Classical guitarist Andrew York has stepped into the light, so to speak. The Grammy-winning composer, and former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, has penned a musical work for the exhibition “Bruce Munro: Light,” which will be on display this autumn at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia. Commissioned by the Tidewater [...]
Brazil meets ‘Bama this fall, when the Assad Brothers take the stage at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The November 13 performance by the classical guitar sibling duo will feature music from a range of genres—from classical and jazz to Latin and fusion. Sergio and Odair Assad began playing [...]
"Antonio de Torres Jurado was the 18th century Spanish luthier credited with developing the shape of the modern guitar. Check out nylon-string virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela pay tribute to him in this performance of a song from their new CD, a piece called "The Soundmaker."
When George Sakellariou became the first member of the guitar faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1964, he was a 20-year-old acolyte of Andres Segovia and his new employer a respected regional outpost of classical pedagogy. When Sakellariou took the stage of Hume Hall at 8 pm on October 11, he opened [...]
Stringletter, the California-based publisher of Acoustic Guitar, Strings, and Ukulele, has purchased Classical Guitar, the magazine of record for the international classical-guitar community since 1982, from its founding owner, Ashley Mark Publishing of Blaydon-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Classical Guitar was launched by English musician and writer Maurice Summerfield, who also authored the standard biographical reference The [...]
Australian classical guitarist Craig Ogden is the featured performer at a concert tonight to celebrate the 90th anniversary of BBC Northern Ireland. Officials from the nonagenarian broadcasting system are holding the October 8 “gala” event—dubbed “A Night of Celebration”—at Ulster Hall in honor of the BBCNI’s nine decades “at the heart of cultural and community [...]