A South American Journey

16 June 2022

Concert Date

16 June 2022 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, London

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The Bath Festival Orchestra embarks on a journey through South America, starting off in Brazil with Villa-Lobos’ Guitar Concerto, starring renowned soloist Ahmed Dickinson.

This piece is followed by an all-strings programme, in which the BFO will first visit Cuba – with more modern sounds by Leo Brouwer in his Canciones Remotas, then move through Venezuela with the beautiful Serenade for Strings by ‘Valkyrie of the Piano’ Teresa Carreño, who was fortunate to have seen many parts of the world in her own journeys. The evening ends with a bang in Argentina with a performance of Alberto Ginastera’s full-of-fireworks Concerto for Strings.

Pre-concert performance
7.15pm, St Pancras Room
Students from the Bobby Moore Academy and members of the Bath Festival Orchestra perform Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 ‘The Train of the Little Caipira’ in a special arrangement by the Bobby Moore Academy’s Musician-in-Residence Harry Baker.


  • Heitor Villa-lobos
    Guitar Concerto, W501
  • Leo Brouwer
    Canciones Remotas
  • Maria Teresa Carreno
    Serenade for Strings
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Concerto for Strings, Op. 33

  • Ahmed Dickinson, guitar
  • Peter Manning, conductor

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