This was a very relaxing Sunday evening concert.
We hadn’t been to one of these before, but it seems there is a mini tradition of the Nash Ensemble doing concerts jointly with the flamenco guitarist Juan Martín.
I vaguely recall that we had been due to see Juan Martín on a previous occasion, but the concert had to be cancelled for some reason.
Anyway, this concert was an unusual mix of Ravel, Falla and Martín’s own guitar works.
Perhaps foolishly, I had assumed when I booked it that we’d see Juan Martín perform with the orchestra in the Ravel and Falla, but that’s not the deal with these gigs. The Nash Ensemble and the other soloist, Bernarda Fink performed the first half of the concert (the Ravel and the Falla), then Juan Martín played the second half solo.
Lovely concert it was, lovely.