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Guitarist/composer Van Stiefel performs with Sergio Sorrentino Feb. 22

Van Stiefel

Van Stiefel

Guitarist and composer Van Stiefel ’88 BA, ’90 MM will perform on Saturday, February 22 as part of the Yale Guitar Extravaganza. Stiefel will perform with Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino.

The concert features the world premiere of Stiefel’s Splitting (2014) for electric guitar and video projection, performed by Sorrentino.

Also on the program are Stiefel’s Smoke and Mirrors for electric guitar and violin, and Cinema Castaneda for classical guitar quartet.  MORE

Published February 12, 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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