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May
14

savinoblog

GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino has been a featured performer throughout the US and abroad. He has been Visiting Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Academy and Music Festival (1993, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2010), the Connecticut Early Music Festival (2002), Ensemble Rebel (2010) and from 1994–1997 was Coordinator of Performance Practice at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire. He is the recipient of a Diapason d’Or (a French Grammy) and in 2010 his collaborative project with Ars Lyrica of Houston also received a Grammy nomination.

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Feb
10
Flamenco & You: Passion, Magic, Dance, Guitars, Singer, Percussion, & more……
Tickets Available Online:
http://www.mvcpa.comThe Flamenco Society is pleased to present directly from Spain an exclusive appearance of the “New Generation of Young Flamencos.”

These are Spain’s top young flamenco artists who will perform in the US for the first time. This performance consists of musical arrangements composed of song, dance, guitars, percussion, and flute that highlight the power and grace of flamenco.

Showcasing some of Spain’s greatest up-and-coming young flamenco artists:

Guitarist, Mario Moraga Perez
Singer, Mari Angeles Martinez
Flautist, Raul Bernal
Percussionist, Salvador Navarro, along with
Flamenco Dancer Beatriz Santiago

Special Guests, Bay Area’s Own distinguished flamenco artists’, brothers:
Guitarist, Roberto Granados and
Percussionist, Ernesto Granados

Oct
16

Flamenco friends and fans, we are now less than a month away from our concerts at:
Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA
Fri. & Sat. November 7th & 8th!
TICKETS on sale now HERE

KPC is the perfect venue for what we do. We are excited to have with us Dancer/Percussionist/Singer Manuel Gutierrez, Gypsy singer Jesus Montoya, and Gypsy palmero/festero master Luis de la Tota. We plan to give you all our best performance to date. We will be playing new, unreleased material from our upcoming CD, as well as old school flamenco and classics.

Again, these shows always sell out early (and did again at the Triple Door), and we want those who really want to come to be able to get in, so get on it while you can.  We will also be doing special flamenco workshops Nov. 8/9 with our guests. Manuel will be doing an intermediate dance workshop. Jesus & Eric will be doing a workshop for guitarists to learn accompaniment with a singer, and Luis will teach a compás/palmas class.

Thanks for your ongoing support amigos. Can’t wait to rock the stage for you again!

Abrazos,
Eric & Encarna

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CLASSES

2 day intensive flamenco dance workshop w Manuel Gutierrez
Palos- Tientos/Bulería Level – Intermediate  Sat. November 8th 2:30-4:30PM – Tientos Sun. November 9th 2:30-4:30PM – Bulería Tuition: $90 both classes. $55 for one.  Class size limited. Early registration recommended; deadline October 29th.

Send checks to: Flamenco Seattle, 4509 Interlake Ave. N. #308, Seattle, WA 98103

For more email Encarna at encarnacion@flamencoseattle.com or call 206-347-4583. Classes at American Dance Institute, 8001 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

Flamenco Guitar Accompaniment Workshop w Jesús Montoya & Eric “El Comanche”
A rare opportunity for guitarists to not only unlock the mysteries of playing for cante flamenco, but a chance to feel the raw power and authenticity of this charismatic Gypsy cantaor from Sevilla. Eric & Jesús’ teaching style is very open & inclusive, and will give all students an opportunity to accompany a true master of the cante. Level – Intermediate – Though we are focusing on the intermediate level for this workshop, we are encouraging beginners to attend as well. It is a rare opportunity outside of Spain to soak up this kind of knowledge and aire, and will benefit all. Sun. November 9th 2:00-3:30PM  Tuition: $60 Class size limited. Early registration recommended; deadline October 29th.  Send checks to: Flamenco Seattle  4509 Interlake Ave N #308 Seattle, WA 98103 To register email Encarna at encarnacion@flamencoseattle.com or call 206-347-4583 Location: Greenwood – Address given after registration

