Monday, 19 September 2011

David Cottam and Hilary Boxer in Concert

Guitarist David Cottam
Exeter Library Tuesday 16th August
Guitarist David Cottam will be appearing in concert twice in the next two weeks.

This Friday, 23rd September at 7.30pm he will be giving a solo guitar recital at St Swithun's Church in his home village of Sandford (near Crediton). The title, 'Dreams and Dances for Classical Guitar' tells us just what to expect, beautiful guitar pieces, most, if not all, of which will be composed or arranged by David himself. Anyone who made it to David's last recital, in the Exeter Library Music Room on Tuesday 16 August (details), will know just how delightful David's recitals are. 

The new guitar created for David by
Crediton Luthier Shaun Newman

In the music room David played a guitar made by Crediton luthier Shaun Newman. That guitar has since been sold to a very lucky customer. However, Shaun has made another guitar especially for David. The very best materials and methods have gone into its construction:

Indian rosewood body,
Englemann spruce top,
African ebony fingerboard,
Cuban cedar neck and head,
Brazilian rosewood headstock
(with ebony veneer and bindings)
sycamore and black maple for the
'purflings' and 'backstrip'
classic 1880 Christian Martin design.

This is a magnificent instrument to see - and to hear!

Tickets are only £6 and any children you bring along can listen for free.
What a treat!

(This concert will be repeated on Wed 12 Oct at Bicton College, and possibly on Mon 7 Nov - if a venue can be found - all as part of Hilary Boxer's 'Tasty Music' concert series. See post below for details.)

'Cellist Hilary Boxer & Guitarist David Cottam
Delight the crowd with Argentine Tango
Exeter Central Library Music Room
 Monday 8th November 2010
A week later on Sunday 2nd October at 4pm David will be playing in duet with the founder of 'Tasty Music', Kentisbeare 'Cellist Hilary Boxer. Both musicians have been heard many times, together and separately, on Phonic FM's 'Classical Journey'. They have also appeared together playing live music in the Exeter Central Library Music Room. Who could forget their lunchtime concert 'Tango' on Monday 8th November last year (details).
Next Sunday's concert is entitled 'Sounds of Spain', and will include the stirring classical Spanish, Brazilian and Argentine guitar music of Granados, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla, specially arranged to combine David's guitar virtuosity with the special magic of Hilary's deep, rich 'cello sound.
This will be the first concert of Hilary's new 'Tasty Music' concert series which continues for the rest of this year. The venue will be Ian and Yta Batchelor's new concert space, 'The Corn Barn' in Sutton Barton, Cullompton.
Tickets are only £5 (£3 for children) and can be obtained in advance by telephoning Yta Batchelor on 010884 32107

Further information about the Tasty Music Concert Series are available at

(Also see post below)

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