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Concerts and recitals

Mela Guitar Quartet

Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3:00pm
Long Newton
St Mary's Church, Darlington Road, Long Newton TS21 1DD
£10.00
They bring "the colours and textures of four classical guitars to life with a wonderfully inventive, eclectic mix of repertoire" They have vast concert experience, and have performed on BBC Radio 3 and 4 in the recent past. ​ Matthew Robinson a former Egglescliffe School student, who also studied Guitar with John Forsyth is a founder member of the quartet and is delighted to bring his colleagues to his home area for this concert.
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Craig Ogden

Monday 26th February 2018 at 7:00pm
Oxford
Hollywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SD
£15, 10, 5
Please note that, although the concert will be free to attend for Oriel students, you will still need to reserve your space via Tickets Oxford.
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Raymond Burley - Swansea Classical Guitar Circle

Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7:30pm
Swansea Wales
Sketty Park Community Centre, Park Way, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8HE
£10
Programme: Albeniz: Mallorca, Tansman: Cavatina, Falla: Homenaje, Sor: Fantaisie op.7, Theodorakis: Epitafios, Duarte: English Suite, Smith Brindle: El Polifemo de Oro, Emilio Pujol: Four Pieces
Sylvia Barker (01792) 469 805

Pat Coldrick - Classical Gas Tour

Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 8:00pm
Waterford Ireland
St Patrick's Gateway, Patrick Street, Waterford
20 Euros (21.50 on Line)
Irish Classical Guitarist and Composer, who has been working for the last six years in Ireland but has also performed Recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia. Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made Classical Guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Through his interpretation of music and by exploring and embracing new technologies he strives to enhance the dynamics of the classical guitar and bring his music to a wider audience both at home and abroad.
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John Mills

Sunday 4th March 2018 at 3:00pm
Wells
Wellfield Barn, Walcombe Lane, Wells BA5 3AG
For further details Tel. 01749 675129
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John Mills

Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 7:30pm
Cardiff
Royal Welsh College of Music, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER
Box Office 02920 391391
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Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble

Friday 9th March 2018 at 7:30am
Cirencester Gloucestershire
Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE
£7 (£5 children accompanied by an adult)
Senior section of the Corinium Players performing an eclectic selection of music including Baroque, Latin, and Easy Listening. Raising money for a European Tour.
sandracpge@hotmail.com
Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble

Morgan Buckley with the Newcastle Guitar Orchestra

Friday 9th March 2018 at 7:30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Grainger Street NE1 5JG
£10:00, www.newcastleguitarorchestra.org.uk
Conductors Timothy Cranfield and Christopher Fox Rodrigo Adagio from the Concierto de Aranjuez Fantasia para un Gentilhombre Vivaldi Concerto in D Major Grieg Holberg Suite
djcurry@hotmail.co.uk
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Charity Guitar Ensemble Concert

Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7:30pm
Stratford-upon-Avon
St Andrews Church, Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HQ
£6:00 or £8:00 on the door
John Fletcher 07787 133219. Parish Office 01789293381

Guildford Guitar day - Zoran Dukic

Saturday 17th March 2018 at 2:00pm
Guildford Surrey
University of Surrey, PATS studio One, Guildford GU2 7XH
£12, 10, 2
This year’s annual Guitar Day, hosted by the University's International Guitar Research Centre, features a rare UK performance by one of the world’s finest classical guitarists - Zoran Dukić. Before his concert, Zoran will talk with Steve Goss about Steve’s new piece ‘Cinema Paradiso’, which Zoran premiered in Germany in June 2017. The day begins with a recital by 2017 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award winner Giacomo Susani, who will play a piece written for him by Surrey alumnus Marek Pasieczny. 2PM - Guitar Recital with Giacomo Susani Tickets Frescobaldi Toccata and Aria con variazioni detta “La Frescobalda” Pasieczny Tate Sonata (dedicated to Giacomo Susani) Sor Gran Solo op. 14 Walton Five Bagatelles Winner of the 19th Ivor Mairants Guitar Award, presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, Italian guitarist Giacomo Susani regularly performs as soloist and in chamber ensembles in some of Italy’s most prestigious venues as well as throughout the UK. 3pm - Zoran Dukić in conversation with Professor Stephen Goss Tickets Director of the International Guitar Research Centre at the University of Surrey, Professor Stephen Goss, talks with Zoran Dukić about this evening’s programme. 4.30pm - Guitar Recital with Zoran Dukić Tickets Antonio José (1902-1936) Sonata Steve Goss (b 1964) Cinema Paradiso (English premiere) J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Siciliana BWV 1001 Andante BWV 1003 Largo BWV 1005 Sarabanda BWV 1004 A. Piazzolla (1921-1992) Invierno Porteño Adios Nonino Muerte de Angel
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Raymond Burley Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 1:05am
Swindon Wilts
Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN
£6:00
Scarlatti: Sonata K.87, Bach: Chaconne, Tansman: Cavatina, Moreno Torroba: Castles of Spain

