Western Colorado Guitar News

News and notes and events about guitars and guitar playing in Western Colorado

Dec 11, 2016
Michelle Martinez Senior Recital, Sunday, 4:00 pm.
Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University.
Dec 5, 2016
Independence Academy Charter School, Beginner and Advanced Students Guitar Class Recital,
Monday, 6:00 pm, IACS Gym.
Dec 4, 2016
St Joseph Catholic Church, Music Ministry Fundraiser Concert, Sunday, 4:00 pm.
Nov 11, 2016
From cpr.org (http://www.cpr.org/classical/story/watch-los-angeles-guitar-quartet-plays-two-dances-by-manuel-de-falla)
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet visited the CPR Performance Studio and shared a pair of dances by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.

The two dances, called “Song of Wildfire” and “Ritual Fire Dance,” come from de Falla’s ballet “The Bewitched Love.”
LAGQ formed in 1980, and the group’s bio includes a Grammy win in 2005. The de Falla dances show off the four classical guitarists’ capabilities beautifully. It’s full of percussive strumming, synchronized arpeggios and passages that drop from a roar to a whisper and back again. 
LAGQ visited CPR on the morning of another special moment for the group. The guitarists were set to give the world premiere of “Road to the Sun,” a new piece by jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, at the Newman Center in Denver.
Metheny and LAGQ opted not to share any excerpts from the new piece. They wanted the Newman Center concert to be a true world premiere for the piece. But they wowed the small audience at CPR with the two de Falla dances. 

Nov 10, 2016