Thu, Feb 24, 2011 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Receptions & Special Events
Andy Summers, best known as the guitarist of influential rock band The Police, and Benjamin Verdery, chair of the guitar department at Yale University and âone of the classical guitar worldâs foremost personalitiesâ (Classical Guitar magazine), will join forces for a performance and discussion. The two renowned guitarists first performed together in 2002 at the New York Guitar Festival. In 2005, they premiered Ingram Marshallâs Dark Florescence: Variations for Two Guitars and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Join us as they come together to seamlessly blend their diverse musical backgrounds, creating a unique, hybrid style that relies heavily on improvisation. The famed guitarists will perform selections from their new album, First You Build a Cloud, and discuss how they came to meet and to begin working together as a duo.
Organized by James Smith (Music).
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Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Daria Yudacufski