Gui­tarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski: Santa Fe Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - — J.M.K.

A new face at the Santa Fe Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val this sea­son is the Pol­ish gui­tarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski, who ap­pears in four con­certs this week. Now in his mid-thir­ties, Kuropaczewski stud­ied with Manuel Bar­rueco at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity’s Pe­abody In­sti­tute, which spon­sored his de­but recital at New York’s Weill Recital Hall in 2007. Since then he has been trav­el­ing the guitar cir­cuit when not teach­ing at the Poz­nan´ Academy of Mu­sic in his na­tive coun­try or di­rect­ing the an­nual Pol­ish Guitar Academy in the same city. His solo recital at 5 p.m. on Satur­day, Aug. 8, com­prises work by Gi­u­liani (Rossini­ana No. 3), Al­béniz (As­turias), and the con­tem­po­rary Pol­ish com­poser Krzysztof Meyer, in ad­di­tion to the 1933 Sonata for Guitar by An­to­nio José, a short-lived Span­ish com­poser who was ex­e­cuted by the Falangists dur­ing the Span­ish Civil War, just two months af­ter Lorca met the same fate. On Sun­day, Aug. 9, and Mon­day, Aug. 10 (at 6 p.m. each evening), he as­sists the Orion String Quar­tet in the pre­miere of Marc Neikrug’s Ace­quias for Guitar and String Quar­tet, on a pro­gram that also in­clude mu­sic by De­bussy (his Pre­mière Rhap­sodie, with clar­inetist Todd Levy and pi­anist Haochen Zhang) and Dvorˇ ák (his Quar­tet in G ma­jor, Op. 106, played by the Ori­ons). On Tues­day, Aug. 11, at noon, he re­peats his Gi­u­liani and Al­béniz pieces and adds two other works, an anony­mous 19th­cen­tury Ro­mance d’amour and Alexan­dre Tans­man’s Prélude et In­ter­lude; on this last pro­gram, the Mi­ami String Quar­tet also of­fers Men­delssohn’s E-mi­nor Quar­tet (Op. 44, No. 2). All of these con­certs take place in St. Fran­cis Au­di­to­rium (New Mexico Mu­seum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.). For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion call 505-982-1890 or visit www.santafecham­ber­mu­sic.com.

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