Presented by JCGS
School House Retreat, 8448 Wagner Creek Road,
Sunday, August 27, 2006 3:00 pm
Children under 12 Free
The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society is proud to present James Edwards, classical guitarist, lutenist and composer in and intimate concert on Sunday, August 27 at 3 PM. The concert will take place at the beautiful School House Retreat, 8448 Wagner Creek Road, Talent Oregon.
Classical guitarist James Edwards has been a performer, teacher, and recording artist for over 25 years. Mr. Edwards opened our 2005-2006 concert series with a wonderful concert featuring guitar, baroque guitar and lute. James’ other performance credits include: the 1999 and 2005 La Guitarra California Festival, soloist with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Arts Festival, Richard Schneiders’ Lost Mountain Guitar Festival and many collaborations with theatre and dance companies. Mr. Edwards’ many compact disc recordings feature his arrangements of American, Spanish, and European classics. Mel Bay Publications has published many of these in several books currently available. In addition to the traditional classical guitar repertoire, James performs his own vibrant arrangements of Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Debussy, Brahms, and many other works by the great composers. He also has created a unique American repertoire with treatments of well known works by Gershwin, Rodgers, Joplin, etc., along with his original compositions; blending his classical background with his earlier influences of folk and jazz.
“A wide-ranging choice of repertoire performed with taste and flair. All together a fine program.”
This concert will feature some of Mr. Edwards most recent compositions. For those of you who love guitar music, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear one of the great west coast guitarists.
Light refreshments will be served.
Advanced reservations are recommended, since this is a small venue. You can learn more about James by visiting www.jamesedwardsguitar.com and you can find out more about the SchoolHouse Retreat (including a map and directions) by visiting