Join world-renowned acoustic guitar virtuoso Alex de Grassi at the Valhalla Grand Hall Saturday, May 25th for a solo guitar performance that Vintage Guitar Magazine calls “nothing short of brilliant.”
The concert is a benefit for the Sierra Nevada Alliance and The Sierra Fund, non-profit organizations working to protect the Sierra Nevada.
There are two tickets being offered for the evening, General Admission for $25 with a start time of 7:30 pm, and VIP Evening tickets are $100 which include a pre-concert “Up Close and Personal” music & chat session with Alex, and “watch the fingers” seating for the public performance. (Tickets are also available for those willing to volunteer, contact Kerry for details.)
Often cited as one of the world’s top fingerstyle, steel-string guitarists, Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar with his evocative compositions and arrangements, a highly-orchestrated sound, and sheer virtuosity. The Wall Street Journal has called his playing “flawless” and Billboard hails his “intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention.” De Grassi’s trademark is an ability to create a highly orchestrated sound in his solo guitar music. His playing weaves together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, rhythm, and cross-rhythms creating a canvas of sound unheard of in a solo guitar performance. Using a broad palette of techniques and timbre, and driven by a unique sense of composition, his rich performances take the listener beyond the instrument.
For more information and tickets, click here or call the Alliance at (530) 542.4546 ext. 305.
WHAT: Solo guitar concert featuring Alex de Grassi
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 6:00 pm for VIP Evening or 7:30 for General Admission
TICKETS: $25 general admission, $100 VIP Evening Ticket
WHERE: Valhalla Grand Hall, Tallac Historic Site, 3 miles N of South Lake Tahoe, CA on Hwy 89.
WHY: To hear some incredible music at beautiful Valhalla Grand Hall with friends in support of the Sierra Nevada Alliance and The Sierra Fund
World-renowned acoustic guitarist and recording artist Alex de Grassi will be holding a 3-day workshop at Sorensen’s Resort over Memorial Day Weekend: May 24, 25 & 26, 2013. Book your spot now for this exciting opportunity to learn from the author of the acclaimed Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method in a stunning Sierra location, just south of Lake Tahoe. All levels are welcome to participate in a casual atmosphere as Alex offers insight into techniques, arranging, and his extensive performing experience. Instruction will be held in the morning, with a mini-concert/song circle Saturday night, so that participants will have afternoons free for outdoor activities in the beautiful Hope Valley region. For more about Alex visit degrassi.com.
When: May 24, 25, 26 (Friday evening intro; Sat/Sun classes 9am to 1pm. Mini-concert/song circle included in event.)
Cost: $275 guests / $325 non-guests (lodging and/or meals extra)