Velvet guitar @ ARTworks
On Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm in the black box theater at ARTworks, classical guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi will give a one hour classical guitar concert with ARTworks in Beaufort, South Carolina. The date marks the final performance of his Summer concert series, which has included engagements in Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia and South Carolina.
As a native of Williamson, New York, Jeffrey began performing at weddings and cafes while still in his teens. The uniqueness of the classical guitar coupled with his professionalism enabled him to stay working over the years. As his skills grew, he gave full concerts throughout Western New York. His hard work earned him performances at the Rantucci International Guitar Festival as well as the nationally recognized Ithaca Guitar Festival. His concerts continued with his move to Atlanta in the summer of 2002.
From 2005-2007 Jeffrey took a hiatus to tour nationally with Country acts Young Guns (Nashville, TN) and Chace Roberts (St. Paul, Minnesota). As an electric guitarist, Jeffrey toured much of North America; playing clubs and dance halls with capacity crowds. It was an exciting time in his life and was quite the adventure. On his return home, Jeffrey resumed his solo performances. By 2009, he was touring throughout Georgia, playing in places such as Savannah, Tybee Island, Toccoa, Richmond, Duluth, and Hartwell. Large, enthusiastic crowds were the norm at these events. These positive reactions together gave him a goal to take his music to a much wider audience.
In February of 2010, Jeffrey undertook his first cross country solo tour. Making stops in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, he gave concerts for audiences as large as 600 people. The overwhelming success of this tour enabled him to expand his solo career to a national level. Jeffrey continued his success in 2011 with performances in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.
This Summer’s 2012 concert series has been an important step in his career as he successfully ventured to the Western United States to concertize. On coming to Beaufort, Jeffrey says “I am very excited to make my way back out to the South Carolina. I have always enjoyed visiting the state and this will be an enjoyable way to end the concert season.”
Tickets are $17 adults, $12 groups of 10 or more and $7 for children, online and at the door.
ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort Town Center, SC 29902, http://www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787.
Jeffrey Bianchi – Classical guitar www.velvetguitar.com
Rennaisance Lute Works
Bony Sweet Boy: Thomas Robinson (c.1560-c.1609)
Alman: Robert Johnson (1580-1634)
Greensleeves: arr. Francais Cutting (1550-1596)
Mrs. Winter’s Jump: John Dowland (1563-1626)
Popular Catalana Folk Melodies: Arr. Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)
El Testament D’Amalia (Amelia’s Will)
Canco del Lladre (Song of the Thief)
El Noi de la Mare (The Child of the Virgin)
Capricho Catalan: Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Etudes for Guitar: Fernando Sor (1778-1832)
Etude No. 9 in A Major
Etude No. 17 in D Major
Etude No. 4 in B minor
Etude No. 8 in C Major
Etude No.1 in D Major
Suite del Recuerdos: Jose Luis Merlin (1952)