By John Smith • 11 October 2021 • 11:23
Gérard Korsten conductor at an earlier concert
THE annual Autumn Classical Concert returns to St Michael’s Cave Gibraltar after missing a year because of the pandemic.
The concert will take place on Monday October 18 starting at 8pm and the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, which organises this concert on behalf of the Gibraltar Government have been able to acquire the services of the following performers:
The Programme includes:
Maestro Karel Mark Chichon, Artistic Director of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, commented:
“I am delighted that eminent conductor Gérard Korsten and Clarinettist Saulo Guerra together with the European Sinfonietta will open our 2021/2022 season of concerts with such a magnificent programme and in the unique venue of St Michael’s Cave.
“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the first of our full orchestral concerts since the COVID restrictions began in March 2020.
“Music is food for the soul and The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is more committed than ever to bringing world-class artists to Gibraltar and making classical music accessible to everyone.”
Possibly the most popular of all of the classical events on the Rock took place in September 2019 with the visit of Andrea Bocelli and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to celebrate National Day.
Tickets for this concert priced at £22 are available via www.buytickets.gi and the cost includes a return shuttle service from the Public Market and opposite the Cable Car from 6.30pm.
On arrival at the Concert the following will be required together with your ticket:
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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