Students of Michael Partington will peform a unique program of French music arranged for guitars in duo, trio, quartet, and with flute. The concert includes music by Debussy, Poulenc, Faure, Couperin, Ibert and Grau and features guest flutists Elizabeth Jolly and Kathleen Shin.
La fille aux cheveux de lin Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Rêverie (Arr. Jeremy Sparks)
Pavane Op. 50 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
(Arr. Martin Pope)
Kevin Cueto, Peadar Kavanagh, Steven Perez, Christopher Tien
Clair de Terre Jean-Pierre Grau (b.1966)
Lorsque tout dort
Mistral et Tramontane
Danse des trolls
Certains l’aiment blues
Viento del atrdecer
Kathleen Shin, flute; Joe Marzullo, guitar
Les Barricades Mistérieuses François Couperin (1668-1733)
Le Tic-Toc-Choc, ou les Maillotins (Arr. László Vereczkey)
Taro Kobayahsi, Christopher Tien
Suite Française Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Bransle de Bourgogne (Arr. Jonathan Leathwood)
Petite marche militaire
Bransle de Champagne
Denis Ha, Taro Kobayashi, Joe Marzullo
Mouvement Perpétuels Francis Poulenc
I (Arr. Arthur Levering)
Entr’Acte Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Elizabeth Jolly, flute and Jeff Bowen, guitar
Michael Partington is one of the most engaging of the new generation of concert players. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his "lyricism, intensity and clear technical command," this award-winning British guitarist has performed internationally as a soloist and with ensembles to unanimous critical praise..
He began playing guitar at age 6 while growing up in Wales, gave his first public performance at age 7, and won his first competition at age 9. He has trained with many of the world's greatest guitarists, including Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Eduardo Fernandez, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell, who commented on his "exquisite good taste and fluid perfection." Partington received a performance degree from the University of Washington School of Music, where he was a Brechemin scholar and graduated magna cum laude.
Since moving to the USA he has received awards in several guitar, instrumental, and concerto competitions. He has appeared throughout the USA, UK, Russia, and Scandanavia in solo recital, ensemble, and with orchestra. He has performed live on radio stations throughout the US and UK, including BBC Radio 3's In Tune, BBC Wales, and St. Paul Sunday on National Public Radio, and cable television in California, Montana and Washington.
He has released five solo CDs for Rosewood Recording and can also be heard on the Cadenza Music and Present Sounds labels.