The Torres Guitar Project at CCG Sunday, February 12th

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)
    I. Allegretto
                Joseph Ompoc

Sueño Mazurka                                             Francisco Tarrega
Prelude in E major
Capricho Catalan                             Isaac Albéniz  (1860-1909)
Torre Bermeja
                Dariusz Lampkowski

Elegie                                    Johann Kaspar Mertz (1805-1856)
                Nathania Isnandar


Romance de los Pinos                           Federico Moreno Torroba
Manzanares el Real
Rumores de la Caleta            Isaac Albéniz  (arr. Christopher Parkening)
                 Brig Urias

Serenata Española                                      Joaquin Malats (1872-1912)
Reqeurdos de la Alhambra                                      Francisco Tarrega
                Jakob Sonnek

Sonata Eroica Op.150                  Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
                Bradly Pupa

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