For Immediate Release: February 17, 2014
LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL PRESENTS GUITARIST DANIEL BOLSHOY
LANGLEY, BC – Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is pleased to welcome Daniel Bolshoy, guitar to the Rose Gellert Hall on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Bolshoy performs selected works from his new CD including works by Paraguayan composer Agustin Pio Barrios, and the Spanish composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Regino Sainz de la Maza.
“We are delighted to feature a solo guitarist once again in our concert series,” says Elizabeth Bergmann, artistic director concerts for LCMS. “Celebrated virtuoso, Daniel Bolshoy, will be playing an entire programme of original works composed for the guitar. It’s unusual for him to play a concert programme without any transcriptions and only original works. This is a concert not to be missed.”
“The styles that the programmed pieces cover are quite diverse, from French Impressionism, to highly romantic tributes to Chopin, to South American folk influences, Spanish nationalism, a very recent American composition which pays homage to an old culture (the suite Next Year, which evokes the old city of Jerusalem) to Brazilian Jazz,” says Daniel Bolshoy. “All the music is quite virtuosic and demanding, and I think very appealing to listen to. I hope the audience enjoys it! I certainly enjoy playing it.”
Daniel Bolshoy is committed to bringing the guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His concert tours take him from prestigious international concert stages to remote villages and house-concerts. Mr. Bolshoy is the head of the guitar division at the University of British Columbia School of Music. He is also the head of the guitar department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music where he gladly welcomes everyone interested in studying guitar. His students have won awards in competitions, and scholarships to leading Universities and Conservatories, including the top two awards in the Canadian Music Festival competitions.
The Rose Gellert Hall concert season is proudly sponsored by Hub Insurance.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $16 for students. Call 604.534.2848 or visit www.langleymusic.com to purchase tickets. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street in Langley.
Langley Community Music School