Classical Guitar Concerts


Listen Again

As well as concert details, I include the Listen Again option for recent concerts, which were recorded live. For less recent concerts and programmes, such as this Spanish RTVE Radio Clásica programme Vamos al Cine, featuring the classical and flamenco guitar used on film soundtracks, visit my dedicated Classical and Flamenco Guitar on Radio page.

Thursday 2 August 2018: London: MILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ALEXANDER VEDERNIKOV. Royal Albert Hall, 7pm. Tickets. (première Ink Dark Moon for guitar and orchestra by Joby Talbot) ALSO: Proms Plus Talk: Concert Hall, Imperial College Union, 5.15–5.55pm: Joby Talbot introduces his guitar concerto) Watch/Listen Again

Saturday 8 September 2018: BBC Radio 3: THIBAULT GARCIA. Glynde Place, Sussex, 6.30pm. Listen again. (BBC New Generation Artist)



Saturday 15 September 2018: Sydney: KARIN SCHAUPP and AUSTRALIA ENSEMBLE. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW, 8pm. Tel. (02) 9385 4874. Tickets. (From the Dreaming [1991, rev. 1997] by Phillip Houghton, Shards; Chorales and Dances [2002] by Paul Stanhope: first performance)

Sunday 16 September 2018: Buenos Aires: DE SEGOVIA A YUPANQUI radio programme with SEBASTIÁN DOMÍNGUEZ and FABIO CAPUTO on Radio Nacional ClásicaFM Clásica 96.7 at 6pm (10pm London time). Listen online. (Dedicated to María Luisa Anido with Isabel Siewers and featuring Luces y Sombras guitar concerto by Claudia Montero)

Tuesday 18 September 2018: LondonMILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, 7.30pm. Tickets. See blog

Wednesday 19 September 2018: London: LOTTE BETTS-DEAN (mezzo-soprano) and ANDREY LEBEDEV. Church of St Bartholomew the Less, 57A West Smithfield, EC1A 9DS, 1pm. Tickets.

Friday 21 September 2018: CowbridgeMILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. Holy Cross Church, Church Street, CF71 7BB,7.30pm. Tickets. See blog

Saturday 22 September 2018: Edinburgh: KATRINA BATEMAN (violin), KIRSTY BALL (flute) and AYMAN JARJOUR. Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, Princes Street Gardens, EH2 2EL, 6.30pm. Tel. 07714 988 417. Tickets. Donations towards Wellcome Fund of International House, New York, providing scholarships to help students from conflict countries.

London: SATOKO FUKUDA (violin) and AHMED DICKINSON CÁRDENAS. St Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, EC2M 3TL, 3pm. Tickets.

Madrid: RAFAEL AGUIRRE & RTVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by MIGUEL ÁNGEL GÓMEZ MARTÍNEZ. Patio de Armas, Palace of Aranjuez, 7.30pm. Details (Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo)

Toronto: TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon, 525 Bloor St. E., 8pm. Tickets.

Tuesday 25 September 2018: Dallas, TX: MENG SU. Caruth Auditorium at SMU, 6101 Bishop Blvd Dallas, TX 75205, 7.30pm. Tickets.

London: TARO TAKEUCHI (Renaissance lute and harp lute). Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ, 3.30pm. Tel. 020 8699 1872. Details. (his Renaissance lute  is a copy of a sixteenth-century lute by Venere and his harp-lute was made by Buchinger, London, c.1810).

London: SÉRGIO and ODAIR ASSAD. Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1 5HT, 7.30pm. Tickets.

LONDON STRINGS FESTIVAL: 26–30 September 2018

Wednesday 26 September 2018: London: AHMED MUKHTAR (Arabic oud) and VELES ENSEMBLE. Saint Margaret Pattens Church, Eastcheap, EC3M 1HS, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Thursday 27 September 2018: Fort Worth, TX: MENG SU. Kimbell Art Museum – Renzo Piano Pavilion Auditorium, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Friday 28 September 2018: Bellingen, NSW: KARIN SCHAUPP and BELLINGEN YOUTH ORCHESTRA. Bellingen Memorial Hall, 35 Hyde St, NSW 2454, 7.30pm. Tickets. (two movements from Antarctica, Suite for Guitar and Orchestra by Nigel Westlake)

Guildford: MILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. G Live, London Road, Surrey, GU1 2AA, 7.30pm. Tel. 01482 369 350. Tickets. See blog

London: EDEN-STELL GUITAR DUO. Saint Margaret Pattens Church, Eastcheap, EC3M 1HS, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Poole, Dorset: JOHN MILLS & COBIE SMIT. Lytchett Minster Parish Church, Dorchester Road, Poole BH16 5JA, 7.30pm. Details. (Charity concert for Bowel Cancer UK)

Saturday 29 September 2018Baltimore, MD: JUNHONG KUANG. Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, MD 21202, 6pm. Tickets.

Bellingen, NSW: KARIN SCHAUPP and ACACIA STRING QUARTET. Bellingen Memorial Hall, 35 Hyde St, NSW 2454, 2pm. Tickets. (In Amber: for guitar and string quartet by Phillip Houghton)

London: MICHAEL BUTTEN: St John’s Church, Pitfield, Hoxton, N1 6NP, 1pm. Tickets.

London: EMMA KIRKBY and MICHAEL SOLOMON WILLIAMS (voices) with JACOB HERINGMAN and ERIC THOMAS (lutes). St John’s Church, Pitfield, Hoxton, N1 6NP, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Saint Paul, MN: TENGYUE ZHANG. Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Avenue, MN 55104, 7.30pm Tickets.

