We are very excited to host the Torres Guitar project at the California Conservatory of Guitar in Santa Clara on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted and encouraged, and all the proceeds will go to the performers who worked hard to make this happen. The performers, all San Francisco Conservatory of Music college and graduate students, will play on a newly completed replica of an 1888 Antonio de Torres guitar built by San Francisco master luthier Alan Perlman. If you ever wondered how a guitar is built, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best guitar builders in the world! Alan will talk about the process of making a guitar, and what goes into creating a replica of an instrument that costs more than $300,000!
Antonio Torres (1817-1892) is perhaps best known as the guitar luthier (stringed instrument maker) who helped develop and innovate what we know as the modern classical guitar. There have been many slight changes with aspects of the guitar such as the type of wood used for the top and the bracing used on the inside, but many luthiers around the world still use and follow Torre's design. Francisco Tarrega, whose pieces "Recuerdos de Alhambra" and "Capricho Arabe" are included in Suzuki Book 9, performed on guitars built by Antonio Torres in the 19th and early 20th century.
We hope to see all of you there for this special event!
When: Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 pm
Where: The California Conservatory of Guitar in Santa Clara.
2905 Stender Way, Unit 72 Santa Clara, CA 95054
Below is a program of what the performers will play.
Capricho Árabe Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)
Sonatina Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
Sueño Mazurka Francisco Tarrega
Prelude in E major
Capricho Catalan Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Elegie Johann Kaspar Mertz (1805-1856)
Romance de los Pinos Federico Moreno Torroba
Manzanares el Real
Rumores de la Caleta Isaac Albéniz (arr. Christopher Parkening)
Serenata Española Joaquin Malats (1872-1912)
Reqeurdos de la Alhambra Francisco Tarrega
Sonata Eroica Op.150 Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)