Sing Me into Singing

Sing Me into Singing

With guitar virtuoso, Alec Holcomb

June 22nd, Northern Kentucky University, 7:30pm

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General Admission: $40

Early Bird Tickets: SOLD OUT

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All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

“Alec has the right blend of virtuosity, spirit and whimsy. Alec doesn’t so much perform a piece as breathe life into the music.”
– Matthew Lavanish

Sat June 22, Northern Kentucky University

Greaves Concert Hall (only 12min drive from Cincinnati!)

1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099

7:30pm – 8:45pm

Concert Details

Location

Greaves Concert Hall (only 12min drive from Cincinnati!)

Northern Kentucky University

1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Time
Saturday, June 22nd
7:30pm – 8:45pm

Cost
$40 General Admission
$30 Early bird (SOLD OUT)
 
🪑 All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis
 
Wheelchair seating: This venue is wheelchair accessible
 
A small booking fee and sales tax will be added at checkout.

Questions? Please contact michael@concertsinamerica.com

Program

This program was inspired by the profoundly beautiful sentiment composer Daniel De Togni explores with his piece “Sing Me Into Singing.”

 

From De Togni’s piece description and dedication:

“From the time you were very little, you’ve had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving.” -Fred Rogers

 

“This piece is dedicated to the people that raised us, sacrificed for love, and taught us right from wrong, if not with us, then wherever they are.”

 

This assortment of music holds countless memories for me, spanning many years of growth in my life and musical journey. Memories of those who’ve shared their love for music with me through these pieces, those who I’ve shared this music with, and the connections and transformations we’ve made along the way. And though I’ve never met many of those who composed this music, I also feel I’ve been taught so much by this deeply affecting, brilliant, fun, and eclectic set of their creations.

Sing Me into Singing,

Daniel De Togni (1993 – )

 

Grande Ouverture, Op. 61,

Mauro Giuliani (1781 – 1829)

 

Mistral,

Reinhold Westerheide (1958 – )

 

Imbricatta in 10 asymmetrical layers,

Sergio Assad (1952 – )

 

Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47,

Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909)

I. Granada
V. Asturias

 

Suite for Cello Solo, Gaspar Cassadó

(1897 – 1966) (arr. Alec Holcomb)

I. Preludio-fantasia
III. Intermezzo e danza finale

 

Koyunbaba,

Carlo Domeniconi (1947 – )
I. Moderato
II. Mosso
III. Cantabile
IV. Presto

Recognised globally as one of America’s most talented guitarists, Alec’s virtuosity has enchanted audiences across the globe with performances in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and China, alongside regular invitations to perform with orchestras across America including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

 

At just 29, this American classical guitar virtuoso stands at the forefront of the nation’s classical scene, captivating listeners with his spellbinding performances. A prize winning artist, known for his captivating stage presence and impeccable technique, Alec has garnered numerous first place awards in major performance competitions including the ECU Guitar competition, silver medal in the Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition and finalist in the world’s most prestigious guitar competition, the Guitar Foundation of America.

 

His performances receive high praise, not only for their virtuosity but his ability to connect and engage with audiences:
“Alec presented an absolutely beautiful solo program. Not only is he quite the virtuoso, but he also has a warm and engaging presence and personality that captivates audiences.” 

– Julie Montgomery, Artistic Director, Linton Chamber Music

 

This is more than a concert; it’s a heartfelt gathering of memories and melodies, old and new. Seats are limited, and demand is high. Join Alec in this poignant musical reunion, and let the strings of his guitar reconnect you with the soul of music. You won’t just hear the music; you’ll sing it.

What others are saying....

What others are saying....

“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything. A complete artist.”

Howard Penny, Head of Strings, Australian National Academy of Music

“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything. A complete artist.”

Howard Penny, Head of Strings, Australian National Academy of Music

“Andrew Blanch is a gift to the guitar. Rarely does this instrument enjoy being played by someone of such musicality. His playing changes the air in a room and his career will be a delight to follow as it unfolds.”

José Carbó, Baritone and Principal Artist for The Metropolitan Opera, New York

“Andrew Blanch is a gift to the guitar. Rarely does this instrument enjoy being played by someone of such musicality. His playing changes the air in a room and his career will be a delight to follow as it unfolds.”

José Carbó, Baritone and Principal Artist for The Metropolitan Opera, New York

“Andrew’s playing is outstanding because he plays from the heart… He plays the music he loves and the audience goes with him. He is very likely to become one of the leading lights of Australian performance ”

Timothy Kain, former lecturer of guitar at ANU and influential Australian guitarist

“Andrew’s playing is outstanding because he plays from the heart… He plays the music he loves and the audience goes with him. He is very likely to become one of the leading lights of Australian performance ”

Timothy Kain, former lecturer of guitar at ANU and influential Australian guitarist

General Info and F.A.Q.

⏳ Duration: 75 minutes. No intermission. (Doors open 30 mins prior to the start time)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible
🪑 Seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis
🦮 Animals are not allowed, except for service animals
🎟 Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. Online bookings only

Tickets

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All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

Humanitix is the humane ticketing platform that donates all profits from booking fees to children's charities

All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

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