04 June 2006
Tomás and María José
Tomás Jiménez (guitar) and María José García (castanets and dance).
An evening of flamenco guitar and duets with castanets and dance.
Admission: £10, £8 children & OAP’s. Wine and tapas included in ticket price. Book now to reserve a seat.
Flamenco is pure passion and expresses each and every human emotion. This concert of guitar solos and duets with castanets will be exceptionally varied and will cover the whole range of emotions.
Tomás and María José prefer to freely choose their programme according to the mood of the moment. Their repertoire includes sensitive, gentle and fun tunes from South America (Guajira, Colombiana, Rumbas), introspective and sorrowful: Seguiriyas, Soleares, Tientos, Farrucas & Granaínas, and pieces showcasing complex virtuosic guitar playing such as Rondeña, Zapateado, Alegrías and Bulerías.
María José may dance according to the inspiration of the moment.
REVIEWS OF TOMÁS JIMÉNEZ' CONCERTS:
These reviews are taken from Classical Guitar, Guitar International, Guitar and other specialist classical and flamenco guitar publications.
“At times unexpectedly lyrical, at times tragic and broken, with chords almost shaken from his hand.”
“In his deft hands, the guitar was able to communicate the joy and sadness, the strength and gentleness of each message”.
“Here is a flamenco guitarist of tremendous passion and virtuosity”.
“The fingers of his left hand fluttered with the delicacy of butterfly wings, spiralling descending and rising again in musical ornamentation above the insistent demands of the right”.
To hear examples of Tomás Jiménez playing visit his web site www.flamencotomas.com