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John Williams plays Rodrigo
Sunday 8 June 2014 7.30pm
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
CONDUCTOR - Alexander Shelley
Guitar - John Williams
£32.50 - £14.50

ELGAR In the South

RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez

GOSS Guitar Concerto

GERSHWIN An American in Paris

The most celebrated classical guitarist in the world, John Williams, performs what is surely the most popular guitar concerto in the world: Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concerto conjures up the palatial gardens at Aranjuez, and, as Rodrigo recalled: 'the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains'.

The evening also features the Guitar Concerto by Stephen Goss, a work championed by John Williams, and premièred by the RPO at Royal & Derngate in 2012.

As well as our trip to Spain with Rodrigo, we visit Italy, in Elgar's Sunny In the South, and France, in Gershwin's delightful and humorous work, An American in Paris.

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