Marlow Guitar Series Lecture 2022
Candice Mowbray is giving the pre-concert lecture for Berta Rojas' upcoming performance on the John E. Marlow Guitar Series. The lecture has been pre-recorded and posted on Youtube until the concert. For more information about the people and music discussed in the lecture, visit these links:
New Music in 2022
In February, the duet of Candice Mowbray and Danny Webber premiered "Winter Dance," a new work by Canandian composer, Cam Millar. The piece, composed for electric guitar duet, is influenced by rock styles and Millar's expertise as a horn arranger. It was commissioned through support of the Maryland State Arts Council. Candice also premiered Matthew Cochran's "Prelude and Stomp" for solo electric guitar and is working with composer Michael DeLalla on two new concert works for electric guitar. New recordings and videos are being planned.
International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti
Candice Mowbray was a featured speaker at the 2022 International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti" which took place in Samobor, Croatia. She presented an online talk highlighting the careers and music of several women from throughout guitar history including Presti, Maria Luisa Anido and Luise Walker. Dr. Mowbray considers the invitation to take part in this special festival an honor as her doctoral work, completed almost ten years ago, was focused on sharing the legacy of Presti who was one of the guitar's great virtuosos. A very special moment occurred at the end of the presentation when she had the opportunity to meet Isabelle Presti, granddaughter of Ida.
Film Premiere at the Embassy of France
The Washington DC premiere of Lafayette Escadrille, new documentary feature film by Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer, took place at the Embassy of France on November 10. The film tells the story of the American volunteers who flew for France before the US entered WWI. They were known as The Lafayette Escadrille, and became the founding squadron of American combat aviation. The filmmakers recognized Candice Mowbray at the premiere for her musical contribution to the film. Candice and Danny Webber also worked with the filmmakers for their Seven Tones Project, which celebrated the music of Duke Ellington.
Berta Rojas Premiere's "Anido's Portrait" in Boston
In October, Candice Mowbray attended the world premiere performance of "Anido's Portrait," composed by Sergio Assad and performed by Berta Rojas in Boston. The work was commissioned by Rojas to honor the great Maria Luisa Anido. Candice aided the project by providing research about Anido's life, career and compositions. She also wrote extensive program notes to accompany the Boston and New York City performances. The work is part of a new concert program being performed by Rojas that celebrates Anido and Ida Presti. Rojas is a professor at Berklee College of Music and fellow guitar faculty members Kim Perlak, Amanda Monaco and Sheryl Bailey attended the Boston concert.