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Eliot Fisk, Guitar

As the final pupil of Segovia and one of the few classical guitarists who can crack the Billboard charts, Eliot Fisk is truly “the king of the American classical guitar” (The New Yorker). Adored for his far-ranging transcriptions, audacious compositions, and exhilarating finger style, he turns the guitar into “an instrument of seemingly limitless possibilities” (Chicago Sun Tribune). In this solo performance, he deploys his famously fleet and colorful touch upon popular Latin-American songs, intricate transcriptions of Bach and Paganini, and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XI, a landmark technical showpiece written expressly for Fisk.


Five Popular Latin-American Pieces (arr. Alirio Diaz)
BORGES: El Criollito (Vals Venezolano)
CERVANTES: Los Tres Golpes
FIGUEREDO: Los Cuajaritos
ANON arr. DIAZ: Merengue
PONCE: Estrellita
SCARLATTI: Sonatas K. 443, K. 432, K. 15, K. 177, K. 178
BACH: Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 (originally for violincello)
BERIO: Sequenza XI for Solo Guitar
GRANADOS: La Maja de Goya
HALFFTER: Habanera
ALBÉNIZ: Sevilla
PAGANINI: 4 Capricci from Op. 1

Ponce, Scarlatti, Bach, Granados, Halffter, Albeniz, and Paganini transcribed for guitar by Eliot Fisk.
Berio dedicated to Eliot Fisk.

  • Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater