Crosby Hall, Liverpool

Solo recital for Crosby Hall Educational Trust – fundraising for this charity which aims to provide assistance to children who otherwise would not be able to afford such a valuable educational experience.

Programme to include works by Scarlatti, Bach, Rodrigo, Villa Lobos, Sinesi, George Harrison

Concerto Premiere with Ulster Orchestra, Ulster Hall, Belfast

BBC Radio 3 New Music Show Invitation Concert at the Ulster Hall on 12 January 2023

Ulster Orchestra

David Brophy (conductor)

Craig Ogden (guitar)

Featuring contemporary works by four composers from the island of Ireland.

The Ulster Orchestra is joined by the classical album chart topping guitarist Craig Ogden for the premiere of Greg Caffrey’s “Environments II”, a work written for solo guitar with strings and percussion, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Richmond performing Frank Corcoron’s “My Alto Rhapsodies” based on his poems from a collection called “Haikus”.

There will also be performances of works by composers Anselm McDonnell and Ed Bennett. Anselm McDonnell’s “Coruscate”- which means bursts of light.

Ilkley Concert Club, Yorkshire with London Tango Quintet

Music for dancing from South America, chiefly celebrating the Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla, around whose Four seasons of Buenos Aires and Angel series the programme is built, together with instrumental solos from other members of the quartet.

Bledington Music Festival, The Cotswolds

Craig Ogden with Claire Bradshaw (mezzo soprano)

Craig Ogden has presented a programme which he describes as ‘extremely listenable’. There is a happy balance between Solo Guitar and Guitar and Voice.

Well-known favourites such as Lascia ch’io Pianga from Handel’s Rinaldo, Benjamin Britten’s arrangements of ‘I will Give my Love an Apple and O Waly Waly as well as Jerome Kern’s ‘The Folks Who Live on the Hill’. Guitar favourites by Rodrigo, Albeniz and Villa-Lobos and pieces by Scarlatti and J.S Bach.