Jefferson Classical Guitar hosts Johannes Möller
The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a solo concert by Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Paschal Winery & Vineyard, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Möller, 29, won first prize at the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America's Concert Artist Competition with his performance of Denis Gougeon's "Lamento-Scherzo." The piece was commissioned by GFA for the competition. Möller's win earned him a worldwide tour and a recording contract with Naxos Records.
Tuesday's concert will include a mix of new music and well-known pieces, Möller says.
"The music will have a romantic flair to it," he says. "While some of the music is new, it is not modern."
The program will include four of Möller's own compositions: "Song to the Mother," "A Star in the Sky, A Universe Within," "Poem to a Distant Fire" and "Ananda," written in 2009 and 2010. He'll also perform Gougeon's piece, along with variations from Dutch composer Karel Arnoldus Craeyvanger's circa-1851 opera, "Der Freischutz."
"It's (the Craeyvanger) a very old piece, but it is seldom heard," Möller says. "I found it in the Dutch Royal Library in The Hague in the Nether-lands." Möller recorded Craeyvanger's piece on the Naxos label.
Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz's 1883 "Asturias," from Suite Española, Op. 47, and Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios Mangoré's "Un Sueño en la Floresta" round out the program.
Tickets cost $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and are available at the door. Call 541-482-2826.