Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”

Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”
Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30PM
“Testimony,” a reprise of Cellista’s performance art piece “Wants,” confronts issues of identity, loss, displacement, and acceptance within the Bay Area arts community, is an avant-garde response to the experiences of artists during these uncertain, sour times. The evening features sound design and performance by Cellista, choreography by Lilith Ransom of Ransom Dance, and the ambient music of composer and guitarist Joshua Icban. Featuring: Cellista - cello, live score Lilith Ransom - chor...
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Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music

Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music
Saturday, June 10 @ 7:30PM
Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto welcomes São Paulo pianist/arranger/composer Felipe Senna for an evening of original compositions, as well as selections of Brazilian classics, including choro, samba, baião, and bossa nova. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto - guitar Felipe Senna - piano Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. His fluid, melodic style, original harmonic approach, ...
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Ricardo Peixoto and Duo Violão Brasil: Brazilian Guitar

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Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto returns to the Red Poppy alongside Rio de Janeiro-based guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber (Duo Violão Brasil). Performing original compositions, as well as a traditional repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the trio will spend the evening exploring the many styles of 20th-century Brazilian music. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto, Rogerio Souza, Edinho Gerber - guitar   Guitarist/composer Ricardo ...
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David Tanenbaum Presents: Jon Mendle: 19th Century Virtuoso Guitar

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Curated by classical guitarist David Tanenbaum, Jon Mendle is set to perform a repertoire of both forgotten gems and well-known concert works from the 19th century on original and reproduction 19th century guitars. The program will include works by Antoine de L'Hoyer, Napoléon Coste, Felix Horetzky, Giulio Regondi, and Johann Kaspar Mertz and will be performed in period-appropriate dress. Jon Mendle made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 19. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees...
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[DOUBLE BILL] Bastet w/ Blaine Billingsley: Grunge Jazz and Stravinsky-Style Guitar

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From grunge jazz to Americana-meets-Stravinsky guitar instrumentals, Bastet and guitarist/composer Blaine Billingsley come together for a special double bill at the Red Poppy Art House. Led by guitarist Justin Rock, Bastet takes the art of improvisation and the art of the trio to fresh new levels. The group's chemistry on stage is contagious, and their music creates a thought-provoking and exploratory ambiance as if time is being bent or stretched, like an elastic galaxy, dripping down the wa...
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Paul Psarras: Baroque Spanish and Contemporary Guitar

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An enthusiast of early and contemporary music alike, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Psarras performs a vast array of genres ranging from classical to Greek folk. In 2012, Paul earned an invitation to the GRAMMY’S with the group El Mundo, and later that year he performed in the San Francisco Opera's Merola program. His previous performances included an appearance with the San Francisco Symphony and at the Fête de la Musique in Switzerland. As a member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Paul pl...
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