21:00 01 September 2014

National Week Classical Concert

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, who organises this concert on behalf of the Gibraltar Government is pleased to announce the details for this year’s National Week Classical Concert.

José Maria Gallardo Del Rey,guitar solo

Dorian Wilson, conductor

The European Symphony Orchestra .

The programme includes

Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombrefor guitar and orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No 41 “Jupiter” KV 551

Since his début in Seville at the age of nine, Jose Maria has achieved universal public and critical acclaim. As a mature artist with a profound affinity for all aspects of the guitar, he has become a leading authority on the instrument among conductors and players alike, and a soloist in great demand by orchestras throughout the world.

Sir Neville Marriner, Philippe Entremont, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Ros Marbá, Garcia Asensio, Josep Pons, José Ramón Encinar, Leo Brouwer and Karel Mark Chichón are among the many great names with whom he has played, and he has made regular concert appearances with orchestras such as ONE, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de la RAI, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ton Halle de Zurich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaqués, ORTVE, Orquestas de la Comunidad y Sinfónica de Madrid, Orchestre Nationale Belgique and Radio Phil Saarbrücken.

A Society’s spokesman commented, “We are very proud that José María Gallardo del Rey and the European Symphony Orchestra under world renowned conductor Dorian Wilson will open the 2014/2015 Philharmonic Society’s season with such a wonderful selection of music.I think it is going to be a fascinating journey”.

Tickets priced at £20 are available  from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or directly from the Society by telephone on  + 350 20072134. A limited number of tickets at £10 available to senior citizens and students via the John Macintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.  Further information available from tel.: + 350 20072134 or

Ticket price includes a return shuttle service from Eliot’s Way and the Public Market as from 19:30 hours.