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Meng Su, guitar, presented by PIVOT (SF Performances)

San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances Meng Su, guitar, presented by PIVOT (SF Performances)

Chinese virtuoso guitarist Meng Su will trace the transformations of the guitar-one of the oldest and most adaptable of instruments-from the classical traditions of Bach, to the soaring lyricism of American film music in John Williams, to a new piece evoking the synthesized sounds and driving pulse of EDM (electronic dance music), to a world premiere of a work by Brazilian master Sergio Assad inspired by the Chinese tale of the Monkey King and his supernatural powers of "72 transformations." The first female winner of the prestigious Christopher Parkening Competition, Su is also familiar to San Francisco as one-half of the Beijing Guitar Duo. Her program mirrors the global travels and ever-changing styles that the guitar has traversed.

J.S. BACH: 4th Lute Suite in E Major (selections)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Rounds
SERGIO ASSAD: Sun Wukong's Toccata [World Premiere]
SCOTT LEE: To Build a House
And other works to be announced

The program will be 60-75 minutes long, without intermission. Post-performance talk with
Meng Su at 3:15pm.

Seating will be General Admission.

  • Venue: Strand Theater
  • Date: Sun October 9, 2016 2:00pm
  • City: San Francisco
  • Price Range: 25
  • Tickets: 415-392-2545

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