Sunday November 9th at 8:00pm
Noteworthy Duo featuring Michael Nigro, guitar and Lisa Schroeder, flute
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3323
Tel: (415) 863-6371
Featuring works for guitar and flute by Jose Luis Merlin, Astor Piazzolla, Celso Machado, and many others.
Lisa Schroeder and Michael Nigro join their musical talents, creating an experience of pure elegance and classical artistry.
Their vision is to reach a non-classical audience, inspire the classical listener, and to touch just one life with a "noteworthy" performance. Their program will feature flute and guitar duos from prominent and less-known South American composers that range from folkloric dances to sophisticated impressionism.
"Lisa is an exciting performer with great depth of tone and expression." John Barcellona, Professor of Flute, California State University Long Beach.
The duo has received acclaim from all their appearances, the Long Beach Gazette recently reviewed Mr. Nigro’s concert and published the following review, “Nigro is an excellent guitarist, drawing a multitude of tone colors from his instrument and displaying great technical dexterity. He has a wide dynamic range, a very pretty sound, and an ability to vary his articulation for expressive purposes.”
"If listening to great flute music, performed by a superb musician, is what
you are looking for, look no further than Lisa Schroeder. She delivers on
all levels." Steven Allen Fox, Composer/Artistic Director/Conductor of the Golden State Pops Orchestra.
The acclaimed guitarist has released a new recording, “Guitar Sudamericana,” which he will highlight during his performances. His debut CD, “Homage to Piazzolla,” is released on the label, Music and Arts.
The American Record Guide writes, “Its a pleasant collection of spiky Argentine rhythms interspersed with soulful milongas. Nigro has a big sound, a smooth tone, and sure-footed interpretive instincts.
Nigro has given performances at many esteemed colleges, universities, libraries, and guitar societies. Bates college in Lewiston Maine writes, "Nigro's sound was warm and smooth on certain sections and became more pronounced on fast sections requiring physical dexterity. These pieces from Villa-Lobos demonstrated Nigro's greatest strength: his ability to create varying tones of both warmth and brightness using the full range of the instrument."
Lisa Schroeder and Michael Nigro are both on the faculty at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California.