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Portland Guitar Salon
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Portland Guitar Salon

Irvington

Sat, August 3 6:30 PM, PDT

Reserve a spot $5 to reserve, $20+ at event
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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.

Hosts

Barbara B. Superhost
Daniel R. Co-host

Join us for an evening of captivating guitar music spanning different eras and continents. This rare event showcases the exceptional talents of three distinguished artists from the US and abroad, performing both early music and contemporary compositions.

Andrew Flory's program features solo works for theorbo and classical guitar. The title “Fourteen & Six” refers to the fourteen strings of the theorbo and the six strings of the classical guitar.

The evening will open with Cesar Quevedo & Daniel Reyes Llinás, the guitar duet "Selva Espiral." They will perform music by Ernesto "Teto" Ocampo, whose modern guitar compositions are inspired by the traditional "Arhuaco" music of Colombia's Sierra Nevada region. Additionally, the duet will present their own original compositions.


Featuring Andrew Flory a classical guitarist, theorbo player, and lutenist based in Rochester, New York, with a Master of Music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020 which is where he began his lute and theorbo studies. Currently a Doctoral Candidate and Performer’s Certificate recipient at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, he studied guitar with Naxos recording artist Dr. Nicholas Goluses and is pursuing an Advanced Performer’s certificate in Early Music with world renowned lutenist and historical performance practice expert Paul O’Dette. In addition to solo guitar and theorbo performances, he plays theorbo as a member of the Collegium Musicum Baroque orchestra led by Paul O’Dette and Christel Thielmann. Internationally, I have performed in the UK and Spain.

Our opening performers are two exceptional guitarists and composers from Bogota, Colombia:

Selva Espiral - Guitar Duo

Daniel Reyes Llinás, began his formal guitar training with Carlos Castilla, later studying at the Universidad de los Andes under Jaime Arias Obregón and Carlos Rocca Lynn. He participated in masterclasses with artists such as Leo Brouwer and Butch Morris, residential seminars with Robert Fripp, and workshops with Nik Bartsch and Evan Zyporyn, among many others. He also took private lessons in composition with Fernando Otero, jazz guitar with Mary Halvorsen, electric guitar with Carlos Alomar, and looping techniques with Andre LaFosse. In 2010, he attended the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. Currently, he studies music composition with Ion Marmarinos and Julien Malaussena.
Performing globally, Daniel co-led the "Parias Ensemble" (2008-2017) in NYC, collaborating across New Music, Jazz, and Contemporary Music. He served as a resident composer at Teatro Escarlata in Medellín (2017-2019), and his music has been featured in films and dance. Daniel has performed, recorded and toured with The League of Crafty Guitarists.
Based in Portland, Oregon, he is the guitarist for the experimental ensemble Ex.tra.di.tion. His music releases include "Molino” (2012), "En Remolinos” (2018),  and recently "String Schemas," featuring Elliott Sharp and Harvey Valdes, and the solo guitar album "Códices," co-produced by King Crimson touch-guitarist and coach Trey Gunn. Daniel is a recipient of grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Cesar Quevedo, Guitarist and musician, first prize winner at the International Guitar Encounter Compensar in 2001 with Leo Brouwer as the jury president. Former Nuffic scholar in the Netherlands, he completed a master's degree in performance at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague under the direction of Zoran Dukić. He also took performance courses with Carlo Marchione in Maastricht (2006-2007). As a soloist, he has given concerts and participated in festivals in Ecuador, Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, the Netherlands, and Germany.

In 2013, he released "Amarillo," a solo album featuring works by Camilo Giraldo, Eblis Álvarez, Leo Brouwer, and Toru Takemitsu.

Among his other projects is the guitar trio trip trip trip, with whom he has released three albums: "trip trip trip" (2012), "...que cosa tan seria" (2014), and "como quien oye llover" (2017), and has been performing concerts and touring since 2009. He also collaborates as a bassist with the band Meridian Brothers, with whom he has performed at festivals in over a hundred cities across North America, South America, and Europe; the duo Hagudo (electric guitar and drums with Mauricio Ramírez), with whom he released the album "Animales Extraños"; and the project ATI, a two-guitar ensemble with Ernesto “Teto” Ocampo. He is a faculty member at the Faculty of Arts ASAB of the Francisco José de Caldas District University and at the Pontifical Xavierian University

What's the music?

Andrew Flory Theorbo And Guitar

This program features solo works for theorbo and classical guitar. The title “Fourteen & Six” is in reference to the fourteen strings of the theorbo and the six strings of the classical guitar.

The guitar works in this program feature the Viennese Romantic composer Johann Kaspar Mertz and two contemporary composers, Olga Amelkina-Vera and Phillip Houghton. Variations mignonnes by Mertz is from his Bardenklänge, Op. 13 which was a collection of pieces based on folk and popular songs of 19th century Vienna. This collection is also his largest collection of works.

Western Vista by Olga Amelkina-Vera is a beautiful portrayal of the American West and the larger than life image of the 19th century cowboy. In it’s bittersweet opening movement, we hear the tune of the famous cowboy song “Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie”. This is followed by a rousing second movement based on the idea of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.

The final work in this program is OPHELIA...a haunted sonata by the late Australian composer Phillip Houghton. This piece is centered around the tragic Shakespearean character Ophelia from the play Hamlet. Her descent into madness and her untimely death is outlined in the titles of the movements of the piece. Musically, Houghton employs an altered tuning of the guitar to create a dark sonority that complements the somber nature of the piece.


The evening will open with Cesar Quevedo & Daniel Reyes Llinás, the guitar duet "Selva Espiral." They will perform music by Ernesto "Teto" Ocampo, whose modern guitar compositions are inspired by the traditional "Arhuaco" music of Colombia's Sierra Nevada region. Additionally, the duet will present their own original compositions.

Where does this music come from?

The theorbo is the largest of the lute family of instruments and was developed in the very late 16th century in Florence, Italy. A behemoth in size and sound, the theorbo quickly gained popularity as an accompaniment instrument where it excelled in playing continuo in the earliest of operas and for chamber groups and solo voice. Throughout the entirety of the baroque era, the theorbo flourished in its accompanying role but a mere sliver of solo works for the instrument survive when compared to what can be played on the instrument for accompanying purposes. However, there are three composers that stand out in their quality of solo music for the instrument and in the amount of their solo theorbo works that survive. Those three composers are Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638), Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651), and Robert de Visée (1655-1732/1733) and they are featured in today’s program.

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