OC Live: Adam Levin, The Evolution of the Spanish Guitar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
photo of Adam Levin

Tuesday, October 24 @ 6:30pm
Oxnard College Performing Arts Building

Over the course of five centuries, Spanish music has been transmitted from master to young apprentice by rote and from it, a distinct Spanish style and musical language emerged. It survived the rise and fall of great dynasties, even tyrannical dictatorships. Spanish classical guitar was resurrected by the great Andrés Segovia, however, much of those advances were halted in the mid 20th century due to Franco and WWII. The compositional movement remained fossilized until his demise. This recital presents the sounds established in the past and then takes a snapshot of modernity from the great Spanish composers of today, many of which were commissioned by Adam Levin to write virtuosic new guitar works.

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