Waiblingen, Germany: PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS. Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, An der Talaue 4, Waiblingen, 71334, 8pm. Tickets.

Sunday 30 September 2018: London: AILEEN HENRY (harp) and TOBY CARR (lute)St Clements, Eastcheap, EC4N 7AE, 1pm. Tickets.

London: LOTTE BETTS-DEAN (mezzo-soprano) and ANDREY LEBEDEV. Omnibus Theatre,1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 0QW, 7.30pm. Tel. 0207 498 4699. Tickets.

LondonBALUJI SHRIVASTAV. Saint Margaret Pattens Church, Eastcheap, EC3M 1HS, 7.30pm. Tickets.


Monday 1 October 2018: Cheltenham: MILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA, 7.30pm. Tickets. See blog

Tuesday 2 October 2018: Barcelona: CARLOS BONELL and Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecília, conducted by JOSÉ LUIS LÓPEZ ANTÓN. Palau de la Música Catalana, C/ Palau de la Música, 4–6, 08003, 8.30pm. Tel. 902 442 882. Tickets(Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo)

Thursday 4 October 2018: London: LAURA SNOWDEN with BERKELEY ENSEMBLE. St Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue, Little Venice, W9 2PT, 7.30pm. Tickets. (Guitar Concerto, Op. 67 by Malcolm Arnold; Première Festival Commission by Tim Watts) (Pre-concert Discussion with Petroc Trelawny, Tim Watts and Joe Hastings)

Madame Sidney Pratten (1821–1825) is buried at Brompton Cemetery: ‘A guitar adorns the grave of German-born musician, composer and teacher Catharina Josepha Pratten (nee Pelzer), also known as Madame Sidney Pratten.’

Friday 5 October 2018: London: LAURA SNOWDEN. St Saviour’s Church, Warwick Avenue, Little Venice, W9 2PT, 9.30pm. Tickets.

New York: BEIJING GUITAR DUO. Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Singapore: STEPHANIE JONES. 10 Square Auditorium, Orchard Central, Level 10, 7.30pm. Tel. 67 330 400.

Sleaford, Lincs: JOHN MILLS. New Life Conference and Events Centre, Mareham Lane, NG34 7JP, 7.30pm. Tel. 01205 355 656.

SwanseaMILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ, 7.30pm. Tel. 01792 475 715. Tickets. See blog

Saturday 6 October 2018: Bradford on Avon: AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET. Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Rd, BA15 1DZ, 7.30pm. Details. (Pre-concert talk with artists at 6.30pm)

London: JAMIE ACKERS. Brompton Cemetery Chapel, Fulham, SW10 9UG, 2pm. The Chapel (New album preview concert: Le Donne e la Chitarra: music for romantic guitar by nineteenth-century women composers).

Sunday 7 October 2018: London: EDEN-STELL GUITAR DUO. St Saviour’s Church, Grand Drive, Raynes Park, SW20 9DG, 7.30pm. Tel. 020 8397 0805.

Padua, Italy: JESSE FLOWERS. Basilica di Sant Antonio, Piazza del Santo, 6pm.

Poway, CA: THE ROMEROS. Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 2pm. Tickets.

Thursday 11 October 2018: Singapore: MILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ  & ENSEMBLE 7. Esplanade Concert Hall, 7.30pm.

Saturday 13 October 2018: Chicago, IL: TENGYUE ZHANG. Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Philadelphia, PA: NIGEL ARMSTRONG (violin) and JASON VIEAUX. Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street, PA 19103, 8pm. Tickets.

San Francisco, CA: SHARON ISBIN and ROMERO LUBAMBO. Herbst Theatre,401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Friday 19 October 2018: Tampa, FL: PEPE ROMERO with LINDA SWITZER (soprano), MARK SWITZER (guitar) and CARISSA and ANGELINA (flamenco dancers). Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 1913 North Nebraska Avenue Tampa, FL 33602, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Friday 26 October 2018: London: GERARDO NÚÑEZ QUINTET with CARMEN CORTÉS. Hall One, Kings Place, 7.30pm. Tel. 020 7520 1490. Tickets.

Saturday 27 October 2018: London: LONDON INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION FINALS. Hall One, Kings Place, 6–7.15pm. Tel. 020 7520 1490. Tickets.

London: ANA VIDOVIC; GIACOMO SUSANI. Hall One, Kings Place, 7.30pm. Tel. 020 7520 1490. Tickets.

Wednesday 31 October 2018: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs: 6 HANDS: JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN ETHERIDGE & GARY RYAN. Westminster Theatre, Keele University, ST5 5BD, 7.30pm.  Tickets.


Friday 2 November 2018: Colchester6 HANDS: JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN ETHERIDGE & GARY RYAN. Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, CO1 1PT, 7.30pm. Tickets.

Sunday 4 November 2018: London: JOHN WILLIAMS, XUEFEI YANG, EDEN-STELL DUO, LAURA SNOWDEN, VIDA GUITAR QUARTET. Royal College of Music, from 11am. Details.

Saturday 10 November 2018: Cambridge: MAXIMO DIEGO PUJOL. St Paul’s Centre, Hills Road, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge CB2 1JP, 7.30pm.

Wednesday 14 November 2018: Reading6 HANDS: JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN ETHERIDGE & GARY RYAN. Town Hall, Blagrave Street, RG1 1QH, 7.30pm. Tel. 0118 960 6060. Tickets.

Thursday 15 November 2018: New York: NOVA GUITAR DUO. Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets.

List of Classical Guitar Premières

Here is a list of recent Classical Guitar premières with details of composers, works, dates, performers and venues — and where possible, the composer’s Performance Notes. The List

© Thérèse Wassily Saba  2018

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