3rd October: Lunchtime Concert – Estevão Devides (Guitar)

The autumn Tuesdays Till Two season continues with a concert by Brazilian guitarist Estevão Devides, who is making his Tuesdays Till Two début with a programme including several pieces by Brazilian composers.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

Programme:

Canários – Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710)
Astúrias – Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909)
Song for Anna  – André Popp & Jean Claude Massoulier
Greensleeves – Trad
Lágrima (Tear) }  – Francisco Tárrega (1852 – 1909)
Capricho Árabe }
Bachianinha n°1 – Paulinho Nogueira (1929 – 2003)
Preludio n°1 – Heitor Villa Lobos(1887-1959)
Samba do Avião (Airplane Samba) – Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 – 1994)
Asa Branca/ Prelude n°5 – Luiz Gonzaga(1912 – 1989)/ Guerra Peixe (1914 – 1993)
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin (1971)
Imagine/Let it be – The Beatles (1969)
Tico-tico no Fubá – Zequinha de Abreu

About Estevão Devides

Estevão began studying the guitar at the age of 9. Born in Brazil he studied at the Conservatory of Tatuí in Brazil and graduated in a Licentiate of Music Degree from the Unimes- University of Santos.
In Brazil he has performed in schools, theatres and museums sponsored by companies in partnership with the Ministry of Culture. This financed his first recording of a CD in 2014 with 25,000 free copies that were distributed to students during his school performances.
He has participated in international guitar festivals, performing master classes with renowned guitarists such as: Berta Rojas (Paraguay); Jorge Caballero (Peru) and Duo Assad (Brazil).
In 2013, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture selected Estevão to be part of a Cultural Exchange which included free concerts at Whitefriars Church School, Snettisham Primary School and Forward Day Centre in King’s Lynn, where he currently lives.

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17th May: Mesh – A new evening event in St John’s

Next Wednesday at 6pm St John’s will be hosting a night of international poetry and music. With performers from as far afield as East Timor, Lithuania, Africa and Brazil it should be a night of surprises. If you’ve come to our Tuesdays Till Two concerts a lot will seem familiar – the chance to enjoy a slice of cake with a hot drink in our café area, followed at 7.15pm by some serious but (we hope) uplifting culture – but we hope that “Mesh”, as we’ve named our new event, will have a distinctive feel of its own. At Mesh we’ll be aiming to be multicultural in more ways than one – bringing together writers, musicians, photographers, and artists, and bringing together the many different communities that now make up our city, giving all of us a chance to share each other’s food, culture and company. Unlike at Tuesdays Till Two we’ll have live music while the café is running, so please don’t turn up just before 7.15pm, or you’ll find you’ve missed the chance to hear Brazilian guitarist Estevão Devides, and violinist Anthony Nottingham. The poetic part of the proceedings will be split into three sections, and we’ll have some more music while you have a chance to do some mid air refuelling from our café. We’re very grateful to the “Shepherd’s Inn” Lithuanian restaurant, which will be supplying some Lithuanian treats for you to enjoy from our café.

Future Mesh events will probably take place on Fridays, but this time around we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for you to hear from three prominent Lithuanian writers, who are visiting the city on 16th and 17th May. The day before they perform for us they will be reading from their work in Lithuanian at Chauffeurs Cottage, but on the 17th they will be reading their work in English translation, as will some of our other international performers. We’ll also be bringing you poetry from the African, Portuguese, and Latvian communities in Peterborough as well as a chance to hear from well known local poets like Viv Foster, and our former poet in residence Pete “Cardinal” Cox. Alun Williams, who will be familiar to many as the regular host of Tuesdays Till Two, runner-up to Charley Genever at the last Poet Laureate of Peterborough competition will host the evening, and also hopes to read some of his recent work. Charley Genever won’t be performing, but she will be on hand, with entry forms and information about the next Poet Laureate competition, which is scheduled to take place in September at the Key Theatre.

4th April: Lunchtime Concert – Steve Bean (Classical Guitar)

facebook eventIn our last Tuesdays Till Two concert before Easter we’re delighted to welcome back Steve Bean, who launched our August 2016 concerts with his first performance in St John’s. We’re then taking a break until 25th April, when Jill Crossland begins a season that will run until mid June.

Steve’s playing style as a solo guitarist is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, giving way to varied repertoire encompassing compositions by artists such as John Williams, Einaudi & Albeniz to more popular pieces by The Beatles & Queen (Check out this Youtube video, which has been viewed more than 4 million times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfZmMJKIBec)

Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.

As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from The Green Backyard running a café offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.

28th March: Lunchtime Concert – Jonatan Bougt (Classical & Romantic Guitar)

facebook eventjonatan-bougtOur second concert Tuesdays Till Two concert of 2017 features Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt, who will be performing both on a classical guitar, and also a romantic guitar (the precursor of the modern classical guitar). Jonatan’s programme will feature pieces by composers such as Giuliani, Turina, and Mompou.

As ever St John’s will be open from noon for an hour before the concert begins at 1pm, with volunteers from The Green Backyard running a café offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.

Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.

About Jonatan Bougt

Swedish guitarist and theorbist Jonatan Bougt currently studies guitar with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell and theorbo with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music, London. A multiple prize winner in the UK and abroad, noteworthy awards include the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013).

Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall, Britten Theatre and the Southbank Centre in London; Stockholm Concert Hall and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden and Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro. In April last year, Jonatan performed the UK première of Chaya Czernowin’s ‘White Wind Waiting’ with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Harneit. Another première was Gustav Alexandrie’s work Eyjaflallajökull with conductor Jan Risberg.

Jonatan also enjoys playing in various chamber groups as well as performing as a soloist. In 2012 his guitar duo Bougt & Bergek was given a scholarship by the Music Conservatoire of Espirito Santo (FAMES) which led to recitals in the XIX Winter Music Festival of Domingos Martins and Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro and performances on Brazilian TV-Gazeta. Other projects include work with singers such as Tobias Bennsten and Peter Ekberg Pelz, and most recently his duo with RCM pianist Irena Radić, with whom he creates new and innovative arrangements for guitar and piano. The guitar and piano duo recently won the second price in the chamber music competition at Twents Guitar Festival, Netherlands.

Prior to coming to London, Jonatan studied with Bo Hansson at Södra Latins Gymnasium’s Professional Musician Programme. His studies there were supported by the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden and the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society.

2nd August: Lunchtime Concert – Steve Bean, Classical Guitarist

fb_event_buttonAfter a break during July, our lunchtime “Tuesdays Till Two” concerts resume at 1pm on 2nd August with the first of five concerts for the summer: a performance by outstanding local classical guitarist Steve Bean, who is performing in St John’s for the first time.

Steve’s playing style as a solo guitarist is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, giving way to varied repertoire encompassing compositions by artists such as John Williams, Einaudi & Albeniz to more popular pieces by The Beatles & Queen. Check out the video below, which has been viewed more than 4 million times:

Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.

As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from The Green Backyard running a café offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.