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.

May 13, 2013

Highlights include:  Interviews with guitar instructor Rodney Stucky; Interview with guitarist Douglas Back;

 Musical Selections by William Foden, from Doug Back's CD "American Pioneers of the Classic Guitar."

Featuring Parlor Gems and Concert Works of William Foden (1860-1947) and Justin Holland (1819-1887).

May 20th, 2013

Highlights include:   Interviews with guitarists Alan Rosenkoetter, Douglas Niedt, and Guitar Society Historian Dale Larsen Alan and Doug discuss their  livlihoods and early careers in St. Louis. Dale discusses the history of the guitar in St. Louis, and the upcoming historical video to be unveiled at the 50th Anniversary Gala.

Music from Douglas' CD "Pure Magic."

May 27, 2013

Highlights Include:  Interviews with John McClellan and Kirk Hanser of the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo.

Music from their CD's "Jongo" and "La Vida Breve."


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