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The University of Saint Joseph presents

GUITAR UNDER THE STARS 2017!

Daniel Salazar, Jr. Founder and Artistic Director

A Spectacular Evening of Spanish, Latin, Classical, and International Music

DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017
TIME: 5:30-10PM
PLACE: Outdoors, on the Green, University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
INFORMATION: University of Saint Joseph
(860) 231-5528

ADMISSION: FREE!

Seating is first come first serve, and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs/blanket.

For the first time in West Hartford, acclaimed guitarist Daniel Salazar will bring his spectacular GUITAR UNDER THE STARS program to University of Saint Joseph!

This year's program will highlight the fusion of World Music Styles in a remarkable multicultural artistic collaboration. Salazar will be performing his original music and brilliant symphonic arrangements with an impressive group of international musicians.

This grand event also includes outstanding local talent. Joining the program will be the Virtuoso Orchestra Ensemble, comprised of top players from Connecticut's own Hartford Symphony.

The Hartt Community Division Guitar Quartet , a group of talented young musicians, will present a pre-concert performance

Founded in 1993, Guitar Under the Stars is a large-scale outdoor concert production that has become one of the Connecticut’s most popular concert events. Traditionally held at the Hartford Riverfront, this year the University of Saint Joseph will host Guitar Under The Stars as a beautiful way to celebrate community and music.

Guitar Under The Stars incorporates imaginative and bold programming with flamenco-inspired melodies and Latin infused rhythms. The exhilarating program includes Salazar's highly popular repertoire of original compositions as well as symphonic arrangements highlighting the beautifully expressive sound of the Spanish classical guitar. The music also combines an eclectic blend of orchestral instruments with traditional South American instruments such as Andean flutes and a full array of Latin and world percussion.

Admission is free. Seating is first come first serve, and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Guitar Under The Stars- Featured Artists:

Guitarist Daniel Salazar with guest artists:
Alfonso Cid-Flamenco singer from Seville, Spain
Lorena Garay-guitarist from Puerto Rico
Daniel Salazar, III-Flamenco-fusion guitarist
Gonzalo Cortes-from Chile, playing flute
Esteban Arrufat-from Puerto Rico specializing in Latin percussion
Eugenio Huanca- from Chile, playing Andean instruments
Abraham Sanchez- from Venezuela, playing keyboards.
Rex Denton-Trumpet
Steve Laschever- Trumpet
Bill Morgan-Trombone
The Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Emmett Drake

Guitar Under The Stars is made possible thanks to the support of the Roberts Foundation.

Guitar Under The Stars

A Spectacular Evening of Spanish,
Latin American and International Music

Daniel Salazar and his ensemble
with symphony orchestra

Available for select outdoor venues and summer festivals

 

 


In his relentless quest to redefine his instrument’s boundaries and reach new audiences, Daniel Salazar has re-imagined the traditional classical concert experience, creating Guitar Under The Stars with the goal of sharing his musical vision with large audiences.

Founded in 1993, Guitar Under the Stars is a large-scale outdoor concert production that has been described as “A spectacular evening of Spanish, Classical and International music for guitar and orchestra”. The program features Daniel Salazar performing his original music and brilliant symphonic arrangements with his ensemble of international musicians and symphony orchestra.

Guitar Under The Stars incorporates imaginative and bold programming such as an exciting reworking of Asturias by Albeniz, a rendition of the beautiful Adagio from Concierto De Aranjuez by Rodrigo, music by the Italian film composer Morriccone and Danza Ritual Del Fuego (Ritual Fire Dance) by Falla featuring Flamenco dancers.  The exhilarating repertoire brings together these Spanish flamenco–inspired melodies and invigorating Latin rhythms with selections from Salazar's highly acclaimed repertoire of original compositions. Highlighting the beautifully expressive sound of the Spanish classical guitar, the music also incorporates an eclectic blend of orchestral instruments with traditional South American instruments such as zampoña, quena, charango and a full array of Latin percussion.

Guitar Under The Stars has been presented annually in Hartford, Connecticut at the picturesque Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, drawing an audience of over three thousand concertgoers who come to enjoy the beautiful sound of Daniel Salazar’s music under the evening sky.


Highlights of Guitar Under The Stars 2012

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut

Daniel Salazar, guitar
The Daniel Salazar Ensemble with guests:
Jose Paulo-vocals, Val Ramos-Flamenco guitar
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Emmett Drake, conductor