2016-09-12 John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan - London (UK)

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2016-09-12 John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan - London (UK)

Post by LukeMarsden » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:48 am

This might be a one of those legendary concerts you'd wish you'd seen...

John Williams, Gary Ryan and John Etheridge together.

Could be a wonderful concert in London!

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Re: John Williams Concert!

Post by Guido » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up! Was thinking about going to London soon, so this might be a good excuse :D

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Post by Andrew Pohlman » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:57 pm

LukeMarsden wrote:This might be a one of those legendary concerts you'd wish you'd seen...

John Williams, Gary Ryan and John Etheridge together.

Could be a wonderful concert in London!

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Yeah, I'll just gas up the Learjet and cross the pond.... Actually, I'm envious as there seems to be a huge deficit of classical guitar concerts in the SF Bay Area. Or possibly I'm so out of touch that I am just unaware...
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Re: John Williams Concert!

Post by redge » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:37 pm

Thanks for the post, I bought some tickets to this as I live nearby

Does anyone know how William's playing is now that he's in his later years? I'm surprised he's still performing to be honest. Can he still play all of his repertoire up to his standards?

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Post by John Montes » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:11 am

Andrew Pohlman wrote: Yeah, I'll just gas up the Learjet and cross the pond.... Actually, I'm envious as there seems to be a huge deficit of classical guitar concerts in the SF Bay Area. Or possibly I'm so out of touch that I am just unaware...
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Re: John Williams Concert!

Post by Wesjr1 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:39 pm

redge wrote:Thanks for the post, I bought some tickets to this as I live nearby
Does anyone know how William's playing is now that he's in his later years? I'm surprised he's still performing to be honest. Can he still play all of his repertoire up to his standards?
I saw John W. perform with John Etheridge in San Francisco several years ago. It was a great concert, although Mr. E is more of a jazz guitarist than classical. After the concert, Mr. W and Mr. E came out to sign autographs together--something Mr. W did not do in his solo concerts (at least none of the several I attended). Williams has retired from solo concert touring, although he said he will continue to perform with others (as he is doing with Etheridge) and for special projects. As for John W's playing ability, jeez, he's not anywhere near "ancient" or infirm (if that's what you mean by "in his later years"?)--his playing is just as excellent as it's always been.
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Re: John Williams Concert!

Post by UKsteve » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:25 pm

redge wrote:Does anyone know how William's playing is now that he's in his later years? I'm surprised he's still performing to be honest.
I saw him a few months back with Derek Gripper and he played a few pieces solo.
He was immensely enjoyable, competent and musical, enough to make me head off and buy the music for one piece ("Djilile" by Peter Sculthorpe).
No cobwebs anywhere that I could see.

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