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Melbourne Guitar Concerts 2016, Thomas Lorenzo

2016 Melbourne Guitar Concerts , Thomas Lorenzo.

Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo 2016 Tamara MurphyI am happy to announce my next round of Melbourne Guitar concerts to be held in Armadale this coming year 2016.

It is my intention, throughout these Melbourne guitar concerts, to share with my beloved music friends, joyful creativity. This is what I believe music is all about. Music is a creation we all have access to. It is a gift we must treasure and may use to express ourselves.

I believe that no matter what we express through music, our personal end result should be that of joy. This can only occur when the overall objective is to share, with the listener, emotions that  can be understood by them.

I feel that, as in life, we can complain about a problem or address it,  and find a solution. Musical complaints are a narcissist expression and may not feel good to the listener. Jazz can easily fall into this category. The great artists as Miles Davis, Coltrane, West Montgomery express complex emotions that feel just great. Most jazz does not, hence that is why great artists are great and others are lovely background music.

So are my concerts background music . Nope!!!!!!!

 Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo 2016

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Concert Location

Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

Tickets:
$ 25 ( General)

Tamara Murphy will be joining me on bass and Xanet Calbet on guitar.

I would like to invite you all to participate in my concerts and allow me to share with you my personal expression of life. As mentioned above, my objective is to achieve pure joy in my expression and to make sure you take home with you a warm memory for life.

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Melbourne Concerts Thomas Lorenzo Flamenco and Jazz

Melbourne Concerts 2016

Thomas Lorenzo, Composer, Guitarist in Concert

Flamenco and Jazz

Hello everyone. Here are the concert updates for the year 2016.

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Where: Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

Tickets:
$ 25 ( General)

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Special Guests: Tamara Murphy on Double Bass, Paul and Xanet Calbet  on PalmasMelbourne Armadale Flamenco JAzz concerts

Past Melbourne 2015-2016 Concerts

November 27th 8 p.m. Online tickets

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Friday November 27th at 8 p.m

Top 30 2009 USA World Music Charts.

This is the fifth concert of the 2015 Melbourne concert series. Limited seats are available. Please hurry and book as we sold out previous 4 concerts.

Thomas. “Spain is an extremely culturally diversified country. Flamenco is just one the styles you will hear at our Melbourne Concerts. Please joins us and experience traditional music from Spain but with a very contemporary touch, Jazz is a musical form of expression that is also constantly evolving.  I consider jazz as the musical setting that allows creative interpretations to interact with the audience. Music must flow to the audience and come back to the performer. It is a social dialogue. Music is about beauty, chaos, the present , the future, the past. What a great feeling. Come and join us.

Purchase Tickets:
$ 25 ( General)
$ 20 ( Concession)

Where:
Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

 Special Guests
Tamara Murphy : Double Bass, Read More about Tamara

Melbourne Concerts Mediterranean Jazz BassXanet Calbet: Guitar and Percussion

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Musical Barbecue: Great performances and paellas

Musical Barbecue

On June 29th the Creative Guitar School hosted it´s annual Musical Barbecue. We devoured Paella, sausages, noodles, tortillas, and tasty food from Sri Lanka, Vietnam,  Hong Kong, Spain and Venezuela. The event finalized with a concert where students performed in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Jazz, funk, flamenco, classic rock, and contemporary pop were some of the main musical styles staged at our evening concert.

It is my guitar school mission to make sure all  students get to feel the pleasure of performing live , either their own music or that of others, in a supportive friendly environment.

Live music is a fun social experience and we all deserve to have fun especially after a year of hard work putting together our repertoire. I must insist that if you like to play, you will play and will have fun. Of course we must not forget another explosive highlight of the day where 40 guitar lovers with music as a common need share a table full of home cooked meals.

Thank you everyone for making this day so special. We must all get ready for our next summer show. Students will team up in duos and trios  and fill the air will wonderful music once again. I will make sure their is plenty of paella to keep our creative inspiration going for hours on end.

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Upcoming Melbourne Concerts Thomas Lorenzo

Hello everyone
Just a quick update to  remind all my students and friends of my upcoming Melbourne Concerts. Also stay tuned for our yearly barbecue and student concert series.

