Welcome to my new website! I’m excited to share with you information about my work and projects through this new forum and look forward to keeping you updated on my activities. Please feel free to send comments, questions or just to say hello. Thank you for your interest in my music and for all your support.
Bienvenidos a mi nueva página web! Estoy emocionado de compartir con ustedes información sobre mi trabajo y proyectos a través de este nuevo foro y espero mantenerles informados sobre mis actividades. Por favor envíen sus comentarios, preguntas o simplemente un saludo. Gracias por su interés en mi música y por todo su apoyo.
Daniel Salazar to perform at Noche Latina
University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut
October 17, 2014 | Reception @ 6:30 p.m. & Performance @ 7:30 p.m.
USJ Latino Community Practice presents a celebration of Hispanic heritage in greater Hartford, featuring an exhibition by Connecticut artist, Corina Alvarezdelgua, and concert by guitarist Daniel Salazar , his ensemble of international musicians, guest dancers and vocalist Jose Paulo.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
The concert will include Latin American selections as well as original music from Daniel Salazar’s highly popular repertoire combining elements of Spanish, Latin and world rhythms. Highlights of the program include exciting Latin dance segments featuring renowned international dance champion Michele Evans with Armando Guzman, Nate and Lisa Evans.
This special performance will also incorporate beautifully crafted arrangements featuring the dramatic singing of vocalist Jose Paulo. Additionally, the program will feature exhilarating selection of Latin styles including, Joropo from Venezuela, Cumbia from Colombia, Tango from Argentina, Galopera from Paraguay, as well as music from Puerto Rico, Cuba and other countries. The musicians will perform on authentic instruments such as the Puerto Rican cuatro, the charango and zampoña, plus an array of Latin percussion.
Next Hartford Guitar Under The Stars Scheduled For September 2015
Dear Guitar Under The Stars Friends,
After twenty consecutive years, Guitar Under The Stars will be taking a year off from our Hartford event and returning with renewed energy in September 2015. Riverfront Recapture, our event producer, has experienced serious financial challenges and changes in sponsorships that have directly affected the production of Guitar Under The Stars.
When I started Guitar Under The Stars in 1993 I had no idea that twenty years later it would grow to become of Connecticut’s most popular outdoor music events attended by thousands of people. From that humble beginning, my goal was always to share the beauty of the guitar and its music with as many people as I could. At that time I did not know what the program would lead to. What I did know, was that the enthusiastic group of musicians that played for a very small fee crammed into a portable stage and the large crowd that came to that first concert all shared in a very special evening of music under the stars. At that first September 1993 concert I saw how all of us involved made new acquaintances that turned into friendships and even genuine relationships. Musicians connected with colleagues, audience members met like-minded people and many made it tradition to meet again the following years.
That is really what Guitar Under The Stars is all about: the indelible power of music to bring people together for a special moment in time.
Another reality is that an event like Guitar Under requires a production budget of approximately $25,000.00 to make it happen. Throughout the years we have been fortunate to count on the important co-sponsorship of Riverfront Recapture with support from various organizations and corporations such as The Connecticut Guitar Society, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Roberts Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, The Travelers, MDC, and many others including the prestigious National Endowment For The Arts.
Now, many of those funding sources have greatly diminished or have been cut completely. From it’s beginning, my original goal included making the concert an event that anyone could attend. I am proud to say that every year Guitar Under The Stars has been free and open to the entire Greater Hartford community and beyond. This is an event that belongs to our community and now as we look ahead, Guitar Under The Stars will need your help to return in 2015.
We will soon be seeking your help with fundraising. I would like you to consider getting involved in any way that you can. We’ll be posting news and more details here very soon.
In the meantime, we are asking that you submit your thoughts on your experiences at Guitar Under The Stars, ideas for fundraising or suggestions that you may have. Please visit our Facebook page to submit your comments or send us a message on the Contact page.
Finally, I want to thank the thousands of you that have come to our concert over the past twenty years. Although this news is disappointing, I know that working together we can again all plan to meet again in September 2015 for another magical evening of guitar music under the stars at the Hartford Riverfront!
Founder and Artistic Director
Guitar Under The Stars
Daniel Salazar Receives
Daniel Salazar was honored to receive an official Proclamation from Mayor Pedro Segarra declaring "Daniel Salazar Day" in the City of Hartford, Connecticut, in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of Guitar Under The Stars.
Mayor Segarra also presented Salazar with an Official Citation from The Connecticut House of Representatitives in recognition of Artistic Vision and Leadership in music.