Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jon Mendle at Brewery Arts Center

Brewery Arts Center
449 West King Street
Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center and Sierra Nevada Guitar Society present an evening with World Class Guitarist Jon Mendle on Friday, May 20th at 7pm in BAC’s Grand Ballroom.

Jon Mendle will transport you to another era as he plays his 11 string Archguitar. He began studying the guitar at the age of 12, and recently earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied with renowned guitarist Sergio Assad. Based in San Francisco, Jon has performed solo and ensemble works at venues throughout northern California and Nevada. In 2009, he won the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s biennial Guitar Concerto Competition, playing Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra. He performed this work with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra in May 2010.

Jon’s primary instrument is an 11-string Archguitar built in 2007 by Alan Perlman of San Francisco. The Archguitar is a hybrid of the Renaissance and Baroque lutes, 19th century guitar, and modern guitar, making it ideal for a large cross section of early music, as well as certain modern and impressionist works.

Larry Aynesmith, guitarist and Nevada Artist Fellowship honoree, opens the performance for Mendle.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 student and seniors, and $10 for BAC members

[image and text from BAC and the artist’s websites]

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