Ronn McFarlane Lute
David Russell
April 20 & 21, 2017

Fort Worth: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum –
Renzo Piano Pavillion Auditorium

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107   
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Dallas: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:30pm
Montgomery Arts Theater
Booker T. Washington High School
2501 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
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GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music.

Honorary Doctorate in Music by the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014.

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.

In May 2003 he was bestowed the great honor of being made “adopted son” of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Later the town named a street after him, “Avinguda David Russell”.

In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics.

After winning the grammy award, the town of Nigrán in Spain where he resides, gave him the silver medal of the town in an emotional ceremony.

During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition .

David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure.

In May 2005 he received a homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name “Auditorio David Russell”.

In 2009 David was named honorary member of “Amigos de la Guitarra”, the oldest guitar society in Spain.

Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded sixteen CDs up to now, among them Aire Latino, which received a grammy in 2005.

The New York Times wrote about his performance: “… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension”.

Upon hearing play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: “My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique”.

 


PROGRAM

FIRST HALF

J. BROCÁ (1805-1882)
FANTASIA IN E

J. KUHNAU (1660-1722)
Two Parties
PARTIE *
Praeludium
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

PARTIE *
Praeludium
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

1917 CELEBRATION
HOMAGE TO ENRIQUE GRANADOS IN THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH
(1867-1916)

SECOND HALF

D. SCARLATTI  (1685-1757)
Two Sonatas (K. 308, K. 309) *

M. DUNNE  (1959-    )
LANDMARKS (dedicated to David Russell)
Camilliola
Canción
Reel Variations

F. TARREGA  (1852-1909)
     “BEAUTY AND CHARM”, A SELECTION

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Dallas Area Open Play
4pm - 6pm, 2nd Sunday
of each month

DUNN BROTHERS
COFFEE SHOP

3725 Belt Line Rd
Addison TX 75001

www.addison.dunnbros.com

Come play or just listen.
All levels welcome.

Brookhaven/Allegro
Community Guitar Orchestra

The next session of the guitar orchestra meets 2-4pm every Sunday in room D-208 at Brookhaven.

For more info students can call (972) 860-4563

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Brookhaven College and the Allegro Guitar Society invite nylon string/classical guitarists and steel-string acoustic guitarists with at least one year of playing experience to participate in this community guitar orchestra. Classical, finger-style and plectrum guitarists are ALL welcome!
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Allegro Café Concerts
Please come and enjoy a a glass of wine, coffee, tea and Beautiful Classical Guitar Music at the Renzo Piano Pavilion each 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from 5PM to 7PM. 

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