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The Sunday Hive Sessions ft Mela
Welcome to the Sunday Hive Sessions, presented by Buzz Music Group.Mela Guitar Quartet.
Known for their benchmark performances (Mark Houghton), the Mela guitar quartets musicianship makes you forget that you are listening to four guitars and carries you to a different sound world (Therese Wassily Saba, Gendai Guitar magazine), their playing shines, shimmers with sparkling clarity, whats more, they play from memory and make pieces their own; wonderful music making! (Phillip Houghton)The quartet are passionate about expanding the repertoire of guitar quartet.
Mela guitar quartet - London
We will be performing at St Margaret Pattens on the 13th of December with a new arrangement of Glinka’s Russlan And Ludmilla (Overture).
The Great Comp Music Festival
The ensemble format offers the guitar a wider range of music and different styles of expression. These outstanding guitarists, who play with an ‘exalted level of perfection’ (Naxos), present an attractively varied programme, ranging from Bach to the present day.
Contact details – 01732882327
8 concert tour of China
Including Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Yangzhou Concert Hall and Mong Man Wai Concert Hall.
Info to follow.
A free lunchtime recital in the Chapter House, in conjunction with the Park Lane Group Music Trust.
10/06/19 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Saint-Saēns: Bacchanale (Samson et Dalilah)
Bizet/Stephen Goss: Carmen Fantasy
Leo Brouwer/Egberto Gismonti: Agua e Vinho from Gismontiana
Sergio Assad: Uarekena
How to get to the Chapter House:
You can enter the Chapter House via Deans Yard. When you arrive, please tell our staff you are here for the recital and they will direct you to the Chapter House.
All Saints’ Church Waterden
On Friday 31 May 2019 at 7pm
A concert by the acclaimed classical guitar ensemble playing J.S. Bach’s organ fugue and from their new album Pluck, Strum and Hammer.
Saint Mary’s Church South Creake, NR21 9LX
Tickets, £10 including buffet supper, from Sarah Prince-White 07775084312 or email@example.com
St. George’s Bristol
Thursday 24th January 1pm
Camille Saint-Saëns Bacchanale arr. Mēla
Darius Milhaud Brazileira from Scaramouche arr. Mēla
Egberto Gismonti Água E Vinho
Sergio Assad Uarekena
Steve Goss Carmen Fantasy
Concert is 1hr approx.
St James Piccadilly, Park Lane Group Young Artists recital
Mēla guitar quartet perform as Park Lane Group Young Artists at the famous St James’ Church, on Piccadilly. This lunchtime concert includes Steven Goss’ Carmen Fantasy and Bryan Johanson’s Pluck Strum Hammer.
Booking info to follow
Stogumber Music Festival
Going with the Theme of Returning Artists we are delighted to welcome back George Tarlton and Jiva Housden who played as a guitar duo at the 2014 Stogumber Festival. They present a beautifully crafted programme with a fine mix of commissioned works and their own transcriptions of familiar pieces.
Concert: Friday the 7th of September, 7:30pm
Telephone enquiries: 0845 539 0168
Harrow Summer Music 2018
A lunchtime recital at the long running Harrow Summer Music festival.12.30pm at St John’s church, Greenhill, Harrow, HA1 2JE.
Thursday 26th July. 12.30pm
More info available at:
Contact email for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re heading down to Dorset and playing at Gillingham Festival (Dan’s home town!). 7:30pm in Gillingham St Mary’s Church.
Contact email for enquiries: email@example.com
With a change to our original programme, we now welcome Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton, Daniel Bovey and Jiva Housden to Chichester.
Cathedral contact details:
Tel: (01243) 782595
Fax: (01243) 812499
St Margaret Patten’s Church
Playing an accessible program to music lovers, the Mēla quartet are looking forward to performing forPixaudio productions.
Concert: Friday the 27th of April, 7:30pm
Any questions or queries please contact us on: 07783 628 495
Long Newton Music Society
Playing an accessible program to music lovers in the North East, the Mēla quartet are looking forward to performing for the Long Newton Music Society.
