John Williams and Friends

See a concert of works by Bach J.S., Goss, Giuliani and Houghton with soloists John Williams (Guitar), Craig Ogden (Guitar) and Max Baillie (Violin)

This listing is in the past.

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV998 (arr. for solo guitar)

Goss, Stephen (b. 1964), New Work

Giuliani, Mauro (1781-1829), Variazioni Concertante, Op.130

Houghton, Phillip (b. 1954), The Light on the Edge (UK première)


John Williams, Guitar

Craig Ogden, Guitar

Max Baillie, Violin

Lucy Wakeford, Harp

Tristan Fry, Percussion

Kelly Lovelady, Conductor

Australia’s John Williams has for decades now been a master-player of the classical guitar. This year he gives a recital in spectacular Fishmongers’ Hall, echoing his performance at the first City of London Festival in 1962. He has devised a programme bringing together music and musicians from across different ages and cultural worlds. The instrumental line-up for The Light on the Edge, by Williams’s compatriot Phillip Houghton, includes an Aboriginal didjeridu. And Steve Goss’s specially commissioned new work takes its title from William Dunbar’s poetic tribute to England’s capital: ‘London, thou art the flower of cities all.’

Fishmongers' Hall

London Bridge
London Greater London United Kingdom EC4R 9EL