Sean Shibe

ACO Up Close: Sean Shibe solo

Innovative Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe brings a solo recital to The Neilson at ACO Pier 2/3.

Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe will not be contained within set boundaries, nor categorised in any single way.

Leave assumptions behind and experience his groundbreaking approach to guitar playing in this one-off recital, which features the Australian premiere of English composer Thomas Adès’s astonishing Forgotten Dances, written especially for Shibe. The rare 20-minute work is Adès’s first published work for a solo instrument other than piano.

Also performing a selection of traditional and contemporary Scottish works, Shibe will move seamlessly from classical to electric guitars in this unforgettable evening which compliments his national tour concert with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Scotland Unbound.

Don’t miss this chance to see the artist that has given us “the best-ever Bach recording on guitar” (Gramophone Magazine) up close and personal in the spectacular setting of our Sydney venue.

THOMAS ADES Forgotten Dances [Australian premiere]
Solo Scottish works for solo lute

Sean Shibe guitars & lute  

CONCERT duration
70 minutes, no interval