Box Office: Box Office:0161 0161907 9079000 9000 www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Guitar Weekend 2019 Hi Everyone! I warmly invite you to my fifth Guitar Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall; a biennial festival of concerts and activities inspired by that most popular of musical instruments. I am launching the weekend with my own personal ‘celebration of the guitar’ alongside old friends, Manchester Camerata. On Saturday there’s a lunchtime recital and masterclass given by Croatian virtuoso, Zoran Dukić. Across the three days, there are free foyer events, workshops and a lively guitar marketplace. The weekend culminates with a spectacular gathering of amateur guitarists on the Hall’s main stage and a genre-busting performance by rising star, Sean Shibe. I hope to see you there! Best wishes, Craig
Guitar Marketplace Foyers At various times during the day on Saturday and Sunday, Nugent Guitars and luthiers James Lister and Sam McLaren will display a selection of their finest wares with a chance to learn more about the art of guitar-making and to try some new instruments. Forsyth’s music shop will also have a range of music and guitar accessories for sale.
Friday 25 January Manchester Camerata - Craig Ogden Tom Doughty Stalls Café Bar 5.30–6.15pm and 6.45–7.15pm Unique lap-slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Doughty entertains. Free non-ticketed event
Guitar Weekend Preview Main Auditorium 6.30pm Craig Ogden talks about Guitar Weekend 2019. Free non-ticketed event
A Celebration of the Guitar Manchester Camerata Craig Ogden classical guitar Main Auditorium 7.30pm Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K.380 Albéniz Asturias Barrios Vals Op.8 No.4 Einaudi Due Tramonti Giuliani Guitar Concerto in A, first movement Barber Adagio for strings Matthew Hindson Rush Harrison arr. Sollscher Here Comes the Sun Gary Ryan Lough Caragh, Rondo Rodeo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel Medley of film and tv music (including Gabriel’s Oboe, Inspector Morse, Cavatina, Ashokan Farewell) Boccherini Fandango from Quintet in D John Brunning Romance No.1 Miroslav Tadic Walk Dance Australian guitar virtuoso and associate artist, Craig Ogden, launches the weekend collaborating with musicians from Manchester Camerata. Together they lead us on a journey through the history of music, performing some of Craig’s favourite pieces in a variety of formats – solo, chamber ensemble and orchestral. Many of them have been recorded by Craig for Classic FM.
Post-concert in the Stalls Bar Diversions for guitar with the Zamora Trio £38.00 – £21.00 £7.50 student standby tickets available on the day Book Tickets
Saturday 26 January Music Makers & Zoran Dukić Music Makers: Guitar Special Circle Foyer 10.00am, 11.00am & 12.00 noon Music and sensory play session for babies and toddlers. Suitable for ages 0-4 years old. £4 per child | Accompanying adults free (no booking fee) Book Tickets
Talk: An Alternative History of the Guitar Tom McKinney speaker Barbirolli Room 10.30–11.30am Guitarist and broadcaster, Tom McKinney explores the development of the Viennese guitar including its historical origins, its influence in the US and its evolution into the modern steel-stringed instrument. Free non-ticketed event
Zoran Dukić classical guitar Barbirolli Room 1.00–2.00pm A. José Sonata J.S. Bach Siciliana BWV 1001; Andante BWV 1003; Largo BWV 1005; Sarabanda BWV 1004 Piazzolla Invierno Porteño; Adios Nonino; Muerte de Angel During his early career, Zoran Dukić won nine first prizes in international competitions in just five years, sealing his reputation as one of the most remarkable musicians of his generation. His programme combines courtly dances by Bach with works by that master of tango, Astor Piazzolla. Antonio José was executed during the Spanish civil war and remains one of Spain’s most neglected composers. His Sonata for guitar is considered his greatest work. £17.50 (inc access to the masterclass at 2.30pm) Book Tickets
Masterclass with Zoran Dukić Barbirolli Room 2.30–4.00pm The gifted Croatian performer puts students from the RNCM and Chetham’s School through their paces. £5 for masterclass only (no booking fee) Book Tickets
Pop-up poetry with live guitar music Stalls Café Bar 4.30–6.00pm
Read a poem of your own, either inspired by the guitar or the lyrics to an imaginary song. For the chance to participate, submit your ideas to email@example.com, a selection will be heard on the day. Free non-ticketed event
Sunday 27 January Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree Big Guitar Jamboree
Film: Segovia, Song of the Guitar Charles Hallé Room 11.00am & 12 noon (film lasts 50 mins) A chance to see Christopher Nupen’s intimate documentary portrait of the legendary Spanish guitarist. The film dates from 1977, when Segovia was approaching the last decade of his life. Free non-ticketed event
Live Guitar Music Stalls Foyer 12 noon–1.30pm Performed by Quartic Guitar Quartet, the Zorya Duo and others.
