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This Music and Arts Series is an outreach of Grace Cathedral in Topeka, KS. Please take a moment to check out all of our upcoming concerts and Cloister Gallery events. You can also find out how you can get more involved or become a Friend of GREAT SPACES. With a dozen or more concerts each season and new artists featured monthly in the gallery, there is truly something for everyone.
Atlanta Guitar Trio
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.
Featuring music from Spain and Italy with just a little bit of “Eleanor Rigby” for fun!
Tickets available at the door. Tickets $10 | $5 students | 12 & younger free
Bill Hearn, Scott Plato, and Adam Craighead have many decades of experience in guitar performance and as educators of guitar. Working together as The Atlanta Guitar Trio, they provide audiences with exciting, fun, and entertainingly musical concert programs. The group performs music from many different historical time periods. Bill, Scott, and Adam incorporate not only guitar in the trio ensemble, but they also perform arrangements of music for guitar and mandolin, as well as guitar and theorbo. During concerts, the trio entertains audience members with historical information on the musical instruments they use.
Their program includes:
Spanish Folk Songs
Brincan y bailan Arr. Carlos Bonell
Trio Mauro Giuliani
Three Beatles Songs Arr. Bill Hearn
Here Comes the Sun George Harrison
Nowhere Man Lennon/McCartney
Eleanor Rigby Lennon/McCartney
Sonata K89 D. Scarlatti/Hearn
Concerto in G Major, RV 532 Antonio Vivaldi
Menuett Luigi Boccherini
Introduction and Fandango
Scott Plato received his Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Georgia State University under the instruction of John Sutherland, a protégé of Andres Segovia. In 1995 Scott founded the guitar department at Gainesville College in Gainesville Georgia and was the Head of Guitar Studies there until 2000. In 1999, he released his debut CD, Perspectives, a collection of duets with violin and guitar solos. His book on guitar improvisation, "Creating Guitar Solos," is now being sold worldwide. Previous collaborations have included performances with members of the Atlanta Symphony and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Scott currently maintains a busy schedule as a performer and teacher in the Atlanta area and is Head of Guitar Studies at Gordon State College and Brenau University. Scott is the owner of Plato's Music School located in the heart of Johns Creek, GA. The school instructs students on instruments such as guitar, piano, voice, drums, violin, flute and many other instruments.
Adam Craighead received his Bachelor's degree from North Georgia College and has studied under various skilled instructors including previous Atlanta Guitar Trio member Richard Knepp and current member Scott Plato. Adam currently teaches various styles of guitar techniques at a number of schools in the metro Atlanta area and in north Georgia.
Bill Hearn received his doctorate in guitar from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He currently teaches guitar at Clayton College and State University. Bill was chosen three times as an International Semifinalist in the Guitar Foundation of America Solo Competition, and worked for four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program.
The complete 2013-14 Great Spaces schedule is here!