CarmenCo is a trio comprising two guitarists and a flautist who also sings. They arrange most of their own repertoire and nothing is off limits – if they like it they will play it! Tonight’s one-hour programme will feature Mozart’s flute quartet in D and Elgar’s Sea Pictures, alongside Andy Scott, Ian Clarke and Steve Goss, and some fantastic Spanish guitar duos by Turina. The programme will finish with a fiery and virtuosic fantasia on themes from Carmen.
5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket)
Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series
6:30pm Doors open
7:00: Spotlight Concert
Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach
Art Exhibition by Sandbach Art Club, Refreshments
8:00 Main Concert
Concert by Carmenco
Ian Clarke – Hypnosis (arr. CarmenCo)
Mozart – Flute Quartet in D major K.285 (arr. CarmenCo)
Steve Goss – Winterbourne Prelude no. 7: “The Fox and the Magpie”* (world premiere)
Andy Scott – Sonata for flute and harp, movement 2** (arr. Massey)
Turina – Danzas Fantásticas no.1 “Exaltación”, and no. 3 “Orgía” *** (arr. Greg Nestor)
Elgar – Sea Slumber Song, In Haven (Capri) and Where Corals Lie from Sea Pictures (arr. CarmenCo)****
Borne – Fantasia on Themes from Carmen (arr. CarmenCo)
Flute and two guitars unless specified
* solo guitar
**flute and guitar
*** guitar duo
**** mezzo-soprano and two guitars
Carmen Co is an ensemble comprising Emily Andrews, flautist/mezzo; David Massey & Francisco Correa, guitars.
Formed in 2017, prizewinning trio CarmenCo have performed all over England, Scotland and Wales, honing their distinctive approach and performing their own arrangements of orchestral pieces, opera, folk & world music. They often perform from memory and incorporate movement, dance and storyline into their concerts, as well as varying instrumentation from solo guitar through to voice/flute and two guitars, making their concerts and shows as unique and colourful as the players in the trio.
CarmenCo grew out of the Andrews Massey flute and guitar duo (Emily and David) when they added extra guitarist Francisco Correa (himself an internationally-acclaimed soloist and chamber musician), enabling richer textures to accompany singing, and adding more variety of instrumentation. The Andrews Massey Duo was formed in 2009, and has won the Tunnell Trust Award 2012-2013; were Royal Overseas League Competition semi-finalists & have appeared at Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Kings Place, in Germany, Italy & Sweden.
For more information please see their website www.carmenco.co.uk or follow CarmenCo Trio on social media