New York City Guitar Orchestra
New York City Guitar Orchestra,
Jason Sagebiel, Director
Annual spring concert featuring premieres of newly-commissioned music for guitar orchestra.
ANDREW YORK Catwalk (world premiere)
CLARICE ASSAD Magnetic Trance (world premiere)
RICHARD CHARLTON Inner Voices (world premiere)
CARLO DOMENICONI Vier Stücke für vier Gitarren
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA L'Evasion
VIVALDI Concerto for Lute and Viola d'Amore, RV 540 (arr. J. Sagebiel; Yishai Fisher and Joseph Parisi, soloists)
BACH Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042 (arr. J. Sagebiel; John Olson, soloist)
The NYCGO is a performing collective that unites all levels of musicians with a passion for the distinguished heritage of the classical guitar. The Orchestra was established in 2010 by the New York City Classical Guitar Society. It is a welcoming and professionally-run organization dedicated to providing valuable ensemble experience for guitarists of diverse backgrounds, while maintaining musical excellence and a commitment to fostering the creation of new music.
Guitarists in the Orchestra celebrate the instrument's vibrant history while remaining progressive and contemporary through exploring classical music's melding with other genres and styles. Through its New Music Project, the Orchestra has commissioned new works by a wonderfully eclectic roster of respected musicians. Among the commissioned composers are such diverse artists as Emmy-winning composer/guitarist Frederic Hand and B-52s member Pat Irwin. For the 2013-14 season, the Orchestra has commissioned works from Grammy-winning artist Andrew York, Brazilian composer Clarice Assad, and Australian composer Richard Charlton. The Orchestra is directed by Jason Sagebiel, a critically acclaimed artist and educator.
DiMenna Center for Classical Music (View)
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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