Friday, 24 May 2019

Beyond Boccherini: my pre-concert talk and music from Morgan Szymanski and the Benyounes Quartet at Conway Hall

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The Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and the Benyounes Quartet are giving a concert of music for guitar and strings at Conway Hall on Sunday 26 May 2019 at 6.30pm as part of the Sunday Concerts Series, and I will be giving the pre-concert talk at 5.30pm introducing the music.

The centrepiece of the programme is Boccherini's Fandango Quintet in D, one of a number of works Boccherini arranged from existing movements so that aristocratic patrons could play guitar in his chamber music. Alongside this Szymanski and the quartet will be performing music by Vivaldi and Piazzolla. There will also be music by Paganini, who it turns out was something of a mean guitarist too, Puccini, Thierry Escaich and Symanski's arrangement of two movements of Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango.

There is also a post-concert Q&A with the artists.

Do hope that you can join us:

https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/morgan-szymanski-benyounes-quartet/

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