Candlelight Concert – Mark Ashford plays Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto


Tuesday 1st October, 7.45pm at St Lawrence Church

Tickets: £20.00 reserved | £15.00 unreserved | £5 for 18s and under

You can book for the Rodrigo by Candlelight Concert by Mark Ashford online with a credit or debit card or by post with a cheque or BACS transfer.

Please note that due to church layout, an unrestricted view of all performers cannot be guaranteed.

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Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto (Concierto de Aranjuez)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

The Le Page Strings Ensemble led by David Le Page

Chobham’s lovely parish church will be candlelit for this concert featuring some of the most ravishing music ever composed for a solo guitar and strings, performed this evening by the internationally-renowned British classical guitarist, Mark Ashford.

The famous concerto, by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, features a unsurpassed magical slow movement. Written in 1939, the concerto was inspired by the gardens of the Royal Palacio Real de Aranjuez in central Spain and Rodrigo described it as capturing “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains”.

The programme also features two richly scored works for strings by Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss. Strauss’s hauntingly beautiful Metamorphosen, considered by many as his greatest work, reflects his grief at the destruction in his native Austria during the dying days of the WW2. In contrast, the Souvenir de Florence was one of Tchaikovsky’s happiest works and is a piece full of joy, a celebration of his long fascination with Italy.

About Mark Ashford
‘A most impressive performer’ The Strad 
“……..a truly remarkable guitarist”
Classical Guitar

About David Le Page
“his unique sense of creativity infuses everything he does.” The Independent

About the Le Page Ensemble

St Lawrence Church
High Street
GU24 8AL

Parking is in the village car park, behind Chobham Rider (GU24 8LZ). Two minutes walk away.

Doors Open 7pm
Performance 7.45pm

There is an interval bar

St Lawrence Church and Church Hall are fully accessible. Please contact us if you want to reserve space for a wheelchair.

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