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L'Heure Exquise featuring Jose Carbo Trio

Published 22nd April, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Corner of Kembla and Crown Streets, Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia

  • Date

    14th September 2018

  • Time

    All Day

Named after Reynaldo Hahn’s 1892 masterpiece L’Heure Exquise, this remarkably diverse hour of music hypnotizes with its cosmic beauty and lilting tenderness, and electrifies with its impassioned bravado and drama: with music by Schubert, Faure, Verdi, Debussy, de Falla, and more, re-imagined for a pioneering musical setting of just two guitars. The trio first appeared together on stage at Canberra’s 2015 Voices in the Forest concert, where they performed music from Carbo’s ARIA-nominated album My Latin Heart. With the success of this performance, Carbo suggested collaborating on some European, classical works long close to his heart yet which, for the most part, had never been heard with a guitar accompaniment. Verdi’s Cortigiani (from the opera Rigoletto), Schubert’s fiendish Erlkönig, and Debussy’s enchanting Romance are just a few names that emerge from this daring and eclectic collection of original arrangements. Whilst retaining their original charm, these pieces gain a fresh perspective through the direct touch and wide variety of colours and effects unique to the guitar, making them at once sensually appealing and immediately accessible.

Published 22nd April, 2018 in Concert or Performance
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