FRIDAY & SATURDAY • OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2015
“” This October we are celebrating our 31st year of bringing fabulous music to the Long Beach Peninsula. Join us as we present three exciting concerts, each of which features remarkable artist ensembles!
Friday evening kicks it off at the historic Inn at Harbour Village. Wine at a no-host bar with complimentary cheese and fruit buffet start the social half-hour. The music is Jazz – hot and fun.
Check back here for more information on this year’s artist.
Paul Galbraith, World-Renowned Classical & Spanish Guitar. Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. These efforts resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes, all of which demonstrate his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging Classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.
Leadbetter Farms is a fantasy venue with flaming dragons, outdoor sculptures and a lagoon on 600 oceanside acres. The concert is held in the lavishly built lighthouse. Enjoy the sunset before the concert with wine from our no-host bar and wonderful light bites from the area’s best restaurants.
Ashu, Classical Saxophone, with Piano Accompaniment. The young concert saxophonist Ashu has won numerous international awards and competitions, and has performed as recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the world. He made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall and, at age 16, made his concerto debut at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Since then, performances have taken him throughout the USA and Europe.
Ashu’s playing has been described as “just as much fun to watch as it is to listen to him.” (Chicago Tribune) and “Musical passion personified”(Vision Magazine). With a dynamic style that captivates audiences, and a repertoire ranging from original soprano and alto sax works by Debussy, Villa-Lobos, and Glazunov to his own arrangements of Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff, and Morricone, Ashu has begun to bring the concert saxophone to a broader audience.