The Grammy-nominated composer is Professor of Guitar at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and has successfully toured in Cuba, South America and Europe giving concerts and masterclasses.His lively "Concierto Mestizo" will be performed by Martín's former pupil, virtuoso Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and his wife Emma Blanco, Dockland Sinfonia's leader. This new composition was specially commissioned by Docklands Sinfonia to showcase the skills of our lead violinist and her new husband.Dickinson Cardenas, who is widely regarded as one of the finest performers of the Cuban Classical Guitar School, has performed at many prestigious UK venues including the Royal Opera House, where he performed with renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta, the Royal Albert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The programme concludes with the popular "Symphonie Fantastique" by Hector Berlioz, which is widely considered as one of the greatest symphonies of all time.
10th July 2015, 7:30pm
Venue: St Anne's, Limehouse, Three Colt Street, London E14 7HPTickets:£12 (Advanced) £10 (Concessions) £15 (On the door)Conductor: Spencer DownSoloists: Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas (Guitar) and Emma Blanco (Violin)
• Cuban Overture – George Gershwin• Concierto Mestizo – Eduardo Martín (World Premiere)
• Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz
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