The Music Lounge & The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music presents

L'Heure Exquise featuring Jose Carbo Trio

In a world first, Australia’s leading baritone Josè Carbò is joined by acclaimed guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi for a gripping and varied tour de force.

14 Sep – 14 Sep

Named after Reynaldo Hahn’s 1892 masterpiece L’Heure Exquise, this remarkably diverse hour of music hypnotizes with its cosmic beauty and lilting tenderness, and electrifies with its impassioned bravado and drama: with music by Schubert, Faure, Verdi, Debussy, de Falla, and more, re-imagined for a pioneering musical setting of just two guitars.

The trio first appeared together on stage at Canberra’s 2015 Voices in the Forest concert, where they performed music from Carbo’s ARIA-nominated album My Latin Heart. With the success of this performance, Carbo suggested collaborating on some European, classical works long close to his heart yet which, for the most part, had never been heard with a guitar accompaniment. Verdi’s Cortigiani (from the opera Rigoletto), Schubert’s fiendish Erlkönig, and Debussy’s enchanting Romance are just a few names that emerge from this daring and eclectic collection of original arrangements.

Whilst retaining their original charm, these pieces gain a fresh perspective through the direct touch and wide variety of colours and effects unique to the guitar, making them at once sensually appealing and immediately accessible. 

Recommended for ages 16+.

7.30pm:                   Doors and Bar Open 
8pm - 8.45pm:        Act 1
8.45pm - 9.15pm:   Interval: 30 mins 
9.15pm - 10pm:      Act 2
10pm - 10.30pm: Bar will remain open after the show


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Venue Information

The Music Lounge, The Music Lounge


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Premium Seated: $45
Seated: $40
Standing: $30
Student Rush: $15 (only available 1 hour prior to show time)

Standing room tickets will be available once seated tickets have sold out.

On arrival at the venue you will be allocated a table number once you present your ticket at the door

Tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.95 fee per transaction.

Performance Times
General Public:
Friday 14 September, Doors and Bar open from 7.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 3 hrs (incl. interval)

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