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Oberlin Fall Guitar Ensemble Concert

Oberlin Fall Guitar Ensemble Concert

We had our Fall Guitar Ensemble concert this week. As is usually the case, it was primarily a program of mixed chamber music. We featured a soprano and a tenor, two flutists and a percussionist, a violinist and a pianist, in addition to showcasing a guitar quartet. The quartet played a new piece by a young New York-based composer. Details below. Here are some stills from the show; the full program follows.

Rebecca Klein, guitarist, with violinist Christine Showalter, give a riveting and highly polished performance of music of Paganini:

Flutist Lily Xie and guitarist Collin Sterne are brilliantly accompanied by percussionist Patrick Graney on music of Machado:

Here, a quartet made up of, from left, Mohit Dubey, Rebecca Stein, Brian King and Leonard Ranallo, give the first Ohio performance of selections from an Aaron Silverstein Suite: The performance was expertly prepared and well-received (Leonard Ranallo, director and first-chair):

Tenor Nicholas Music and guitarist Mohit Dubey gave perhaps the best student performance of Britten's 

Folksong Arrangements

 I've ever heard:

Flutist Katie Kim and guitarist Brian King played Piazzolla with creative artistry and verve:

Soprano Theodora Nestorova (incorrectly noted on the program) and guitarist Stephen Fazio gave an affecting reading of songs of Granados:

Finally, Leonard Ranallo played with conviction and control, the entire Villa-Lobos Concerto, accompanied by pianist Evan Hines:

Here is the program:

See other recent guitar ensemble programs we've given at Oberlin Conservatory

here

and

here

, and at The University of Akron

here

and

here

.

Oberlin Guitarists Perform at Allen Memorial Museum

Oberlin Guitarists Perform at Allen Memorial Museum

Stage Deportment II: Clothes

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