MERAKI

Saturday October 2nd 3pm

Tickets: £11 and £9*, with a £4 ticket for young people aged 18 and under. No additional charges for online booking.

*We are able to offer a choice of standard or concessionary tickets to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the concerts. Please choose the option appropriate to your circumstances.
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Meera Maharaj – flute

James Girling – guitar

with Ben du Toit – double bass

PROGRAMME
Andy Scott (arr. J Girling): Salt of the Earth
Agustín Barrios:La Catedral: III Allegro Solemne
Nicholas Walker: Eclore
Astor Piazzolla: Tango Etude No. 3
Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnol

Interval

J.S Bach (arr. B du Toit/Maharaj): Inventions Nos 5, 11 and 12
Claude Debussy (arr. Hoppstock): Beau Soir
Radamés Gnatalli (arr. B du Toit): Sonata for cello and guitar
Chick Corea (arr. J Girling): Children’s Songs Nos 3, 6 and 7
Eleanor Alberga: Animal Banter

Meraki – “Doing something you love with all your creativity, soul and passion”

Formed in 2013, Meraki  enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing, while contributing new arrangements of their own. Meera Maharaj and James Girling (Meraki Duo) both studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, sharing a passion for chamber music that extends to jazz, works by contemporary composers, and Brazilian folk music. Recent performances include Swaledale Festival, St James’s Piccadilly, Manchester Cathedral, and the Bridgewater Hall.

For this concert Meera and James are joined by double bass player Ben du Toit.

Truly an outstanding concert. The mastery of their instruments is a given, their musicianship is exceptional. What is astonishing is their mutual understanding which feels tantamount to a deep and combined intuition so that we are listening to one remarkable and completely enchanting instrument. The experience is breathtaking, beautiful and inspiring Bryan Fox

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