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December 8 and 11 2014

Highlights: Holiday Music for Guitar! Arcangelo Corelli arr. BGQ: Christmas Concerto Op. 6, No. 8 and other selections by the Small-Torres Guitar Duo. Also a generous selection of music for various configurations of harp guitars from the album "Harp Guitar Music," by Greg Minor. : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, performed by The Ware~Patterson Duo, with Richard Patterson, guitar; Bettina Clement Ware, flute. Our show closes with Richard Patterson, guitar; Bettina Clement Ware, flute.

December 1 and 4, 2014

Highlights: Join us as we listen to Music from the American Music of Stage and Screen, as performed by the Alice Artzt Guitar Trio, featuring American Alice Artzt, Great Britain's Raymond Burley, and Switzerland's Michel Rutscho. Music of George Gershwin, Charles Chaplin, and Leonard Bernstein, arranged for guitar trio by Raymond Burley and Sergio Abreau.

November 24 and 27, 2014

Highlights: Our second show on the music of J.S. Bach in transcriptions for the guitar and mandolin. Includes Gavotte from French Suite in G major, played by the Pearl and Gray Duo; Music from the Well-tempered Clavier, performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Allegro from Sonata #2 for Unaccompanied Violin in Am, performed by Chris Thile on mandolin; four legendary popular transcriptions played by guitarist Christopher Parkening; and three pieces performed by guitarist Angel Romero, including the famous Chaconne from Partita #2 for Unaccompanied Violin in D minor.

November 17 and 20, 2014

Highlights: We explore the music of J.S. Bach, played by both guitar soloists, but also in ensemble. We open with the familiar Bouree from the First Suite for Lute, played by Jason Vieaux. Next we hear an incredible transcription of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, originally for organ, performed by Philip Hi. Then we hear the Violin Sonata No. 1, by Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar. Then the last major work, by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, performing the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major. All this with music from the Anna Magdalena Notebook interspersed.

November 10 and 13, 2014

Highlights: Join us for our musical tribute to Cuban guitarist Ernestro Tamayo, who passed away at the age of 43 in October, 2014. Selections by Sylvius Weiss, Antonio Lauro, and various Cuban composers including Harold Gramatges, Aldo Rodriguez, and Mr. Tamayo himself. Mr. Tamayo's albums sampled are Classical Persuasions, Artistico, and The Cuban Guitarist.

November 3 and 6, 2014

Highlights: We feature the Cavatina Duo, Eugenia Moliner, flute, with Denis Azabagic, guitar, in anticipation of their performance on November 8 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Selections include music of J.S. Bach, Siciliano; music from Balkan countries by various composers; movements from Suite Buenos Aires by Maximo Diego Pujol; and Fantasia brilliante on Themes from Carmen by Francois Borne. Solo from Denis Azabagi: La catedral by Agustin Barrios.

October 27 and 30, 2014

Highlights: We visit with St. Louis guitarist Benjamin Minden-Birkenmaier, as he gives us a preview of his upcoming performance on November 2 of the guitar concerto "Fantasy for a Gentleman," written in 1954 by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999). Music of Rodrigo's concerto inspiration, Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710), performed by guitarist Angel Romero, a full performance of the Rodrigo Concerto by Angel's brother, Pepe Romero, with Sir Neville Mariner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and finishing with additional solo music of Rodrigo by guitarist Scott Tennant.

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