Let's go …

This time Tom goes FANDANGO and invites you to join in...

Guitar Concert by Tom Chalko with Mt Best cyber-orchestra
Mt Best Community Hall, Sunday 21 April 2024, 2pm
followed by light refreshments provided by the Hall

The concert and afternoon tea are FREE (donations welcome), but please make a booking because the number of seats is limited and we need to plan catering. RSVP: TICKETS@MTBESTHALL.ORG or text Trish Newby on 0402 893 475. The Hall opens at 1:30.

The Fandango

In 1798 a wealthy Spanish guitar virtuoso Marquis de Benavent commissioned Luigi Boccherini (pictured) to compose guitar music for him in Madrid. Boccherini was famous across Europe as a cello virtuoso, but it turns out that he composed for guitar with astonishing technical competence.

Among numerous Guitar Quintets (guitar+string quartet) Boccherini composed for his sponsor - the 1798 Fandango from the 4th Guitar Quintet is the most famous.

Boccherini's Fandango stands as a testament to the timeless charm of Spanish folklore. The piece weaves together contrasting lyrical and passionate moments, pulsating castanet rhythms, and flamenco-style rasgueados. The virtuosic cello part within the Fandango indicates that Boccherini may have written it with the intention of performing it himself, showcasing his mastery.

Tom will perform the Fandango with his cyber-orchestra. The remainder of Tom's program includes famous and widely admired guitar music from Spain, Brazil and England along with Tom's recent compositions and arrangements.

Tom performs annually free of charge for the benefit of Mt Best Hall Community Association.

Talk to Tom and enjoy light refreshments after the performance.

Best wishes from Mount Best and welcome !

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If you want to organize a concert or host a private guitar concert at your home, school or a kindergarten please contact Tom .

Explore Tom's past concerts and video recordings of Tom playing some of his compositions.

Beginning of Tom's composition "Somnium Pace" (Dream of Peace).
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