SEAN Shibe is regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of his generation.

Earlier this year he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's Award for Young Artists, one of the youngest performers to receive it.

On Saturday, November 10 (7.30pm), Sean will be soloist with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall.

As part of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society series, once again the programme has a theme; this time the audience will be whisked off to sunny Spain. Hence, the six string classical ace will play Joaquin Rodrigo's much loved Concierto de Aranjuez. Rodrigo, nearly blind since age three, was a pianist, and did not play the guitar. Yet he still managed to capture and project the role of the guitar in Spanish music, particularly in the concerto, his most famous work.

Written in 1939 at the end of the Spanish Civil War, he piece was inspired by the gardens at the Palacio Real de Aranjuez, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez) the spring resort palace and gardens built by Philip II in the last half of the 16th Century and rebuilt in the middle of the 18th Century by Ferdinand VI. The predominantly lyrical work attempts to transport the listener to another place and time through the evocation of the sounds of nature.

The first half of the concert has three other pieces with Spanish connections: Rossini’s sparkling overture to The Barber of Seville is well known. The two other short Spanish pieces may be less familiar: Joaquin Turina’s L’oracion del torero - the Bullfighter’s prayer - originally written for a quartet of Lutes, but for the sinfonia concert an arrangement for chamber orchestra that imagines the bullfighter at prayer before entering the arena.

Plus, Boccherini’s La music notturna dell estrade di Madrid which consists of five short movements descriptive of various aspects of the nightlife of 18th Century Madrid. One movement featured in the 2003 film Master and Commander, but the best known is probably the last – the Retreat – which describes the night watch clearing the streets and closing the city gates.

The second half of the concert features Mozart’s Haffner Symphony, originally written as a serenade but reworked into symphonic form.

Tickets on 0333-666-3366.