An Intimate Evening with Antonio Forcione

An Intimate Evening with Antonio Forcione

25th July 2021

From the first moment Antonio walks on stage to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic. And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the auditorium, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room...

The multi award-winning Antonio Forcione, acoustic guitarist, composer and talented artist, is a highly charismatic and inventive performer. The World acclaimed guitar master is delighted to be performing at Colchester Arts Centre with his vibrant and original blend of jazz, Latin, African and flamenco sounds.

Antonio takes the guitar to new levels of expression and his numerous awards around the world are a testimony to his genius. Be prepared to both laugh and be moved as he celebrates the unexpected elements in life with delicacy, humour and not least, passion.

International tours have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to Russia, the Caribbean, USA and all over Europe. His albums have variously topped UK and international jazz charts and he has shared the stage worldwide with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.

Antonio will be accompanied by the master of percussion, Dado Pasqualini.

‘Forcione is mesmerizing .. passion, grace and fire’ The Times
“A performer of world class status ... forceful and with an enviable technique, he takes the guitar to new levels of expression combining its melodic powers with dramatic percussive effects. Forcione boldly goes where no guitarist has gone before and the results are quite spectacular ... miss him at your peril”. The Stage
“You have a beautiful touch” Sir Paul McCartney
“Possessing the skill, flair and stunning technique of Paco de Lucia and John McClaughlin, with the looks of a low rent middle-aged gigolo” Omid Djalili
“That is beautiful” Stevie Wonder
“A slick and impressive show” British Theatre Guide (5 stars)

All tickets £20.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.
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