2015 Grammy Nominee Jason Vieaux in Concert!
On Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8pm, Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux will perform a concert at the University of Miami’s Clarke Recital Hall (5501 San Amaro Drive), presented by the Florida Guitar Foundation. Vieaux’s program will include Mauro Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Opus 61, Bach’s Lute Suite No. 1 in e minor, Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias, Capricho Catalán, and Torre Bermeja, Paulo Bellinati’s Jongo, Hans Werner Henze’s “Drei Tentos” from Kammermusik, Vieaux’s arrangement of Pat Metheny’s Always and Forever, Antônio Carlos Jobím’s A Felicidade, Vieaux’s arrangement of “Duke” Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood, and José Luis Merlín’s Suite del Recuerdo.
Vieaux’s latest album, PLAY, a selection of audience favorites celebrating Vieaux’s 20 years of professional touring, was released in January 2014 on Azica Records and has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In Summer 2014, NPR named PLAY’s Zapatadeo as one of the “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far),” describing Vieaux as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” Of PLAY, Soundboard Magazine writes, “If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate,” while Premier Guitar claims, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.” Jongo, A Felicidade, and In a Sentimental Mood from his Coral Gables performance are all featured on PLAY.
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Here is a photo from the outstanding performance on October 21, 2014. We thank everyone for joining us for such a wonderful musical evening!
Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, and Concierto Andaluz. 3 concertos in 1 evening!
Rafael Padron, Rene Izquierdo, Federico Musgrove, Issac Bustos, and conductor Steven Moore along the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
Our Guitar Ensemble was featured on NBC6!
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