Hammers on Strings

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is excited to present Cristina Altamura – piano and David Degge – percussion in concert on 14 March 2019 at the Convent Ballroom, Gibraltar at 8pm.

The performance, aimed at audiences of all ages and musical experience, will feature music from renowned composers who frequently incorporated folk music such as George Gershwin, Astor Piazzola, and Lou Harrison, and also contemporary voices from the USA.

Pianist, educator, and impresaria Cristina Altamura has a multi-hued career shaped by a rich understanding of musical traditions with a distinctly modern flair for communication. She weaves together a crystalline technique, inspired musicality, innovative collaborations, creative programming, a love of community engagement, and a deep knowledge of pedagogy into a lush musical tapestry.

David Degge performs music for percussion instruments, hammered dulcimer, and voice, often all at the same time. His unique blend of vocal and instrumental colours has captivated audiences across the United States and abroad as he has brought the hammered dulcimer, a traditional folk instrument, into brand new musical settings as a soloist and chamber musician.

Tickets priced at £20.00 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or online at http://www.buytickets.gi A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are available to senior citizens via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.

Young people age 18 and under attend ALL Gibraltar Philharmonic concerts free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together. Throughout the year, KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained in person at the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society Office, via email tgpsociety@gmail.com or by phone at +350 20072134 .
*Please note, that the amount of KIDS FREE tickets for the concerts held at The Convent Ballroom is limited, but we always do our best to accommodate you all.