Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

7.45pm MONDAY 22nd JULY 2019


Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Philip Houghton: Opals, Andrew York: Storm Front
Carlos Rafael Rivera: Cumba-Quin, Clarice Assad: Dancas Nativas
Ariel Ramirez: Alfonsina y el mar
M.Tadic & V.Stefanovski: Ajde Dali Znaes Pametis Milice/Pajdusk
Gustavo Santaolalla: De Usuahia a la Quiaca (from Motorcycle Diaries)
Django Reinhardt: Minor Swing
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Trad. Tarantella, based on a composition for Inti-Illimani Historico
Alberto Ginastera: Danza de la moza donosa, from Dancas Argentinas
Astor Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel, arr. Mike Baker

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Recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its extraordinary ensemble in performance, expansive repertoire and ground breaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium. Formed originally at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the guidace of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey, the quartet has performed extensively across the UK and abroad to critical acclaim, and is admired for its original arrangements of music from a wide rangeof styles, periods and cultures.

They have received many awards and their recordings for Chandos Records have been widely acclaimed. They have recorded 5 albums and all have received highly enthusiastic reviews in the press.

In 2016 the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was invited to perform at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. They have performed in many other major concert halls in the UK, including Perth Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Bridgewater Hall. Their engagements have taken them throughout Europe, most recently visiting Germany, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Poland and Ireland. They are dedicated to presenting music from around the globe, spanning the period from the renaissance right through to the present day. Their commission ‘Danças Nativas’, by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad, was nominated for a Latin Grammy® award for best classical composition in 2009.

Delicious food and drink is available at all concerts as well as a limited number of post concert suppers at the nearby Old Vicarage where you can dine with the musicians. Go to the HOSPITALITY page for details…