Guitar Masters: Isbin, Brubeck, and Rodrigo
Thu July 2, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Fri July 3, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Andrew Grams, conductor
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Ravel, Alborada del gracioso
Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Chris Brubeck, Affinity
Copland, Buckaroo Holiday
Copland, Our Town Suite
Copland, Party Scene and The Promise of Living from The Tender Land Suite
Copland, Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Chris Brubeck’s guitar-centered Affinity “jumps out of the starting gate with the energy of a downhill ski race,” then glides across genres from ragtime to waltz to samba and beyond. This globe-spanning concerto was specifically written for guitar virtuoso and Festival guest artist Sharon Isbin, whom Atlanta Journal has called “the Monet of the classical guitar.” Isbin also performs Rodrigo’s popular Concierto de Aranjuez; Rodrigo hid within its melody “…the perfume of magnolias, the song of birds, and the whisper of fountains…” The program opens with the colorful “Alborada del gracioso” from Ravel’s Mirrors and concludes with a collection of audience favorites by Copland.
Make it an evening. Purchase a fresh, grab-and-go dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings to enjoy on the lawn or at one of many picnic tables.
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