International Guitar Festival: La Leona - Women and the Guitar
IGF is proud to present the first concert of La Leona (the Lioness), music by women composers played by women guitarists.
Featuring Laura Snowden Guitar, Shannon Latoyah Simon and Katalin Koltai.
The programme includes works by Errollyn Wallen and Laura Snowden, and arrangement by Clara Schumann
Echoes - Sabino De Bari's Guitar Works Showcase
Sabino de Bari’s compositions explore the wide musical and technical possibility of the instruments within an intimate and communicative musical language. His music unleashes sounds, colours and timbres, evoking imaginative and attractive musical worlds. Shannon Simon will perform 5 Enigmas - A suite that was written for her in 2017.
Gigi Star and her Vocal Chords of Magic
Presented by Kit Sinclair
Gigi Star fled the comforts of her seaside home to take on the bright lights of London. Five years of slogging it at temp jobs, zero-hour contracts and she’s nothing but a weary fish in an overcrowded bowl. In a desperate attempt to survive and validate her place in the music world, she does something truly radical – She sells her vocal cords of magic to the Devil.
Simply told by Gigi with an atmospheric live score of guitars, loops and maybe a triangle. This is a raw, dark, funny and touching poetic show that will restore your faith in the power of good old-fashioned storytelling and remind you that life is about the journey, not just the destination.
London Guitar Festival Venus, Women and the Guitar
The concert ‘Venus, Women and the Guitar’ will take place at 3:15pm on Sunday 27th October at Kings Place and will feature music by Errollyn Wallen and Laura Snowden Guitar, two of the most prominent composers in modern guitar music.
The music will be performed by Tom Kerstens G Plus Ensemble, VIDA Guitar Quartet (with Amy Green), Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Mēla guitar quartet, Housden-Tarlton Duo,Shannon-Latoyah Simon, Kevin Daniel Cahill Flauguissimo Duo and Laura Snowden herself.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
El Polifemo de Oro - Reginald Smith Brindle
40 Chromogenic Colour Prints - Sean Clancy
Canto for Guitar - John McCabe
Serenade for Guitar and Percussion - Lou Harrison
Simon- Kyriakidis Guitar Duo
Agua e Vinho - Egberto Gismonti
Sevilla (Suite Espagnol op.47) - Isaac Albeniz