International Guitar Night Returns with 2009 Tour

December 4, 2008

 

Pierre Bensusan, voted Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008 by the readers of US Guitar Player Magazine, is an astonishingly talented guitarist who colors outside the lines of traditional jazz structure.  If freedom could be explained with music, it would be defined with Bensusan’s ability to turn five strings into an unparalleled execution of emotion, technique and eclectic rhythms.  Pierre Bensusan is considered to be one of the most diverse world musicians of our time.

Benjamin Verdery is a veteran player of classical guitar and has been described as “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by the New York Times.  Benjamin has released 15 albums since his career debut in 1980 and has won numerous accolades for his work.  In 1992 Guitar Player Magazine name Some Towns and Cities as the Best Classical Guitar Recording of the year and, in 2005, Start Now won the Classical Recording Foundation Award.  Since 1985, Benjamin has been chair of the guitar department at Yale University School of Music and is currently Artistic Director of the Yale Guitar Extravaganza.

Cecilia Zabala is highly regarded in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Influenced by Argentinean folklore, the contemporary language of the twentieth century, jazz, tango and Brazilian music, her compositions are an expressive blend of emotion, technique and intuition.  Throughout her career, she has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and voice.  In addition to performing as a soloist, Cecilia is also a member of several different chamber ensembles including the guitar group Cuatro en Punto.”

Brian Gore, a lyrical fingerstyle guitarist from San Francisco, founded the International Guitar Night a over a decade ago to bring the wealth of acoustic guitar music and world class players to audiences across North America, and now Europe. He has two critically acclaimed solo albums, and is known for his duo and trio collaborations as well. Brian’s talents go way beyond his playing – he is also a successful impresario and has recently published a book on guitar technique.

These four talented musicians bring so much diversity and passion to each performance - a treat for every acoustic guitar fan.  Be sure to check out International Guitar Night when they come to a city near you.


JANUARY 20              MANSHIP THEATER                         BATON ROUGE, LA
JANUARY 22              WHITAKER CENTER                         HARRISBURG, PA
JANUARY 23              DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY                     PITTSBURGH, PA
JANUARY 24              THE GORDON CENTER                               OWING MILLS, MD
JANUARY 25              WOLF TRAP BARNS                         VIENNA, VA
JANUARY 28              CALVARY CENTER                          PHILADELPHIA, PA
JANUARY 29              SELLERSVILLE THEATER                            SELLERSVILLE, PA
JANUARY 30              SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE                    MANCHESTER, NH
JANUARY 31              QUEENS THEATER                                  QUEENS, NY
FEBRUARY 3              TOWER THEATER                                   BEND, OR
FEBRUARY 4              WALTERS CULTURAL ART CENTER             HILLSBORO, OR
FEBRUARY 5              COLUMBIA THEATER                                LONGVIEW, WA
FEBRUARY 6              KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER             KIRKLAND, WA
FEBRUARY 7              KENT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER             KENT, WA
FEBRUARY 8              HERBST THEATER                                   SAN FRANCISCO, CA
FEBRUARY 10             TUCSON GUITAR SOCIETY                   TUCSON, AZ
FEBRUARY 13             SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM                     CARLSBAD, CA
FEBRUARY 14             GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS                       MODESTO, CA
FEBRUARY 15             LANCASTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER         LANCASTER, CA

www.guitarpoet.com 
www.ceciliazabala.com 
www.pierrebensusan.com 
www.benjaminverdery.com
www.internationalguitarnight.com 
                       
 


 

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