Presented by JCGS

Featuring classical guitarists Joseph Thompson, Grant Ruiz, and Steve Berman

First Congregational Church,
717 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, Oregon

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 3 pm


$15.00 General
$5.00 Students,
Children under 12 Free

Dark Rose Trio Celebrates
the Release of their First CD

The Dark Rose Trio will play a concert on Sunday, July 22, at 3 pm at the First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd, in Ashland. The concert is sponsored by the Jefferson Classical Guitar Society.

The concert is a celebration of the release of their first CD. The program will present works from the CD including original arrangements of Ravel’s Pavan for a Dead Princess, Spanish Dances by Granados, Sinfonias by J. S. Bach, and Milonga by the Argentine tango composer, Astor Piazzola. They will also play works by George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith, and Joseph Thompson.

The Dark Rose Trio grew out of a collaboration in October of 2002 by three
classical guitarists from Ashland. The individual members of the ensemble, Joseph Thompson, Grant Ruiz, and Steve Berman bring extensive experience to the group both as soloists and in their past work with other ensembles. Their common bond is in their love for the passion filled music of Spain, France, and Russia.

They have performed in concerts for the Pistol River Concert Association, Southern Oregon University Music Department, and multiple concerts for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including OSF’s 2003 Daedalus Project. In May of this year, they played the inaugural concert of the Mildred Hill Concert Series in Port Orford, Oregon and on July 14, they will play a concert in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pistol River Concert Association, in Pistol River Oregon.

Tickets for the Ashland concert are $15.00 general, $12.00 seniors, and $5.00 students. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door before the concert.

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