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Three Works by Manuel de Falla

A selection from my recent Portland State University concert; three works from the ballet music of  Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. The first few minutes is background to the music being played. It’s a story of love, jealousy and revenge. All on one little guitar.

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Right Hand Detail Work with a Slow Motion Camera

I like to use my iPhone’s slow-motion camera to catch any technical inconsistencies that happen at speeds where such factors are hard to monitor. Here’s an excerpt from William Walton’s first Bagatelle for guitar. I was working on my alternation pattern at the end of the work. In real time it looks like this: Here’s the same Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance, June 14-21, 2019 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development – June 14-21, 2019 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon CGI is an immersion experience where 7 guitarists join for a week of performance preparation on the historic Columbia River Gorge at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. In this close and intimate setting Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion – June 15-22nd 2018

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Upcoming Performances

I have two more performances scheduled for the remainder of the Fall of 2017. Friday, October 13th at noon I’ll be performing at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre (CT201). On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm I make my first Seattle appearance in a performance sponsored by the Seattle Guitar Society at the Read More

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Portland Performance – October 7, 2017

I’ll be will previewing my upcoming Seattle Guitar Society performance in a special Portland performance at Casa Della Zisa located at 4624 NE Fremont Street in Portland, Oregon on Saturday October 7th at 7:30 pm. The program features J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fuge, BWV 539a, originally for organ, my own arrangement of Lou Harrison’s Waltz Read More

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El Polifemo de Oro (four fragments for guitar) by Reginald Smith-Brindle

Here’s a recent performance from my performance in Bozeman, Montana of Reginald Smith-Brindle’s work “El Polifemo de Oro” inspired by Garcia Lorca’s poem. At the round crossroads, six maidens dance. Three of flesh, three of silver. the dreams of yesterday search for them, but they are held embraced by a polyfemus of gold. The Guitar! Read More

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Northwest Guitar Festival 2017 Presentation on Right Hand Technique

I’ll be previewing my soon to be released Phase I Primary Skills Development in a lecture/workshop at the 26th annual Northwest Guitar Festival to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from Friday April 7  through Sunday April 9. Featured at the NWGF will be evening recitals by Martha Masters, Michael Partington and Hilary Field. Afternoon Read More

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Available for Listening

If you weren’t able to make it as a live studio audience member my recent performance on All Classical’s popular “Thursdays @ 3” live radio broadcast is available for listening. Just go to All Classical and choose ‘Audio Archive’ on the right sidebar and then Thursdays @ 3’s latest broadcast. It will only be available for a few weeks. I performed Read More

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Week of February 6, 2017

Two performances coming up this week. First I’ll be sharing the mic with Portland Opera when I join KQAC’s Robert McBride for Thursdays @ 3 this Thursday, February 9th, 3:00 pm PDT. There is room for in-studio guests or you can listen live. For more information go to KQAC Thursday’s @ 3. And if you’re in Read More

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