The Victoria Guitar Society is excited to present a Canadian premier of solo guitar and ensemble music of bohemian Rudolf Leberl. Classical guitarist Alexander Dunn, joined by Kathryn Wiebe (violin), Guyonne Le Louarn (viola), Anna Cal (piano) and Simon Farintosh (guitar) offer a program of early 20th century Romanticism – surprise opening guests will introduce you to this delightful composer.
Rudolf Leberl (1884-1952) whose music belongs to the aesthetic family of Dvořák and Janáček, worked in the Czech Republic and Bavaria, producing over 1500 works for guitar which are only now receiving their due recognition. His entire output includes thirty large solo cycles for guitar as well as works for orchestra, strings, winds, piano and chamber music. Leberl suffered from the socio-political devastation following two World Wars. His works, which he had to abandon to escape oppression, were salvaged by his former students. Rudolf Leberl died in 1952 both destitute and blind. With a recent surge in interest in Leberl’s fine works, guitarists can now be nourished by his enchanting and delectable music.
Viewing options for this afternoon of fine music include the live venue with reduced capacity, physical distancing and expectation of mask wearing when not seated or online streaming from the comfort of your home.
MUSIC PROJECT ** call for musicians **
Our intrepid Ensemble Director and Outreach Coordinator, Natasha Pashchenko, is putting together a holiday music video compilation. The end product will be directed to the local community in need of holiday music (so everyone).
If you are interested in submitting a video or getting recorded, please fill out the sign-up form HERE. You can record at home or at our fully equipped stage venue on December 12th.
The deadline for expressing interest is December 1st, so sign up now and start practising.
OTHER GUITAR EVENTS
The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF) has just published its rules for the online Festival 2021. Go directly to the GVPAF site or check out our page under Community Outreach for more information.