Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Guitarist David Russell Playing Spivey Hall April 4

An artist of formidable technical accomplishment and wonderfully sophisticated musicianship (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Englishman David Russell is a supremely accomplished guitarist who "possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension" (New York Times).

A Grammy Award winner, Russell is performing in Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Saturday evening, Apr. 4, at 8:15 p.m.

Russell has enjoyed a long and prolific relationship with the Telarc label; his latest CD, released in March 2007, is Art of the Guitar. "A phrase played by [David Russell] is a thing of such clarity and direction that it seems almost physically palpable," observes the American Record Guide. "It is an object of such polish, perfect curvature, and ineluctable sweep that one feels as though one could pick it up and examine it as if it were a sculpture."

Russell returns to Spivey Hall for both a special guitar master class on Friday, Apr. 3, and his solo recital on Saturday, Apr. 4.

His program includes: AGUADO Adagio Et Polonaise; J.S. BACH Pastorale, Air On A G String; F. COUPERIN Les Barricades Misterieuses, Les Silvains (Rondeau), Les Tours De Passe Passe; F. TÁRREGA Las Dos Hermanitas, Paquito, Sueno; VIVALDI Sonata R. 46; S. GOSS El Llanto De Los Suenos; I. ALBÉNIZ Zambra Granadina, Torre Bermeja.

Tickets to this performance are $40 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Full-price tickets only are available online at www.spiveyhall.org (a per-ticket service fee applies).

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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