Greetings! I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer. I wanted to tell you about some exciting projects that happened this summer, and some that will happen in the Fall.
New You Tube video! : Elliott Carter’s â€œChanges, for Solo Guitarâ€. Here’s the link.
I performed two Concertos recently; David Del Puerto’s â€œZephyrâ€, for guitar and ensemble, with New Paths in Music , and Rodrigo’s â€œConcerto de Aranjuezâ€ with the Manchester Music Festival Orchestra . Both were recorded professionally, and sound clips will be posted soon.
I also returned to Tanglewood , to play guitar and mandolin on two concerts at the Festival of Contemporary Music, Unsuk Chin’s â€œ Akrostichon – Wortspielâ€ for soprano and ensemble, and Mario Davidovsky’s â€œFestinoâ€, for guitar, viola, cello and bass. The New York Times review said “Also on Sunday evening the guitarist Oren Fader presided over a lively account of Mario Davidovsky’s invitingly pointillistic â€œFestinoâ€ (1991)” Here’s a link to the full NY Times review.
Other highlights include a week-long Composers residency at the University of Oregon , Eugene , with the Fireworks Ensemble , and a duo performance with violinist Katie Lansdale in Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York , and a full recital of Spanish and Latin American music in Northern New Hampshire (look for our Piazzolla â€œHistoire du Tangoâ€ on Youtube, soon to be posted).
I have articles and interviews in both Classical Guitar , and Guitar Review magazines this month. The Classical Guitar article is a profile of me, and how i make a living as a classical and new music guitarist in New York City, and the Guitar Review article is a remembrance of Thomas Humphrey, the great guitar luthier, on his recent passing.