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Puppets and Strings


Photo of guitarist Sean Shibe


Martyn Brabbins – conductor
Sean Shibe – guitar


Arnold Serenade for Guitar and Strings Listen

Arnold Guitar Concerto Listen

— Interval —

Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Listen

An evening of classical guitar and characterful ballet closes our Canterbury season.

Spell-binding guitarist Sean Shibe “an artist blessed with grace to spare” (BBC Music Magazine) brings his spectacular virtuosity to two Malcolm Arnold works. Both the Serenade and his concerto contain Arnold’s trademark ear for melody and lush, Hollywood-inspired sound.

Stravinsky’s Petrushka completes the programme with musical fireworks. One of the composer’s best-loved works, it tells the fantastical tale inspired by Russian legend of three puppets brought to life at a Shrovetide fair. Stravinsky fused traditional folk songs with his own vivid musical storytelling to create this timeless masterpiece.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £49

Subscription and multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe box office: 01227 787787


The Marlowe, Canterbury

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