THE PACIFIC GUITAR ENSEMBLE FEATURING
WORLD RENOWNED GUITARISTS PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO
AND DAVID TANENBAUM KICKS OFF A SIX CITY
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TOUR IN NAPA OCTOBER 17
* * *
The Dates Mark the Official Launch of the Group’s Upcoming
Debut CD ‘Begin’—Which Has Several Tracks
Produced by Grammy Award Winning Classical Guitarist
Sergio Assad of The Assad Brothers (Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma)
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble (www.pacificguitarensemble.com), a dynamic eight piece acoustic group comprised of world renowned guitarists Peppino D’Agostino (steel string) and David Tanenbaum (classical) along with Lawrence Ferrara, Marc Teicholz, Jon Mendle, Michael Bautista, Antoniy Kakamakov and Paul Psarras marks the official launch of their upcoming debut CD Begin with a six city Northern California tour beginning October 17, 2012 at the Napa Valley Opera House in Napa.
The itinerary includes the Raven Theatre in Healdsburg October 21; 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley October 25; The Palms in Winters, California October 26; The Green Room in San Francisco October 27 and the Carriage House Theatre in Saratoga November 11.
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble began in 2010 when D’Agostino and Tanenbaum decided to form a larger guitar ensemble that could perform a wide variety of repertoire. After they gathered together members of the guitar faculty from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music along with some of its most exceptional alumni, and combined nylon strings with steel, electric basses with 17th century theorbos, a new eclectic group of pluckers was born.
While the Pacific Guitar Ensemble’s repertoire features original music written by composers like Sergio Assad, noted minimalist Terry Riley and D’Agostino himself, it also includes fresh arrangements of great composers from Bach to Brahms, Sor to Rossini.
For more information, visit www.pacificguitarensemble.com.