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Upcoming Events and Information

Hi all! The next meeting of the CGSNI will be on Sunday the 2nd of June at 3pm in the Ulster College of Music, Windsor Avenue, Belfast. Hope to see you there!

Also note that the summer BBQ will be held at 3pm on Sunday the 30th of June. For more details about this, please get in touch with secretary.cgsni <at> gmail <dot> com.

Xuefei Yang is performing for the Belfast Music Society’s Summer Celebrity recital at St. Thomas’ Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast at 8pm on Wednesday the 5th of June. The programme will include music from Britten, Tarrega, Schubert, Bach, Walton, Debussy and de Falla. Tickets can be booked via the Belfast Music Society, from GoToBelfast, from the Belfast Welcome Centre (Donegall Place), or by calling 028 9024 6609.

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Philip Lawson Recital

Dublin guitarist Philip Lawson entertained CGSNI members following their AGM at the Ulster College of Music on Sunday 12th May. His recital began with Dowland – the Frog Galliard and Fantasia – followed by En Los Trigales by Rodrigo. He went on the explain and perform two minimalist pieces by Irish Composer Dave Flynn. The main work was the substantial Sonata in Dmin No 34 by Weiss. To relax after the Weiss we heard the Japanese influenced Three Interludes by Garrett Sholdice played with great tenderness and an excellent contrast to the Weiss. The sun then came out to illustrate Alma Apaixonada and Se ela Perguntar by Reis. The perfomance was rounded off by Etude No 1 Relentless by another Irish Guitarist-Composer Benjamin Dwyer. This piece was played with tremendous passion and authority.

The recital was received with enthusiastic acclaim and CGSNI are grateful to Philip for coming to Belfast and giving this excellent performance. We wish him the best of luck in his future career.