West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon


Recital by Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Friday, 25th May, 2007 7:30PM

Regis Recital Hall, 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis

West Sussex Guitar Club in association with LACCS* presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the legendary Brazilian guitar-master

Carlos Barbosa-Lima

The maestro is in the UK for three days and comes straight from the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room (where you'd pay £15.50!)

Tickets £12 (any guitar society member £8) Under 16 free

Listen to Carlos play:

A native of Brazil, Barbosa-Lima began studying the guitar when he was seven. Among his teachers were the influential Brazilian guitarist Isaias Savio and Andres Segovia. While still a child, he was performing in public and he made his recording debut when he was just 12. He first toured the United States in 1967 and during 1971-72 Barbosa-Lima performed in London and New York, gaining a worldwide reputation. In the early 90's, Barbosa-Lima also performed frequently and recorded with Charlie Byrd and his quintet. Carlos Barbosa-Lima's tasteful yet virtuostic control of the guitar has resulted in consistently delightful solo recitals that appeal to a wide audience. Thus far his releases have found him exploring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Luiz Bonfa, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein (songs from West Side Story) and a variety of lesser-known Brazilian composers.

This masterful interpreter of a wide range of melodic music will play a range of colourful classical works in a programme reflecting different aspects of Brazilian music styles, including the samba, bossa nova, choro and chorinho.

" .... a musician gifted by the goddess of music..."
Andres Segovia

Carlos' Programme

  • Preludio de la "Suite a la Antigua" (Guido Santorsola)
  • Carioca* ; Odeon* (Ernesto Nazareth)
  • Sentimental Melody* from "Forest of the Amazon" (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
  • Prelude no.2 (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
  • Perfidia* (Alberto Dominguez)
  • Junto a tu corazon (Agustin Barrios Mangore)
  • Las Abejas (Agustin Barrios Mangore)
  • Siboney* (Ernesto Lecuona)
  • Adios* (Enrique Madriguera)
  • Fantasy on a Hawaiian Lullaby (Byron Yasui)
  • Promenade*; I Got Rhythm* (George Gershwin)
  • Porro (Gentil Montana)
  • Cochichando* ; Um a Zero* (Alfredo Vianna Pixinguinha)
  • Aquarela do Brasil* Ary Barroso)
  • Desafinado* ; One Note Samba* (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

*Arrangements by Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Carlos will play a guitar made by Richard Prenkert in 2002.

*Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Society