What to Expect
Ensemble Music includes the performing of two or more instruments at one time.
Printed Ensemble Music for the classical guitar is rare however several possibilities for performance remains such as works transposed form other instruments and guitar concertos rewritten for guitar and piano.
Because of the guitar’s contemporary popularity, many great ensemble pieces of music have been written by Jazz musicians and are available for performance.
To plan a concert see Contract and Concert Planning under the heading Contracts and Promotion.
The concert will include guitar concerto works transposed for guitar and piano, jazz works that are classically oriented in composition style and works written for classical guitar and organ.
Jeff Dwarshuis most commonly plays ensemble music with a pianist or organist.
Accompanying musicians all have a background in classical training but often have broader musical interests.
Attendees will learn about the music performed though listening, program notes and brief dialogue. Added prewritten information about the concert pieces, composers and culture can be found on Jeff Dwarshuis’ blog.
Hearing unfamiliar classical music can be overwhelming. Because curiosity and relief comes with thoughtful explanation, Dwarshuis consistently prepares program explanations to bring meaning to the listener’s musical experience.
Music by Jeff Dwarshuis
1. Study #19 from "The Guitar Works of Fernando Sor" by Jeff Dwarshuis. To purchase see "Puchase" page.
2. Sonata Seconda from "The Guitar Works of Fernando Sor" by Jeff Dwarshuis. To purchase see "Purchase" page.