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Cambridge International Guitar Orchestra Weekend
  20-21 April 2013

(Not to be confused with the annual Cambridge Guitar Weekend in October ...)

Alegria GuitarEssonne and CGO

After our visits to Guitar'Essonne in France (2010) and to Alegria in Belgium (2012),  we are delighted to arrange a return visit to repay their hospitality.   The picture above shows all three orchestras at the Ghent concert venue.

Events will include joint workshops and a performance of 'Summa' by Arvo Pärt, a lecture/demonstration by guitar maker, David Merrin, on guitar construction and the playing of some antique guitars. There will be individual orchestra performances on both days at 2 different churches in Cambridge including one at one of the oldest churches in Cambridge, and an evening meal at an unusual local restaurant with a short performance by the classical guitarist, Gerard Cousins. The event will end with a guided walk around some of the great cultural landmarks in Cambridge.

The weekend includes two public concerts by the participating orchestras, with Duo Flāmas and Gerard Cousins as soloists. The public concerts will be:

Click here for some more details of the programme for the public concerts and of the visiting musicians. 

Tickets:  Saturday £10, £8 (concessions), under 16’s free;  interval drink included.
Sunday: Retiring collection in aid of The Round Church.

Tickets and further details from cigow@cgo.org.uk, telephone 01487 825669

(More information for the participating orchestras is available by clicking here; get username and password from your Musical Directors.)

The Cambridge International Guitar Orchestra Weekend is supported by Arts Council England, John Lewis, Central Language School Cambridge, Cambridge Strings, and we gratefully acknowledge their support.

Arts Council John Lewis Central Language School

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