BGS Meeting 2nd June 2018


On 24th June we are taking part in the annual Federation of Guitar Societies Day, this year being held near Cambridge. Besides the Bromley society, several other societies will come together for a whole day of making music. In the morning we will learn two pieces picked by the day’s conductor, and we will perform them at the end of the afternoon - Gustav’s Dream by Olga Amelkina-Vera, and Tico Tico by Zequinha Abreu arr. Steve Marsh. After the lunch break, we will listen as each society plays pieces of their choosing. We will Play Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar arr. K Love, and Cueca, a Chilean dance by Augustin Barrios Mangore. These we have been practicing, aware that we now have only one more rehearsal.
  
Tonight we worked on Gustav’s Dream for the Federation day ensemble and then on Bromley’s two pieces. After Trevor’s welcome refreshments, we enjoyed two solos:


Eduardo Theme (F. Handel)

 Cantico (V.E. Sojo)
Tom Largo (D. Kellner arr. M. Lewin)



It was then back to the Cueca for a little more fine-tuning, until we wrapped up the evening.

IGF's Guitar Summit 2018
A quick reminder that the Guitar Summit is coming up at Kings Place on Thursday to Sunday, 19-22 July, featuring masterclasses with Leo Brouwer and David Russell, concerts by David Russell and IGF's Young Artists 2017-18, lessons with Chris Stell, Mark Eden, Michael Lewin, Daniela Rossi, Kevin Cahill and Tom Kerstens, plus guitar orchestra class, lecture by Gary Southwell, and more. New jazz and flamenco classes and concerts have just been added. Details and booking at www.kingsplace.co.uk/IGFGS. Day player rates are available as well as the full course. Observer tickets also available.


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