The Judson-Tyler Duo (Zachary Judson Selissen and Michael Tyler Roberts) joined forces in 2006 as graduate students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They discovered not only a shared history as electric guitar-wielding classic rockers who developed a passion for the classical guitar, but also a common interest in a wide range of music, from jazz to tango to the Baroque. Their repertoire reflects these diverse interests, though they share a particular weakness for the amazing music of Latin America. Always focused on creativity, they frequently incorporate improvisation into their repertoire, and possess a growing body of original compositions and arrangements. December 2011 saw the premiere of The Portable Nutcracker, their genre-bending arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, which they performed for audiences around the bay area.
This program not only includes masterpieces by such composers as Piazzolla, Bellinati, and Villoldo, but also sonatas and dances by Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, and Falla. Join us for a beautiful night of guitar mastery!
Friday, Apirl 27th, 2012
Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
$18 General / $15 Seniors / $12 Students