This is a Groupmuse
A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
Classical Guitar Concert in The Stoneholm
Sat, December 9 5:00 PM, EST
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Bring your own drinks
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
- All guests must be 21
- Bathroom available
- Cats live here
My name is Nicole and I am looking forward to hosting you at my first Groupmuse event on Saturday, December 9, 2023! I invite you to sip wine, graze, mingle, and enjoy the classical guitar talents of Robert Bekkers in the Beaux-Arts style setting of one of Brookline’s most historical apartment buildings. Casual & comfortable attire is suggested for this event with a laid-back vibe. The apartment will be decorated for the upcoming holidays and candles lit to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah! Seating is available for up to 20 people.
Wine from Vinodivino in Brookline & charcuterie will be provided. Feel free to BYOB if there is a beverage you prefer. Please arrive between 5-6pm. Music will start at 6pm and no one will be admitted after this time to show respect for the musician. You are welcome to linger afterwards if you would like or head down the street to have dinner at one of the many amazing dining options in Washington Square…I’m happy to recommend my favorites : )
There is street parking available on Beacon street and the building is easily accessible on the Greenline to Cleveland Cirlce. The building is locked, but there is a key pad available for me to buzz you in.
What's the music?
Capriccio Arabe Francisco Tarrega
Granada, Isaac Albeniz
Cataluña, Isaac Albeniz
Sevilla, Isaac Albeniz
Cadiz, Isaac Albeniz
Asturias Isaac Albeniz
Fandanguillo Joaquin Turina
Variations on a theme by Mozart, F. Sor
Rossiniana Nr 1. Mauro Giuliani
Where does this music come from?
The first half of my program is all Spanish music as an ode to the Summer past. Tarrega was a prodigy who studied piano but changed to guitar. Albeniz never wrote a single note of guitar music but his Spanish national style suits the instrument well. Turina wrote in a more contemporary Spanish style and is a nice conclusion of this set. Fernando Sor, also a Spaniard is often referred to as the Beethoven of the guitar. His variations on a song from the Magic Flute are exemplary of his style and the early 19th century guitar music in general. Mauro Giuliani, trained as a cellist but also as guitarist, moved to Vienna where he lived and worked for 11 years, while leaving behind a wife and daughter. He wrote is Rossiniana based on music from operas from Rossini, whom he met in Naples on his way back to south-Italy.
Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.