September 8, 2014

Highlights: We feature the Music of guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, with his performances of Gavottes 1 & 2 and the Gigue from Lute Suite BWV 995; Excerpts from Variations on "Folias de Espana" by Manuel Ponce; and Prelude #1 of Heitor Villa-Lobos. Then some remembrances of the recently deceased Philip Rosheger, with performances by David Russell of his Waltz #7, Lullaby to Wake Up To, and Good Luck Waltz; and performances by Steven Novacek, Habaneras #1 and #6 from a set of them also composed by Philip Rosheger.

September 15, 2014

Highlights: First of two shows featuing the music of Jorge Morel, this show as played by Douglas Niedt, the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and Bill Park. Pampero,                   Nortena, Chopi, Romance Criollo, Gato Y Malambo, and West Side Story Suite, all played by Jorge Morel; Morel's Danza Brasiliera, Played by Bill Park; and Guitarreando--played solo by John McClellan-- then Prelude to Olga, and Two to Tango played by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo.

September 22 and 25, 2014

Highlights: We continue our show featuring the marvellous compositions of Argentinian composer and guitarist Jorge Morel as played by Douglas Niedt on his CD "Pure Magic."  Also Morel's music written especially for John McClellan, and the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, and by Jorge Morel himself. Also more conversation with Douglas Niedt, and now also with local guitarist John McClellan about his own experiences with Jorge Morel, and some rare early recordings of Morel that John has brought to our studio.

September 29 & October 2, 2014

Highlights: This show features the music of the legendary Nicolo Paganini ( 1782-1840), both music for the guitar and music transcribed from the violin. Includes excerpts from the Guitar Sonatas #4 in D and #6 in F, and some of the Ghiribizzi as played by guitarist Marco Tamayo. Also Grand Sonata op. 39 by Judicael Perroy, and Violin Caprice #24 as played by guitarist John Williams. Then follows some of the other 23 Caprices, numbers 7,9,13, and 21, as played by guitarist Eliot Fisk.

October 13 and 16, 2014

Highlights: We take a trip to beautiful Brazil to hear music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, renditions by Graham Anthony Devine, the Assad Duo, and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. Then music arranged and composed by Sergio Assad, performed by his brother Odair Assad. The show concludes with three movements from Concerto Originis composed by Sergio Assad, a triple concerto performed by the Assads with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

October 20 and 23, 2014

Highlights: We include more music from Brasil, and performances by Odair Assad. As on October 13, our show begins with music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, three pieces from the piano repertoire, played on guitars by the Assads and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. We then hear The Assads perform a nine-movement suite by J.P. Rameau, originally for harpsichord. We continue with Sounds of Bells and Itching Powder by Pernambuco, played by Graham Anthony Devine. Then the balance of the show is Odair Assad performing the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Beginning in the 1990-91 season, we inaugurated our Student Matinee Performance Series, featuring Friday daytime performances for St. Louis school children by internationally-known players: the lute duo of Paul O'Dette and Hopkinson Smith, the Baltimore Consort, and the Los Angeles ... read more

Formed in the the Spring of 2010 after successfully coming together to perform on the January 10, 2010 Members’ Gathering sans prior rehearsal, enthusiasm for continuing to meet has led to the formation of the SLCGS Guitar Orchestra. Currently consisting ... read more

Fabio Zanon

Saturday 28th of March 2015 8:00 PM


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