Posted: Sep 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM [Sep 20, 2012]
OPENING NIGHT OF THE MICHIGAN PHILHARMONIC
ISBIN PLAYS RODRIGO Featuring Grammy Winning Artist, Sharon Isbin Two performances to choose from: Friday, October 5, 2012 Seligman Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm Saturday, October 6, 2012 The Village Theater at Cherry Hill 7:30 pm Tickets $20 - $40 www.michiganphil.org
ISBIN PLAYS RODRIGO
Featuring Grammy Winning Artist, Sharon Isbin
Two performances to choose from:
Friday, October 5, 2012 Seligman Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 6, 2012 The Village Theater at Cherry Hill 7:30 pm Tickets $20 - $40
The Philharmonic’s opening night concerts bring together a special celebration of the guitar, a world-class guest artist, and a colorful mix of folk-inspired music from around the world. The spotlight will shine brightest on the extraordinary talents of America’s leading classical guitarist, Sharon Isbin, playing Spanish composer Joaquίn Rodrigo’s
Concierto de Aranjuez. Written in 1939, the concerto is Rodrigo’s most famous and recognizable work. California-based composer Miguel del Aguila will also be in town for the Michigan premiere of his work, The Giant Guitar, inspired by the guitar itself and by folk music from his native South America. The musical tour concludes with Czech composer Antonίn Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, a dark, mysterious piece journeying through Bohemian dance rhythms and lyrical folk melodies, and ultimately closing with its triumphant finale.
Special guest Sharon Isbin, performs Rodrigo’s ever-popular
Concierto de Aranjuez. Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time". She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s "Best Classical Guitarist" award, the Madrid Queen Sofia and Toronto Competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition. She has given sold-out performances throughout the world in the greatest halls including New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Châtelet, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Madrid’s Teatro Real, and many others. She has served as Artistic Director/Soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall and the Ordway Music Theatre (St. Paul), her own series at New York’s 92nd Street Y, and the acclaimed national radio series Guitarjam. She is a frequent guest on national radio programs including All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. She has been profiled on television throughout the world, including CBS Sunday Morning and the A&E Network, and was a featured guest on Showtime Television’s international hit series The L Word. On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial. In November 2009, she performed a concert at the White House by invitation of the President and First Lady. She performed as featured soloist in the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning film, The Departed.
About the Michigan Philharmonic
About the Michigan Philharmonic
The Michigan Philharmonic – (or "Michigan Phil") – is one of the most innovative and dynamic professional symphony orchestras in Southeast Michigan. Nan Washburn, Music Director & Conductor since 1999, has won 17 ASCAP Awards for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music from the League of American Orchestras. Michigan Phil is bringing its events into an ever-expanding roster of Michigan communities, including Plymouth, Canton, Birmingham-Bloomfield, the Grosse Pointes, Downtown Detroit, and many others. The organization is committed to reaching out to a broad and diverse array of audiences and providing enjoyable cultural and social experiences, and encourages anyone who loves live music events to "Spend an evening with Michigan Phil." For more information, please visit