ArtsFarmington First Fall Event: Timothy Burris “Torres Meets Tárrega”
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Emery Community Arts Center, UMF
On Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m., the stage of the
Emery Community Arts Center will be given to Timothy Burris for an hour of Spanish
Guitar music of the Romantic period in the late 1800s.
Before Andrés Segovia, there was Francisco Tárrega. Born in 1852, Tárrega worked as
a performing artist and composer and was an inspiring teacher who influenced a
generation of students. Several of those students went on to significant careers as
composers, concert artists, and teachers. The program includes compositions by
Francisco Tárrega and several of his students. Works by Tárrega’s own teacher, Julian
Arcas, round out the program.
Mr Burris will perform on a guitar built for him by Richard Berg (Ottawa), a replica of
an 1864 instrument built by the Spanish guitar maker Antonio de Torres Jurado,
considered to be the most important Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century. Torres
gave the guitar which he had built for himself to a youthful Tárrega after he heard him
Timothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US. As lutenist he holds a
soloist’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and a PhD from Duke
University. In 2011 he started the annual Portland Early Music Festival of the Portland
Conservatory of Music. He is currently on the appllied music faculties of the Portland
Conservatory of Music and Colby college.
Admission by donation. There will be a brief reception after the performance.