Announcing the 2018-2019 Seasons!
This year, for the first time, the Guitar in the Gallery series will occur in both Ellensburg and Soap Lake, WA! All Ellensburg performances take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Eveleth Green Gallery (third floor) of Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA. All Soap Lake performances take place Saturday evenings at 7:00 in the Fire on Main gallery at 410 E. Main, Soap Lake, WA. The Soap Lake series receives support from Realty Executives.
Mesut Ozgen-Soap Lake, October 27, 2018, – Ellensburg, October 28, 2018
Mesut Özgen is a “highly accomplished and exciting player who gets the most out of the music he plays” (Classical Guitar magazine of England), as well as a composer whose works show the deep influence of traditional Turkish music. Critically acclaimed as “stunningly versatile and expressive” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Mesut has been busy with concertizing, recording, composing, conducting, and teaching. Özgen joined the faculty of Florida International University in the fall of 2013 as director of guitar studies and the FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra. He has performed and taught master classes throughout the United States, Spain, and Turkey.
David Feingold-Soap Lake, November 17, 2018, – Ellensburg, November 18, 2018
As a composer, Feingold’s music has aired internationally and his CD The Boardwalk has received critical acclaim. As Professor of Music at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Feingold founded and developed the Guitar Studies Program, the only program of its kind in the State of Washington if not the region. “the Studies were …….the most advanced musically, with delightful twists and turns melodically and harmonically.” – Classical Guitar Magazine. “A pleasure to listen to …Feingold” – Vincent Persichetti (Juilliard School of Music).
Neil & Tamara Caulkins-Soap Lake, March 16, 2019, – Ellensburg, March 17, 2019
Internationally acclaimed performing artists, the Caulkins Duo are performing artists in residence at Gallery One. Their work has focused upon bringing the early nineteenth-century duet repertoire out of the archives and into the lives of audiences. They were recently featured artists at the Northwest Guitar Festival in Spokane, WA. “A well-matched team” Guitar International. “…altogether exciting!” Fanfare. “a striking debut album” Guitar Review.
Hilary Field-Soap Lake, April 13, 2019, – Ellensburg, April 14, 2019
International performing and recording artist, Hilary Field, has garnered praise for her dynamic virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship, and for the emotional depth she brings to the heart of classical guitar music.
“Field is one of a growing number of gifted women gaining prominence in the classical guitar world…..Field displays sensitive musicianship, solid technique, and a burnished tone.- Acoustic Guitar
“Field is a dynamic player. She doesn’t just recite what can often be complex work, but imbues it with fire and grace.”- The Seattle Times
James Kline-Ellensburg, May 19, 2019
Classical guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, innovator of the 19 string arch harp guitar, James Kline is an artist who constantly renews and reinvents himself. As a classical guitarist he studied in Spain under a full scholarship from the Spanish government. There he won a number of international awards, including the Ramirez Prize of Santiago de Compostella and the Tarrega Prize of Benicasim. James has performed throughout eastern and western Europe as well as the United States and Mexico. He has also gained recognition as a composer and was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in music composition from the Marin Arts Council of California.
“He is a complete musician, with outstanding technique on the guitar, and a lovely, warm expressiveness. A great guitarist, who should be heard.”