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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Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Rupert and Laura have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer (classical guitar or cello) for your chance to perform for Rupert and Laura and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
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/.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2017-18 Concerts
September 23 - WCGS Members Showcase at Old Town Hall
October 21 - Meng Su, classical guitar with special guest Phillip Smith at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 18 - Boyd Meets Girl* (Rupert Boyd, classical guitar and Laura Metcalf, cello) with special guest Luke Honer at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 24 - Xiaobo Pu, classical guitar and Emma Resmini, flute at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 24 - Young Ik Jang, classical guitar with special guest Benjamin Pasternak at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 21 - GFA Winner's Tour Featuring Xavier Jara, classical guitar* with special guest Andrew DiGiandomenico at University of Delaware
May 26 - 6th Annual WCGS Members Concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
*Check our website for masterclass dates and times.