Come join us for a special live video-shot concert featuring Sergio Assad, Richard Savino, David Tanenbaum, Marc Teicholz
Friday, October 22, 2021 7:30 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
The maestros from the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music present 4 mini-concerts. Expect a wide-ranging mix of music performed by an exceptional group of guitarists.
Sergio Assad is best known as the older sibling in the Duo Assad, described by many as the finest pairing of guitarists currently before the public. The two (Odair Assad is the other half of the team) have also appeared under the name the Assad Brothers. Sergio has given many solo concerts, as well, often playing his own compositions, which make up a fairly substantial output of mostly guitar music, the bulk scored for one, two, or four guitars. Many of these compositions employ other instruments as well, including violin, cello, and clarinet. A small number are large works, including the ballet Espantalho, for chamber orchestra, and Concerto Originis, for two guitars, violin, and chamber orchestra.
Richard Savino has an extensive discography of over 35 commercial recordings of music ranging from the early 17th century through virtuoso music of Niccolò Paganini and Johann Kaspar Mertz. Contained within these are the only recordings of Mauro Giuliani’s Op. 30 Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra and Boccherini’s Symphonia a grandé orchestra con chitarra with the original orchestrations, and no cuts on a period instrument. He is also the recipient of a Diapason d’Or from Compact and a 10 du Rèpertoire. The latter has also placed his Boccherini recordings in their “Great Discoveries” category, which they deem as essential to any classical music collection. In addition to his 2012 GRAMMY nomination he was also a principal instrumentalist on the Ars Lyrica 2011 GRAMMY nominated cd of Hasse’s Anthony and Cleopatra.
David Tanenbaum has been a featured soloist at many international festivals, including those of Bath, Luzern, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Vienna as well as numerous guitar festivals. In 1989, as President of the Second American Classical Guitar Congress, he commissioned five new works, including Rosewood by Henry Brant for a large guitar orchestra. He has subsequently conducted Rosewood more than a dozen times on four continents.
Guitarist Marc Teicholz was awarded first prize at the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the largest, most prestigious contest of its kind in the United States. He was also a prize winner at the 1991 New York East-West Artists Competition. Described by Gramophone as “arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged,” and by Soundboard magazine as “among the best we have ever heard,” Teicholz’s performances throughout the world include tours of the United States, Canada, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Fiji. His recitals and master classes have received critical acclaim, and he has been featured in concert with orchestras in Spain, Portugal, California and Hawaii.