Richard Durrant celebrates the music of Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios

By Angela Lovely

Man playing Spanish guitar

Richard Durrant will play a solo concert celebrating the music of Agustin Pio Barrios at the Bolivar Hall on 17 November.

The music of Paraguayan composer Agustin Pio Barrios will be celebrated at Fitzrovia's Bolivar Hall in November with a solo guitar recital by Richard Durrant. The show is to draw attention to the plight of and raise funds for the street children of Asuncion in Paraguay.

Richard Durrant is a leading interpreter of Agustin Barrios's music, and Barrios has been praised by John Williams as the best guitarist-composer of all time.

This year Durrant became the first international artist to launch an all Barrios album in Paraguay and he is recognised worldwide as a leading interpreter of Barrios’ guitar music.

Durrant has also performed frequently as a guest soloist with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Richard Durrant, plays at The Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London , W1T 5DL, 7.30pm Thursday 17 November. Tel –  01865 861791 Tickets – £15.00 concessions £10.00

All proceeds from the show will be donated to KO’EJU, a small Christian charity that cares for the street children of Asuncion . Ko’eju means “Dawn” in Guarani – the language of Paraguay. Ko’eju works with children in the Chacarity, a shanty town in the outskirts of Asuncion . They provide lunches, vocational training and counselling, and also run a weekly surgery for pregnant women and children. And also to the restoration of the IMA (Instituto Municipal the Arte – The Municipal Arts School which burned down on 30th April 2011).

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