Thursday 12th August
18:00 – Doors open
19:30 – Programme begins
21:30 – Music ends
22:00 – Final doors
Join Alexandra Whittingham, rising star of classical guitar, and Chris Grist, our Artistic Director, for an evening of spectacular musical dialogues between the romantic cello and the passionate guitar. A programme full of rhythms, melodies and sounds inspired by Spain, Andalusia, Argentina, and by dance, traditions and memories. Piazzolla’s Café 1930 contains one of his most soulful melodies and it represents a period when, in the words of the composer himself, ‘people stopped dancing it as they did in 1900, preferring instead simply to listen to it. It became more musical, and more romantic.’
De Falla’s ‘Nana’, another gem of this program, is actually a lullaby, which De Falla heard ‘from his mother’s lips before he was old enough to think’, and contains all the musical memory of Andalusian songs. Inspired by Andalusia is also Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe, which recalls the romance of nightfall and the beauty of the land in an evocative, profound, and playfully intimate way.
Join us on this evening to be transported by the notes of guitar and cello to romantic starlit Andalusian nights.
Alexandra Whittingham – Guitar
Chris Grist – Cello
Kodaly – Solo Cello Sonata (1st movement)
Manuel de Falla – Nana for cello & guitar
Manuel de Falla – La Vida Breve
Piazzolla – Cafe 1930
Ernest Shand – Légende
Fernando Sor – Minuet No.6, Op.11
Catharina Pratten – Forgotten
Napoléon Coste – Le départ, fantaisie dramatique
Heitor Villa-Lobos – Preludes 1 & 3
Francisco Tárrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Francisco Tárrega – Capricho árabe
53 Mount Ephraim Lane, London, SW16 1JE
We are regrettably not able to offer refunds for this event. However, if the event cannot go ahead, then the organisers will of course refund your purchase.
In the instance of inclement weather, the venue will remain outdoors but will be covered and therefore the event will continue. Just make sure to bring a woolly jumper!