Arts Derbyshire


Spring Concert Aquarelle Guitar Quartet Friday 19 April 2024, 7pm

In our Spring Concert, we welcome the fantastic Aquarelle Guitar Quartet for a wonderful evening of music at St James’ Church in Glossop. There are no tickets for this event, just turn up, enjoy the concert and donate as generously as you can at the end. Cash and card payments are accepted.

Doors will open at 6.30pm and refreshments will be served.

The programme includes:

Egberto Gismonti Baião Malandro

Bizet Carmen Suite

Ariel Ramirez Alfonsina y el mar

Alberto Ginastera Three Argentinian Dances

Ismael Ledesma A mi pueblo

Luiz Bonfà Manhã de Carnaval

Eduardo Martín Hasta Alicia Baila

David Pritchard Stairs

Olga Amelkina-Vera Nebulae

Gustavo Santaolalla De Ushuaia a la Quiaca

Paulo Bellinati A Furiosa

Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative group known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance, expansive repertoire and ground-breaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium. Originally formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1999 under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet continued their studies with guitarists including Sérgio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Scott Tennant. Their early successes included winning awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Tillett Trust and Tunnell Trust.

In 2023, Craig Ogden joined the group to replace Rory Russell who had decided to step back from the quartet after 17 years. As well as being a world-renowned soloist, Craig is an exceptional chamber musician and the quartet is looking forward to new projects including an exciting recording collaboration of music from Latin America and a supporting tour.

“All is performed with that same customary blend of high-octane virtuosity, relaxed lyricism, tonal richness and perfection of ensemble which has made the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet not merely one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles but, for sheer imagination and musicality, equal to the finest string quartet going.” Gramophone Magazine

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet: Mike Baker, Vasilis Bessas, James Jervis, Craig Ogden

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