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Portland Classic Guitar holds season’s final concert in Nehalem

Show will include special performance by Marylhurst University Guitar Ensemble

Published on July 13, 2017 12:01AM

William Jenks

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William Jenks

NEHALEM — Portland Classic Guitar will present the final concert of its 2016-17 season 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Nehalem. Portland’s own William Jenks, Chilean guitarist Alberto Cumplido, and Cuban guitarist Ruben Gonzalez will share the bill.

This family-friendly concert will also include a special performance by the Marylhurst University Guitar Ensemble, directed by Jenks.

“This is a rare opportunity to hear three internationally renowned guitar masters in a single concert,” organizers said.

Jenks is a performer and an advocate for the art of guitar, through his much-loved concert series, his teaching and his high-end guitar shop. He also serves on the music faculty at Marylhurst University.

Gonzalez, who has studied with Leo Brouwer, won an impressive number of prestigious guitar competitions, and is an in-demand teacher and performer in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Argentina.

Cumplido is both a guitarist and a composer; he has experimented with electronic music; composed for dance, film and theater; and explored the intersection of music and the spoken word.

The program will include the compositions of George Frederic Handel — specifically, his Harp Concerto Grosso, featuring Jenks on the first guitar part and David Tutmark on the second — Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albeniz.

Cumplido will present the music of J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as his own compositions. Gonzalez will explore the works of Kevin Seddiki, R. Sainz de la Maza, Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens and others.

Tickets for this concert can be purchased at the door ($15 general admission; $10 for students and seniors over 60). St. Catherine’s is located at 36335 N U.S. Highway 101, between Manzanita and Nehalem. Call 503-457-5246 for more information.


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