City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2019. This weekend-long
City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2019. This weekend-long classical music festival will explore unexpected spaces across Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate in the north-west of the Square Mile, celebrating fantastic music alongside the history and heritage of the area.
Andrey Lebdev (guitar) presents ‘Viva España!’ at St Bartholomew the Less.
About the programme: Nothing evokes Spain more clearly than the guitar. Painting a musical picture of this historic country, guitarist Andrey Lebedev presents some of the best-known Spanish guitar music. Starting in Andalusia, in the South, music by Isaac Albéniz and Francisco Tárrega conjures a cool evening at the ancient Alhambra palace, and Albéniz’s Asturias – the quintessential Spanish guitar piece – draws on the region’s rich flamenco tradition. Heading North, Lebedev shares some of Miguel Llobet’s tender Catalonian folksongs, as well as and No te escaparás [You will not escape] by Australian composer Brett Dean, music inspired by the twisted etchings of Fransisco Goya, one of Aragon’s most famous sons.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
St Bartholomew the Less
57A West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS
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