Legato 2011-12 
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Fingerstyle guitar icon Alex de Grassi was my guest this year at at Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, CA after my own Great Guitars! set.
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Have you ever been so busy you completely overlooked something routine?

It has been since the Fall of 2010 that I put together a newsletter. As you can see above, Legato started out as a quarterly newsletter. Open any back issue and you'll see lots was happening. How did the gap between today and the autumn of 2010 happen without a Legato coming out? Too busy. WAAAAAAAY too busy. The combination of teaching and performing and leading the Sacramento Guitar Society and having a family precluded all but the most important other projects.

Nevertheless, I'm on a binge of upgrading and updating the whole website, and it seemed like the obvious thing to do, to summarize the events since the last issue. 
"The Three Amigos" was the name on the disk the photographer gave me after shooting trio partners  Greg Williams,  Sean O'Connor and me in my backyard.

We did a joint concert for the Auburn Community Concerts Association and Placer Arts Council July 12th, 2012. Solos, duos, trios, a full house an standing ovation. Pretty cool.
The program spanned four centuries and included music by Albeniz, Bartholdy, Carulli, Granados, Handel, Monti, Schumann, Tárrega, Telemann, Villa-Lobos and von Weber. Opening the concert was local favorite, violinist Giorgi Khokhobashvili, solo and in duet with me. We did Entr'acte from Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838--1875) and Czardas by Vottirio Monti, (1868-1922). Giorgi hails from Georgia and channeled the full gypsy energy needed.

Lick Observatory
For many years now, Lick Observatory's Music of the Spheres has presented my Great Guitars! concert at the end of summer. This year's special guest was Alex de Grassi. Those familiar with fingerstyle steel string guitar recognize Alex as an icon of the genre, and he is a tremendous artist. After my set, I brought him up to the stage, where he played his own solid set. 
The year before featured Ian Ethan on 18-string Ovation steel-string and African thumb piano. For both concerts my buddy Herb Tanimoto came along and was a tremendous help with logistics. As an avid an knowedgeable astronomy buff, Herb looks forward to each trip. After the concerts, the audience is treated to viewing and lectures by UC astronomers.

I'm going to leave off here and add as I get time, hopefully soon, 
so check back with a fresh browser soon.

Daniel - October 2012

Photo:Jim Banach, Aurora Portraits
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