This upcoming concert, part of the Wayward Music Series, will feature compositions by composer Tom Baker for guitar, spanning the past 25 years. Works for solo classical guitar, guitar and soprano, guitar ensemble, and for solo electric guitar. Several of the area’s most accomplished guitarists (and good friends) perform eight of these works for this celebration of the instrument: Michael Partington, Michael Nicolella, Mark Hilliard Wilson, Satchel Henneman, Cherie Hughes, and the Cornish Guitar Ensemble.
Works will include Green Guitar from 1992, and the most recent (2017) Elegy No. 5, for electric fretless guitar. In between will be Possible Lullabies (for guitar and soprano, based on texts by Garcia-Lorca); The Curse of the Fathers (a solo work exploring the creation of the universe); Three Movements (world premiere) (each movement represents a different type of movement – slalom, butoh, and rapid-eye); Eleven (a work for solo electric guitar dedicated to the great, fictional guitarist Nigel Tufnel); Elegy No. 3 for solo classical guitar from the first book of guitar elegies; and Circus Music for six guitars.