Sunday 27 September 2020 AT 2:00 PM
Plektra Ensemble present a concert in the Convent’s Community Room
Plektra is a plucked string instrument ensemble that performs an evocative fusion of contemporary Australian-inspired art music and “world music” inspired by countries and regions of Eastern Europe as well as works from the classical canon. The ensemble features mandolins, mandola, classical guitar, classical bass guitar and percussion. Following a sellout performance in 2018, Plektra is thrilled to be returning to Sacred Spaces to delight with classics including the Vivaldi Mandolin Concert and tango music by Piazolla.
The group is led by Kiev-trained, internationally renowned mandolin soloist Dr. Stephen Lalor who performs and tours with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra as well a number of overseas orchestras. Lalor also arranges or writes much of Plektra’s music.
Plektra has toured Germany where they were invited to perform at Europe’s leading festival for mandolin and guitar music, BDZ. They have also toured the USA to perform at the Classical Mandolin Society of America’s festival in Minneapolis and are loved for their sparkling performance at venues and festivals in and around Sydney and regional NSW.
Radio listeners may have already heard Plektra’s CD on ABC Classic FM. Their CD has also enjoyed critical acclaim from overseas, eg:“Many mandolinists talk a world music game, but Lalor (and Plektra) walk the walk and play for keeps” (Prof. Robert Margo, Classical Mandolin Society of America).
Tickets will be cheaper online (link to be advised soon) – $35 adult and $5 school student.
Tickets will also be available at the door from 1.30pm, but will be $5 extra.
Online ticket holders receive preferential seating, and can arrive from 1.30pm to choose their seat.
Afternoon tea will be available.
More information about Plektra and samples of their music, are available at facebook.com/PlektraMandolin
This concert is organised & presented by Plektra Ensemble