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Alex de Grassi and Andrew York

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Front Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362 United States
$30
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Alex de Grassi and Andrew York – Different Styles, Best of Friends

 

 

Alex de Grassi became a household name as a founding member of the Windham Hill stable of performers, still performing in their Winter Solstice Tours nationwide as well as thirty years of international touring on his own. His solo guitar compositions and recordings have inspired a whole generation of steel-string players. Down Beat magazine says, “His touch is as exquisite as his lyricism…” He has become widely acclaimed as a leading innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. New York Guitar Festival director David Spelman says “Alex de Grassi is a treasure… his technical wizardry as well as his vibrant and poetic music-making make him one of the most distinctive steel-string guitarists performing today.” The Wall Street Journal has called his playing “flawless” and Billboard hails his “intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention.”

 

 

 

 

Andrew York is one of today’s best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. York’s compositions have been featured on GRAMMY-winning recordings by other artists as well. In 2006 Andrew recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera “Ainadamar” by Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of Ainadamar (Deutsche Gramophone) won two GRAMMY awards. Andrew’s most recent solo recording “Yamour” was released on vinyl as a double LP album, and garnered the number one spot in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s “Essential Recordings of 2012” by editor Teja Gerken. Guitar Player magazine says, “Andrew York’s eclectic writing and playing constitute one of the hippest styles in American classical guitar…”

 

 

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Date: October 13
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $30

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Venue Name: 20 Front Street
Address: 20 Front Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362 United States

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Organizer Name: 20 Front Street

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