“The hottest guitarist in the world” (Sunday Times) has the Fab Four in his sights in an alluring mash-up of baroque ‘n’ roll.
Mozart Divertimento K. 138
J.S. Bach Prelude from Lute Suite, BWV 997
Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra
De Falla Danza del Molinero (from El sombrero de Tres Picos)
Boccherini Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 – “Fandango”
Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E Minor
Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Isaías Savio Batucada from Escenas Brasileiras
Joachín Rodrigo Españoleta from Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Anonymous Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance) (with strings)
Astor Piazzolla Libertango (with strings)
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
The Beatles Blackbird, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Something, And I Love Her, Come Together, Here Comes the Sun, Fool on the Hill, Eleanor Rigby
Leader Stephanie Gonley
Guitar Miloš Karadaglić
Bass James Opstad
Times critic William Mann famously insisted that the Beatles were the greatest songwriters since Schubert. Classical charts-topping guitarist Milos invokes Bach, and brings them together in an inclusive melting pot simmering special arrangements with classical pops such as Mozarts fizzing Divertimento in D and a clutch of sultry Spanish favourites including the lambent slow of movement of Rodrigos iconic Concierto.
“Classical Music’s guitar hero has arrived” proclaimed the cover of BBC Music Magazine recently. Miloš is an artist equally at home playing Deutsche Grammophon’s legendary Yellow Lounge club nights, or holding a packed Royal Albert Hall spellbound in the palm of his solo hand. He’s not alone tonight though. Step forward the worlds most-recorded chamber orchestra (860 discs and counting). Serial collaborator with the likes of Britten and Barenboim, the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble has pedigree!
Please note this programme has changed from what was originally published.