The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe" at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014.

"Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own "In Time", and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction." - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

JAMES HAUPTMANN

James Hauptmann is one of Australia’s most in demand Jazz drummers who has also made a name for himself touring and recording with the high energy ARIA award winning band Bluejuice. James has also shared the stage with Katie Noonan, James Morrison, Mark Isaacs, James Muller and Steve Hunter as well as contributing his unique playing to numerous recordings in a wide variety of genres.
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Upcoming...Guitar Brisbane and Magda Community Artz are excited to present GUITARRA FLAMENCA. Acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain), together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright, present a performance of flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more. The afternoon will also feature James Hauptmann on percussion.
Sunday 8th April
2.30 - 5.00pm
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=348519&Getting excited for the first event of our 2018 series! Check out this video of Spanish flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara Puerto. Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry.

Don't miss his concert with Australian flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright on Sunday April 8, 2:30pm. Click Guitarra Flamenca for more details.
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Magda Community Artz
PROGRAM for MUSIC FROM THE ISLANDS @ Magda Community Artz 
Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini
Saturday 24th February 
7.30pm
brilliant musicians and funny to boot
(Roger Joseph - Arelmedia Management)
Book now:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346488&
More info:
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/99/1519464600000

Their project, Music From the Islands is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I

PROGRAM for MUSIC FROM THE ISLANDS @ Magda Community Artz
Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini
Saturday 24th February
7.30pm
'brilliant musicians and funny to boot'
(Roger Joseph - Arelmedia Management)
Book now:
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346488&
More info:
tockify.com/magda/detail/99/1519464600000

Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I
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Looks like a great program!

2 months ago

Magda Community Artz
Upcoming @ Magda Community Artz FIONA ROSS & KEN NICOL in concert

Friday 16th March / 7.30pm

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Fiona Ross Music Ken Nicol Fiona Ross & Ken Nicol in Concert

https://fionaross.com.au/
https://kennicol.com/

Upcoming @ Magda Community Artz FIONA ROSS & KEN NICOL in concert

Friday 16th March / 7.30pm

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www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=348508&

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tockify.com/magda/detail/101/1521192600000

Fiona Ross Music Ken Nicol Fiona Ross & Ken Nicol in Concert

fionaross.com.au/
kennicol.com/
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Magda Community Artz
Upcoming @ Magda Community Artz LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney presented by MATES THEATRE GENESIS & Magda Community Artz 
Featuring Jan Nary & Chad Sherrin
Produced by arrangment with Hal Leonard Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc New York.

Saturday 3rd March /  7.30pm

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https://tockify.com/magda/detail/98/1520069400000

Jan Nary MATES Theatre Genesis

Upcoming @ Magda Community Artz LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney presented by MATES THEATRE GENESIS & Magda Community Artz
Featuring Jan Nary & Chad Sherrin
Produced by arrangment with Hal Leonard Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc New York.

Saturday 3rd March / 7.30pm

Book now:
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=348067&

More info:
tockify.com/magda/detail/98/1520069400000

Jan Nary MATES Theatre Genesis
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Magda Community Artz
MUSIC FROM THE ISLANDS @ Magda Community Artz 
Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini
Saturday 24th February 
7.30pm
brilliant musicians and funny to boot
(Roger Joseph - Arelmedia Management)
Book now:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346488&
More info:
https://tockify.com/magda/detail/99/1519464600000

Their project, Music From the Islands is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I

Program:  M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s  
* Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad):  Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2  - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home.

* Andrian Pertout (Melb): Sonus Dulcis no. 375G. 

* Simon Reade (Tasmania): Songs: In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum.

* C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): The Ice Melt. 

* Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): Heliolites. 

* John Ritchie (N.Z.): Sonata: Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.

Jože Kotar     
http://www.lucaferrini.com/eng/home.asp

MUSIC FROM THE ISLANDS @ Magda Community Artz
Joze Kotar & Luca Ferrini
Saturday 24th February
7.30pm
'brilliant musicians and funny to boot'
(Roger Joseph - Arelmedia Management)
Book now:
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=346488&
More info:
tockify.com/magda/detail/99/1519464600000

Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I

Program: " M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s "
* Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad): " Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2 " - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home.

* Andrian Pertout (Melb): "Sonus Dulcis" no. 375G.

* Simon Reade (Tasmania): "Songs": In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum.

* C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): "The Ice Melt".

* Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): "Heliolites".

* John Ritchie (N.Z.): "Sonata": Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.

Jože Kotar
www.lucaferrini.com/eng/home.asp
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Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I Program: " M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s " * Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad): " Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2 " - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home. * Andrian Pertout (Melb): "Sonus Dulcis" no. 375G. * Simon Reade (Tasmania): "Songs": In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum. * C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): "The Ice Melt". * Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): "Heliolites". * John Ritchie (N.Z.): "Sonata": Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.

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2 months ago

Magda Community Artz
Their project, Music From the Islands is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I

Book now. 

Program:  M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s  
* Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad):  Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2  - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home.

* Andrian Pertout (Melb): Sonus Dulcis no. 375G. 

* Simon Reade (Tasmania): Songs: In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum.

* C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): The Ice Melt. 

* Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): Heliolites. 

* John Ritchie (N.Z.): Sonata: Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.

Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I

Book now.

Program: " M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s "
* Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad): " Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2 " - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home.

* Andrian Pertout (Melb): "Sonus Dulcis" no. 375G.

* Simon Reade (Tasmania): "Songs": In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum.

* C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): "The Ice Melt".

* Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): "Heliolites".

* John Ritchie (N.Z.): "Sonata": Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.
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Hi Lesley Synge thanks for enquiry...here is the info below

Their project, "Music From the Islands" is the prime motivation for this Australian tour, largely for the Tasmanian Composers' Festival. It features compositions from Andrian Pertout (Melbourne) and Simon Reade (Tasmania) - and original music from islands around the world. Luca and Joze are apt to break out into jazz, traditional Italian or traditional Slovenian or a contemporary piece eg by CSL Parker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WkiASKs2I Book now. Program: " M u s i c .. f r o m .. t h e .. I s l a n d s " * Dominique Le Gendre (Trinidad): " Songs and dances from the Islands / Suite n.2 " - Biguine; You know One Joseph Keeba; Time for Man Go Home. * Andrian Pertout (Melb): "Sonus Dulcis" no. 375G. * Simon Reade (Tasmania): "Songs": In Edinburgh; Elegos 1; To the colour brown; Lullaby for Callum. * C.S.L. Parker (Ireland): "The Ice Melt". * Ceclia Franke: (Gotland): "Heliolites". * John Ritchie (N.Z.): "Sonata": Allegro, Alla Chorale, Allegro Giocoso.

Please explain which islands! I cannot attend - family birthday bash - but wd like to pop in en route to buy a CD.

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Magda Community Artz Inc

Magda Community Artz Inc

80 Boundary Rd Bardon Queensland Australia 4065

Artistic Director Mervyn Langford

+61 400 497 422