Many strings to bow of gui­tarist

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Clas­si­cal gui­tar mu­sic from the re­nais­sance era all the way through to the 20th cen­tury will be per­formed for the town of Pem­ber­ton this month.

Don Ne­an­der has al­ways loved per­form­ing in coun­try towns and said he had al­ready played in quite a few around WA.

“I was play­ing in Mar­garet River re­cently and some­one suggested to me the Mill Hall has good acous­tics for clas­si­cal mu­sic,” he said.

“I am play­ing in Bus­sel­ton on the Fri­day and thought it would be good to stay in Pem­ber­ton the next day and de­cided to give a recital while I am there.”

He said he had vis­ited Pem­ber­ton 15 years ago and was ex­cited to be able to come back and per­form in the town as he had en­joyed his pre­vi­ous visit.

His mu­sic is in­spired by many dif­fer­ent com­posers but his style of con­cert is a tra­di­tional one he grew up with. “I will start by play­ing some re­nais­sance and baroque mu­sic orig­i­nally writ­ten for the lute and then pro­gress­ing through the pe­ri­ods of clas­si­cal gui­tar mu­sic to the 20th cen­tury, a style I grew up hear­ing in con­certs,” he said.

“I love play­ing for coun­try au­di­ences as they are very ap­pre­cia­tive and more of­ten than not, I find clas­si­cal gui­tar stu­dents who live lo­cally and at­tend are grate­ful that they haven’t had to travel miles to hear some­one play.”

The Mill Hall con­cert will be on Jan­uary 19 at 7.30pm.

Clas­si­cal gui­tar player Don Ne­an­der will come to Pem­ber­ton to per­form.

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