Eric will perform a program of primarily 19th century guitar music, which was a time of striking innovation and development of this familiar instrument. The music will be performed on an authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history. The program will include Eric’s own arrangement of Violin Sonata Number 2 by French composer, Benjamin Godard, as well as works by Francois de Fossa, Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), Francisco Tarrega, Emilia Guliani-Gugliemi — one of the first great women composers for the guitar — and others.
Eric Roth specializes in historical instruments and repertoire. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from SUNY New Paltz and has received lessons or master classes with Gohar Vardanyan, David Starobin, and others. Eric serves as board member with the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society and president of the Poné Ensemble for New Music.
Sponsored by Rich Romano
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson