A host of top soloists and players from APO, along with local businesses, presented an exciting event at this year’s Reading Fringe Festival, ‘Latin Flavours’. It took place on Saturday 28th July, 7.30pm, at St. Laurence Church on Friar Street, Reading.
The event was centred around a special collaboration with Düsseldorf-based guitarist, Arturo Castro Nogueras. APO Music Director, Andrew Taylor, met Arturo during a visit to Düsseldorf in November 2016, which itself was a result of connections made after APO’s Fringe debut earlier that year. After Arturo’s sell-out performance at last year’s Fringe, they hatched plans for an exciting evening of Latin music.
Latin Flavours saw a combination of works by Latin American composers and complementary European pieces. As well as players and soloists from APO, accomplished professional soloists Nicola Loten, flute, and Nicky Enderby, violin, also took part.
The audience of over 100 enjoyed food and drink served up by two local independent businesses: a delicious selection of tapas and pinchos prepared by Emma’s Kitchen of Twyford and Latin-themed wine and spirits, supplied by The Tasting House.