Concert recital in Penrith: Ermanno Brignolo (October 21 at 15:00)

Join us on October 21 for a concert recital by guitarist Ermanno Brignolo.

Since moving to Australia from Italy in 2013, Ermanno performs regularly both as a solo guitarist, and with his wife Minie Minarelli as the Majazzter Duo. Ermanno has a Bachelor of Arts in classical guitar, and a concert and recording career spanning across two decades. He is also a mechanical engineer. In November he will be traveling to Europe to give concerts and masterclasses, and we will hear his concert program in Penrith on October 21.

Concert starts at 15:00

Tickets are $15 at the door.

Here is the program:

Vito Frazzi (1888 - 1975) – Due pezzi

• Intermezzo

• Baldanzoso

Lennox Berkeley (1903 - 1989) – Quatre pièces

• Moderato ma con brio

• Andante con moto

• Lento (Mouvement de sarabande)

• Allegro, energico

Frank Martin (1890 - 1974) – Quatre pièces brèves

• Prélude

• Air

• Plainte

• Comme une gigue


Ettore Desderi (1882 - 1974) – Sonata in mi

• Preludio

• Arioso

• Scherzo

• Toccata e fuga

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) – Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70

• Musingly

• Very agitated

• Restless

• Uneasy

• March-like

• Dreaming

• Gently rocking

• Passacaglia

• Slow and quiet

More information on Ermanno can be found here:

The concert will be held at our usual venue:
St Philip's Anglican Church Community HallCorner Bringelly Rd & Second Avenue,Kingswood NSW 2747
If you have any inquiries, please submit them through the contact form on the http://www.penrithclassicalguitar.org/ website.


No meeting September 2017

There will be no meeting in September this year. The next one will be in October, on the usual Saturday (October 14).

Also coming up in October:

We’re hosting a concert recital by guest guitarist Ermanno Brignolo, who will be traveling to Europe in November to perform a series of concerts with the same program. Date and details will be provided over the next few weeks. Video link for Ermanno Brignolo: YouTube channel 


Recital: August 19 in Faulconbridge

In case you missed the recital during the August meeting, it’s on again at the Faulconbridge Community Hall on Saturday August 19, commencing 19:00. See the flyer for details. Mitchell performs the music of Bach, Mertz and others.
More information can be found at mitchellnewton.com.au or you can email Mitchell via this link.


August recital

This month’s meeting will be a recital!

Mitchell Newton, in preparation for his upcoming licentiate exam, will perform a program containing works of Bodganovich, Bach, Houghton, and more.
It is at our usual venue at the usual time. The recital will be approximately 1 hour in duration. All are welcome to attend.
Jacob Wielgosz


Concert: July 30 in Springwood

Here are the details of our upcoming concert, presented by the Penrith Classical Guitar Club, and the Sydney Classical Guitar Society.

Venue: Springwood Presbyterian Church (160 Macquarie Rd, Springwood)
Concert starts at 14:00
Classical guitarists in Sydney belong to a close-knit community: usually we are involved either with the Sydney Classical Guitar Society, or are part of the Penrith Classical Guitar Club (or both!). Each group is equally as passionate and willing to showcase the classical guitar and its music. For this concert, we come together to present a varied program of music written or arranged for the guitar, or multiple guitars.
Spotlighted in this program is music by local composer Mitchell Newton, with his arrangements of Ravel and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, plus the premiere of a newly-commissioned work: Suite for Guitar Ensemble.
We hope to see you there!


Penrith Eisteddfod 2017

Dear guitarists,
The 2017 Penrith Eisteddfod will be held on August 27 at The Henry Lawson Club, Henry Lawson Ave. WERRINGTON 2747.
Prizes include Medals, Certificates, Sheet/Print music products and Cash Prizes.
Entries close May 19. Late entries accepted until June 9 ($2 additional fee).
Here is the syllabus: http://www.penritheisteddfod.com.au/SyllabusFiles/SYLLABUS.pdf Please visit https://stardom.com.au/ to register your participation. I hope to see you there.
Jacob Wielgosz


Sydney Eisteddfod

The Sydney Eisteddfod’s entries close on Monday Mach 13 (late fees apply after this date). Please see the below links to the categories for classical guitar:

If you have never played in an Eisteddfod or competition before, it’s worth the try. There is no need to be caught up with whether you will gain a prize or not, but think of it as a concert where a variety of performers display their best work. As a performer in this sort of event, you really benefit from your preparation leading up to it.

I hope to see you there!

Jacob Wielgosz