Friday, March 4th, 2016 8pm- EARLY MUSIC GUILD
Trio Guadalevín – Music crossing continents and centuries
Garden House Concerts – 2336 15th Av S. 98144
What are the stories carried in a wandering melody played out by strings?
Whose are the hands that have played this contagious rhythm long before?
Named for the ancient river and gorge that divides the city of Rhonda in Andalusia, Trio Guadalevín explores the deep roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb and West Africa – roots that stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions.
Drawing on Mexican son jarocho and huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song, Sephardic balladry and Moroccan shabia – Abel Rocha, August Denhard and Antonio Gómez interpret and often re-imagine a soundscape that draws on the many facets of identity that link Latin America and the Mediterranean.
Abel Rocha – Haré, jarana, guitar, quinta, voice
August Denhard – Lute, Baroque guitar, theorbo, oud
Antonio Gómez – Pandereta, bendir, teponatzli, cajón, zils, cascabeles, rattles
Advanced tickets from Brown Paper Tickets or $10 at the door
Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 pm- SEATTLE CLASSIC GUITAR SOCIETY
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
David Russell (Spain)
- Mompu (1893-1987)
- Goss– (1964 – )
Cantigas de Santiago (dedicated to David and María)
Quen a Virgen be servira (Alfonso X, EL Sabio)
Ondas do mare de Vigo (Martin Codax)
Cantiga CLXVI (Alfonso X, El Sabio)
Kyrie Trope (Codex Calixtinus)
A madre de Deus (Alfonso X, El Sabio)
Al ondas que eu vin veer (Martin Codax)
Non e gran causa (Alfonso X, El Sabio)
J.S. Bach – (1685-1750)
Partita I (BWV 825) – Transcription: Gerhard Reichenbach
- Tarrega (1852 – 1909)
Ticket Prices: $ 38.00 (full price) $ 28.00 per ticket for 10 or more, $ 28.00 for students/seniors
NOTE: Grammy award winner David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. Concert goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andres Segovia Competition, the Jose Ramirez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tarrega Competition. David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded sixteen CDs up to now, among them Aire Latino, which received a grammy in 2005.
“A talent of extraordinary dimension” The New York Times.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm- VICENTE AMIGO – Flamenco Guitar
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts – University of Washington
Latin Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist, Vicente Amigo, will make his Seattle debut. Hailed as the “Sultan of Duende,” the Spanish-born flamenco composer and virtuoso possess an ethereal, otherworldly quality, and music seems to flow from his guitar without effort. Amigo’s shows are famed for their transporting power. Wrote one critic, “Vicente Amigo represents the introspective exploration of flamenco with all its passion, grace and fire. He stands alone in a space which he carved out for himself.”
For more about Vicente Amigo to: https://uwworldseries.org/events-tickets/calendar/vicente-amigo
Ticket Price: $ 30.00 (I have in reserve 5 tickets available)
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm- SEATTLE SYMPHONY
Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Jesus Lopez Cobos, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Glinka – Summer Night in Madrid
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Ticket Prices: SOLD OUT! (but, if interested, I could look into finding another ticket or two?)
For more about Jesus Lopez Cobos, go to: http://www.seattlesymphony.org/about/meetthemusicians/theorchestra/artists/i-p/lopez-cobos-jesus