SATURDAY 26 AUGUST, 2017 FROM 6PM
3 Course Dinner & Concert Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 6238 1688
It's time to revisit the acoustically enticing Octagon ArstSpace in Bungendore Wood Works Gallery for a sumptuous night of music.
Begin the night with champagne & canapés in the Gallery followed by the main course and dessert in the Cafe before settling in to the upstairs Octagon for a sublime performance by Boyd Meets Girl.
Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf, in an ensemble that performs a diverse and exciting mix of works from the baroque through modern day.
Both are respected soloists in their own right, Boyd has been recognised by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard”, while Metcalf’s playing has been described as “brilliant” by Gramophone Magazine, and she has been called “a cellist whose passion for music is as evident as her artistry and talent” by I Care If You Listen.
Boyd Meets Girl performs Allegretto Comodo from Sonata for Cello and Guitar by Radamés Gnattali (1906-1988).
Boyd Meets Girl has performed concerts throughout the United States, Australia, India and Nepal, and received the following review in the Kolkata Statesman “They were immaculate and elegant in their interpretation, their musicianship of the highest order.”
Boyd Meets Girl performs Je Te Veux by Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Boyd Meets Girl’s debut recording will be released in 2017 and includes works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, the Australian composer Ross Edwards, and a number of arrangements by the duo of their favourite works from the classical music canon.
The duo, a happily married couple, live in New York City.
In the Gallery
Champagne & Canapés
In the Cafe
Main course – Coq au vin
Dessert – Lemon Syrup Cake
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian meals available on request
New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has performed across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to festivals in Europe, China, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Australia. In the U.S. Rupert Boyd has performed at such prestigious venues and festivals as the Newport Music Festival, Music in the Strathmore Mansion, Marlow Guitar Series, Grand Canyon Guitar Society, University of Hawaii and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world as part of the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover, and in Boyd Meets Girl, with cellist Laura Metcalf.
Rupert has three commercially released albums. His most recent solo CD Fantasías, released in 2016, was selected by American Record Guide as “Critic’s Choice” of 2016, and was described by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a triumph of brilliant, assured playing”. His debut album Valses Poéticos received the following review in Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone... musically and technically flawless... [the Granados is] one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”
Cellist Laura Metcalf, renowned as a compelling soloist and chamber musician, has been acclaimed for her “brilliant” playing (Gramophone Magazine), "gorgeous cello legatos" (Washington Post). She has performed in nearly all 50 U.S. states and in countries on six continents, including, among many others, South Africa, Nepal, Argentina, Qatar, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Australia. In 2016 Laura released her first solo album, First Day, on the Grammy-winning label Sono Luminus. Described as a “joyous program” by American Record Guide, the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard Classical charts. Laura is the cellist of award-winning string quintet Sybarite5. Winner of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild competition, Sybarite5 has given hundreds of concerts worldwide, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, and the Ravinia, Caramoor, Aspen, Wolf Trap and Chautauqua Music Festivals.
Laura also performs regularly with the wildly popular cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, recently selected for an ongoing world tour as musical ambassadors of the US State Department. In addition, she performs with her husband, classical guitarist Rupert Boyd in the duo Boyd Meets Girl, and has been repeatedly invited to the Newport Music Festival and the IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions. Outside of the classical realm Laura has performed on the David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Today Shows, and alongside such artists as Adele, John Legend and Nas. Laura lives in New York City.