By Laurelle Walsh
Cascadia, the Methow Music Association, brings a night of music by some of the valley’s most noteworthy guitarists to The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under.
“We are pleased to present a special concert showcasing local guitarists,” said Cascadia president Mike Harvey.
The concert features Terry Hunt, Rico Stover and David Weidig, along with Aidan Catlin, Peter Aspholm, Teigen Iwaasa and Stuart Holm.
Hunt will perform “Sonatina Meridional” by Manuel Ponce. Hunt and Stover will collaborate on Manuel Escobar’s “El porompompero” and the 1959 hit “Sleepwalk.” And Hunt, Stover and Weidig will join forces on “Black Orpheus” by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá.
Hunt holds a master’s degree in classical guitar performance and co-founded the Pipestone School of Music with his wife, Pam. He has been involved with Cascadia since 1993. An Artist Trust award winner, Hunt has been recognized for his compositions and documentary films. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Haiku. Hunt is the director of both the Pipestone and Okanogan Valley orchestras.
Stover will present “Life of a Troubador,”a personal reminiscence of his 52 years as a musician, as well as music by Milan, Cotten, Sor, Barrios and Falú.
Stover received the Guitar Foundation of America’s Artistic Achievement Award in 2013. A Fulbright scholar, Stover researched and recorded the works of Latin American composers, most importantly Paraguayan guitar master Agustin Barrios Mangoré. He has performed at guitar festivals around the world. He and his partner, flutist Jananne Lovett, perform together at Methow Valley venues.
Weidig performs solo finger-style guitar. For Saturday’s concert he has chosen three of his original compositions — “Elliot’s Rain,” “Methow Bound” and “The Second Dance.”
Weidig’s original compositions have been featured in several movie and video soundtracks. He studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and with guitarist Pierre Bensusan. Locally he performs with the jazz combo Rendezvous #9.
For more information on this and future Cascadia concerts, call 997-0222.