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GUITAR MARATHON: LAS AMERICAS

FREE for the first time in Festival’s history; 2-5 pm & 7-10 pm

 

 

Reservations are strongly suggested. They’ll guarantee you a seat if you arrive 1

5 minutes before showtime. Call 212 501 3330 or reserve online for 2-5 pm; reserve online for 7-10 pm.
Co-curated by Brazilian phenomenon Badi Assad and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet founder William Kanengiser, the six-hour Marathon focuses on classical guitar in North and South America, contrasting rich traditions with bold experimentation. Featured composers include Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti, Joan Tower, Elliot Carter, Alberto Ginastera, Leo Brouwer, Robert Beaser, Manual Ponce, Antonio Lauro, Agustín Barrios and many more.

About the curators: A founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Kanengiser displays his multi-varied musical interests in recordings of composers as dissimilar from one another as Bartók, Handel and Jerome Kern. Assad hails from a musical family of guitarists-composers.

A singer and percussionist to boot, she fuses pop-jazz with worldbeat in a sensuously Brazilian sensibility.

LAS AMERICAS, PART I: NORTH AMERICA (2-5 PM)

Strongly suggested: 

or call 212 501 3330.

William Kanengiser has invited four brilliant guest artists to help celebrate the guitar of North America. David Mozqueda, a young virtuoso from Gaudalaja, Mexico, will present masterworks by Ponce and Olivas, as well as arrangements of popular Mexican folksongs. Colin Davin, prizewinner in the GFA competition and modern-music specialist, will present compelling works by

Joan Tower, and with flutist Daniel James, a new work by Alaska-based composer Conrad Wilson. Connie Shue, an emerging artist specializing in women composers, will play works by Canadian composer Dale Kavanaugh, Brazilian Clarice Assad (Badi’s niece) and John Anthony Lennon. The ph

enomenal Naumberg Award-winner Jorge Caballero will play the first of his two sets in the Marathon, presenting some of the most important American guitar compositions by Elliott Carter and John Major, as well as the stunning Sonata #1 by Cuban master Léo Brouwer. William Kanengiser will close out the afternoon by presenting an eclectic mix of Mexican, Cuban and American works, ranging from folkloric to contemporary to jazz-inspired.

LAS AMERICAS, PART II: SOUTH AMERICA (7-10 PM)

Strongly suggested:

or call 212 501 3330.

For the second part of the Marathon, Badi Assad has crafted an evening of propulsive rhythm and sensuous melody from South America. The award-winning Brazil Guitar Duo will open the evening with pieces by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Gismonti and others. Samba master Rom

ero Lubambo will bring his technical fireworks and serious Brazilian groove to a set of popular pieces by Jobim, Garoto and others. Jorge Caballero will return to the stage to present some of the mo

st important South American compositions for guitar, including works by Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and the seminal Sonata by Ginastera. Making their NY debut, the incredible Duo Siquiera/Lima will present fiery duets by Brazilian, Argentinian and Ecuadorian composers. The grand finale of the Marathon will be the inimitable Badi Assad, who brings a feminine sensibility to her stunning world-beat fusion of pop, jazz and Brazilian music.

 

Monday, January 20 at 2:00pm. Free.

Details at: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-guitar-festival-marathon

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Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at Make Music New York on Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm. The program includes works by Adams, Didorenko, Bernard Roumain & Joe Jordan (student).

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

 

Details at http://bit.ly/12PINt4

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Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at The Firehouse Space on Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm.

 

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

 

Details at http://bit.ly/10Ih3Ug

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Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, June 9, 6:30 pm.

 

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

 

Details at http://bit.ly/12pnw8O

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Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday, June 2, 2:30 pm. The program includes works by Gordon, Becker, Reich & Crowell.

 

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

 

Details at http://bit.ly/13FZCc3

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Kaufman Music Center’s Face The Music

 

Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at P.S. 142 – Neighborhood Classics Series  on 5/19/13 at 2 pm. The program includes works by Didorenko, Gordon,  Bernard Roumain, Wolfe & Ethan Cohn (Student) .

 

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

 

Details at http://bit.ly/YutIxg

 

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