Greetings Guitar Enthusiasts
Thanks to all who attended Anton Baranov's concert. It was an amazing night of music. We turn our attention now to TWO great upcoming events for the ISCG. Our next concert on our Visiting Artist Series featuring award winning guitarist and composer Guido Sanchez Portuguez as well as a new special partnership collaborating with several other arts and cultural groups here in Indy for an upcoming exhibition titled Art on Music. Read on for details!
GUIDO SANCHEZ PORTUGUEZ began his musical studies at the University of Costa Rica’s School of Music where he graduated with honors in 2001 under the guidance of Mario Solera. In 2004, he was granted a full scholarship at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he completed his Master’s Degree and Doctor of Music Degree with the distinguished professor and internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernesto Bitetti. In 2000, he was a finalist at the Concurso y Festival Internacional de Guitarra de La Habana, Cuba--one of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world. In 2003, he won First Prize at the National Guitar Competition in San José, Costa Rica. Guido obtained the Jury’s Mention of Honor at the 2001 First Composition Competition for Guitar for his piece, Rondó de Vidrio (available on Trazos). Additionally, he won first prize the following year for his guitar orchestra piece, Arenal. In 2008 he won the prize for Best Performance of the Compulsory Work at the Joann Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
You can watch this prize winning artist in action on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hslk1tB0X28
DUO DEL SOL: The ISCG is extremely excited to partner with local artist and curator, Pete Brown and other local organizations in his upcoming show, Art on Music. The show will feature 20 national artists work that feature instruments prominently in their work. As part of the show we will be co-sponsoring a concert featuring Los Angeles based Duo del Sol.
Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of Dúo del Sol have been called “avant-sonic acrobats” by LA Weekly and “exceptional genius” by I Am Entertainment Magazine. Their debut LP ‘hello Kaleidoscope’ was recently nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ by The Independent Music Awards as well the Uruguayan Music Awards, Premios Graffiti.
On stage, this firebrand duo takes no prisoners. They harness the raw energy of a rock band by wildly stretching their instruments beyond any traditional limits, mixing and engineering their unique sounds like two mad scientists. Their instruments become irrelevant and what’s left is evocative, powerful music.
You can view a videos of the duo on their website here: http://duodelsol.com/videos/
We look forward to seeing you all at these exciting events. And please see below for other guitar news!
President, Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar
ISCG on the Radio
ISCG President John Alvarado recently spoke with Sharon Gamble on WFYI's The Art of the Matter to discuss the 2014-2015 season. If you missed the interview you can catch it at the link below! Our spot begins around the 13 minute mark.
Our Next Events:
Guido Sanchez Portuguez
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI
Address: 535 West Michigan Street
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 General Admission / $10 for Students / Free for ISCG Members
Artist Website: http://www.guidoguitar.com/
Click here to purchase tickets now.
Duo del Sol
In special partnership with the Art on Music exhibit at The Sol Center
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: The Sol Center, 708 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Cost: $20 General Admission / $15 for ISCG Members / $10 Students
Artist Website: http://duodelsol.com/
Click here to purchase tickets now.
Win a New Guitar!
Win a New Guitar! Cordoba Guitars has donated us a new GK Studio Negra classical guitar. We will be selling tickets for the guitar at our concerts throughout the 2014-2015 season. We will draw a winner at the final concert of the year in March, 2015. Tickets will be $10 each and you may purchase as many as you like. All proceeds go to support the operating costs of the ISCG.
The Cordoba GK Studio Negra model features a solid European Spruce top but with Indian rosewood back and sides to bring out a full bass and robust tone. The contrasting maple binding and black ebony tuners add to this guitars' overall beauty. A Fishman Presys Blend pickup comes installed, making this guitar a perfect gigging instrument. You can read more about the guitar at Cordoba’s website here.