A Slow Saturday

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Daylight savings came to Spain last night and once again we are none hours ahead of California and eight when it comes to Boulder, Colorado.  Rachel is still fighting a cold and I hope that it soon becomes a memory.  We have no plans for today, but one never knows.

Yesterday we took life easy for most of the day.  There was a concert last night at El Instituto Luis Vives sponsored by Amigos de la Guitarra and we decided to attend.  We took a cab to get there and found two seats close to the stage.  The auditorium was less than half filled as last night’s performer, José Luis Salvaje, took the stage.  The concert was to be quite different from all the others we have attended in the past.  That became very evident when he plugged his guitar into an amp.  The presence of a drum set and a bass on stage also made it clear that this was not going to be your typical classical guitar concert.

With a few notable exceptions, most of the pieces we heard last night we Salvaje’s own compositions.  The only distractor last night was the fact that Salvaje appeared to be a bit unorganized and, as a result, a bit flustered.  At one point he interrupted the concert for almost ten minutes to locate the sheet music for his next selection.  That being said, the music was most enjoyable.  Here is a list of the selections he played last night:

 

PROGRAMA

 JOSÉ LUIS SILVAJE TRIO

JOSÉ LUIS SILVAJE FERNÁNDEZ: Guitarra.

REMIGI ROCA FERNÁNDEZ: Contrabajo.

PEP SOLER GALBIS: Percusión.

 PAISAJES………………………………………..J.L.Silvaje

1. En el otoño.

2. En la cima de la montaña.

 IMÁGENES……………………………………….J. L.Silvaje

1. Niño hambriento en brazos de su madre.

 ROSADELFA…………………………………….J.L.Silvaje

LOS CHICOS TAMBIÉN LLORAN……………J.L.Silvaje

SABOR DO BRASIL……………………………J.L.Silvaje

1. Tema con variaciones.

2. Llamada.

3. Pasacalle.

4. En el Sambódromo.

 ASTURIAS (de la suite española op.47 )…………I. Albéniz

( Versión para guitarra  J.L.Silvaje)

 CHEGA DE SAUDADE………………………. ..A. C. Jobim

ANIMALES DE COMPAÑÍA……………………J.L.Silvaje

1. Allegro.

2. Lento.

3. Allegro.

 ¿ BAILAS? (Tumbao cubano)…………………  J.L.Silvaje

 

Additionally, here is a video of him playing one of last night’s selections. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0_yiWpkG_Os#!

After the concert we decided to go in search of a bite to eat.  We slowly made our way to The Ginger Loft to catch up with Mike and Santi and to once again sample Mike’s version of Moroccan Meatballs and Chinese Beef.  Both the food and the company were outstanding.  It was close to 11:00 when we left the restaurant and we slowly made our way home.  I was a bit achy after our walk, so I applied some ice to my knee and stretched out on the sofa.  I finally made it to bed a little after midnight at which time Susan was fast asleep.

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