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Jonathon Harper - Concerts Hewn With the Depth of Experience

Jonathon Harper - Concerts Hewn With the Depth of Experience

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  • Sun 12 Mar ’17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $10.00
  • Students: $5.00
  • General Admission: $15.00

Jonathon Harper is probably NZ’s busiest concert guitarist giving over 100 concerts each year, mostly in schools. Based in Ngaio, Wellington his special area is classical and Latin guitar. He also sings and plays South American mandolin (charango) and various folk flutes.

Toured North Island as Wellington Guitar Duo (classical music) with Edrick Banks. From 1984 to 1986, Jonathon presented a programme which included 3 pieces from Seventeen Pieces for Guitar by Douglas Lilburn for his tour around New Zealand. Currently, performs with NZSO violinist Robin Perks.

Folk music was Jonathon Harper's very first kind of music he learnt on guitar right back in the 1960s when artists such as The Seekers and Woodie Guthrie were famous. Bohemian folkies wore duffle coats and smoked pipes in those days in hip candle-lit coffee bars. Harper was an original folkie regular back then & performed in numerous famous folk clubs, cafes and coffee bars.

He also speaks Spanish (and a bit of Italian and Maori) and has toured and performed with various musicians including: Robin Perks (recently retired NZSO violinist), Mani Fagundes (Brazil), Roberto Rodriguez (Cuba), Edrick Banks (as the Wellington Guitar Duo), Grigota Monasterio (Bolivia), Cristian Huenuqueo (Chile) and many more.

Harper's second solo guitar release is Guitar Stories. His Impressions of Rome classical guitar sonata (written in Rome) from this CD has been featured on concert FM.

Harper has toured giving concerts in Australia, England and Italy. He has been supported by Creative NZ, the Yamaha Foundation and Mobil NZ. Arts festival appearances have included: Hamilton Gardens, Bay of Islands, Whakatane and Christchurch.

For further details check the website.

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking.

Door sales cash only: Please note, there is no Eftpos available on site.

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