This performance will be a wonderful demonstration of the guitar in the company of bowed strings! We are privileged to welcome to our stage the members of the Cruft-Robertson-Pleeth string trio together with the excellent guitarist (and one of the Club's longest-standing friends) Paul Gregory.
The programme for this special evening will include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Villa-Lobos and Pablo Casals.
This year, the annual meeting with our friends from the Dorset Guitar Society is being hosted by our Club. As each society can now offer a variety of performances by soloists, ensembles and mixed groups, we have decided to hold the meeting on Sunday afternoon, so as to have plenty of time for performing, hospitality and fun!
What better opportunity to help each other to achieve our common goals - mastering the instrument and promoting the art of the classical guitar!
Deaf until he was five, Rossini started playing the violin and then took up electric guitar. He obtained a First in Master of Engineering at Oxford, but gave up his job in the aerospace industry in favour of mastering the classical guitar, which he did with John Mills and Graham Devine at the Royal Welsh Academy and in Germany with Sonia Prunnbauer, graduating everywhere with highest honours. He has now performed all over the world.
Rossini's programme will include works by Corelli, Couperin, Legnani, Mertz, Schubert and Barrios.
Time and travel arrangements to be confirmed
For a number of years our Club has belonged to this national organisation which meets once a year in different locations around the UK. This year the meeting will be hosted by our friends from the Dorset Classical Guitar Society - the closest location to our Club! We cannot miss this opportunity to get together with representatives of other societies and even showcase some of our talents. We shall hire the transport and organise the trip - the Club's orchestra will be going, but spectators will be most welcome too!
This is a members only event, but providing there is room, member's guests will be welcome to share with us the delights of our end of season celebration - never short of food, drink, music and fun!