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Skipton Music presents: ‘Travels with a Guitar’

Lotte Betts-Dean (voice) & Dimitris Soukaras (guitar)

9th November 2021 7:30pm

Book Tickets

£20.00 | Under 19 £1.00 | Under 30 £5.00

For the second concert in our series for 2021/22, Skipton Music welcomes an Australian vocalist and Greek guitarist with an intimate and international programme of songs and solo guitar music, from Elizabethan ballads to Brazilian Bossa Nova, plus a UK premiere…

About the Artists

Praised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean is a versatile and dynamic concert artist whose performance experience encompasses contemporary repertoire, early music, art song, opera, experimental music and non-classical collaborations. Based in London since 2014 and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Lotte won the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and is a member of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme for 2021/22.

Dimitris Soukaras is considered one of the most promising Greek guitarists of his generation. Also a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he is a winner of the International Guitar Foundation’s Young Artists Platform and was a EuroStrings Artist in 2018/19. In October 2021, Dimitris released his latest album ‘Roots: 21st century Greek music for guitar’ on the Naxos label.

For more information see www.lottebettsdean.com and www.dimitriossoukaras.com

Photo credits: Shingo Gibson-Suzuki & Dimitris Soukaras

Programme

John Dowland – Come again, sweet love; Flow my tears; Can she excuse my wrongs

William Walton – Bagatelles III: Alla cubana (solo guitar)

William Walton – Anon in Love

Petros Klampanis – Ariadne’s Duality (solo guitar)

Philippos Tsalahouris – HaiKu Op.109 (UK premiere)

Manos Hadjidakis – Odos Oniron

Interval

Claude Debussy – Three mélodies (arranged by Tilman Hoppstock)

Manuel De Falla – Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy (solo guitar)

Manuel De Falla – Four folksongs from Siete cançiones populares españolas: El paño moruno; Asturiana; Nana; Cançion

Sergio Assad – Farewell (solo guitar)

Tom Jobim – Chega de Saudade; Aguas de março; Garota de Ipanema

Baden Powell – Canto de Ossanha

About Skipton Music

Bringing world-class music to the Yorkshire Dales since 1947, Skipton Music is a not-for-profit charity run by a small team of local volunteers. Each year on Tuesday evenings between October and March, we host six concerts at Skipton Town Hall. To find out more about who we are and what we do, see www.skiptonmusic.org.uk or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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