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Latin Flavours: Between Two Worlds – at the Reading Fringe Festival – Saturday 28th July 2018, 7.30pm, St. Laurence Church, Reading

Members of APO will be taking part in a special concert with three top professional musicians: Düsseldorf-based guitarist Arturo Castro Nogueras, thrice APO flute concerto soloist Nicola Loten and leader of Tewkesbury Camerata, violinist Nicky Enderby.

The event is centred around a special collaboration with Düsseldorf-based guitarist, Arturo Castro Nogueras. APO Music Director, Andrew Taylor, explains: ‘I 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, we hatched plans for an exciting evening of Latin music.

Latin Flavours will see a combination of works by Latin American composers and complementary European pieces. As well as players and soloists from APO, I’ve invited accomplished professional soloists Nicola Loten, flute, and Nicky Enderby, violin.

‘It’s an eclectic programme of mainly short pieces, featuring moving and virtuosic performances from our amazing professional soloists, with accompaniment from APO’s players. I can’t wait to hear Piazolla’s amazing Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar, and I’m particularly looking forward to everyone coming together for the grand finale of Marquez’s funky and mysterious Danzon No.3.’

And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be literal Latin Flavours served up by two local independent businesses. Concert-goers can opt to buy a special food ticket which will entitle them to a delicious selection of tapas and pinchos prepared by Emma’s Kitchen of Twyford. The food ticket also includes a non-alcoholic drink, with a cash bar also available serving Latin-themed wine and spirits, supplied by The Tasting House.

Tickets are £20, including food, or £12 for the concert only. Concessions are £2 off the full price. Tickets are available via the Reading Fringe Festival website (booking fee applies) or on the door.