Archive for category Classical Guitar Concerts St Louis
David Russell will be performing a recital concert in St Louis, Saturday, the 24th. He is touring in support of his new CD effort: Grandeur of the Baroque. The concert is hosted by the St Louis Classical Guitar Society. There will be a master class with Mr Russell on Sunday @ 3 pm (CST).
The Ethical Society
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
The picture is hilarious, eh? It is from the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society’s page. Great job!
What can I write that hasn’t been written before on the history, legacy, musicality or quality of a Romero family performance? I struggle to conjure one unique perspective to share (more so that usual). I will tell you about Set I where Pepe came out onstage to enthusiastic applause. The title of the piece on the program is “Farrucas” by P. Romero. Pepe announced a change in the program. “Instead of performing the Farrucas’, he says, ‘there has been a request for the “Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra)” by Fransico Tárrega. And, so I will play this piece now and the Farrucas in the second program.” So, with the announcement, the audience gasped in anticipation and approval. Obviously, to the masses, the Recuerdos is the ultimate guitar work (in my opinion). It was a wonderful experience to see the smiles and fascination in the audience that night. When Pepe finished there was a collective sigh from the audience (really, everyone sighed). Amazing. Unforgettable.
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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Phil Proctor in Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote…, St Louis, October 19th, 2011
Thanks to St Louis Classical Guitar Society for the heads-up email!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 8 pm at the Sheldon Concert Hall
“—-Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the ever-popular Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in a totally new way: on Wednesday, October 19, they will present an innovative theatrical/musical work inspired by the timeless DON QUIXOTE!
—-With the brilliant comedian Phil Proctor (of Firesign Theatre fame), they’ll perform a three-act, multi-media show that illuminates the humor, pathos and surrealism of Cervantes’ novel.
—-Accompanying the virtuoso narrative (Mr. Proctor will portray more than a dozen characters) LAGQ will play William Kanengiser’s ingenious arrangements of Spanish Renaissance music, featuring many “greatest hits” of the Golden Age. In addition to this ambitious stage production, LAGQ will also play some of their concert favorites, including Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Bizet’s “Carmen.”
—-Be a part of history! The performance will be videotaped by Mel Bay Records for release as a commercial DVD.
Sat, 09/24/2011 – 8:00pm
The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117
Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and this Summer has been a whirlwind of everything-other-than-guitar happenings. I wasn’t sure if the Autumn would match the Spring (as far as concerts and recitals). I’d say it will and then some. The St Louis Classical Guitar Society has an extraordinary lineup for this year’s season (kudos to SLCGS).
Jorge Cabellero is the first concert in a fantastic lineup of performers for the 2011/2012 season. I am sure this will be an unforgettable concert by Mr Caballero.
“Jorge Caballero, known for performing the most difficult pieces in the guitar’s repertoire, won top prizes at the Tokyo International Competition, the First Latin American Guitar Competition, and the prestigious Naumburg International Competition (1996). Allan Kozinn of the New York Times called him a “superb young guitarist.” His performance will include Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Unfortunately, I did not attend the concert. Please let me know if you were there and can add a synopsis.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 8:00 PM
Where: The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117
Q & A with the Athens Guitar Trio (Dusty Woodruff)
How did the AGT form? How long have you all been performing together?
I am listening to your CD ‘Emergence’. Very nice work. How did the recording sessions go? I imagine with 3 guitarists and nerves, the sessions can be tedious.
You are playing in St Louis this weekend. Are you on ‘tour’? Are there upcoming concerts scheduled?
Any new CD releases planned?
Yes, we are from the “Classic City” of Athens, Georgia. Actually, we have been finding that there are a lot of cities with that name here in the US, so specifics are in order! Only Rylan and I live in Athens. Matt lives in the Atlanta area. It is likely that one day all three of us could end up in a surrounding community that is outside of Athens. But the Athens Guitar Trio name will always remain since we are all very committed to what we are doing, and Athens will always be the name that brought us together.