The next Concerts with Conversation event, held at the Community Music Center (CMC) in conjunction with San Francisco Performances (SFP), will feature the Scottish-born guitarist David Russell. This will serve as a preview of his SFP recital while also providing Russell with the opportunity to address questions from the audience. Russell has been a “regular” in the SFP Guitar Series, presented in association with the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts. His last performance here, which was in April of 2011, was his eight appearance since 1993.
Russell’s technical mastery of his instrument has been matched by his talent for transcription, most of which tends to be based on the keyboard repertoire. His SFP recital will include transcriptions of two keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (K. 490 and K. 491, both in D major), as well as the 26th “ordre” (volume) of keyboard works by François Couperin. He will also acknowledge his “roots” through a selection of Celtic pieces.
This Concerts with Conversation event will be given on Friday, March 1. It will, as usual, last for about an hour. beginning at 6 p.m. in the CMC Capp Street Concert Hall at 544 Capp Street. It will be free to the general public; and, given that these events tend to fill the house, arriving early is advised. Further information may be found on the event page at the CMC Web site.