International classical guitarist returns to Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to welcome Australian born Craig Ogden, to perform at the Plaza Centre, Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea from 8pm on Friday 28th April.

Internationally renowned, Craig Ogden is one of the UK’s most recorded guitarists receiving wide acclaim or his work with Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony, and Classic FM.



Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting guitarists of his generation having become the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in 2004. As well as several albums going straight to No.1 in the Classical charts in 2010, 2011, 214 and 2015.

Travelling worldwide with tours of Europe, Australia, US and Canada Craig’s programme will include music by Albeniz, Walton, JS Bach, Ginastera and more.

Scott Dolling, the Council’s Director of Culture, Tourism and Property, said: ““It is a delight to welcome back Craig to Southend-on-Sea to perform as part of our popular Concert Series.

“To offer the community and visitors the chance to see an internationally renowned guitarist performing live here in Southend is not be missed.”



Tickets are on sale now, priced £10 (£9 concessions) with tickets of £8 and £7 for members of the Southend Council Concert Club.

Tickets for performances can be purchased at The Plaza Centre, Southchurch Road, Southend, The Visitors’ Information Centre, Allegro Music on London Road or by phoning 01702 215011 Monday – Friday during office hours.

For more information about the Concert Series please visit the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council website: www.southend.gov.uk/concerts

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