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2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. I remember marveling at what a collegial and downright democratic personality this world-renowned musician seemed to be. So it's nice, a couple of decades later,...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

LEWISTON - A trio led by pianist-composer Danilo Perez, whom The New York Times called "one of the best things that happened to jazz around the turn of the millennium," will open the 2008-09 Bates College Concert Series Thursday, Sept. 11. Featuring a lively blend of jazz, Latin and classical music, the college's flagship series of musical events will also present Pablo Aslan's Avantango, a noted tango revival troupe; the Assad Brothers, renowned guitarists; and Germany's Auryn Quartet, in...

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Gerald M. Gay, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 1--Editor's note: This summer, we are taking a look at the people who make the arts a reality, from the audience to the artists behind the scenes. This week: classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala. Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala wasted no time wowing the audience during a performance last November at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Sporting a red dress shirt accented with white tribal patterns and an intricately...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 11--The contemporary classic guitar duo Dos Americas will showcase Latin American and original compositions during concerts in Pueblo and Canon City. Dos Americas features Argentine virtuoso Alejandro Davila and Canon City guitarist and composer Jim Bosse. The duo have been performing together for the past seven years, giving more than 100 concerts in North and South America. Davila is a graduate of the prestigious guitar program at...

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