Stories and strings at the Bridgwater Arts Centre

Stories and strings at the Bridgwater Arts Centre

Stories and strings at the Bridgwater Arts Centre

First published in What's On

RICHARD Durrant, arguably the leading concert guitarist of his generation, comes to Bridgwater next month with a new show.

The 50-year-old musical virtuoso has an imaginative flair for presentation and a warm and easy rapport that has endeared him to audiences, not only in the UK, but also across Europe and South America.

His new show is packed with stories and music from a lifetime of playing the guitar. Audiences will be treated to Durrant's nostalgic 10th anniversary tribute to the late, great Freddie Phillips, as well as a classic repertoire from JS Bach and Django Reinhardt.

There is even some music from Venezuela and Paraguay. And no Richard Durrant concert would be complete without his show-stopping interpretation of another national treasure, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

Using the most intriguing musical stepping stones, Durrant is a cross between Marco Polo and Dr Who as he strides across continents and centuries with breathtaking agility.

The gig will be held at The Bridgwater Arts Centre, in Castle Street, at 8pm on Saturday, March 16.

Tickets cost £10-£12 are available in advance on 01278-422700 or visit www.bridgwater artscentre.co.uk You can view Richard Durrant’s Facebook page at www.richarddurrant. com

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