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Guitarist Ken Murray and flautist Laila Engle join forces to present works from Japan, Australia and South America.

Featuring compositions written specially for the duo by composers Barry Congyham, Christian O’Brien and Annie Hseih, the concert will open with Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s seminal work for flute and guitar Towards the Sea.

After interval Laila and Ken present a range of South American repertoire with works by Piazzolla, Guinga and Brazilian choro music, featuring guest artist Adam May on the cavaquinho.  Original works reflecting Ken’s passion for Brazilian music complete the program.


Part 1
Japan to Australia – Toward the Sea
Toru Takemitsu – Towards the Sea (alto flute and guitar)
1)The Night
2)Moby Dick
3)Cape Cod
Toru Takemitsu – 3 Beatles arrangements for guitar
Barry Conygham – Sillouette
Christian O’Brien – Hollandia
Annie Hseih – new work
Matthew Hindson – Lounge

Part 2
South America – Total Football
Astor Piazzolla – From Histoire du Tango (flute and guitar)
1)   Bordel 1900
2) Café 1930
Ken Murray – Budgie, Scurry
Guinga – Di menor
Ken Murray – The Dentist (Homage to Guinga)
A selection of Brazilian choros by Jacob de Bandolim and Pixinguinha featuring special guest Adam May cavaquinho

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