Students of the Windy Hill Guitar Studio of Granby will present a program of classical guitar solo and ensemble-repertoire at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the East Granby Public Library, 24 Center Street, East Granby. The performance is free and open to the public but registration is recommended. Please call the library at 860-653-3002.
The program will feature Erin Keener, senior at Granby Memorial High School, and Nicholas DeFranzo, of East Granby, and a junior at Northwest Catholic, in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D.
Evelyn Danke, a seventh-grader at Granby Memorial Middle School, and her mother, Sue Canavan, and Owen Johnson, a fifth-grader at Woodland Elementary School in Southwick, and his father, Chris Johnson, will join in on an arrangement of Johann Pachelbel’s beloved Canon in D.
The ensemble will also perform a transcription for guitar quartet of the Bourreé and the Rondeau movements from J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in D major.
As always, pieces from the Suzuki method for classical guitar literature will be on the program, including Bartolomeo Calatayud’s Waltz in E minor, a Siciliana by Matteo Carcassi and a set of variations on the famous melody and progression from the early Baroque period, La Folia.
James Bickford, of Colebrook, will perform a transcription of the Prelude from the first of J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for ‘Cello.
Granby sophomore, Shannon McCord will join the ensemble in a set of traditional Irish and Scottish folk tunes, including Lark in the Morning, Follow Me Down to Carlow, Scarce o’ Tatties, Crossing to Ireland, and The Star of the County Down.
The program will conclude with a performance by Nicholas DeFranzo of Isaac Albeniz’ famous solo for classical guitar, Leyenda/Asturias.
For more information contact the Windy Hill Guitar Studio director, Laura Mazza-Dixon, at 860-653-6146.