David Rogers, Classical crossover guitar
September 27, 2012
Recently termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, and classical music. An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustik Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk. David will play Spanish guitar favorites, songs by the Beatles, his own ‘jazzy’ version of La Bamba, as well as ‘flashy’ original settings of Leonard Cohen’s songs Hallelujah and Suzanne and Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses and Under My Thumb. David will round out the program with music by J.S. Bach and Chick Corea. Also, joining David in several duets will be Boston Conservatory professor Olav Chris Henriksen.