While most people like to try their hardest to put people's music into genres and sub-genres, I simply am a guitarist who performs what I enjoy to play. I could play an entire concert of classical music, romantic music, or an entire concert of steel string fingerstyle guitar. Also an entire concert of arrangements of oldies and contemporary hits that I have made for the guitar. I could also do an all Spanish themed concert, or most certainly an all Latin American guitar concert, as I have a deep passion for the melodies and harmonies that flow from South America. With that said, it's difficult to select pieces for a given concert.
Given that my Valentine's day "romantic" themed concert will center around love, nostalgia for love lost, and even heartbreak, the task of picking pieces from such a large repertoire is somewhat difficult. I have some pieces that the crowd will be unfamiliar with from Brazil that will make them want to dig deeper into that whole "genre" of guitar music. I also am planning on playing pieces from Elvis, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton that I've arranged on both classical and steel string fingerstyle guitar. It is my estimation that fans of many "genres" of music will come to hear favorites, as well as new pieces of music they may be unfamiliar with. I have played these pieces at many weddings and concerts before, and I believe this concert program will be the best representation of my abilities and passion for the guitar in all it's amazing forms!
AMOR - AN AFTERNOON OF ROMANTIC GUITAR
$15 / $12 students and seniors
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul