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Xavier Jara in Oberlin

Xavier Jara in Oberlin

 Xavier Jara, with Stephen Aron and photographer, Martha Bihari's dog Max.

Xavier Jara, with Stephen Aron and photographer, Martha Bihari's dog Max.

Xavier Jara, the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner, played a recital and taught a class at Oberlin in September. Jara's concert was brilliant, featuring some repertoire new to all of us, and his teaching was effective and memorable. He was a charming and delightful guest. We look forward to future visits. Below are some shots of his concert and class, and his program is at the end. 

 Xavier Jara on stage in Kulas Recital Hall

Xavier Jara on stage in Kulas Recital Hall

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 Standing: Aidan Wiley Lippke, Craig Slagh, Archie Velasquez, Xavier Jara, Stephen Aron, Julia Humphrey, Collin Sterne, Stephen Fazio. In front: Mohit Dubey and Brian King.

Standing: Aidan Wiley Lippke, Craig Slagh, Archie Velasquez, Xavier Jara, Stephen Aron, Julia Humphrey, Collin Sterne, Stephen Fazio. In front: Mohit Dubey and Brian King.

 Craig Slagh played the very Dowland Fantasy that Xavier programmed.

Craig Slagh played the very Dowland Fantasy that Xavier programmed.

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 Stephen Fazio played Jarta by Peter Stewart.

Stephen Fazio played Jarta by Peter Stewart.

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 Mohit Dubey played a movement from Equations of Beauty by Andrew York.

Mohit Dubey played a movement from Equations of Beauty by Andrew York.

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 Aidan Wiley Lippke played the first of the Drei Tentos by Hans Werner Henze.

Aidan Wiley Lippke played the first of the Drei Tentos by Hans Werner Henze.

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 Brian King played Fandango by Joaquin Rodrigo.

Brian King played Fandango by Joaquin Rodrigo.

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 Standing: Caeli Massey, Archie Velasquez, Collin Sterne, Craig Slagh, Rebecca Klein, Xavier Jara, Stephen Fazio, Aidan Wiley Lippke; in front: Brian King and Mohit Dubey.

Standing: Caeli Massey, Archie Velasquez, Collin Sterne, Craig Slagh, Rebecca Klein, Xavier Jara, Stephen Fazio, Aidan Wiley Lippke; in front: Brian King and Mohit Dubey.

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Annual Guitar Studio Party at the Aron's House

Annual Guitar Studio Party at the Aron's House

Oberlin's 2017-18 Guest Guitar Series

Oberlin's 2017-18 Guest Guitar Series

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