One of the great pleasures of directing a concert series is being able to invite some of our incredible artists back, not only to reprise their roles as soloists, but to introduce us to new music and new friends. Last year we had the distinct pleasure of inviting Adam Larison to return with his guitar duo, Duo 220. This year, we are super excited to see the return of Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd, this time with his guitar & cello duo Boyd Meets Girl.
Boyd Meets Girl combines the talents of Rupert Boyd with the incredibly talented cellist Laura Metcalf (Sybarite5). Rupert and Laura have spent the last few months touring extensively in support of their debut self-titled CD, and after numerous engagements in the US, Australia, and Nepal, they return to the US for their Delaware debut with Wilmington Classical Guitar on November 18th!
We’re really excited to welcome Boyd Meets Girl to Wilmington and we hope you’re excited to see them too. Check out the video above for a taste of what makes them so special, and see the full details of the concert below. I hope to see you at the show!
President & Artistic Director, Wilmington Classical Guitar
Date: Saturday November 18 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Admission: General Admission: $20
Senior/Student Admission: $15
WCGS Member Admission: $10
Tickets: available at door or in our Online Store
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd gave us an incredible performance at World Cafe Live in Wilmington during our 2015-16 season, and he’s returning this time with reinforcements! Boyd Meets Girl pairs Rupert with the amazing cellist Laura Metcalf (Sybarite5). Hot on the heels of the release of their first album, Boyd Meets Girl is geared up to put on an amazing performance of pieces written and arranged for classical guitar and cello. You don’t want to miss this unique combination (one of our favorites) or their incomparable artistry.
Works by Fauré, Bach, Gnattali, Piazzolla, Falla, and Pärt
Guest Opening Artist: Luke Honer
This concert will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.
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Boyd Meets Girl, pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. Acclaimed soloists in their own right, as a duo they perform an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India).
Boyd Meets Girl’s debut album was released by Sono Luminus in July 2017, and was described by This Is Classical Guitar as “featuring stunningly beautiful arrangements and exceptional performances”. The album has been broadcast on, among many others, New York’s WQXR, California’s KDFC and Sirius XM.
A happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City.
For more information about Boyd Meets Girl, please visit http://www.boydmeetsgirlduo.com/.