Saturday, November 17, 2012
Seattle native Daniel Corr is active as a performing classical guitarist across North America. Recent appearances include performances of guitar concertos by Giuliani with the American Classical Orchestra, Villa-Lobos at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Creative Orchestra, and Rodrigo with the Auburn (WA) Symphony. He has been a featured solo recitalist at universities including Villanova, University of Washington, University of Kentucky, Montana State University at Bozeman, and at the Beijing Central Conservatory as a guest of Professor Chen Zhi. Classical guitar society recitals have included the Seattle, Northwest, and Upstate New York Societies. Featured festival recitals include the Oneonta and Northwest Guitar Festivals. A passionate chamber musician, Daniel is frequently seen in concert as a member of the Tricordes ensemble. Other chamber music collaborators have included such esteemed musicians as Myron Lutzke, Linda Quan, Rie Schmidt, Paul Taub, and Antoine Tamestit. Emmy-winning director Karyl Evans featured Corr in a television project for the New Haven Symphony. His recent recording with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra is "Concierto de Aranjuez.” Corr serves as a Lecturer of Music and Artistic Director of the Gateway International Guitar Series at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT.
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society has a Free at the Frye series each year. For those of us who have had a few years of being, as Mr. Yotsuya used to put it in a certain comic book, temporarily short of funds, this series is a boon for folks who want to hear classical guitar music but may not be situated to afford the normal ticket scene (such as tonight's recital by Michael Partington over at Benaroya, which I'm sure will be wonderful but that I can't afford to get to.
This year's Free at the Frye series includes not just Corr (who I haven't had a chance to hear play yet) but also Atanas Ourkouzounov. Longtime readers may remember that I've blogged a bit about Atanas. :-)
I really do want to tackle a Chamber Music Week 3 at some point but offline exigencies being what they are a few posts about chamber music for guitar may have to wait.