Palmas, & Compás Workshop w Luis de la Tota
Don’t miss your chance to soak up the aire and soniquete of Jerez. Luis de la Tota truly lives and breathes the compás of the Barrio de Santiago. Palmas, Compás & Jaleo will all be covered in this class by one of the greatest palmero/festeros in the world.  Level – Intermediate – We are encouraging all our dance, guitar and voice students to attend this workshop. Though we are focusing on the intermediate level for this workshop, we are encouraging beginners to attend as well. It is a rare opportunity outside of Spain to soak up this kind of knowledge and aire, and will benefit all. Sun. November 9th 12:00-1:30PM  Tuition: $40 Class size limited. Early registration recommended; deadline October 29th.  Location: Greenwood – Address given after registration Send checks to: Flamenco Seattle  4509 Interlake Ave N #308 Seattle, WA 98103 To register email Encarna at encarnacion@flamencoseattle.com or call 206-347-4583.

Jun
18

          ‘Be Thou My Vision’                                                            Francisco Tárrega ‘Lagrima’
       Francisco Tárrega ‘Adelita’                                              J.S. Bach ‘Prelude for Lute, BWV 999’
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Dec
10

spain

David Collett, president of GSI, just visited Spain to meet and spend time with many of the exceptional luthiers we work with. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to visit everyone, but at least he was able to bring back hundreds of excellent photographs of the trip. We’ve cherry-picked some of ours favorites below.

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Mar
05

In the latest episode of Scott Wolf’s podcast All Strings Considered Scott talks with Paul O’Dette – one of the few lutenists (if not the only one) that most of us can name:

“Paul O’Dette truly needs no introduction. One of the leading figures of the early music movement, guitarist, lutenist, and conductor Paul O’Dette has performed in festivals in virtually every major city in the world, he has made over 120 recordings, among those the complete solo lute works of John Dowland, he is a professor of lute and the director of early music at the Eastman school of music, is and the artistic director of the boston early music festival. It is an absolute honor to have him appear on All Strings Considered.

On the show today we are going to hear Paul talk about his rock ‘n’ roll guitar origins, about improvisation that was happening 400 or so years before the invention of jazz, about arranging Bach for the lute and guitar, reentrant tuning, and more. You’ll hear a few tracks from his recordings, on both Baroque guitar and lute, of Santiago de Murcia, Dowland, and Bach. For you flamenco guitarists out there, much of the Santiago de Murcia is actually in that 12-beat cycle (compás) that we all love so much, and you’ll hear a seriously old school fandango.”

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the ‘Media’ menu (at the top of our site) and choosing ‘podcast’ or you can subscribe or listen on iTunes by clicking here.
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Aug
11

We have some more videos of young Australian virtuoso Alberta Khoury. You’ll remember that she was in town for the Parkening International Guitar Competition, and even though she was only 16 at the time she competed in the adult division and was a semi-finalist. Here she is playing the Prelude to Bach’s lute suite, BWV 1006, on a Ramirez Elite,  and Dowland’s Fantasia #7 on a 2008 Paco Santiago Marin ’30th Anniversary’.

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Apr
06

Here’s another lesson by Scott Morris from his book Classical Guitar Complete – From Basics to Bach. Today’s lesson is on string crossings and ‘choreographing’ your right hand in order to avoid bad crossings. Scott is playing a 2008 Paco Santiago Marin ’30th Anniversary’ model.

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Apr
11

by Miguel Saldivar, GSI

fred

(August 8, 1929-September 13, 2001)

August 8, 1929, was a day that left a significant imprint on the history of contemporary guitar pedagogy. It was on this day that a great teacher, author, performer, arranger, and transcriber was born.

Frederick McNeill Noad was born in Blankenburg, Belgium, and grew up in the rural village of Eversley, in England. Although he was originally trained in the violin and the piano, he took up the guitar in his teens; first as a flamenco player, and eventually as a classical player.

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