L’Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour) presented by the José Carbó Trio is resoundingly successful in answering a question posed by Australia’s leading baritone, José Carbó. What if he were to be accompanied by two guitars instead of the usual piano or even orchestra when singing operatic songs?
Spectacularly, many of the arrangements in this concert were developed in collaboration with two young emerging classical guitarists, Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi. Together they form the José Carbó Trio. The trio first appeared together on stage at Canberra’s 2015 Voices in the Forest concert, where they performed music from Carbó’s ARIA-nominated album My Latin Heart. The third concert in their current Australian tour was held on 11 March 2018 as part of the Independent Theatre’s popular Prelude in Tea series – which always includes a most generous afternoon tea. Continue reading The Exquisite Hour @ the Independent Theatre