Winter concert set to be classic

• The WA Guitar Orchestra.

A WORK by influential Perth classical guitarist Duncan Gardiner, who died earlier this year, will be one of the highlights of a concert tomorrow (Sunday June 19) by the WA Guitar Orchestra.

Dr Gardiner’s work Midar was the eighth movement of an ambitious composition commissioned by the National Trust in 2016 to celebrate the historic East Perth Cemetery, with the first seven movements based around hymns sung to the seven congregations interred there.

“Midar is an ‘extra’ movement I wanted to add in the spirit of acknowledgement of the Noongar people,” Dr Gardiner said at the time.

“This piece is a reflection of the beauty of the Derbarl Yerrigan (the Swan River) and it tells the story of the sheoak trees that line the shores of the river. 

A WORK by influential Perth classical guitarist Duncan Gardiner, who died earlier this year, will be one of the highlights of a concert tomorrow (Sunday June 19) by the WA Guitar Orchestra.

Dr Gardiner’s work Midar was the eighth movement of an ambitious composition commissioned by the National Trust in 2016 to celebrate the historic East Perth Cemetery, with the first seven movements based around hymns sung to the seven congregations interred there.

“Midar is an ‘extra’ movement I wanted to add in the spirit of acknowledgement of the Noongar people,” Dr Gardiner said at the time.

“This piece is a reflection of the beauty of the Derbarl Yerrigan (the Swan River) and it tells the story of the sheoak trees that line the shores of the river. 

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