Very cool and original wedding gig.

I was hired to play a very fun and modern wedding for the Gumirans this past May.  The musical theme was the Argentinean Tango:) So Piazzolla was a must.  We spent a lot of time pairing the beautiful readings chosen by her friends and family with the solo guitar pieces and the result was absolutely beautiful.

To top it off, the wedding was catered by one of my favorite beer companies from back home: the New Glarus brewery in Wisconsin!  If you’ve never tasted Spotted Cow or a Fat Squirrel, head over to Wisconsin;)

An adorably successful performance with my elementary guitar class!

My very cute 1st – 4th grade elementary guitar class at Skinner North Classical performed their first ever guitar concert.  We played a piece I composed called “Flamenco Fire Fantasy.”  The kids insisted I was pronouncing it incorrectly and that its correct spelling was “flamingo”  🙂   Very proud of my students!

Attention Lincoln Park residents:

If you are in the area and are a church-goer who likes the classical guitar, visit St. Josephat Church on the corner of Belden and Southport.  I play two masses every other week in which I accompany hymns and play all sorts of beautiful pieces from the guitar repertoire.  Hope to see you there!

Had a great time performing at the Chapel in Saint Joseph Hospital!

It was great to be invited to play a full recital for the patients at the hospital.  Luckily the recital was videotaped live and sent to all of the televisions in the patient’s rooms who couldn’t make it into the chapel.  I played a fun mix of guitar standards such as Sor’s Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Barrios’ Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios and beautiful transcriptions that included pieces like Chopin’s Nocturne in Eflat Major (Op. 9 no. 2) and Handel’s Lascia Ch’io Pianga.