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Derek Gripper – MELB GUITAR FESTIVAL
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Choose Your Price!
We do this to allow world-class music to be accessible by all! This is one of the MGF’s core values!
The following are suggested donations per ticket to cover the costs of this event:
$10 – The MGF will contribute $20 towards your ticket
$20 – The MGF will contribute $10 towards your ticket
$30 – This covers the performance cost
$40 – This covers the performance cost and helps with Derek’s accommodation costs
$50 – This covers the performance cost, accommodation and contribution towards airfare costs!
$100 – You are a patron! We can’t survive on ticket sales alone, and your generous support goes a long way to helping make the MGF concert series and annual festival sustainable! Thank you so much!
This concert will be 75mins without intermission. At the conclusion of the concert, everyone is invited to join Derek for a special meet and greet. Derek Gripper is a classical guitarist who has taken a unique path. As a South African classical musician he felt limited by the music of the traditional classical guitar and so went on a journey through different musical styles, returning always to the guitar to find ways of bringing what he learned onto the instrument.
This concert will explore the dialogue between the disparate styles that have informed his work to date: Kora, Bach, South African jazz, Contemporary Classical and large scale improvisations. Quotations of Bach, Malian songs, virtuosic kora compositions, Southern African bow music, and avant-garde Brazilian guitar music combine to create a new solo guitar which is at once intimate and explosive, improvised and composed, traditional and new.
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