Ben Kearsley Concert
Albeniz - Asturias
Giuilani - Allegro in A minor
Sor - Study in B minor
Carcassi - Study in A major, Study in A minor
H. Villa-Lobos - Prelude no.1, Prelude no.4, Chords no.1
A. Barrios - Una Limosna por el amor de Dois, Danza Paraguaya no.1, London Carape no.3
I. Albeniz - Sevilla
Giuilani - Grand Overture, Gan Vals
Tarrega - Recurdos De La Alhambra
R. Dyens - Tango En Skai Vals no.3
A. Lauro - Natalia
Cardoso - Milonga
Villolodo - El Choclo
J. Pernambuco - Sons De Carilhoes
D. Reis - Xodo Da Baiana
A. York - Sunburst
It was a delight to welcome Ben Kearsley to play for the North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society. Several members had seen and heard Ben over the last four years in various venues. There was a collective agreement that Ben has developed into a fine, musical guitarist with a lovely touch and sensitive ear to bring out the nuances in the music.
Ben's programme was a solid and generous outing of 19th & 20th Century guitar music.The opening Asturias won many fans in the audience straight away. By the time we got to the final Albeniz piece, Sevilla, we had been on a tour of European and Latin American music.
The second half was an equally varied and exciting excursion through a variety of waltzes, milongas, tangos, etc. all played with flare. The concert seemed to shoot by with every piece a crowd pleaser. Not all of Ben's pieces were supra grade 8 (but most were). This is an extra treat for the society as it is always good to hear pieces that the members have attempted being played well and musically.
Ben was very generous with his time after the concert mixing with the audience. Ben has been a journeyman over the last few years and his hard work and dedication is paying off. We look forward to welcoming Ben back to the society in the very near future.
Peter Stock ( NESCGS Chairman)