keswick music society presents

Gitarrissima of Vienna

Showing Sun 8 December, 7.30pm

Gitarrissima of Vienna

Synopsis

Gitarrissima is a unique ensemble of five young female guitarists from across Europe who have been enchanting a steadily growing international audience with their sensitive musical interplay and virtuoso performances.

Thanks to their unusual line-up – an octave guitar, three concert guitars and an acoustic bass guitar – and their original arrangements, the ensemble is breaking new ground in the genre of classical guitar music.

They create a refreshingly original sound which gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as less well-known compositions. The arrangements combine cleverly balanced voicings with an airy transparency and make ingenious use of the entire range of playing techniques including percussive effects.

The programme includes original arrangements of works by Bizet (Carmen), Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake and The Nutcracker), Copland, Shostakovich and others.

Prices £22.50, £15, £7.50; Students, U18s £7.50, £4.50

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