EFG London Jazz Festival – Guy Barker’s Guitar and Clarinet ConcertoJazz
With Southbank Sinfonia, Eugene Pao and Giacomo Smith. EFG London Jazz Festival is premiering two new works from composer, arranger and conductor Guy Barker. Conducting the 46 piece Southbank Sinfonia and a jazz rhythm section, he will be joined by Hong Kong’s most recognised jazz musician, guitarist Eugene Pao, on the soloist seat. The piece is a collaboration between Guy and Eugene who have a friendship that goes back to 1989. Guy Barker takes inspiration from Eugene Pao’s music in this new orchestral suite , reconstructing Pao’s compositions to create a new work for a large orchestra. Also being premiered this night will be Guy Barker’s new Clarinet Concerto, written for and performed by clarinettist Giacomo Smith. The piece is inspired by the 1950’s but more importantly was written as a dedication to another great friend of Guy’s John Cumming and is titled ” The art of the hang.”
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