Concert: Sunday 25th Feb, 3.00pm
Ticket info: https://www.longnewtonmusic.co.uk/tickets
01740 630519 or 01642 585238
– UCL GUITAR STUDENTS CONCERT –
MONDAY 4th December 7:00pm
SPECIAL GUESTS: The Mela Guitar Quartet
play Sergio Assad: Uarekena, Stephen Dodgson: Change-Ringers, Philip Houghton: Opals, Bryan Johanson: Pluck Strum and Hammer
PLUS A WIDE RANGE OF SOLOS AND ENSEMBLE PIECES presented and directed by Joao Loureiro
at the Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre,
Free parking after 6.30pm!
Note starting time of 7:00pm
UCL Guitar Classes are directed by Carlos Bonell. Write for more information to firstname.lastname@example.org
October sees the Mēla guitar quartet return to Founder’s Hall, Chelsea for a concert of their favourite repertoire.
The Founder’s Hall is beautiful, converted Welsh chapel on Radnor Walk in the heart of Chelsea, just off the Kings Road. This concert is a follow up the Junior Guildhall guitar concert in the same venue on the 8th of October.
Tickets available HERE
St. James, Piccadlly, NAXOS launch
We are excited to announce the launch concert for our collaborative NAXOS CD of the chamber works of Stephen Dodgson at one of London’s premier music venues; St. James, Piccadilly, on November 3rd.
Tickets available HERE
Sofar Sounds at Hoxton, London
Mēla guitar quartet return to play for the ever popular Sofar Sounds to play a selection of their favourite tracks. Sofar Sounds allows a level of intimacy with an audience rarely achievable in any other context. We think it is fantastic that classical music is mixing with the music of singer songwriters, instrumentalists of many genres and spoken-word artists.
Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as one the most outstanding living composers for the guitar, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres.
A selection of leading young UK artists including the Mēla guitar quartet, honour Leo Brouwer’s visit to London with a bespoke programme of his chamber works, curated by the pre-eminent Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson.
This event is part of the guitarrísimo series organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes with the kind support of the Oficina Leo Brouwer, Ediciones Espiral Eterna and the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela, and is held at the acclaimed Bolivar Hall, London.
2017 sees one hundred years since the birth of the author and composer Anthony Burgess. Perhaps most famous for writing the dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange, Burgess thought of himself as a composer first and an author second. The Mēla quartet have been researching his guitar works and this concert will include the U.K. premiere of the Three Irish Morcels a rare performance of his first guitar quartet, and hommage to Maurice Ravel.
This concert is sponsored by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and is at their venue the ‘Engine room’ in Manchester.
Guitar Spectacular at Milton Court
In the Barbican’s newest concert hall ‘Milton Court’ the Mēla guitar quartet are playing as part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama alumni concert. Milton court is thought to be one of the finest new concert halls in the world and with one of the best acoustics for chamber music.
Handel Hendrix ‘Mind the Gap’ Concert
We are really excited about our program for this already sold-out concert. Beginning with the Baroque we will start with our arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Organ Fugue BWV 578, a mini masterwork where each of the four fugal ‘voices’ are realised between the four guitars. We then have a piece that is very special to us, Stephen Dodgson’s Change-Ringers.
Sofar sounds (sofarsounds.com) are a global community of artists and music lovers who believe in the magic of live performance. They host concerts in cities all over the world in innovative, unique and often unexpected venues. It is really exciting to be asked to play for them on the line up at Tileyard studios in July.
Founders Hall 2016
We are returning to Founder’s Hall for their 2016 concert series, we had a fantastic time with them in 2015! We are showcasing a lot of repertoire that was new for us, beginning the concert with a piece by Sergio Assad called Uarekena. It is a wonderful, virtuosic showpiece infused with Assad’s brazilian heritage.
Handel Hendrix New Room Concert
It is quite an honour to be asked to perform in the opening of the new performing space at the Handel & Hendrix museum. On the program are the quartet and the amazing soprano Rowan Pierce singing Handel with Harpsichord accompaniment.
Dodgson Roundelay and Divertissement preview at Barnes church
In preparation of the recordings of Stephen Dodgson’s Roundelay and Divertissement we are including them in a performance at Barnes Methodist Church.
NYGE Guest artists concert at Abbots Bromley school chapel
Dan is an alumni of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble (NYGE) and Matt and Jiva are both mentors/tutors on their courses. They train the best young guitarists in the country to perform chamber music of the highest standard and many of their alumni have gone on to study at the best music colleges in the world and have become successful professional musicians.