Recently hailed, ‘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, folk and classical music at the Mongerson Theater at Springville Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, Rogers’ music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.
Rogers will play a program based around Spanish music, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions.
As lead guitarist with the Terra Nova Consort, Rogers has toured North America and Europe extensively and opened the Tage Alter und Neuer Musik Regensburg 2003 Festival with the ensemble.
His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk, including both the nationally syndicated Performance Today (live performance/interview in Washington D.C. NPR studio 4A) and Harmonia programs. David has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.
David was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University.
Tickets are available for $15 at the door and $12 presale by calling (716) 592-9037 or at SpringvilleArts.org. The theater is located at 37 N. Buffalo Street in Springville.