Edinburgh Guitar Night - Simon Thacker & Karmana

Friday 23rd March 2018 at 7:00pm
Edinburgh
Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
£7.92
The Edinburgh Guitar Night is a series of concerts in Edinburgh, based on the idea of celebrating the instrument of the guitar, and the musicians that play it. Created by Edinburgh-based guitarist Ali Tod, the Edinburgh Guitar Night is designed to give guitarists a platform to perform and showcase their instrument in an intimate setting. Edinburgh Guitar Night is a recurring event with international and local guitarists of a variety of genres, from acoustic, classical and flamenco, to electric rock, jazz and funk, and is the premier event for showcasing guitar talent in the city.
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CGO in Concert

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:00pm
Marston Moretaine Bedfordshire
St Mary's Church, The Green, Marston Moretaine MK43 0NF
£5 children/£10 general
CGO will perform a range of music written for, or arranged for, classical guitar ensemble, including music by Amelkina-Vera, Dumigan, Houghton, Saint-Saëns, Schubert and Walton. In addition, Valérie Hartzell, our Musical Director, and Mat James, one of our professional members, will play some solos.
email info@cgo.org.uk
Cambridge Guitar Orchestra

Solo Classical Guitar Ensemble

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:30pm
Boston Lincolnshire
Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Spain Lane, Boston PE21 6HP
£8:00
Charity Fund Raising Event for the Boston and District branch of the MS society
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CheGO in Concert at the Cramphorn Theatre

Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 1:00pm
Chelmsford Essex
The Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Free entry. Suggested £1 donation on the door.
One hour lunchtime concert by CheGO, the Chelmsford Guitar Orchestra. The programme is varied, spanning music periods and genres.
7773155981 guitarorchestra@outlook.com

VALERIE HARTZELL

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 8:15pm
Menai Bridge Anglesey
Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA
£10
Valerie will perform works by Mark Houghton,Chris Dumigan,Tarrega, Albeniz, Dyens and The Beatles. Supported by Noson Allan and Isle of Anglesey County Council. Refreshments available during the interval.
Jane Sinnett 01407 831480 jane.sinnett@btinternet.com

John Mills & Cobie Smit

Friday 20th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Crieff
The Chapel, Innerpeffray Library, Crieff PH7 3RF
Tel 01764 652 819
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Gary Ryan at Weston Music Society

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7:30pm
Weston near Hitchin Herts
Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Weston near Hitchin SG4 7DJ
£15, under 19 free
Gary will play some of his own compositions plus works by Dowland, Bach, Tansman, Dyens, Brouwer and some of David Russell's Celtic arrangements.
Felicity Lowe 01462 790 573 and felicitylowe@yahoo.co.uk

Mēla Guitar Quartet

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7:30pm
Cirencester Gloucestershire
Sundial Theatre, Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 1XA
£14 (£11 con)
Mēla Guitar Quartet supported by the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble. Performance includes Brandenburg Concerto VI.
01285 654228
Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble

John Mills & Cobie Smit

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 3:00pm
Chorley Lancashire
St Laurence Church, Union Street, Chorley PR7 1EB
£10:00 & £8:00 conc.
Music from England, Ireland, Spain, Latin America and Austria
01373 865 039
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Raymond Burley and Amaretti Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7:30pm
Cheadle Hulme Cheshire
St Andrew's Church, Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5ET
£10
Raymond Burley (Guitar) and Amaretti Chamber Orchestra: Mozart Symphony no.39, Dodgson Guitar Concerto no.1, Sibelius Valse Triste, Corelli Concerto Grosso
peter@amaretti.org.uk (01663) 719 400

Jon Gjylaci Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 1:15pm
Bolton
Bolton Parish Church, Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PS

Concierto de Aranjuez

Thursday 31st May 2018 at 7:30pm
London
Saint Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
£14 - £39
Colombian guitarist Francisco Correa will join the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Ellery at the wonderful setting of St Martin in the fields for a performance of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Programme also includes Faure Requiem and Zadok the priest by Handel.

Corinium Players Tea-time Recital

Saturday 21st July 2018 at 3:00pm
Cirencester Gloucestershire
Ashcroft Methodist Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1RA
£5 to include a cream tea (£2 children)
Join the Corinium Players for a pre-tour concert before they depart to Germany. There will be a selection of music from Baroque to Star Wars!
sandracpge@hotmail.com
Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble

Jon Gjylaci Lunchtime Concert

Friday 3rd August 2018 at 1:00pm
LONDON
St Martins in the Field, Trafalgar Square - N-E corner, LONDON WC2N 4JH

Debbie Adamson, Arne Brattland and Raymond Burley

Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 8:00pm
Rednal
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS
FREE
To be Advised.
raymond3325@gmail.com
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English Guitar Orchestra dir. by Raymond Burley

Saturday 17th November 2018 at 7:30pm
Oxford
St Michael at the North Gate Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY
£12 and £8 concessions
The English Guitar Orchestra directed by Raymond Burley with a programme of music for 2, 3, 4 and 15 guitars including works by Vivaldi, Handel, Ravel, Houghton, Abba, Ronald Binge, Karl Jenkins and John Barry.
Ticket reservations: 07585 127 164
For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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