Norman

Compose, Improvise, Write It Down

We were fortunate to catch a free concert performance recently, that we had somehow overlooked being advertised. The Concierto Trumpetere was held at the end of April in the Biblioteque near the UD Lanzarote football ground. This was a performance to highlight some graduating players from the local music academy. Supported by their tutor, three late teenaged male players took to the stage, looking slightly startled to be up before an audience. The three student players were already superbly accomplished…

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Concert

Conciertos Clasicos – Cuarteto Le Guitaras

The performance by the Coral Polofonica San Gines had been absolutely superb, but we noted with glee that it was only one of four free performances over the course of the next few days offering a taste of different kinds of music. So, only two days later we saw four young musicians from the Academy, delivering a rendition in the Biblioteque opposite UD Lanzarote football ground in Arrecife. The three young ladies and one young man appeared to be in…

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Castillo San Jose

Concert Review – Yul Ballesteros Concert

OF CONCERTS IN CASTLES Yul Ballesteros Quintet – Castillo de San Jose – 22nd February   Last night, we discovered another magnificent location for live music here on Lanzarote. The Castillo De San Jose stands on the waterfront of Arrecife. Once a lookout point to warn off the sailing vessels of invading Moors it now overlooks a re-gentrified area, with huge cruise liners standing proudly in the distance. It may be a fairly un-prepossessing building in daylight, small and squat…

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