After Hours: RitmataSaturday 5 March 9:45pm Classical Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: 40 minutes
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Start time may vary depending on the finishing time of the earlier concert
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Simon Thacker classical guitar
Paul Harrison piano
Andrew Robb bass
Stu Brown drums
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Quadriga in 5
Simon Thacker’s Ritmata is the musical laboratory of Scotland’s “musical alchemist” (World Music Report).The Edinburgh-born classical guitarist and composer creates primal and multi-layered sound worlds taking inspiration from Native America, medieval alchemy, Indian music and philosophy, Sephardic music, flamenco, Moroccan traditions and Ancient Roman mythology. This programme features four of Simon’ original compositions, including the centrepiece from Ritmata’s extraordinary debut album Tàradh. Quadriga in 5 was nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards, the most prestigious in the UK, in the category of “Best Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble” in 2019.
This event follows an orchestral concert by the CBSO the same evening. Click here for details. Ticket holders for the earlier event get in for free.