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

Craig’s exclusive performance for North Wales International Music Festival

17 Sep 2020

Craig would have been performing with his friends the London Tango Quintet at the Festival this September, however the festival had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

However, he is delighted to have been invited to give a concert online for the festival. It will be available at 7.30pm this Saturday 19 September. See NWIMF website for more info. Craig really looks forward to returning to the festival next year live with the London Tango Quintet. NWIMF website

Craig’s performance for London Mozart Players

Sun 02 Aug 2020

Craig will be featuring once more on the London Mozart Players ‘At Home with LMP’ lockdown series.
Craig’s recital, recorded right at the start of lockdown (remember then?!) will be post at 10am on Monday 3 August.

Please check the London Mozart Players social media channels. LMP YouTube

Craig’s exclusive performance for Sandbach Concert Series – 24 June 2020

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Craig would have been performing a live recital for Sandbach Concerts last month which got cancelled due to CV19, but instead there will be an exclusive online concert instead!

If you want to come along on Wednesday 24th June at 7pm you’ll need to sign up on this form (see below).

As well as a concert from Craig Ogden, Jerome McGuiness will be performing in the spotlight concert. Jerome is a final year viola student at the RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music and performed for Sandbach several years ago.

They will also be catching up with Nigel Birch to find out what Lions Youth Brass have been up to during lockdown to keep the music going – spaces are limited so sign up today to avoid missing out!

Craig’s exclusive performance for Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Sat 16 May 2020

Today would have been Craig’s concert with the wonderful classical accordionist, Miloš Milivojević for Music in the Round’s Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.

Due to Coronavirus-19, the festival cannot take place. However, the festival has gone virtual and performances are being made available on YouTube.

Please join Craig on Saturday 16 May at 4pm for an exclusive performance from his home. YouTube performance

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Craig will be performing from home and having a short interview on BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme tomorrow Tuesday 7 April, around 6.30pm ish In Tune

Transferring to online musician!

Fri 03 Apr 2020

Craig has written an article for the Incorporated Society of Musicians about moving online. Please also check out the ISM website for lots of other useful info! www.ism.org ISM article

Watch Craig’s Informal Concert

Fri 03 Apr 2020

Here’s the link to watch Craig’s concert which was a Facebook Stream via London Mozart Players Facebook page, for their new initiative ‘At Home with LMP’.

Craig was due to perform the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto with LMP in two concerts this Spring at London’s South Bank Centre and Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Craig’s relaxed performance includes much-loved classics from the guitar repertoire, including music by Scarlatti, Dowland, Coste, Barrios and excerpts from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. All introduced in Craig’s informal style.
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