First Tuesday Music: Colin McAllister, classical guitar

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Classical guitarist and music scholar Colin McAllister will perform a beautiful, stirring program of music evoking winter: statio hiberna / winter stasis.

statio hiberna celebrates the stages of the winter season…its approach through the darkening of autumn, its long stasis of contemplative quiet, and its departure via the emergence of life in spring. At the heart of this program is composer Derek Keller’s The End Times are a'Changin’, a multimedia experience for guitar, electronics and video that asks us to reflect upon the images and writings of the twelfth century theologian Joachim of Fiore, as well as the end of time and our own relationship to it.

Colin McAllister is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His performances as a guitarist and conductor have been hailed as “sparkling….delivered superbly” (San Francisco Chronicle), “ravishing” (San Diego Union Tribune) and “an amazing tour de force” (San Diego Story). Colin has recorded on the Innova, Centaur, Naxos, Albany, Old King Cole, Vienna Modern Masters, Carrier and Tzadik labels. His research interests include contemporary music performance and pedagogy, apocalyptic literature, and apocalyptic paradigms in music. His publications include The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature (Cambridge University Press), Dies illa, dies illa: Music in the Apocalyptic Mode (Brill, Word and Music Series, forthcoming), a translation of the eighth-century Cambridge Glossa in Apocalypsin  (Brepols, Corpus Christianorum in Translation), and The Vanguard Guitar: Etudes and Exercises for the Study of Contemporary Music (Productions d’Oz). His two guitar instructional courses: Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales and Solos and Playing Guitar Like a Pro: Lead, Solo and Group Performance are produced by The Great Courses. 

This free concert is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. It will take place at the library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information, please call or email librarian Chris Myers at 503-534-5667 / cmyers@lakeoswego.city