In keeping with the festival’s theme, ‘Journeys’, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet will take the audience around the World with this fabulous programme:
Overture from L’Italiana in Algeri – Giacomo Rossini (Italy)
Capriccio Espagnol – N. Rimsky-Korsakov (Russia/Spain)
Opals – Philip Houghton (Australia)
Quiccan – Andrew York (USA)
Ajde Dali Znaes Pametis Milice/Pajduska – M.Tadic & V.Stefanovski (Balkans)
The Swan LK243 – Catriona McKay (Scotland)
Cumba Quinn – Carlos Rafael Rivera (Africa/Cuba)
De Usuahia a la Quiaca – Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentina)
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence – Rhyuichi Sakamoto (Japan)
Uarekena – Sergio Assad (Brazil)
Several of these pieces feature on the group’s latest recording for Chandos, ‘Aspects’, which was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone Magazine.
Film music fans will be delighted to see that Gustavo Santaolalla’s De Usuahia a la Quiaca – from Motorcycle Diaries – and Rhyuichi Sakamoto’s Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence – both from the quartet’s highly popular album ‘Final Cut’ – will also be played live at the festival.