El Camino

  • Fitters' Workshop 11 Wentworth Ave Kingston, ACT, 2604 Australia

With the assistance of Acción Cultural Española
the Embassy of Spain
and the Embassy of the United States of America


In the spirit of El Camino de Santiago

For centuries pilgrims have walked to Santiago de Compostella. This concert recreates an imaginary pathway through the different Spanish regions in search of redemption. Central to this concert is legendary guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey, who bridges classical guitar and authentic Flamenco. The Song Company and the Festival’s Vocal Young Artists combine forces to perform works by the 12th century King Alfonso, the Finnish master Rautavaara and a new work by Gerard Brophy.

There will be a pre-concert talk in the Festival Marquee (adjoining Fitters Workshop) at 5.30pm by Luke Stegemann, Associate Publisher, Griffith Review.

José María Gallardo del Rey, The Song Company, Tambuco Percussion and Vocal Young Artists directed by Roland Peelman

Chants from the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Traditional flamenco music
Manuel de Falla - Danza de los Vecinos and Hommage to Debussy
F. Moreno Torroba - Madroños
Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928): Lorca Suite
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): From Suite Española
Gerard Brophy (b. 1953): Canticles (2016) (WP)  
  (Commissioned by Margaret and Peter Janssens)

Adult: $55.00, Concession: $50.00, Under 30: $35.00, Child: $25.00, Student Rush: $25.00

Concert supporters MARGARET and PETER JANSSENS

The participation of the musicians from Spain would not have been possible without the support of the Acción Cultural Española and the Embassy of Spain.