On Sunday September 15th at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, Maryland, I joined the Argot String Quartet for a vibrant program including the Spanish-inspired Quintet in D major by 18th-century Italian composer-cellist Luigi Boccherini and works by Argentinean composers Alberto Ginastera and Maximo Diego Pujol.
Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448 by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Quartet No. 1 for Strings, Op.20 by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Allegro violento ed agitato
Calmo e poetico
Tangata de Agosto by Maximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957)
The program, which included my adaptation of Pujol's work for performance on electric guitar, was well-received and the church hosted a lovely reception. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting music again in the future.