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26Jul
GUITAR HERO - Week 2
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Sunset Center Theater
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Where: Sunset Center Theater, 9th Ave, Carmel, California, United States, 93923
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A

Orchestra conducted by Paul Goodwin, Jason Vieaux, guitar

  • Gioachino Rossini William Tell Overture
  • Joaquin Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Mark Mancina, Guitar Concerto (based on themes from Twister and other Mancina film scores
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major, Op. 60

Rossini's William Tell was the last of the 39 operas the prolific composer created. The overture is a miniature symphony in four parts depicting the opera's Swiss Alps location. The overture is justifiably one of the best-known works in classical music. The four sections include dawn, an approaching storm, pastoral third section featuring a plaintive English horn and flute duet and the famous wild galloping finish. This final section portrays Swiss soldiers' heroic battle to liberate their homeland and was used as the theme to the famous radio and television show, The Lone Ranger. 

The center of the concert is occupied by two guitar works-one, the greatest of the genre and the other a world premiere!  In Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, you can hear the creative juxtaposition of folksongs with the composer's imaginative orchestration. The composition's lyrical themes and its animated dance rhythms are evocative of the gardens of Aranjuez, Spain and the warmth of the Andalusian sun that inspired the work.

Hollywood film composer and Carmel resident Mark Mancina trained as a classical guitarist, and made his name with the scores to movies such as Twister and Speed. Mancina has taken two of his film scores and added a brand new first movement to create a Guitar Concerto.

The soloist for both concerti is Jason Vieaux, a Grammy-winning artist known for his soulful artistry. Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, San Diego, Buffalo, Auckla

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