There’s many things to be looking forward to over the next few months.
First, Meredith will be a guest clinician and coach at the Contemporary Music Festival of Weston, MA, where the students of Rivers School will perform selections from her composition for Narrator and Guitar, In the Wild.
In April Meredith will be performing two concerts:
Saturday 4th, 5pm, 112 Main St. Norwalk: in concert performing solo and chamber works with guests Nick Revel on Viola and Sarah Bennett Wolfe on Cello for the World Premiere of new composition Seattle Colors
Wednesday 15th, lunchtime concert, St Paul’s On the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT; Monsters, Fairy Tales and Wild Animals: solo guitar music.
Here is a recent video with colleague Gretchen Grube from music school TESS, performing the first of many collaborations,
Grand Duo Concertante
After joining the faculty at TESS, Talent Education Suzuki School in Norwalk, CT, Meredith will shortly play her first concert performance in Connecticut at a Faculty recital at the TESS school facility.
Join her and fellow faculty member Charlie Rasmussen on
Saturday September 13th, 2pm
112 Main St, Norwalk, CT.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Admission is free.
I am currently working towards a CD of Latin American music for solo and chamber ensembles, in the meantime here is a video of one of the featured tracks: