Week of October 17 2016

Highlights: Harpsichord music arranged for guitar, Piazzolla tangos, and more from the brothers Assad! In between, hear from our Artistic Director William Ash on the 2016-2017 concert series, and as well our public school guitar programs. Ash introduces our Visionary Campaign to help fund St. Louis Classical Guitar Society educators who team-teach guitar ensembles alongside public-school music teachers. SLCGS supports programs in the following districts: St. Louis City Public Schools, Ferguson, Hazelwood, Jennings, and Normandy.

Week of October 10 2016

Highlights: All selections from 'Novecento Guitar Sonatas,' solo album of Italian guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu, known for his performances of 20th-century music for guitar. We begin and end the program with two Franco Cavallone sonatas, the first inspired by the music of Ravel, the second inspired by the music of American composers, such as Bernstein.

Week of September 26 2016

Highlights: Preview of our fist concert of the season with young Franco-Spanish phenom Thibaut Garcia - Saturday October 1st, 8:00pm at the Ethical Society. This program features works from Garcia's album 'Leyendas,' including classic pieces from Spain such as Tárrega's Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Asturias by Albeniz (this specific arrangement by his teacher and mentor Olivier Chassain of the Paris Conservatory).

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