SANTA MARGARITA — Solo guitarist David Rogers performs a free concert Friday, March 27 from 7-9 p.m. at The Porch Cafe, 22322 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita.

Termed a “prominent guitarist,” by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his “astonishingly florid” improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings toward jazz, world, folk and classical music.

An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk. 

David will play a program based around Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Rolling Stones songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions.

As lead guitarist with the Terra Nova Consort, David has toured North America and Europe extensively and opened the Tage Alter und Neuer Musik Regensburg 2003 Festival with the ensemble. His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk, including both the nationally syndicated Performance Today and Harmonia programs.Advertisement

David has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.

David was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkleyat Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University.

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