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Craig Slagh's Sophomore Recital

Craig Slagh's Sophomore Recital

Craig gave his second full solo recital at Oberlin on May 7; it was a program replete with serious, difficult music in a wide range of styles. Craig proved again how confident and musical a player he is in this highly polished performance. He delivered the Barrios Valses with sensitivity and flair, and the Bach landed with appropriate gravitas and impressive precision. He played a gorgeous slow movement of the classic Morel Sonatina and his Turina Sonata was masterful. The program ended with a work by his former teacher, Jeremy Collins. It is a piece constructed around an extraordinary scordatura, with most strings set at new pitches, and features some beautiful harmony in a way few young guitarist-composers write. Craig played it with confidence and thoughtful sensitivity. Bravo on a terrific program!

Here are a few photos from the evening; the full program follows. (Note: the hall he played in, Fairchild Chapel, while superlative for sound, has insufficient lighting; my camera could not grab clear shots in the dim light of the room).


Here is the post from Craig’s Freshman Recital.

Collin Sterne's Senior Recital

Collin Sterne's Senior Recital

Spring 2019 Guitar Ensemble

Spring 2019 Guitar Ensemble