Peterborough, NH – Three Historic Spanish Guitars: A Journey with Frank Wallace will take place at Trumpet Gallery on Friday, November 13 at 7pm. Mr. Wallace will play several classical Spanish pieces honoring Andres Segovia as well as many of his own original compositions.
It is a remarkable experience to hear a powerful, refined performer playing gorgeous historical instruments he knows intimately, and this concert is a unique opportunity to do so.
In this concert, Frank Wallace will share his talents on three rare guitars from his own collection. Note from his upcoming album say “Known internationally since 1976 as an elegant performer on guitar and lute, Wallace enjoys equal acclaim as a prolific composer of guitar solos, songs and chamber music. Fanfare says he is “…a true master…His dynamic range is impressive, and his gradations of tone, constantly singing line, and sensitive musicianship confirm his ‘elegant virtuosity’ (classicstoday.com)”. ‘Wallace’s music is exciting, unpredictable, and fresh…’ American Record Guide”
In the CD’s notes, Wallace describes his feelings for his historical guitars: “Too often vintage guitars hide away in a collector’s closet or the basement of a museum. Guitarists debate restoring/playing versus leaving them for historians to analyze. Modern string players, in contrast, are out in the world every day playing concerts with 100-400 year-old instruments. It is my belief that these older guitars are vibrant musical powerhouses. Their tones are infinitely more complex and haunting than those of newer guitars. In their discomfort with the smaller size and lighter construction of 19th and early 20th century guitars, modern guitarists tend to underplay, to be careful, to assume that old means weak. When I bought these guitars in the 1990s after a decade of performing on Renaissance instruments without nails, their sound felt robust and luxurious. Now having played them for a quarter century, they feel even more poetic and expressive: important for their vast palette of sound.”
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a raffle to benefit Doctors without Borders.
This special event will take place at Trumpet Gallery, 8 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, and is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Space is limited. Please make your reservations now by contacting Mona Adisa Brooks at 603-924-9862 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org