Week of February 8 2016

Highlights: A concert preview program for Xuefei Yang! To get familiar with her repertoire, the selections on this show are all pieces Yang will perform at her concert Saturday, February 13, 8:00 PM at the Ethical Society. Although, since she has not recorded most of her program, we will be playing these works performed by other artists, such as Jason Vieaux, John Williams, David Russell, and more! You do not want to miss this fabulous world-class musician!

Week of February 1 2016

Highlights: This evening's program previews our next concert guitarist Xuefei Yang, who performs in St. Louis on Saturday, February 13th at the Ethical Society, 8:00 PM. This show will be Part 1 of 2 featuring recordings from Yang's various albums, such as "Sojourn - The Very Best of Xuefei Yang" and "Si Ji" (Four Seasons). Yang's repertoire combines timeless masterpieces for the guitar along with beautiful arrangements of folk-songs from her homeland of China.

Week of January 25 2016

Highlights: Tonight's show presents works by composers from England, performed by favorites such as LAGQ, Sharon Isbin, and John Williams. Our program also includes a special preview of Łukasz Kuropaczewski, who performs at the Ethical Society on April 2nd as part of our Great Artist Series. Kuropaczewski plays Benjamin Britten's 'Nocturnal, Op. 70' (1963) which was written for Julian Bream and based on “Come, Heavy Sleep” from John Dowland’s "First Book of Songs" (1597).

Week of January 18 2016

"Tangos, Last Dance!" Highlights: This radio show shares the music of our up-coming guests Duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta! Hailing from Italy, Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini and bandoneon player Cesare Chiacchiaretta perform works hailing from Argentina on their recent album 'Hombres du Tango.' You don't want to miss their St. Louis debut concert at ‪The Sheldon Concert Hall‬, this Saturday, 7:30 PM!

Week of January 11 2016

"Tangos, Part Two!" Highlights: All pieces from tonight's show are Astor Piazzolla compositions or arrangements. One of the most celebrated Piazzolla works for the guitar, 'Histoire du tango,' is a four movement suite arranged for guitar and flute. Each movement represents a different era of the tango in South America: I. Bordel (Cabaret bar) II. Cafe III. Nightclub IV. Concertd'aujord'hui (Modern Concert). We have featured a different ensemble performing each movement of 'Histoire du tango.'

Week of January 4 2016

Highlights: “Tango Assassins!” The compositions of Astor Piazzolla combine styles of traditional South American and classical music, all inspired by tango dance. John McClellan and the Hanser-McClellan Duo perform Piazzolla, and as well as our up-and-coming concert series guests Giampaolo Bandini - Cesare Chiacchiaretta Duo, guitar and bandoneon, who will be performing at the Sheldon on Friday, January 22nd.

Week of December 28 2015

Highlights: Classical guitar plays Rock n' Roll! St. Louis' own John McClellan performs 'Paint it Black,' a Rolling Stones classic. Michael Chapdelaine's arrangements from his album "Grapevine" include such favorites as Eric Clapton and the soulful tune 'I Head it Through the Grapevine.' The later half of the show has even more surprises... Two tracks from the LAGQ album "Guitar Heroes" and classical arrangements of the band Queen's pop rock ballads.

Week of December 14 2015

Highlights: It's beginning to feel a lot like (guitar) Christmas... Check out the set list for tonight's 'Inside Classical Guitar' radio show, linked below, which includes holiday classics for guitar solo, duo, flute duet, and quartet. A fantastic show for this season.

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