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Guitar Festival 2012 at UC Davis

Guitar Festival 2012



(All in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center)


Thursday, January 19, 2012 • 12:05 pm

Free (not ticketed)
Michael Goldberg’s classical guitar program includes Spanish pieces by Rodrigo and Turina, works by Narvaez, Ponce, and J.S. Bach’s own transcription of the Suite in E Major for Solo Violin (BWV 1006a). Goldberg is currently playing solo and chamber recitals, and is on the faculty at both UC Davis and UC Berkeley. He has toured throughout the United States as part of the Alma Duo and is also a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, a group devoted to contemporary music performance. He has also been featured with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Composers Inc., Empyrean Ensemble, Adorno Ensemble, Diablo Valley Ballet, and many other Bay Area groups.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 • 2:00–4:00 pm

Free (not ticketed)
Lecture-demonstration (“Toward a Classic Guitar”): Guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino will bring his collection of early plucked instruments (theorbo, lute, vihuela, renaissance, and baroque guitars) in order to demonstrate the origins of the modern guitar, and how it evolved. He will demonstrate and discuss how music associated with the modern guitar sounded on the original instruments of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

Friday, January 20, 2012 • 2:00–4:00 pm

Free (not ticketed)
Guitar Festival
Gypsy Jazz Workshop: Guitarist Doug Martin will explain the essential elements of gypsy jazz guitar playing. The first half of the workshop will deal primarily with the le pompe (swing rhythm) style, and the second half of the workshop will deal with devices and characteristics of Django Reinhardt’s approach to solos. For this portion Martin’s transcription of Django’s solo from the 1937 recording of Minor Swing will be provided for attendees. Guitarists are encouraged to bring a guitar, and observers are welcome.

“Doug Martin plays with fire, precision, and creativity and is part of the new breed of guitarists that are carrying on the Django tradition with such fervor…recommended!”

—Jazz guitar luminary Mimi Fox

Friday, January 20, 2012 • 7:00 pm (Two Featured Performers)

$8 Students & Children, $20 Adults | Standard Seating
Marc Teicholz won first prize in the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America competition and has traveled extensively throughout America and the world giving recitals and master classes to great acclaim. Teicholz’s latest album, Valseana, includes works performed on period guitars for each selection.

“Both technically gifted and musical to the core.”

—Los Angeles Times

Gypsy Jazz Quartet

San Francisco Bay Area jazz guitarist Doug Martin has performed with some of the finest artists on the West coast and abroad including Germany- based gypsy guitarist and composer, Lulo Reinhardt, Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Jorgenson, gypsy guitarist Mike Reinhardt, French vocalist Jessica Fichot, as well as legendary jazz guitar virtuosos Howard Alden and Mimi Fox. (Quartet members include Doug Martin, lead guitar, Jason Vanderford, rhythm guitar; Tony Ballog, violin; and Joe Kyle, bass)

Saturday, January 21, 2012 • 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Free (not ticketed)

Jason McGuire, guitar

Flamenco Workshop: Guitarist Jason McGuire (“El Rubio”) will cover Rasgueados, Pulgar, Alzapua, Arpeggio, and Picado technique in context with some simple variations on important flamenco song forms. Guitarists are encouraged to bring a guitar, and observers are welcome.

“Jason is one of the most majestic and powerful guitarist I have ever seen. His Versatility is unmatched he has vast knowledge of Flamenco, Jazz, classical, Rock, and world music. His compositions are comparable to Vicente Amigo, Tomatito , and Nino Josele. One of the finest young musician of our time.”

—Pedro Cortes

Saturday, January 21, 2012 • 2:00–4:00 pm

Free (not ticketed)
Master Class: Four pre-selected players will perform for guitarist Marc Teicholz, who is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Observers are welcome.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 • 7:00 pm (Two Featured Performers)

$8 Students & Children, $20 Adults | Standard Seating
David Tanenbaum

David Tanenbaum is renowned for his classical guitar performances and recordings. In 1988 Tanenbaum became the first American guitarists to be invited to perform in China by the Chinese government and is currently a member of the World Guitar Ensemble.

A master of the instrument. Mr. Tanenbaum played so musically and so expressively that the listener was led directly to the essence of each composer.

—Allen Hughes, The New York Times

Ronald Bruce Smith (b. 1961): Five Pieces for Guitar and Live Electronics (2007) *

Lou Harrison (1917–2003): Scenes from Nek Chand (2001–2) *

Steve Reich (b. 1936): Electric Counterpoint (1987)

Caminos Flamencos

Caminos Flamencos is made up of guitarist Jason McGuire, Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa, and Kina Mendez, a singer from Jerez do la Frontera, Spain. In 1995, McGuire recorded with Flamenco guitarist Carlos Heredia on his album Gypsy Flamenco, and released a recording of his own composition Distancias in 2005, which has received unanimous praise.

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