Farewell Seattle Concert

Please join Meredith and colleagues for a concert on

Friday 18th July, 7:30pm

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW

http://www.kenyonhall.org/

 

It will be a concert of solo guitar works and chamber works, featuring

Cello and Guitar duos with Chris Worswick

Guitar and Trumpet duos with George Steward

Guitar duets with Omar Oyarzabal

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Here is a recent performance of Brouwer’s The Black Decameron

Leo Brouwer: El Decameron Negro (The Black Decameron)

Guitar and Strings Concert

Come join us at Magnolia Church of Christ for a concert of solo guitar and chamber music for guitar and strings:

2pm, Sunday June 1st  
Magnolia Church of Christ
3555 W. McGraw St  
www.magnoliaucc.org

Meredith Connie (guitar) and Chris Worswick (cello) present a program of music for guitar solo, guitar and cello duos, including the stunning Luminance (Nathan Kolosko) and Sonata by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali.  Audiences have responded very warmly to this unusual chamber combination that brings together two respected Seattle musicians.  Solo guitar works include Le Decameron Noir by Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer.  In addition they will present a rarely performed guitar concerto by 18th century guitar composer Mauro Guiliani for guitar and string quartet.

 

CD launch concert March 9th 2014

Thank you to everyone who made the launch of Sol Y Sombras a wonderful success!

There is one more concert to celebrate the release:

Sunday March 9th  http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle.  Free.

The show starts at 7:30pm, Scrape (String Ensemble) will play first and Meredith (with Chris Worswick on cello) will play afterwards at around 8:30pm

Here’s a video of my new composition for Trumpet and Guitar, premiered on Friday 21st of March 2014.  George and I recorded it a few days ago.

Lemon Grove for trumpet and guitar.

CD launch on Friday 21st in West Seattle

Friday, February 21 2014, 7:30pm.

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126.    The venue includes a wonderful intermission show on Wurlizer organ with root beer floats and popcorn.  Cost $5-12.   www.kenyonhall.org

Classical guitarist Meredith Connie returns to Kenyon Hall to celebrate the release of her second CD, the Latin influenced  Sol Y Sombras (Sun and Shadow).  The program features a variety of music with solo guitar works and chamber pieces for the combination of cello and guitar, trumpet and guitar, and guitar duo.   Works include tangos from Argentina and music influenced by South American folk music, as well as two world premieres for the combination of Trumpet and Guitar. Performers are:  Chris Worswick Cello; George Steward Trumpet, Omar Oyarzabal Guitar.

Here is a preview featuring a cello and guitar duet, La Diversion, which will also be on the CD, Sol Y Sombras.

La Diversion for Guitar and Cello

Guitar lessons for young children in west seattle

Meredith is now teaching lessons for young children from ages 3 and up, using the Suzuki method. Her home studio is in West Seattle.Lessons using this method are recommended for children starting to explore the guitar from ages 3 to 6.

Dr Suzuki developed a method that creates an environment where the child is eager to learn and learns music the same way they learn language, as part of the everyday fabric of life.

http://meredithconnie.com/guitar-instruction/suzuki-method/

 

Concert updates

We just completed a student recital in West Seattle, here is a student in the Suzuki program, Miles Fann, playing Go Tell Aunt Rhody:

Upcoming concerts I am playing are:

Saturday December 7th, 7pm.
Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, 98125
www.seattlemennonite.org

The event supports Northwest Harvest with a food drive. The suggested donation for admission is $10 or $8 with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Northwest Harvest.

In a rare opportunity to hear the Guiliani Guitar concerto No. 2, I will be playing the first movement with the Pierce College String Orchestra at the Puyallup campus of Pierce College:

Monday December 9th, 7:30pm
AAH Auditorium, Pierce College, Puyallup campus, 1601 39th Avenue SE Puyallup, Washington 98374

http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/piercenews/2013/11/20/get-in-tune-for-the-holidays-with-fall-concerts/#more-5343
Admission is free.