Previous events

Feb26

Starr Ward Chamber Music Series: Brasil Guitar Duo

The Waters Building 135 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29501

The Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, will kick off the series on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Brasil Guitar Duo was hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity" and is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The concert will be followed by a meet-the-artist reception.

Guitar Marathon: The Innovation of Transcriptions

Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY

"A huge blowout of guitar music over six or eight hours” – The New York Times The legendary guitar virtuoso Andrés Segovia once said, "The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice." That helps explain why the guitar is so well suited to play music originally written for different forces, from the solo voice to the full orchestra. A great transcription pushes boundaries and reveals new voices from within the instrument. 92Y’s famed Guitar Marathon returns to explore the art of guitar transcription as some of the world’s greatest classical guitarists bring groundbreaking transcriptions to the 92Y stage – from Rhapsody in Blue to works by Mussorgsky and Phillip Glass. Benjamin Verdery, artistic director John Schaefer, host Brasil Guitar Duo Jorge Caballero Eden Stell Guitar Duo Benjamin Verdery Ana Vidovic - See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/Guitar-Marathon-Session-1#sthash.jFYkJ0L7.dpuf

The Da Camera Society

Saddle Peak House Malibu Michael Sant (2015), Los Angeles, CA

Brasil Guitar Duo

Blurring the boundaries between indoors and out, this mountaintop retreat is a modernist confection of glass, concrete and wood. With a backdrop of the rugged Santa Monica mountains and the ocean beyond, an award-winning duo bring “their huge energy and synergies….mature and masterly performing presence” (The Royal Gazette) to a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, including Rameau, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer, and Gismonti. “The maturity of musicianship and the technical virtuosity displayed….is simply outstanding (Classical Guitar Magazine).