Duke Performances: Eliot Fisk, guitar

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( Fri., Sep. 28, 2012 )

Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


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.

Group of Popular Latin-American Pieces (arr. Alirio Diaz) 
SCARLATTI: Sonatas K. 443, K. 431, K. 432, K. 15, K. 177, K. 178 
BACH: Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
BERIO: Sequenza XI for Guitar 
GRANADOS: La Maja de Goya 
HALFFTER: Habanera 
ALBÉNIZ: Sevilla
PAGANINI: 4 Capricci


$30 adults; $10 Duke students

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  • Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM