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José María Gallardo del Rey to open Gibraltar Philharmonic Society's twentieth season

José María Gallardo del Rey.
José María Gallardo del Rey. / SUR
  • The National Celebrations Classical concert will take place at St Michael's Cave on 6 September

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist José María Gallardo Del Rey and conductor Juan Cantarell, together with the European Symphony Orchestra, will open the Philharmonic Society's 20th Anniversary season on 6 September.

The National Celebrations Classical concert will take place at St Michael's Cave.

José María Gallardo del Rey made his debut in Seville at the age of nine and his training as a classical guitarist has been enriched by his intense relationship with the world of flamenco.

He has worked on projects like 'Pasión Española' with Plácido Domingo and 'Habanera Gipsy', and with Elina Garança, 'Caprichos Líricos'. He has also worked alongside Teresa Berganza and as director and artistic advisor for Paco de Lucía in his debut with the Concierto de Aranjuez.

Juan Cantarell from Barcelona studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and made his debut at the Musikverein of Vienna directing the Pro-Arte Orchester Wien.

The evening's programme includes the Overture to Egmont and Symphony nº7 by Beethoven and Concierto de Aranjuez by J. Rodrigo.

Tickets are £20 and a limited number of tickets at £10 are available to senior citizens via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.

Those aged 18 years and under can attend all Gibraltar Philharmonic concerts for free, with tickets from the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society Office, tgpsociety@gmail.com or +350 20072134.

Prices include a bus shuttle service. www.philharmonic.gi.