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GYPSY FIRE PRESENTS ANCESTRY

Featuring 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan and Czech Violinist Romana Geermans

Ancestry is a celebration of the rich musical ancestry of two leading virtuoso musicians Matthew Fagan (Ango-Celtic, Jewish, German, Spanish) on unique ten-string Spanish guitar and six-string Godin guitar, and amazing Czech violinist Romana Geermans (Prague) who met in Melbourne and formed a profound musical partnership. Ancestry explored the rich story of emigration, survival on internment in concentration camp and pursuit of new freedom and opportunity in the emerging cultural life of Australia in the 1900’s to the present day.

From Matthew Fagan’s musical ancestry from Covent Garden and Melbourne child prodigy Cecil Parkes touring concert halls in USA during WW1 at the age of 13 and in Australia with Dame Nellie Melba, and the story of a Czech emigrant Romana Geermans who introduces Australia to the music composed by her step-father Frantisek Domazlicky, the last Czech Jewish orchestral composer to survive internment in Nazi concentration camps including Camp Terezin. Romana from Prague, also a child prodigy, at the age of 15 toured with the renowned Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra internationally for 7 years.

The Concert Ancestry will be a truly special program performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity featuring

Compositions from contemporary Czech Composer Frantisek Domazlicky (1913-1997)-

-Suita danza Op.52 (1982), 6 Movements

-Serenata da camera Op.64 (1987)

-Suite Op.26 (1959-1960)

-Song Without Words composed during internment at Terezin concentration camp.

All Arranged for Violin and Guitar by R. Geermans and M. Fagan

Music performed by Matthew Fagan’s ancestors and which features on Matthew’s CD Virtuoso-A Homage to my Ancestors

-The Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky Korsakov) ,

-Rondo alla turca (W.A. Mozart) ,

-Caprice No. 24 (N.Paganini),

-Spring 1st Movement (A.Vivaldi),

-Winter 1st Movement

-Traditional Spanish song El Vito.

Also Gypsy Fire favourites including

-Gypsy Jazz masters from Django Reinhardt to Stephan Grapelli,

-Matthew Fagan’s original Celtic and Flamenco music from his successful CD Indigo Moon

-O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar and violin

Gypsy Fire, gypsy jazz, celtic and world music group was founded by Matthew Fagan in 1997 and pioneered the Australian manouche gypsy jazz stage with fiery performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, National Folk Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and more. Matthew and Romana were original members of the group with highlight performances at the National Gallery of Victoria and St Pauls Cathedral Melbourne.

Ancestry explores how we all are knowingly and unknowingly shaped by our ancestral stories and how emigration and aspiration for a richer life are just as relevant today as when our ancestors came to Australia.

GYPSY FIRE PRESENTS ANCESTRY

Sunday 10th December, 2pm. Doors open 1.30pm

Temple Beth Israel

76 Alma Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182

Tickets:

Adult $35,Conc $30, Members $25, U18 $20, Group 10+ $20pp

Book Today:

phone: 043 888 1985 online: (+booking fee) https://gypsyfireancestry.eventbrite.com


Video show reel

https://youtu.be/IA34eKRH9mo

Video playlist of Matthew’s filmclips

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiVod3eWcG74JVfBW-Tb9EWV74_fs4JBN

Please go to these links for more information about Ancestral stories of Matthew Fagan

matthew-fagan.com/homage-to-my-ancestors, matthew-fagan.com/solstice


Listen Here- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/#!shop/px2vy

Website- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/concerts

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MatthewJFaganpage/

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised programs, venue, prices, seating arrangements and seating capacity.

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