For Immediate Release: January 15th, 2014
Contact: Kris Konyak or Chris Silva (845) 473-5288

THE BARDAVON PRESENTS
GUITAR PASSIONS WITH
SHARON ISBIN, STANLEY JORDAN & ROMERO LUBAMBO,
AT THE BARDAVON ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 8PM
Three Virtuosos Perform an Evening of Classical, Jazz, and Brazilian Music

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Bardavon is pleased to present GUITAR PASSIONS. Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of classical, Brazilian, and jazz: three-time Grammy-winning classical master Sharon Isbin teams up with jazz icon Stanley Jordan and Brazil's leading guitarist Romero Lubambo for an electrifying musical experience not to be missed on Friday, February 7 at 8pm at the Bardavon.

The concert, inspired by the popular 2011 album Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions, features a mix of acoustic and electric guitars. “It’s really thrilling to see people from different genres come together and create an entirely new voice, and a new concept, and a new style of playing,” Isbin says. The director of guitar studies at The Juilliard School, Isbin has recorded more than 25 albums of music ranging from Baroque and Spanish/Latin to crossover and jazz-fusion. A writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls the Minneapolis native “the Monet of the classical guitar … a master colorist.”

Stanley Jordan, who takes listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected, has enjoyed critical and commercial success for almost three decades. The Princeton University graduate, often described as a musical chameleon, performs bold reinventions of classical masterpieces, soulful explorations of pop-rock hits, blazing straight-ahead jazz, and ultramodern improvisations.

Romero Lubambo, who left Rio de Janeiro for the United States in 1985, utilizes the styles and rhythms of his native Brazil, plus a fluency in American jazz traditions, to forge a distinctive style. The Guitar Passions concert features works by composers such as Joaquin Rodrigo, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Isaac Albéniz, Gentil Montaña, Quique Sinesi, Ariel Ramírez, and Alfredo Vianna.

Tickets for Guitar Passions are $60 (Gold Circle), $45 (Adult), $40 (Member) and $20 (Student) and are available at the:


Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie
845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office
601 Broadway
Kingston
845.339.6088

or through TicketMaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. (Please note that Bardavon Member benefits are not available through TicketMaster.)


The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1510-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. For more information, please visit: www.bardavon.org.


35 Market Street • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Office 845/473-5288 • Fax 845/473-4259 • Box Office 845/473-2072