craigogden2International guitarist Craig Ogden to play Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Aranjuez, September 30th 2017

Australian guitarist Craig Ogden is commonly known as the Aled Jones of the guitar world – one of the most electrifying classical guitar players of his generation.  His albums frequently top the UK Classical Charts and composers are lining up to write music for him.

We are thrilled to announce that he will be joining Ely Sinfonia to play what is arguably the most famous guitar concerto of all time, Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Aranjuez, in Ely Cathedral on 30th September 2017.  Inspired by the gardens at Philip II’s spring palace, the Palacio Real de Aranjuez, this exquisite piece evokes the sounds of nature to transport the listener to another place and time.

CraigogdenposterThe Concierto forms the centrepiece of an exciting programme that also includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Danzon no.2, a delightful little piece by the Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, and finishes with Beethoven’s virtuoso Symphony no.2.

Tickets are now on sale and are going quite quickly: they are a real snip at just £25 (premium), £20 or £15 (reserved) or £8.50 (unreserved).  You’lll find it hard to hear such a great musician play such a famous piece for so little anywhere else!  So buy yours now to avoid disappointment!  Meanwhile, here’s a taster of the Concierto de Aranjuez played by another amazing guitarist, John Williams Click to hear the recording.

To buy yours, follow this link.

Future events will include:

  • January 2018:
    Open workshop: Holst The Planets.
  • Saturday 28 April 2018:
    Khatchaturian Spartacus Suite no.2 and Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite no.1.  These are all among our personal favourites – book them into your diary now, before you forget!
  • Saturday 29 September 2018:
    Holst: A Dirge for Two Veterans and The Planets.
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