Rodney Gehrke and Larry Aynesmith
Rodney Gehrke is a concert organist, harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, choir director, teacher, and liturgical musician. He is Director of Music at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, Organist and Choir Director at San Francisco's Temple Emanu-El, and Professor of Organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a recording artist, he has recorded as continuo organist and harpsichordist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Voices of Music, and has also made two CDs of Mexican Baroque music with Chanticleer. As a touring performer, Rodney's engagements have included touring with Chanticleer, and invited performances from Seoul to Leipzig. Closer to home, he is frequent solo performer, often on Stanford Memorial Church's renowned instruments, and occasionally plays organ with the San Francisco Symphony, most recently in Bartok's "Duke Bluebeard's Castle."
Rodney is devotee of J.S. Bach. Highlights include a 12-concert series of Bach's complete organ works in Bach's 300th birthday year, harpsichord performances of the Goldberg Variations, a recital in Bach's St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, and frequent liturgical use of Bach's choral works and organ works.
Larry Aynesmith is an honoree of the Nevada Artist Fellowship Program. He has appeared on ABC Television and National Public Radio. He performs as a solo artist, in ensembles, and in symphony performances and concertos. His primary instrument is Classical Guitar and he also performs on Cello and other instruments. Larry is an MFG artist representing Ramirez classical guitars for myfavoriteguitars.com. In September 2013 Larry's sound clip was #1 out of over 42,000 on the First Internet Classical Music charts.
Larry has performed in master classes for many of the world's leading leading classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Marc Teicholz, and Elena Papandreou. Larry received an M.M in Music at Butler University and doctoral study at Indiana University.
"Larry, you may use my quote. You play very well."
Amalia Ramirez, Director of Ramirez Guitars, Spain
"This festive audience demanded an encore and left delighted and humming with appreciation."
Ernie Grossman, Lake Tahoe Music Festival
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