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.
"For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius” -- Pablo de Sarasate