Posts from ‘Live Performances’
Big thanks to the folks at AEA (http://www.ribbonmics.com) for lending us a pair of their N8 and N22 Active series ribbon mics and an RPQ preamp to record the show!
Our good friend Tara Rose Davison – soprano and self-accompanying guitarist who has done some fantastic videos for us of arias and art songs – needed a guitar that could really fill a room for her performance at the 2014 GFA convention, so she came in to play some guitars and chose a 2002 Jose Marin Plazuelo that we lent her for the concert. The concert was recorded and here we have the first few pieces, including Zenobia by Ernesto Cordero, Mozart’s Vedrai Carino, Schubert’s Nacht um Traume and Viardot’s Les Filles de Cadix.
Andrew York stopped by the showroom on Friday to choose a few guitars for his May 31 Live at GSI concert. He ended up choosing two older guitars and two newer ones: a 1930 Santos Hernandez, a 1964 David Rubio, a 2002 Edmund Blochinger and a 2010 Fritz Ober. Don’t miss you chance to hear Andrew York play material from his newest CD, Yamour, on these fantastic instruments in a uniquely intimate setting.
We just had a fantastic event at the GSI showroom this past Saturday evening to raise money for the Guitar Foundation of America. GFA Competition winners Martha Masters (who is also currently the GFA President) and Vladimir Gorbach performed to a packed house who were treated to a great performance and several wonderful extra surprises. Firstly, we were loaned two exquisite instruments – an 1864 Torres, which Martha played, and a 1937 Hauser I, which Vladimir performed with. There were some very special guests in the audience as well – including concert guitarist Zoran Dukic who was in town, as well as Greg Tedesco, grandson of the great composer and friend of Segovia, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In honor of his presence, Martha and Vladimir made sure to include some of Tedesco’s music in both halves. Martha started the first half of the evening with Astor Piazzolla’s “Milonga del Angel”, then played the exquisite “Sonata” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Next up was Vladimir, who played 3 movements from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Lute Suite, BWV 997”, 2 movements from “Estaciones Porteñas” by Astor Piazzola, then ended with the little-known virtuoso showpiece by Miguel Llobet – his Variations on “La Folia”. For the second half, the two partnered up for some duos: 2 “Preludes and fugues” for 2 guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, 2 movements from “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla, then closed the evening out with a lovely duo arrangement of the lilting “Scherzino Mexicana” by Manuel Ponce. During the intermission and after the concert, Tempranillo and Albariño wines were served (courtesy of our friends at Bodegas M), along with some tapas, rounding out a very special evening for all who attended.
Be sure to check out photos of the evening and of the 1864 Torres and 1937 Hauser, and keep an eye out for videos of the evening, which we should have soon.