A night of intrepid songwriting and acoustic innovation, beginning with Aoife O’Donovan at center stage. O’Donovan draws from her catalogue of songs, played as she wrote them; with just her acoustic guitar and voice. The Washington Post describes her singing as “almost too gorgeous for its own good.” Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge follow with their masterly acoustic performance typical of the virtuosic duo, known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass, and jazz. Showcasing, as The New Yorker writes, a “familiarity with the fretboard…so extravagant and capacious that they bring flourishes to this music that it simply hasn’t enjoyed before,” their performance is sure to astound. The evening concludes with all three on stage together in an aural-hootenanny.
Saint Rose Camerata Season Finale – Unraveling
Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Saint Rose Camerata’s Season Finale includes the famous masterpiece Wind Quintet by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Unraveling (2007) for electric guitar, percussion, and looping machines by Saint Rose faculty composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee.
Born in Toulouse in France, Thibaut Garcia begins to play the guitar at the age of seven. His Spanish origins give him a real influence in his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he got his chamber music diploma in the class of Renaud Gruss, and his guitar diploma with the honour mention in the class of Paul Ferret. At sixteen he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) ans studies with Olivier Chassain with whom he got his bachelor with the honours. He studies in private lessons with Judicael Perroy.
At twenty one, Thibaut won several international competititons prize:
1st prize of the international competition of GFA, Oklahoma City (U.S.A) 2015. 1st prize of the international competition Jose Tomas (Spain) 2014. 1st prize of the international competition of Sevilla (Spain) 2013. 1st prize of the international competition Terra Siculorum (Romania) 2013. 1st prize of the international competition Ana Amalia, Weimar (Germany) 2011. 1st prize of the international competition Valle de Egues (Spain) 2008.
Thanks to the first prize of the international competition of Sevilla in 2013 and the first prize of the Jose Tomas intenational competition in Spain in 2014, Thibaut is invited to play all around the world (France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China).
He just won the 1st prize of the Guitar Foundation of America 2015. The GFA competition is one of the the most prestigious and respected event in the classical guitar world (more than 50 concerts to win in USA, recital at Carnegie Hall, Naxos recording, GHA recording, Mel BAY collaboration).
John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. When he performs with his wife, singer/actress Jessica Molaskey, and his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, they were labeled “the First Family of Cool” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “the von Trapps on Martinis” by The New Yorker. According to The New York Times, “the Pizzarelli-Molaskey duo are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium.”After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, he was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” And the Seattle Times called him “a tour de force” and “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Before a recent show in the northwest, the local paper quipped “John Pizzarelli is so impossibly cool, he shouldn’t be legally allowed to enter Oregon.”