Craig Ogden at The Chester Cathedral


submitted by Chester Philharmonic

Craig Ogden
Craig Ogden

The UK’s best selling classical album artist is coming to Chester Cathedral on November 14th for a performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranuez with the CHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

On the 14th November Chester Philharmonic are proud to be associated with guitarist Craig Ogden in a performance of Rodrigo’s well known Concierto de Aranujuez. The programme conducted by Juan Ortuñowhich we hope will bring the warmth of Spain to a bleak November evening includes Chapi’s Prelude to La Revoltosa, Bizet’s Carmen Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol  and de Falla’s El Sombrero De Tres Picos Suite No 2.

Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. In 2004 he became the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is one of the UK’s most recorded guitarists. His recordings have received wide acclaim and his Classic FM albums have shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical charts. Craig’s latest recording for Classic FMCraig Ogden and Friends was released in June 2015 and also went straight to No. 1 in the classical chart.

Juan Ortuño started music lessons in Madrid. His first ambition was Astrophysics in which he obtained a Bachelors Degree. At the same time, he was studying voice, piano, and violin. He then decided to focus on a career in music and earned degrees in conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. Juan was awarded with a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue studies in the UK. He is a Masters graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Clark Rundell and Mark Shanahan.

The concert on the 14th November takes place in Chester’s magnificent medieval Cathedral and commences at 7.30 pm. Tickets priced at £16, £12 and £9 are available from the Cathedral Box Office 01244 500959 or Further details are also available from our web site.


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