Sunday, May 24, 2009

James Burdick - Classical Guitarist at PV Library

Two Saturdays ago was the last of this season's Music at the Library series, arranged by the talented young librarian, Ashley Burdick. This time, her brother James gave a wonderful concert of solo guitar pieces and delighted the audiance with the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, accompanied by the accomplished pianist Albert Mendoza.
About the guitarist: James Burdick is a young Southern California classical guitarist, who began his formal studies at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Since then, James has performed in a number of exciting venues, including the “Guitar Nights” series at the South Pasadena Public Library, and a private concert under the auspices of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra.
Ashley Burdick, James Burdick and Albert Mendoza

11 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful young people and it is so nice see how talent they are!
James looks so concentrated in his music!
Great post!
Have a nice week
Léia

Clueless in Boston said...

Sounds like a great series at the library.

Maya said...

I like the shot of him playing. He is so intense!

Cafe Pasadena said...

And I love Ashley's selfless devotion to her bro & little sis, Autumn!

These 4 young people give So Pasa a good name & future.

PJ said...

I like profiling people, he looks very focused and it sounds like he's quite talented.

humanobserver said...

It is good to know that you featured him on your blog.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great portrait and such a nice opportunity to hear him

Vogon Poet said...

I trust you about the music, Aranjuez is one of my favourite pieces.
The first image is really a great portrait of a player, the second a nice one after the concert: they are so young!

B Squared said...

I find it so interesting to contrast the styles of classical guitarists to the rock variety.

Linda said...

Interesting - especially to me as a 40-something late in life student of classical guitar. California seems such a hotbed of great guitarists. I'm learning by the Suzuki method, and one of the foremost teachers internationally in the method, Frank Longay, has his studio in Santa Clara. We saw a concert by his students at the world convention in Turin a couple of years ago, and they were superb.
I looked up James Burdick's webpage and was so impressed to see that his guitar studies are an adjunct to his major in mechanical engineering. Talented young man indeed!

Lois said...

That first shot is a beautiful portrait of a young musician at work!