Classical Music Recital: ‘CARI GIORNI’

Saturday 1st of April 2017, 7.30pm

Liverpool Guitar Society & Nicole Bartos

2 guitars and solo soprano voice
@ The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane, L17 8UU

Tickets: £10 on the door and  ‘Early bird’ £7.00. Please, enquire from Old Police Station, Admin: 0151 7287884.

An inspirational ‘back in time’ music voyage bringing to the audience a fascinating juxtaposition of baroque, romantic 17th century and early music selections for soprano voice, next to brand new guitar arrangements, from Richard Harding, composer and director of Liverpool Guitar Society.

Meet members of Liverpool Guitar Society in a showcase featuring a collection of delightful and inspirational Italian romantic arias and songs, focused around the theme of love, beauty and drama, generally, reflecting aspects of the human condition and artistically sung bell canto by Bartos, in a unique manner full of expressivity, her bright soprano communicating authentic feelings and singing right from her soul.

With a programme and repertoire chosen by the singer you will listen to selections from Handel (Aggrippina, Xerxes, Rinaldo, Alcina ), Bellini (Vaga Lun, arietta), Pergolesi (Ogni penna piu spietata/ Lo frate ’namorato), Caccini (Intorno al idol mio/Orontea), Persiani (Cari giorni – Ines di Castro), Gluck (Paride ed Elena), Giordani, Paisiello, Dowland (The First Booke of Songes or Ayres), Purcell (The Indian Queen).

An event promising to be as soothing as wonderfully entertaining and suitable for al family.


Valérie Hartzell Masterclass and Concert – 4th March 2017

Prize winning guitarist Valérie Hartzell will hold a  master class for the Liverpool Guitar Society before performing a concert in the evening.

Valerie Hartzell Concert

The master class will be held from 1 to 3 pm in the Cornerstone Building on the Creative Campus of Hope University (opposite the Capstone Theatre – map here).
The concert will take place at 8 pm in the View Two Gallery (23 Matthew Street Liverpool, L2 6RE). The repertoire will include music by English composers Mark Houghton & Chris Dumigan, American composer Olga Amelkina-Vera, classics by Barrios, Bach, Merlin, Albeniz, Tarrega, Dyens and popular music by The Beatles and Harnell.

Tickets are £5 to observe the master class, £5 for the concert or £8 if you wish to attend both. You can book your tickets here.

Valérie Hartzell began her classical guitar studies on a half-size Ramirez at the age of three. At the age of six, she studied with maestro Alexandre Lagoya at the Académie Internationale d’Eté in Nice, France.
Valérie Hartzell has a Bachelor’s from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Manuel Barrueco on scholarship and a Master’s Degree from Radford University in Virginia where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
She has performed in over 30 festivals.  She is a prizewinner in 8 international competitions including 1st prizes at the 10th International Guitar Competition “Simone Salmaso” in Italy and at the Concours de Guitare Classique Heitor Villa-Lobos in France.
She has two recordings; Ex Tenebris Lux, a solo project and Presti, an ensemble project, which were both recorded at the National Public Radio studios in Houston.
She is  the Musical Director of the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra, UK and the Artistic Director of the annual International ‘Classical Minds’ Guitar Festival and Competition held in Houston, Texas.