Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Begin
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble (www.pacificguitarensemble.com), a dynamic eight piece acoustic group comprised of 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.
Oct. 17, 2012 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
Oct. 21, 2012 Healdsburg, CA Raven Theatre
Oct. 25, 2012 Mill Valley, CA Throckmorton Theatre
Oct. 26, 2012 Winters, CA The Palms
Oct. 27, 2012 San Francisco, CA The Green Room
Nov. 11, 2012 Saratoga, CA Montalvo Arts Center