Friday, March 8Storer Auditorium11:15 a.m.
Eliot Fisk is one of the most exciting and creative musicians before the public today. Known world wide for his adventurous repertoire and willingness to take art music into unusual venues (including schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons!) he belongs as his great mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.”
Eliot Fisk has transformed the repertoire of the classical guitar through his ground breaking transcriptions (including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, Albeniz etc.) through countless works dedicated to him by composers as varied as Luciano Berio, Leonardo Balada, Robert Beaser, Nicholas Maw, George Rochberg and Kurt Schwertsik, and through his countless creative collaborations with other musicians in classical, flamenco, jazz and world music styles.
Eliot Fisk’s numerous recordings, many of which have even entered the Billboard charts as best sellers, have introduced much of this repertoire to an international audience and have elicited unqualified praise from musicians, critics and the public at large. His two most recent CDs, released at the end of 2010 by Wildner Records to international acclaim, include “The Red Guitar”, featuring new works written for and arranged by Eliot Fisk by Corigliano, Raffman, Beaser and Rochberg, and “Ein Kleines Requiem”, which features the world premiere recording of a new masterpiece by Austrian composer Kurt Schwertsik “written for and with Eliot Fisk.”
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