12/10/19 Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Michael Baker, Vasilis Bessas,  James Jervis, Rory Russell

This dynamic and innovative ensemble is recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets. Since its formation at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1999 under the guidance of Craig Ogden (Curry Rivel 2008!) and Gordon Crosskey it has established an expansive repertoire and a reputation throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.

Programme

Capriccio Espagnol                                                     Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
  Alborada                                                                   (1844-1908), arr. William Kanengiser
  Variazioni
  Alborada
  Scena e canto gitano
Fandango Asturiano

Opals                                                                           Philip Houghton (b.1954)
  Black Opal
  Water Opal
  White Opal

Dancas Nativas                                                           Clarice Assad (b.1978)
Twisted Samba
  Reflective Cancao
  Mad Baiao

INTERVAL

Ajde Dali Znaes Pametis Milice/Pajdusk                 M. Tadic (b.1959) & V Stefanovski (b.1957)
arr. Vasilis Bessas

Alfonsina y el mar                                                       Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010), arr. Roland Dyens

De Usuahia a la Quiaca                                              Gustavo Santaolalla (b.1951)
(from Motorcycle Diaries)                                          arr. Vasilis Bessas

Minor Swing                                                                 Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), arr. Mike Baker
(from Chocolat)

Danza de la moza donosa                                         Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983),
(from Dancas Argentinas)                                          arr. João Luiz Rezende Lopes

Cumba-Quin                                                                Carlos Rafael Rivera (b.1970)

Storm Front                                                                 Andrew York (b.1958)

The Swan LK243                                                          Catriona McKay (b.1976), arr. Mike Baker

Tarantella, based on a composition for                   Trad., arr. Mike Baker
Inti-Illimani Historico

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