Newman Oltman Guitar Duo August 23 and 24, 2019

A “revelation to hear” – The Washington Post

Guitar phenom Michael Newman has been a part of the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s story since it’s beginning, when he joined our founders, Clare Hoffman and Robert Bonfiglio, in a benefit concert in New York City to raise funds for the festival’s inaugural season in 1983. Since then Michael Newman and Laura Oltman have established the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo as a chamber ensemble of world renown.

Join them, along with our founders, flutist Clare Hoffman and harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio, for two evenings of music featuring past favorites, like Katherine Hoover’s Canyon Echos, and Cuban legend Leo Brouwer’s New Guitar Duet, El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (The Book of The Imaginary Beings), a tribute to Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, composed for the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, part of Brouwer’s 80th birthday international celebration for 2019.

There will also be brief readings from Jorge Luis Borges’s descriptions of the Beings. 

August 23

Katherine Hoover (1937-2018)
Kokopeli
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)
Promenade A L’automne
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), arr. Michael Newman
Prelude Opus 28, No.  4
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
John Williams (b. 1932)
Cavatina
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Deux Interludes
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
Música Incidental Campesina (1978)
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (2018)
(The Book of the Imaginary Beings)

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August 24

Katherine Hoover (1937-2018)
Canyon Echos
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
El Círculo Mágico (The Magic Circle)
La Danza del Molinero (The Miller’s Dance)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Romanza Andaluza
Heiter Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Distribuição de Flores
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
From Beatlerianas
“Fool on the Hill”
“She’s Leaving Home”
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (2018)
(The Book of the Imaginary Beings)

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Or donate your own amount and tell us the dates you are coming in the notes field. More than $120 per year will get you a seat at every concert and more benefits! See https://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/support/ for more information.