On 24 September 2019, guitarist Craig Ogden will be joined by Live Music Now musicians past and present at St George’s Bristol to showcase the range of talent represented by the charity. The concert is raising money and awareness for Live Music Now South West, to help the branch continue to expand its work in the city and throughout the wider region.
Opening with young soprano Laura Curry singing Gounod’s exhilarating aria Je Veux Vivre, and moving through virtuosic solo flute repertoire performed by alumna Nicola Woodward, the first half will finish with the “indecently talented” folk duo The Drystones.
The concert’s second half features Craig Ogden performing a programme including Albeniz, John Dowland and Gary Ryan. Craig was a LMN musician from 1992 to 1999, and said of his time on the scheme:
Now a major international soloist and chamber musician, Craig regularly appears at major venues and collaborates with many of the UK’s top artists and ensembles, this season including concerto performances with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Halle, London Philharmonic and many others.
Tickets for the concert can be booked online here, or premium tickets (including drinks reception with Craig Ogden) can be booked directly through Live Music Now by emailing [email protected] or telephone 07880 437526.
Laura Curry (soprano), accompanied by Harry Haden-Brown (piano)
Gounod, Je Veux Vivre, from Romeo et Juliette
Lehar, Meine Lippen Sie Küssen so heiss
Nicola Woodward (solo flute)
Telemann, Fantasie no. 1 in A major
Koechlin, Chants de Nectaire, op. 199
Wissam Boustany, …And the Wind Whispered
Role of 3
(all traditional, arranged by The Drystones)
Craig Ogden (solo guitar)
John Dowland Lachrimae, Pavane & Fantasia no. 7
Napoléon Coste, Fantasie Dramatique “Le Depart”
Albeniz Torre, Bermeia
Dušan Bogdanovic, Six Balkan Miniatures
Gary Ryan, Lough Caragh
Gary Ryan, Rondo Rodeo