The Ken Done Gallery Will Host An Intimate Evening Of Classical Guitar With Andrew Blanch

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The Ken Done Gallery Will Host An Intimate Evening Of Classical Guitar With Andrew Blanch

Andrew Blanch and his golden guitar will enamor and charm at this special Wednesday evening performance.

Classical guitarist Andrew Blanch will perform a selection of compositions for a reduced and intimate audience surrounded by the artworks of one of Australia’s most prolific and popular artists—Ken Done.

Those in the know will tell you that this an evening of music and art not to be slept on. And those that aren’t should not miss highly talented guitarist who has been touted as a new classical superstar. See him in this intimate setting before the world steals him from our shores.

Andrew Blanch has been an influential collaborator with Ensemble Offspring and Topology, worked with a number of Australian composers such as Daniel Rojas and released Alchemy with Ariel Nurhardi that topped out at number two on the ARIA’s Classical Albums Chart. They were beaten by Disney Goes Classical.

He also stole the show at the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition in 2019 by taking out first place where his performance was met with great acclaim from judges and the audience alike. Having previously performed at the Sydney Opera House, writer at Australia’s pre-eminent classical music magazine Limelight, Will Yeoman wrote:

From his first notes, he drew the audience in. This was the kind of sound that invites you to lean forward and listen hard, barely breathing so you don’t miss any details.

The Ken Done Gallery setting will thus provide guests the opportunity to sit as close to the artist and the music as possible, allowing the masterful sounds—the depth and range of Blanch’s ability—to envelop them, charm them and leave them wanting to hear more.

This is the type of gig that can live on in your memory for some time because as Baritone and Principal Artist for The Metropolitan Opera (New York) José Carbó said, ”his playing changes the air in the room.”

On the night, Blanch will take listeners on a journey through the sounds of Europe and Latin America by treating those in the gallery to the music of Vivaldi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Piazzolla among many other notable greats.

The Ken Done Gallery in The Rocks is currently displaying Aquarium 4, a series of oil on linen artworks. Like those on permanent display, these works remain true to Ken Done’s vibrant colour and style making for a brillaint juxtaposition between the classical and the contemporary.

Brought to us by Live At Yours, the music platform enriching our city’s public and private spaces with live classical performances, Live at Done: Golden Guitar of Andrew Blanch promises to be an intimate, charming and exceptional evening of music and art on Wednesday 16 June.

To further entice a younger crowd to experience classical music at its finest, tickets for those under 35  have been discounted by more than 50%. Get your tickets below.

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