Renowned soloist David Tanenbaum will perform with the Pacific Guitar Ensemble on Friday, April 22, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Courtesy photo


Guitar series continues Friday at DAC

By April 18, 2011

The Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series continues with performances by  the Pacific Guitar Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday and Trio 7 at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Both concerts will take place on the atrium stage at the Art Center, 1919 F St. in Davis.

The Pacific Guitar Ensemble consists of noted soloist and San Francisco Conservatory of Music guitar department chairman David Tanenbaum, 11-string archguitarist Jon Mendle, Marc Teicholz, Michael Bautista, Lawrence Ferrara, Tony Kakamakov and Paul Psarras.

Pacific Guitar Ensemble’s repertoire features original music written by composers such as Brazilian guitar legend Sergio Assad, noted minimalist Belinda Reynolds, and the group’s own steel-string stylist Peppino D’Agostino (currently on a solo tour in Europe), as well as fresh arrangements of great composers from Bach to Brahms and Dowland to Rossini.

More information can be found on the band’s website, http://www.pacificguitarensemble.com.

The last series concert on May 6 will be with Trio 7, a guitar trio who play extended seven-string guitars. Their focus is on the creation of unusual transcriptions of classical orchestral works to expand the guitar trio repertoire.

The program will include works by Debussy, Bach, Rachmanioff, Stravinsky, Brahms, Faure and Davis’ own Matthew Grasso. Arrangements of movie themes ranging from the 1930s to the present also will be included.

The members are Grasso, who organized the DAC Classical Guitar Series, Eric Rasmussen and Matthew Foley.

Tickets are $5 to $15, and are available at the door. Because of limited seating, those interested are encouraged to buy advance tickets online on Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168725 for the Pacific Guitar Ensemble and https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168749 for Trio 7.

For more information, call (530) 756-4100 or visit http://www.davisartcenter.org/events.

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