Renowned guitar quartet kick-starts concert season

Aquarelle guitar quartet pic by Daniel Killoran
Aquarelle guitar quartet pic by Daniel Killoran

The Alwinton Church summer concert season starts on Saturday with a performance from four supreme classical guitarists.

Recognised as one of Britain’s leading chamber music groups, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its extraordinary togetherness in performance and expansive repertoire.

The Quartet, made up of Michael Baker, James Jervis, Vasilis Bessas, Rory Russell, has performed extensively in major venues including the Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall, and has appeared throughout Europe.

The programme will include music from Rimsky-Korsakov and Albeniz to Catriona McKay, together with music from the movies.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets vary in price, from £4 to £12.

Advanced tickets are available from Tully’s of Rothbury. Unsold tickets will be sold on the door.

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The Quartet holds a guitar workshop on Saturday, in the church, from 2pm to 3.30pm. The class is suitable for any guitar player who can read music to Grade 2 level.

The cost of the class is £5, payable on the day.

Reserve a place by caling 01669 650378 or 01669 640382.

For more details, visit the Alwinton concert website.