An engaging summer afternoon concert with chart-topping guitarist Craig Ogden. Each item on the programme is introduced with an anecdote or knowledge about the composer, the instrumentation or the performance challenges presented by a particular piece.
By donation to the bursary fund.
Event time: Sun 1st Sep 2019 at 3:00pm - Sun 1st Sep 2019 at 4:00pm
At a glance
- An intimate concert in an informal setting
- Acoustic sound – no amplification
- A varied, eclectic repertoire
Participants will gain
- Be touched by beautiful melodies
- Hear new arrangements of familiar tunes
- Be challenged by intricate musical flavours
This summer afternoon concert promises to be engaging and educational as Craig Ogden introduces each piece with an anecdote or knowledge about the composer, the instrumentation or the performance challenges presented by a particular piece.
Entry is by donation to the Eileen Nesfield-Cookson Bursary Fund.
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation, studying guitar from the age of seven.
Craig’s recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim and his five Classic FM albums all shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart.
Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all the main UK orchestras plus many abroad. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at major venues and collaborates with the UK’s top artists and ensembles.
Craig Ogden is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western Australia, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Curator of Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall and Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.
“Craig displays scintillating dexterity of skill and emotional range, moving between Celtic melancholy, popular songs, and South American sizzle. Some measured classical pieces are beautifully interpreted, having been adapted from keyboard or other strings to great effect. Favorite composers include the 'incomprehensible genius' J. S. Bach, Albeniz and John Williams. The quality of listening in the room was remarkable. You could hear a pin drop at the moment between Craig’s hands coming to rest and ours joining in applause. ”
- Review of 2018 concert.
“Mr Ogden…proved a polished soloist in colorful, technically demanding works” - New York Times