Craig Ogden conductor Aquarelle Guitar Quartet Callum Dewar composer
Be Hear Now Barbirolli Room 1.45–2.45pm Guitar-themed participatory concert for young people aged 0 to 19 with special educational needs and their families. Explore music, creativity and movement as you join workshop leader Beth Bishop and professional musicians from Live Music Now to listen and play new instruments and sounds. Adults £5 | Under 19s £3.00 (no booking fee)
Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree
Main Auditorium Participants’ rehearsal 10.00am–1.00pm Public performance 2.00–3.00pm Join us for a family-friendly concert featuring a massed guitar orchestra of over 100 players of all ages and abilities. Join the orchestra as a player, with a choice of parts suitable from Grade 1 to 8 or take a seat in the auditorium for the concert. With special guests the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, this is a rare opportunity to perform onstage at The Bridgewater Hall or enjoy a unique performance by over 100 guitars. Participants £7 (£5 for under 19s) (no booking fee) Audience for 2.00pm performance Book Tickets Free ticketed event
Sunday 27 January Sean Shibe Guitar Social Stalls Café Bar 3.00–4.15pm Mingle with Craig Ogden and other performers, whilst listening to live guitar music. Free non-ticketed event
softLOUD Sean Shibe classical & electric guitar Main Auditorium 4.30–5.30pm James Oswald Divertimentis (excerpts from Scottish Lute Manuscripts) Peter Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness James Macmillan Motet Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint Julia Wolfe LAD To close the weekend, rising star Sean Shibe plays acoustic and electric guitars in his breath-taking concert experience softLOUD. Contrasting 18th century Scottish lute music with contemporary works by Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and Steve Reich, the performance ends with an arrangement of Julia Wolfe’s extraordinary LAD, originally written for nine highland bagpipes. £15.00
Booking Online Visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk By phone 0161 907 9000 In person Box Office, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS By post To the Box Office at the address above
Box Office opening hours* Monday to Saturday 10.00am—6.00pm Sunday (concert nights only) 12.00 noon—6.00pm Closed on non-concert Sundays Counter service until 8.00pm on concert nights * As at November 2018. Please phone the Box Office or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk to check for changes in opening times. Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and Delta all welcome
Booking Fees Prices shown in this brochure include booking fees, unless otherwise stated. No fee applies to tickets bought in person.
A limited number of prepay discounted spaces are available to patrons attending evening concerts at Q-Park First Street car park (see map on next page) at a rate of £6.50. Spaces must be booked at the time of purchasing your concert tickets no less than 24 hours before the event. Parking is limited to a maximum stay of 8 hours at the discounted rate. Q-Park First Street, M15 4FN
Metrolink Travel Discounts Book your Metrolink Travelcard with your event tickets and save 20% off the price of a Metrolink Adult Day Travelcard. Priced £4 and valid for unlimited travel on the Metrolink Network at off-peak times (after 9.30am on weekdays, all day Saturday or Sunday). Valid only when presented with concert ticket on the day of the event only.
Facilities for disabled patrons The Bridgewater Hall is fully accessible for disabled patrons. For full information please visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk or call the Box Office.
INNSIDE by Melia Manchester is an ideal choice. The hotel is located two minutes’ walk from The Bridgewater Hall – see map on next page. INNSIDE offers 208 spacious, modern guest rooms, with comfortable king-size or twin beds, and fantastic cityscape views. INNSIDE by Melia, 1 First Street, Manchester M15 4RP Tel: 0161 200 2500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Here The Hall is in the centre of Manchester, easily accessible by public transport and by road. Metrolink tram passengers should alight at St Peter’s Square or Deansgate-Castlefield. The nearest bus stops for major routes into the city centre are St Peter’s Square/Portland Street or Deansgate. The nearest rail stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road. Coaches can drop off and pick up outside the main entrance on Lower Mosley Street. The nearest car parks are Q-Park, NCP Manchester Central, NCP Great Northern or NCP Oxford Street. If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
ST EY N SG ATE
PE T E R
O SL M
St Peter’s Square
ST D N CENTRAL A L COACH RT STATION PO
M O SL EY
NCP NCP DeansgateThe Bridgewater Hall Castlefield GREAT BRID NCP GEW AT E R S T
R WO HIT
Bus/coach station Metrolink stop
SALE & ALTRINCHAM
QUA Y ST
M56 MANCHESTER AIRPORT & WILMSLOW M56 CHESTER/M6 BIRMINGHAM
Box Office: 0161 907 9000 www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
OLDHAM ASHTON UNDER LYNE STOCKPORT & BUXTON
M61 BOLTON/WIGAN/M6 PRESTON M602 & M60/M62 LIVERPOOL SALFORD QUAYS & ECCLES
M66 BURY/M62 ROCHDALE, LEEDS