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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: John Williams & John Etheridge

22 August 2012 at 11:00am

Featuring compositions from John Williams and John Etheridge, music from across Africa, Bach and Paul Hart

Two of the world’s greatest guitarists – one the most celebrated classical guitarist of his generation, and the other a luminary of jazz and blues guitar – unite for an eclectic concert fusing jazz, folk, world and classical music. They have collaborated for over a decade, combining their contrasting styles into a fascinating mix.

Both guitarists have refused to recognise orthodox musical boundaries, as today’s performance demonstrates. Among compositions by John Williams and jazz and blues standards from John Etheridge, they play dazzling music from across Africa, Bach, and Paul Hart’s witty homage to Beethoven, Ludwig’s Horse, written specially for the duo.

‘Together they made charming music that bridged their different worlds while allowing scope to display their individual skills.’ (Evening Standard)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors

Photo © Kathy Panama

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

Tickets for all EIF events – at all venues – are available at The Queen’s Hall Box Office to personal callers. For telephone or online sales please contact 0131 473 2000 or www.eif.co.uk

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EIF: John Williams & John Etheridge
Event EIF: John Williams & John Etheridge
Date 22 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.