Craig and the London Tango Quintet – concert available online!

This concert with the London Tango Quintet which took place recently at St Asaph Cathedral is now available to view online via North Wales International Music Festival. Enjoy!

Programme
Astor Piazzolla: Michelangelo 70
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel
David Gordon: Milonga de mis amigos virtuales
Astor Piazzolla: Mumuki
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Enrique Delfino: Belgica
David Gordon: Bebop Tango
Astor Piazzolla: Muerte del Angel
Astor Piazzolla: Soledad
Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

Craig’s performance of the Malcolm Arnold concert available on YouTube

Thursday 18 November was the first of three concerts Craig is performing with Rumon Gamba and the Oulu Symphony Orchestra in Finland. There’s a livestream so you can listen to the wonderful Malcolm Arnold Guitar Concerto in your own home…Craig starts around 1:19 in to the concert. YouTube
Only available for 30 days!

Goldberg Variations Nimbus Records Release

A short edited version of Goldberg Variations to promote the recording, released on 2 April 2021 on Nimbus Records

David Juritz - violin
Tim Hugh - cello
Craig Ogden - guitar

Bach's Goldberg Variations arranged by David Juritz for guitar, violin and cello. Recorded at Wyastone Hall, near Monmouth, August 2020, produced by Andrew Walton.

Doubles Digital Concert | Orchestra of The Swan

Watch the trailer for the Doubles, Orchestra of the Swan's digital concert, available to stream from 12/02/2021.

J.S. Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Astor Piazzolla – Cafe 1930
Steve Reich – Duet
Errolyn Wallen – Chorale
Astor Piazzolla – Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon

Craig Ogden – Guitar
Miloš Milivojević – Classical Accordion
Victoria Brawn – Oboe
Violin/Director – David Le Page

Duets are explored in this concert through the double concertos of J.S. Bach and Astor Piazzolla featuring acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden and classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević. Steve Reich’s Duet for two solo violins and strings – written for Yehudi Menuhin – is a miraculous recreation of delayed acoustic space. Baroque perfection and interlacing, contrapuntal conversation abound in Bach’s Concerto for oboe and violin. Piazzolla’s Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon is stripped back and brooding tango that gradually moves towards a joyful conclusion. Belize-born Errolyn Wallen’s sacred-feeling Chorale hints at the complexity of Michael Tippett and the lushness of Vaughan Williams.

Craig’s Guitar Courses with Hogans

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Due to Covid-19, this event has been postponed to spring 2021. Please check back for dates!
Craig is delighted to be working with Steve Christmas at Hogans Music, Newbury on some guitar classes and performance opportunities for both young players and adults. There are two separate courses, the youth course running during half term from 28 to 30 October and the adult course on 31 October and 1 November.

There will be a selection of socially distanced workshops, guitar orchestra rehearsals and technique sessions. It will be lots of fun and Craig would love to see you there! More info