Mon September 9th, 2013
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
free for members
Award-winning American guitarist ADAM LEVIN, acclaimed for his “enviable technique” and “high musicianship which shines like a beacon through is performances” (Classical Guitar magazine), makes his New York solo recital debut at Le Poisson Rouge celebrating the launch of his first Naxos recording, 21st Century Spanish Guitar, Vol. 1., the first of four volumes documenting his major collaboration with 30 of the new century’s ‘Spanish Masters.’ Levin’s program builds bridges from the past with music by Eugène Ysaÿe, J.S. Bach, and Joaquín Turina, alongside new virtuosic works dedicated to him by Ricardo Llorca, Eduardo Morales-Caso, and Octavio Vazquez.
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7pm.
Adam Levin, classical guitar: New Spanish Music for Guitar
ADAM LEVIN has been praised by renowned American guitarist Eliot Fisk as a “virtuoso guitarist and a true 21st century renaissance man with the élan, intelligence, charm, tenacity and conviction to change the world.” Levin has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe and received numerous top prizes, including the Fulbright Scholarship, the Program for Cultural Cooperation Fellowship from Spain’s Cultural Ministry, and the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to study and perform contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire in Madrid, Spain. From 2008-2011, Levin commissioned thirty solo guitar works from four generations of contemporary Spanish composers. In 2012, production began on a four volume encyclopedic recording project with Naxos and companion publication with Brotons y Mercadal Edicions Musicals, presenting these 30 Spanish works. Levin’s first disc in the series, 21st Century Spanish Guitar, Volume 1, was released in May, 2013.
Adam Levin is also a member of Duo Sonidos, a professional chamber partnership with violinist William Knuth. The duo has commissioned several new scores and transcriptions for their distinctive combination and won 1st prize in the 2010 Luys Milan International Chamber Music Competition in Valencia, Spain. Levin has released four additional critically-acclaimed albums, including his 2009 debut, In the Beginning; the self-titled debut album Duo Sonidos (2010); Music From Out of Time (2010), featuring diverse contemporary guitar-based chamber music by contemporary Spanish composers; and Fuego de la Luna (2011), featuring guitar works by Cuban- Spanish composer Eduardo Morales-Caso.
Levin’s 2013-2014 season includes concert tours of Spain as well as his New York solo recital debut at Le Poisson Rouge, his Atlanta recital debut at Spivey Hall, and the chamber debuts of Duo Sonidos in Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Detroit.
Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University and New England Conservatory. His esteemed teachers included Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, and Gabriel Estarellas.
Photo credit: Jesse Weiner