PROGRAMME AND ARTIST CHANGE – Cañizares to perform at the Convent Ballroom on 7th November 2019 at 20:00

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society regrets to inform patrons that violinist Michael Barenboim has been forced to withdraw due to illness at this week’s performance, which is sponsored by the Parasol Foundation.

It is however a coup for Gibraltar that Maestro Chichon has secured the services of one of the most important and influential flamenco artists worldwide, Cañizares, to replace Mr. Barenboim at such short notice.

Guitarist and composer Cañizares is just as comfortable with classical repertoire and his own compositions. Cañizares’ career spans over four decades, and is the first and only flamenco guitarist to have been invited to perform with the Berliner Philharmoniker – along with he played the Concierto de Aranjuez under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle in Madrid’s Teatro Real. He has collaborated with the main orchestras worldwide, including Staatskapelle Dresden, NHK Synphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya etc. Cañizares has won many prestigious awards, including ‘Premio Nacional de Guitarra’ (1982), ‘Premio de la Música’ (2008), and ‘Premio Flamenco Hoy’ (2000, 2011, 2013).

For ten years Cañizares was a close collaborator of Paco de Lucía, and he has also worked with many other leading artists – Enrique Morente, Camarón de la Isla, Serrat, Alejandro Sanz, Mauricio Sotelo, Leo Brouwer, John Paul Jones and Peter Gabriel, among others. Cañizares’ work as a composer includes works for the Spanish National Ballet Company and soundtracks for several movies, including “La Lola se va a los Puertos” with Rocío Jurado and Paco Rabal, Flamenco and “La Jota” by Carlos Saura. He has participated in over 100 albums and has published 15 albums as main artist.

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 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 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.