on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Classical Guitarist and Guitar Maker David Edwards will stop by Folk & Beyond this Thursday to play a few pieces, using both modern day and 19th century classical guitars. David will demonstrate the difference in sound which also strongly influenced the guitar music written in the classical and romantic eras. The following day, he will take part in a concert of Music for Whitsuntide, playing three pieces one might have heard in England 250 years ago.
Just outside Charlottesville, Virginia (in the Blue Ridge Mountains) Edwards Fine Instruments is owned and operated by David Edwards. He is a founding member of the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society and serves as its current President. He has played guitar since the age of 11 and has played and studied classical guitar since 1972. He plays solo classical guitar and participates in many musical events in and around Charlottesville, Virginia.
As part of the celebrations of Charlottesville's 250th anniversary, you're invited to a concert of Music for Whitsuntide: Come hear the music of Queen Charlotte's Band play the music of London - 250 years ago! Music of the court: Handel and the London Bach; Music of the street: dancing tunes and bawdy songs; and music of the church: Purcell and Isaac Watts. The grand concert is on Friday, June 1st, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church on High Street and 2nd Street in downtown Charlottesville. Admission is free, donations will be accepted. The concert will be directed by WTJU's Bruce Penner and presented by Diane Townes and WTJU's Steve Myers.