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Plektra 7pm 20 July 2019
July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm$10 – $30
Saturday 20 July, 7pm (Doors at 6.00pm)
Food and refreshments available
Plektra is bringing their fusion of Classical and World Music to the Blue Mountains. The ensemble of mandolinists and guitarists will be performing classics including the Vivaldi Mandolin Concert and tango music by Piazolla, as well as World Music with an Eastern European flavour and some surprises to delight the audience.
Radio listeners may have already heard Plektra’s CD on ABC Classic FM. This CD is enjoying critical acclaim internationally.
“Many mandolinists talk a world music game, but Lalor (and Plektra) walk the walk and play for keeps”…. Prof. Robert Margo, Classical Mandolin Society of America.
The group is led by Kiev-trained, internationally renowned mandolin soloist Dr. Stephen Lalor who performs and tours with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra as well a number of overseas orchestras. Lalor also arranges or writes much of Plektra’s music.
Plektra has toured Germany in 2010 and 2014 where they were invited to perform at Europe’s leading festival for mandolin and guitar music, BDZ. Similarly, they toured the USA in 2012 to perform at the Classical Mandolin Society of America’s festival in Minneapolis.
Plektra includes musicians from Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Putty. For this concert they are very pleased to introduce new Danish mandolin talent, Oliver Rathje.
Tickets at door or online at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=517512&
$10 (School students under 15).
For further information or interviews please contact:
Stephen Lalor 0401 523 194
Alex Burger 0401 714 050
More information about Plektra and samples of their music, are available on their Facebook: facebook.com/PlektraMandolin