Andrzej Morky Concert
Sunday evening was a very special event for NESCGS for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was our first concert in our new home of Queens Cross Church. Secondly, securing Andrzej's attendance was due entirely to our patron, Allan Neave being vigilant for opportunities to support the society and the classical guitar scene in Scotland in general. Lastly, this concert did not have the financial support of any funding body; we were going it alone and it was a big success.
The Session Room had a delightful ambience and acoustic, ideally suited to our instrument and Andrzej filled the room with marvellous tones and textures. He presented a varied programme bookended by compositions from his native Poland. The opening suite comprised 6 gems from the Polish Baroque. He continued with two pieces by Fernando Sor; Fantasia op.21 No. 6 “ Farewell ” and Sonata C-Major op.15 - Allegro moderato. Next followed the sensual Torija-Elegia by Torroba and Asturias-Leyenda by Albeniz. Andrzej closed his concert with an extended work by the Polish A. Tansman entitled Cavatina (not the Deerhunter one before you ask). He encored with the hypnotic Sarabande by Bach from the Cello Suite No 5, BWV 1011.
All in all, a very pleasant evening in the company of a charming and sensitive musician. We will keep in touch with Andrzej as NESCGS broadens its circle of friends in the guitar world both in the UK and around the world.
Peter Stock NESCGS Chairman