Upcoming Melbourne Concerts20125 series  Making Emotions Shine

Music is the language I use  to express my emotions to achieve well being.

Music is generally categorized by style . How about if we categorize it by the emotion it produces? With this concerts series I wish to share my creative concept with my Melbourne  followers . Students will also be joining me live.

 

In this series of 6 concerts I will be joined by talented Melbourne musicians as Ben Roberston, Darryn Farrugia and Tamara Murphy .My goal is to expand the boundaries of flamenco expression through Jazz improvisation, contemporary dancing and collaboration with Indian music.Tickets may be reserved through my Melbourne Concerts website. On this website you may also see updates on all Melbourne upcoming concerts.

I feel very excited about showcasing traditional and contemporary flamenco. This art form has a vast array of styles. I will perform traditional solea, buleria, sevillanas and alegrias.

Contemporary flamenco incorporates extended harmony and resulting melodic enrichment.  As an example: In a traditional sense we could have a composition in a phrygian mode, with a major tonic, while in a contemporary setting the mode can enrichen the experience by alternating with mixolydian, lydian b7 and other melodic minor modes. The resulting harmonic contrast glued together by the strong constant rhythmic patterns creates an unforgettable audible experience.

I do wish to see you all here at all my upcoming Melbourne concerts
Regards

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Thomas Lorenzo

Melbourne Concerts Guitar | Jazz | Flamenco

 Melbourne Concerts Guitar: May 2015

Melbourne Concerts Guitar: Upcoming concerts by Thomas Lorenzo Guitar and Composer

It is a pleasure to announce my main local concerts to be held in Melbourne in May.

The guitar is an instrument that may be used in a broad range of musical styles. I love both my acoustic or nylon string Spanish Guitar and my electric. The electric guitar allows me to play in a more lyrical manner than the nylon string guitar and to project efficiently in an ensemble with instrumentation that produces long sustained notes as drums or piano.

Recently I have been exploring European musical traditions that were brought here to Australia through recent immigration as: Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Danish, Italian., Greek French and Spanish music.

Accompanied by Stephen Gilbert on violin we are offering day time concerts at the Phoenix Community Centre in East Malvern which I must say are going very well as we are drawing in nice crowds hungry for quality folk music. For further information please visit our Melbourne Concert website.

The concert:

An Afternoon Tour of European Musical Delights.?Concerto:  Violin Steve Gilbert  and Spanish Guitar Thomas Lorenzo

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When:  May 12th, 2015, 2.30 pm

Where: Phoenix Community Center East Malvern , 22 Rob Roy Road

Price : $15. Buy Tickets online

Call 0448348701 to reserve

I also love my jazz and my Mediterranean background. For this purpose playing electric guitar please feel to come along to my Parss Cat Concert on May 14th featuring two major local musicians. Darryn Farrugia on Drums and Tamara Murphy on bass. As a special guest we will have on vocals Christina del Mundo with which I generally play unique creative pop and jazz in an acoustic duo situation that is called Songful.

Thomas Lorenzo Trio

Melbourne Concerts guitar Thomas Lorenzo

When: May 14th, 2015,  at 8.30 pm

Where: Paris Cat ,  6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

http://www.pariscat.com.au/

Tickets: $20

Enjoy an evening of intimate Conversations in Jazz.

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Spanish Guitar Music-Vocal Quartet

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Bailas. New Album. Spanish Guitar Music Vocal Quartet. Melbourne

 

Bailas is one my latest compositions that I have released on Itunes as Thomas Lorenzo. Please accept my invitation and preview the track embedded above.

I have chosen in this case as instrumentation for my arrangement a vocal quartet that I generally perform with and the Spanish Guitar, also known as the nylon string guitar.

The character of this Spanish guitar music composition is minimalistic in nature. All melodic lines you hear are of great predominance. This is achieved by doubling all such melodic lines and also by avoiding simultaneous prominent sustained harmony in both back ground or foreground melodies.

You will notice that the guitar is not playing chords in a traditional manner. I do not just strum chords. Quite the contrary. I love to feel then tension the chords can create by defining them through melodies.

