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From Johnny Cash to Bach, the California Guitar Trio brings a wide range of influences to its uniquely entertaining stage shows. With breathtaking technical wizardry and a touch of humor, the acoustic ensemble performs everything from a clever mash-up of Cash's "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and The Doors' "Riders on the Storm," to an epic orchestral arrangement of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and a stunning adaptation of Bach's famously Gothic organ piece Toccata and Fugue in D minor. They might even throw in the theme from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", a little surf rock and some dazzling original compositions. The group has been featured on NBC, CBS, during the Olympics, and was the wake-up music for the crew aboard NASA's space shuttle Endeavour.
Artist-in-residence Alisa Weilerstein, winner of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2011 and an artist who “performs with soulful expression and physical abandon,” performs a Baroque-era favorite, Haydn’s First Cello Concerto. Dramatic, operatic music is a specialty of conductor Asher Fisch, and he delivers Wagner’s transcendent Parsifal Prelude, relating the mysteries of the Grail and its Brotherhood of Knights. Strauss’ “Woman Without a Shadow” suite is a splendid summary of this multi-layered work, and his popular Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (“Knight of the Rose”) opens with whooping horns, heralding a night of intensely passionate music.