We enjoyed another fantastic evening of excellent music, Tuesday November 7th at the beautiful Paschal Winery in Talent with fifty people in attendance.
The next JCGS music meeting will be Tuesday, December 5th, 6 PM at Paschal Winery, Talent. To make the best use of our time, please be seated by 6 PM. Performers, please enter your pieces on the laptop at the bar before 6 PM. We are supposed to be entirely out of the winery by 8:30 PM.
As a reminder, when we have a special guest artist, we ask that local performers keep their sets to about 4 minutes, including introductory remarks, so that as many people as possible have a chance to perform.
RECAP OF THE PROGRAM
Arturo Ville and Sam Cooper – Aquellos Ojos Verdes, 1929, Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Mendes
Steve Berman – Santiago de Murcia, Marizapalos; Ravenscroft, Courtier’s Good Morrow to his Mistress
Joseph Thompson – Vals Tragico by Joseph Thompson
Arturo Ville – 1) Autumn Leaves, 2) Sonatina Op. 51 (Allegro) by Lennox Berkeley
Karma & Rob Rhodes – Pavane by Gabriel Faure
Rob Rhodes – Prelude #5 by Villa Lobos
John Swinnerton and Steve Bismarck – Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Wade Evans (oud) & Hank Levin (ney) – Ahmed Nesemi in Rast, Muhayyer Saz Semai, Chechen Kize
Special guest performer MARIO DIAZ
(This was the planned program. The actual program was altered.)
Selections from 24 Preludes: Bryan Johanson (b. 1951)
10. Adagio cantabile
16. Allegro assure e molto fresco
17. Allegro comodo
18. Allegretto legato
20. Allegretto giocoso
Lamentos do morro: Anibal Augusto Sardinha (1915-1955)
Anthem: Ralph Towner (b. 1940)
Apassionata: Ronaldo Miranda (b. 1948)
Tonada por Despedida: Juan Antonio Sanchez (b. 1965)
The following people did not get to play. Hopefully they will play their selections at the December meeting:
Bob Bath – Evergreen by John Williams/Barbara Streisand; Girl from Ipanema by Jobim (both arr. by Jorge Nolla)
Brandon Dannals – Jorma Kaukenon: Embryonic Journey, Paul McCartney: Till There Was You
Matt Dorris – Reverie Op. 53 by Napoleon Coste
Due Mandolini – Imate Li Vino/Vari Hassapiko Medley, Troika (Milton & Laurel Bloombaum)
Brian Parris – Collings’ Dreadnot)
The newly elected Board of Directors met at Sam Cooper’s house on Nov. 5. Rob Rhodes was chosen as the new treasurer, and Karma Rhodes will be our webmaster. We also discussed possible future guest artists as well as collaborating with the new SOU guitar instructor, Wenjun Qi, and her students.
JCGS member Mark Williams noted that Paschal has purchased new chairs that appear to be more comfortable than the previous ones. If you get a chance, please thank Aga, our host at Paschal, for upgrading the chairs. We are very lucky to have them for a home!
Grant Ruiz, JCGS secretary