Concerto Barocco

Looking forward to performing this all Baroque program with Hot Earth Ensemble:

The centerpiece of the program will be the Canadian premiere performance of Concerto Barocco, a new piece by Mark Houghton. This baroque-sounding work for Guitar and Harpsichord is inspired by Italian Baroque composers Vivaldi, Marcello and Corelli. The program also features sonatas for Flute and continuo by Locatelli and Loeillet, a Sonata by Vivaldi for Cello and continuo (arranged for cello and guitar by Daniel Benko), as well as selected Courantes from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites.

Hope to see you there!

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Fretboard Smorgasbord

Memorial University’s guitar studio is presenting an exciting concert including Jazz and Brazilian music inspired solo and ensemble pieces by some of today’s hottest guitar composers.

Come and check it out!

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100 Greatest Hits

I am very much looking forward to my next recital on November 12, 2011 titled “100 Greatest Hits”. The program explores various instrumental combinations with the guitar in a celebration of North American chamber music repertoire.

Featured is “100 Greatest Dance Hits” for guitar and string quartet by Pulitzer Prize winner, Aaron J. Kernis. Also included in the program is “2 Awakenings and a Double Lullaby” for voice, violin, piano and guitar, by the same composer. Other works include “My Angel” for voice and guitar by Omar Daniel as well as a selection of pieces by Patrick Roux whose style reflect a strong influence of the tango dance form.

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Welcome to my Blog!

My focus in creating this blog is to be able is to share my experiences as a performing classical guitarist and teacher and to interact with other guitar aficionados.

Teaching guitar and performing have been my main occupation throughout the better part of my career. Although my level of involvement in music has fluctuated over the years, I have remained active as a professional musician. In contrast to earlier years, teaching has taken a slight precedent over performing. Although I still very much enjoy doing recitals, I have discovered a renewed passion for teaching which I intend to  continue to develop.

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