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John Williams

John Williams 
Ralph McTell 
Gary Ryan
Tir Eolas 
Richard Harvey 
Carlos Orozco 
Robert Barto 
Duo Sabil 
Derek Gripper 
Tunde Jegede 

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Please note: this series has now closed.

World-renowned guitar master John Williams returns to the Playhouse for a new concert series featuring guitars and other plucked strings from around the globe.

‘Pure Magic’

Evening Standard on John Williams Series 2014

Ralph McTell & John Williams

Friday 5 June, 8.00pm

Performers: Ralph McTell and John Williams

One of the most iconic bards of Britain, McTell will be joined by John Williams, who will also play guitar solos.

Gary Ryan & John Williams

Saturday 6 June, 8.00pm

Performers: Gary Ryan and John Williams

Long-time Agustin Barrios champion John Williams will now open the programme. Williams is excited to welcome new guest Gary Ryan, the guitarist and composer, who will include some of his latest compositions including the amazing Benga Beat. Ryan will also play in Phillip Houghton’s The Light on the Edge for two guitars, digeridoo, harp, bass, and environmental sounds.

Tir Eolas, John Williams & Richard Harvey

Sunday 14 June, 7.00pm

Performers: Tir Eolas, John Williams and Richard Harvey

An evening of Celtic-inspired music with Tir Eolas, Williams, and BAFTA Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer, Richard Harvey.

Carlos Orozco & John Williams

Monday 15 June, 8.00pm

Performers: Carlos Orozco and John Williams 

Venezuelan harp virtuoso Carlos ‘Metralleta’ Orozco and Williams share an evening of Venezuelan and Spanish music.

Robert Barto, Duo Sabil & John Williams

Saturday 20 June, 8.00pm

Performers: Robert Barto, Duo Sabil and John Williams

A rare London performance by baroque lutenist Robert Barto, playing music by Bach’s great contemporary, Sylvius Weiss. The second part will feature the Palestinian Duo Sabil (oud and percussion), with guest, John Williams.

Derek Gripper, Tunde Jegede & John Williams

Sunday 21 June, 7.00pm

Performers: Derek Gripper, Tunde Jegede and John Williams

South African guitarist Gripper and Nigerian kora and cello player Jegede will reinvent last year’s astonishing Playhouse concert of the Music of Mali, this time with Williams for a night of new arrangements of traditional kora music and improvisations.