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David Tanenbaum performs at Guitar Extravaganza Feb. 22

David Tanenbaum

David Tanenbaum

The Yale School of Music presents the renowned classical guitarist David Tanenbaum in the culminating concert of the Eight Yale Guitar Extravaganza on Saturday, February 22.

Tanenbaum is an important proponent of new guitar repertoire, and his concert at Yale will focus on contemporary pieces. The program includes Ronald Bruce Smith’s Five Pieces for Guitar and Live Electronics, Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, and Mario Davidosky’s Synchronisms No. 10.

The concert will conclude with 100 Greatest Dance Hits for guitar and string quartet by YSM faculty composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Tanenbaum will be joined by four student string players from the Yale School of Music: Nathan Lesser and Jessica Oddie, violins; Lucy Caplan, viola; and Elisa Rodríguez Sadaba, cello.

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Published February 18, 2014
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Guitar Extravaganza celebrates tradition and innovation Feb. 22

David Tanenbaum

David Tanenbaum

Guitar Extravaganza 2014: Tradition and Innovation will take place Saturday, February 22, 2014. This is the eighth Yale Guitar Extravaganza, an event presented every 2–3 years that offers a daylong immersion in all things guitar. This season’s events features concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and more.

Concert artists include David Tanenbaum, René Izquierdo, Elina Chekan, and Van Stiefel, all of whom are alumni of the Yale School of Music. Panel discussions and workshops cover topics from education to composition, from early guitars to the electric guitar. Benjamin Verdery, the head of guitar at YSM, is the director of the Guitar Extravaganza.

René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan

René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan

David Tanenbaum will perform a concert of American music at 8 pm. He will be joined by four YSM string players in 100 Greatest Dance Hits by faculty composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The duo of René Izquierdo and Elina Chekan will give a joint concert at 5:30 pm. Van Stiefel will play music for electric guitar at 2 pm. MORE

Published December 23, 2013
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