From Bach to Latin America | Oct. 13

From Bach to Latin America, An Evening of Classical Guitar with Mitch Weverka

 
On Saturday, October 13th at 8pm, Greater Boston House Concerts presents Texas-based classical guitarist Mitch Weverka in a program of J.S. Bach and music from Latin America.  This open to the public event is the only performance in the Boston area for this international artist.
 
"He possesses a truly refined talent, instinct, musicality, and undeniable technical qualities."  – La Provincia (Italy)
 
In his solo recital, From Bach to Latin America, Mr. Weverka presents a program that begins with his own arrangement of the ever-popular first Cello suite by J.S. Bach. The concert then switches over to music by living guitarists from Latin America, highlighted by a newly composed suite based on traditional Bolivian music by Oscar Valdez and Ernesto García de León's "Lejanías Sonata", a composition that sets the Rumba rhythms in a neoclassical form using post-modern harmonies.
 
Program:
·      Suite for Unaccompanied Violoncello Bwv 1007 by J.S. Bach, Arr. M. Weverka
·      Estudios Sencillos (Book III & IV) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939)
·      Suite del Pago (Dedicated to M. Weverka) by Ovalba (b. 1950)
·      Sonata IV "Lejanías" Op. 34 by Ernesto García de León (b. 1952)
 
"Mr. Weverka impresses with his technical wizardry ... [playing] with relaxed flair and great musical definition."  The Fort Worth Star Telegram
 
The salon concert will be followed by a question and answer moderated by the Director of Greater Boston House Concerts, Aaron Larget-Caplan.  A reception will then follow. 
 
The evening’s concert will be held at the home of Aaron & Catherine Larget-Caplan, an 1885 Queen Anne – Victorian, located at 21 Virginia Street in Dorchester’s Upham’s Corner neighborhood. 
 
Seats are $20 and $15 for students.  They should be reserved prior online or by phone at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/278214 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.