Simon Thacker

Simon Thacker (guitar)

Saturday 4 February 2012 • 7.30pm
Stewart's Hall, Huntly (map)

Tickets £8.00, £5.00 (concession), £1 (schoolchildren)
available from Deveron Arts, Brander Library, Orb's Bookshop, Rizza's shop, or at the door

Federico Moreno Torroba

Allegretto from Sonatina in A

Catalan folksong arr. Miguel Llobet

El testament d'Amèlia

Francisco Tárrega

Maria

Agustín Barrios Mangoré

La Catedral

Leo Brouwer

Variations sur un thème de Django Reinhardt

Simon Thacker

New work for guitar and digital delay

INTERVAL

Manuel María Ponce

Sonatina Meridional

Minoru Miki arr. Leo Brouwer

Ballade for Koto No.2: Nuori verso / A Young Sprout

Benjamin Britten

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70

Simon Thacker

Award winning classical guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker presents an exceptional new programme that explores every facet of this most intimate and poetic of instruments, featuring the beautiful Spanish romanticism popularised by the great Maestro Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten's seminal masterwork Nocturnal after John Dowland, commissioned by Julian Bream and still considered the greatest piece ever written for guitar, and a pulsating new work for digital delay and guitar that expands the limits of the classical guitar. Renowned as a visionary musician acclaimed for not only his solo and chamber music performances but also as a leader of innovative and groundbreaking intercultural ensembles, Simon has performed in the USA, Spain, France, Malta, Cuba and Belgium and recently released a CD of outstanding new guitar concerti. www.simonthacker.com

Thacker displayed highly sophisticated playing that is second to none in its detailed clarity — brilliantly silvery one moment, muscular and earthy the next.
(The Scotsman)

Thacker... as well as having the instrumental mastery to play demanding pieces with apparent ease, boasts a disarmingly natural and entertaining presentational style.
(The Herald)

Simon Thacker

Deveron Arts

Brander Library

Orb's Bookshop

Rizza's

Enterprise Music Scotland

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