We hope you’re as excited for our concert tonight with the Xavier Jara as we are! It’s looking like it will be a great night for a concert. Doors open at 7:00 pm, so arrive early, and get a great seat!
Xavier knocked our socks off during his GFA tour in 2018. We always expect the best from the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition winner’s tour (especially since we’re often the last concert on the tour and the musicians are very well practiced), but when we welcome a young musician who is both virtuosic and deeply musical, it is a time for celebration. Xavier is the whole package, and his music is evocative, consuming, and deeply intentional. You’ll know what I mean when you hear him.
In 2018 Xavier treated us to a very special performance of the Stephen Goss’ Labyrinth, a piece newly composed for the GFA competition, and I’m happy to finally be able to share it with you. Imagine being in the audience for this performance; imagine the magic he’ll be bringing to our stage again on Saturday night!
Tonight’s program contrasts works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras with contemporary works from the past 100 years, some which blur the lines between the eras. It should be a very interesting program:
A Fancy, P.6 and A Fancy, P. 1a by John Dowland (1563-1626)
Serenade by Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931)
In the Woods by Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
Suite in A minor by Manuel María Ponce (1882-1948)
A Fantasia, P.3 “Farewell” by John Dowland
Diferencias sobre la folia de España y fuga by Manuel María Ponce
I know we’ve all been itching to get out of the house for various reasons, but before you rush over, please remember to bring your proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and a mask. You can read our whole COVID-19 policy by visiting our website at https://wilmingtonguitar.org/covid-faq/.
Tickets are available at online and will be available to purchase at the door until we’ve sold out. Also, thanks to a recent update, we’re now able to accept Credit Card purchases directly through our website, one of our most-requested improvements. Enjoy.
We’re operating at a reduced capacity this season for everyone’s safety, so don’t delay in getting your tickets! Tickets are available for all events now in our Online Store, and will also be available at the door. Check out our Website for full details on this and every event, including artist bios and program information.
PLEASE NOTE, vaccinations and proof of vaccinations against COVID-19 are required to attend all Wilmington Classical Guitar events this season. Please bring proof of your current COVID-19 vaccination (your vaccination card or a photo of your card) with you to the box office. We will check your documents at every event.
Mask wearing is also required while in the venue, so please wear a mask (N95, KN95 or KF94 masks are recommended by the CDC). Social distancing is encouraged.
Please familiarize yourself with our full COVID policy by visiting our website at https://wilmingtonguitar.org/covid-faq/.
It’s a pleasure to be able to put these concerts together for you. Hope to see you there!
President & Artistic Director – Wilmington Classical Guitar
2016 GFA Winner Xavier Jara
Works by Takemitsu, Ponce, Gubaidulina, and Dowland.
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