Review: Guitarra y Cuarteto

Guitarra y Cuarteto is exactly that: a program of mainly Spanish-influenced music for guitar and string quartet. But it is also so much more, thanks to the combined talents of Andrew Veivers and of the members of The Black Square Quartet.

The two-hour, two act program Guitarra y Cuarteto includes 17 pieces, the majority of which are composed by Veivers (each with string arrangements by Patterson). Veivers is one of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, and a talented Australian composer, and The Black Square String Quartet is known for its advocacy of new and Australian music. Core members of The Black Square Quartet are Camille Barry (violin), Mike Patterson (violins and string arrangements), Charlotte Burbrook de Vere (viola), and Dan Curro (cello). And it is great to see the depth and breadth of performing talent in Southeast Queensland; as Burbrook de Vere had another performing engagement on the first night of the tour, on 11 May 2024 the viola was beautifully played by Raquel Bastos.

For more, turn to Catherine Lawrence’s perspectives review for Creative Futures Photography.

Picture (above): Andrew Veivers and The Black Square Quartet. [L to R: Camille Barry (violin), Mike Patterson (violin and string arrangements), Raquel Bastos (Viola) and Dan Curro (cello)]. All images credit Creative Futures Photography.

All images credit Creative Futures Photography

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