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2013 February

16 Feb

Capital City Construction

February 16, 2013 |

Peter Bay Conducts the Classical Guitar Orchestra | Arts In Context from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

Soundboard, America’s premiere quarterly classical guitar magazine, is featuring one of my pieces in their current issue. The article is on Capital City Construction, from Austin Pictures, and discusses the how the piece was developed, its formal devices and suggestions on how to prepare it for performance. For a limited time, the full score is available for free here: Capital City Construction

Scores and parts for all movements of Austin Pictures will be available on joeplaysguitar.com for purchase in early March. If you are interested and need more information please contact me.

In the meantime watch the premier of Austin Pictures above and enjoy a short excerpt of the article:
“In early summer 2011, Matthew Hinsley, executive director of the Austin Classical Guitar Society, asked me to write a short piece for a high school guitar ensemble. The piece would be about life in Austin, TX and would open a concert event called Austin Pictures. Matt and I were so excited about the project that, within a few months, it developed into a twenty-minute, five-movement work for the Miró String Quartet and an enormous guitar orchestra lead by Austin Symphony Orchestra conductor, Peter Bay.”

Read the full article in Soundboard Vol. 39.1

12 Feb

Concert at Lone Star- Montgomery and Doctoral Recital

February 12, 2013 |

This Friday, Ill be presenting an afternoon concert at Lone Star Community College in Montgomery Texas. The concert is free and part of the LCC Montgomery’s Concert Series.

Then on Sunday February 23rd at 3:30, Ill be giving my final doctoral recital at Jessen Auditorim at the University of Texas, Austin. This concert is also free and open to the public.

The program of both concerts will be Sonata I in G minor, BWV 1001 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Fantasia, Op.19 by Luigi Legnani, and three Spanish pieces by Federico Moreno Torroba. In addition, Ill be premiering my newest work Zia: Folklore and Myths of New Mexico.

Correction: Friday February 15th, 1pm
Music Recital Hall in Building H, LSC-Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands

Sunday February 24th, 3:30pm
Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall, UT Austin
Details and Parking info here