Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
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Michael Partington is one of the most engaging concert players of his generation. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his “lyricism, intensity and clear technical command,” this award-winning British guitarist has performed to unanimous critical praise. Partington has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia as a soloist and with ensembles. He has performed live on radio in the US and UK including BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Wales, and St. Paul Sunday on National Public Radio. An advocate of new music he has commissioned and premiered works by Stephen Goss, Bryan Johanson, Toshio Hosokawa, Angelo Gilardino, Tom Baker, Kevin Callahan and others. He released eight solo CDs for Rosewood Recordings, and can be heard on the Cadenza and Present Sounds labels. He is currently Artist in Residence and director of the guitar program at the University of Washington in Seattle.
“Nimble, mercurial, subtle, and emotionally engaging, Partington’s playing consistently beguiles the ear, whether he is probing classics of the repertoire or brand-new pieces composed for him. He draws a spectacular array of effects and shades from his instrument.” The Seattle Times