Highlights: We feature the phenomenal Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang as she performs music of Isaac Albeniz. Stephen Goss, and Carlo Domeniconi, and guitar concertos by John Brunning and Joaquin Rodrigo. Click on the Playlist for complete Discography. Ms. Yang will appear in St. Louis on February 13, 2016, as part of our Great Artist Series.
Highlights: Announcing and previewing the performers headlining the second half of the Guitar Society's 2015-16 Season! Performances by Polish guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang, and the bandoneon and guitar duo of Italian musicians Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiacchiaretta. See playlist attached for complete details.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW BEGINS AT 1:00
Highlights: The Carrullists vs. The Molinists. A program of guitar concertos from Ferdinando Carulli and Francesco Molino, as John Clayton describes the avid guitar rivalry that existed in Paris in the 1830's betewwn the followers of Carulli and Molino.
Highlights: Our Show features the virtuoso performers of the Assad Family from Brasil: "The Family Assad." We'll hear brothers Sergio and Odair, along with sister Badi in a phenomenal assortment of Brazilan music-making.
Highlights: A Celebration of one of this year's long-awaited releases: "LAGQ--New Renaissance," by the standard-setting Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. New arrangements by Quartet members and friends of Renaissance music by Francesco da Milano and others, plus a new take on the Frog Galliard of John Dowland by Ian Krouse.
Sounds of the Cinema: Music from the CD "Cinema Verismo" by guitarist Mak Grgic, an eclectic mix of music beginning with J.S. Bach, to Bernstein, to Albeniz to film music themes of The Godfather; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Chariots of Fire; The Deer Hunter; and more.
Highlights: Music of Catalan composer Maximo Diego Pujol and the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla by Giampaolo Bandini, guitar, and Cesare Chiacchiaretta, bandoneon.
Highlights: Program entitled "SoloDuo, part Deux!" Our second show featuring this amazing guitar duo of Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli: Baja la palmera, Evocación, and Castilla of Isaac Albeniz; Overture to The Thieving Magpie and Overture to Elizabeth, Queen of England (AKA The Barber of Seville), music of Gioachino Rossini, arranged by Mauro Giuliani; Clair de lune and Pavane pour une infante defunte by Claude Debussy; the Tonadilla of Joaquin Rodrigo; and Gavotte and Bouree from French Suite no. 5 of J.S. Bach.