Yesterday we gave the second concert in our 2015 series (that’s the year, not number of concerts!). Held again in Kez’s studio – guitars sound so great in there.
This was our all-Latin programme. We can’t help including some twists though, so we figured a tango by an Aussie composer and some English music arranged by a Cuban composer would be ok! No-one seemed to mind! Programme below.
ES 2015 Concert 2
Lots of fun had this morning with 100 strings…! (Maths check, please!) We’ve been choosing which pair of guitars we’ll play in our next concert.
Unfortunately the cedar Howell is out of action presently, so which combination do you think we went with? All the combinations we tried are documented in the album. Comment away!
The Wallangra festival was incredible! Massive thanks to the committee for inviting us to play both as EphenStephen and Wirrycow. What a fantastic night of music – so much young local talent & great to meet up with The Mae Trio & Martin & Adam from Wombat Tracks. Get behind this festival – such a GOOD thing they’re doing and we’re absolutely looking forward to next time. Bring it on!
Playing at NERAM Harvest this Sunday from 4-5 as EphenStephen, then as Wirrycow with Kerry Watson from 5-6.
We’re playing guitar and bass in the TAS production of Les Miserables over the next few days. The school students are doing a great show, so I don’t think we’ll be particularly miserable.
Welcome to the new EphenStephen pages, very new in fact and currently being updated. Unlike our previous site, this one will be dynamic, we will be giving you audio, video and sheet music, sharing ideas and hopefully hearing from you as well. Feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
For now, some basic info to get started. We are the classical guitar duo of Steve Thorneycroft and Stephen Tafra, hailing from Australia and the small town of Armidale in the New England region of NSW. We are committed to exploring both inventive and established repertoire and boast a diverse history of projects ranging from new music commissions to ground breaking transcriptions of classic works. Here is an example, the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
We have two CDs available, GuitArmidale and our own arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. More info here.