The Spanish Guitar,  in this case a flamenco hand crafted Hermanos Conde,  has great carrying power in all ranges. Overtones and harmonics allow for single note accompaniment to be heard with clarity within a vocal quartet.

Spanish Guitar Music

In this composition of Spanish Guitar music The vocal harmony is diatonic and triad in nature. My arrangement has given more consideration to vertical resolution of melodies than horizontal definition of chordal structures. The maximum tension towards the end of the composition is created by exploring extreme registers while the vocal quartet underlines the basic major or minor sound in thirds.

I adore vocal harmonies and enjoy performing in this format that allows contrast to the non sustained character of the guitar. The guitar is more of a percussive instrument producing shorter sounds in comparison to those a lyrical instrument as a violin or voice can produce.  The sustained vocal lines allow me to create a harmonic pad that the guitar cannot create on it´s own.

At my Guitar school here in Melbourne we  explore Spanish Guitar music and also the electric and or acoustic guitar in all styles and settings reflection of our contemporary music scene.

The guitar is a very versatile instrument allowing us to develop our inner creativity  composing sounds, harmonies and melodies that reflect our personal vision of well being.

Join us at the Creative Guitar School here in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs. Shine and be unique in your playing .

 

Frankston Arts Centre Concert: Thomas Lorenzo

Frankston Arts Centre Concert: Thomas Lorenzo

Memories de Barçelona: Minimalistic Contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop, 8 compositions that reflect upon human values that bond our community.

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Performers

Thomás Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars

Thomás Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars. His latest CD, Spanish Breeze, has achieved top 30 in the USA World Music Charts. He performs with Grammy award winner Alphonso Johnson, Bruce Sugar (Ringo Star), Dave Garfield (Benson) and Walfredo Reyes (Santana).

  • Alejandro Vega, Percussion
  • Wominjika Vocal Quartet
  • One World Choir
  • Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Frankston Arts Centre Concert

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Tickets: $30

 

 

 

 

Please join me and share with me my musical portrait of my life in Spain. “The acoustic guitar, the nylon string guitar, is a hammer of beauty that breaks the silence of mother nature as a wave crashing on the sea cliff. The choir creates layers of sustained beauty where the performers outline their expression and convey distant lost Mediterranean thoughts and emotions”

Thomas Lorenzo

 

Melbourne Concerts: Tomas Lorenzo in Memories de Barçelona.

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Tomás Lorenzo in Concert, “Memories de Barçelona”, October 6th, 2 pm, Uniting Church, Toorak.

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Premier of the Suite: “Memories de Barçelona “

Minimalistic Contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop. 8 compositions that reflect upon Christian values that bond our community.

 

 

 

Performers
Thomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars: Alphonso Johnson, Bruce Sugar (Ringo Star), Dave Garfield (Benson)
Jeremy Alsop, Bass (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter)
Steve Falk, Percussion (Melbourne Symphony)
Jordan Murray, Trombone (Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University)
Wominjika Vocal Quartet

Venue: Toorak Uniting Church
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria 3142

Date: October 6th at 2pm.

Ticket:  $30  Concession $20. Children under 12 with parents free.( Maximum two free tickets per family)

CONTACT DETAILS: Tomas Lorenzo 0448348701 info@thomaslorenzo.com.au

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The performers

Thomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars. His latest CD, Spanish Breeze, has achieved top 30 in the USA World Music Charts. He performs with Grammy award winner Alphonso Johnson, Bruce Sugar (Ringo Star), Dave Garfield (Benson) and Walfredo Reyes (Santana).

Jeremy Alsop on Bass: An established composer, performer, arranger, engineer and producer. Artists that have performed in his work include: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chad Wackerman, Mary Doumany, Paul Grabowsky and Colin Hay.

Steve Falk on Percussion: He has worked with the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa.

Jordan Murray on Trombone: Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University. He has established a career in many diverse areas of the music industry in Australia. He has been one of first call trombonists in Melbourne over the past 15 years, and has composed and arranged for a wide variety of situations.

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