Evening Concert Series
June 22, 2018 – Friday at 7:00 P.M.
The Taft School
50 DeForest Street
Watertown, CT 06795
This concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30 P.M.
Christopher Ladd, guitar
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A Wisp in the Dark, op. 80 #3 – Frank Wallace (b. 1952)
Woven Harmony – Andrew York (b. 1958)
Warp Aspect 1
Weft Aspect 1
Warp Aspect 2
Weft Aspect 2
– intermission –
Magic Serenade – Bryan Johanson (b. 1951)
Elegie – Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
The Black Widow – Jaime Zenamon (b. 1953)
Dance and Love
Mr. Ladd’s guitar was built for him in 2009 by Alan H. Chapman
Award winning and internationally renowned classical guitarist Christopher Ladd has performed at the Vijećnica in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzgovina, Mengi and the Kaldalon Theater at Harpa in Reykjavik, Iceland, the DiMenna Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Viennese Opera Ball hosted by the Austrian Embassy, the historic Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock, NY, and for former vice-president Al Gore at his residence in Washington, D.C. Active also as a chamber musician, Mr. Ladd is a founding member of The Pandora Duo which features acclaimed flutist Janet Arms, and The Amaranth Duo with Icelandic violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir.
Mr. Ladd's performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez can be heard on the documentary The Real Royal Trip directed by Sangh Kim, and his performance of J.S. Bach’s Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 can be heard in The Asylum’s cult-hit Megashark vs. Giant Octopus. Most recently, his world-premiere recording of Robert Carl’s Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra entitled "The Calm Bee in the Busy Hive" was released on A Geography of Loss from New World Records in August 2016.
Mr. Ladd currently serves on the faculty of The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, as an Artist/Teacher, Director of The Hartt School Guitar Festival, and as the Chair of the Guitar and Harp Program.
For more information on Christopher Ladd, please visit: christopherladd.com
This concert is generously hosted by The Taft School.