Adrian Verdejo
Vancouver New Music presents

Adrian Verdejo

From February 20th to 28th 2021
  • February 20th 2021
    2:00 pm – 11:45 pm
  • February 21st 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 22nd 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 23rd 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 24th 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 25th 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 26th 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 27th 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
  • February 28th 2021
    12:00 am – 11:45 pm
For more information about this event, please contact Vancouver New Music at info@newmusic.org.

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, a streaming link will be sent to you by email. This link will be valid between 20 February 2021, 14:00 (PST) and 28 February, 2021, 23:45 (PST) to stream the performance video on one device at a time of your choosing. Tickets will be available for purchase until 28 February 2021, 10:00 (PST). 

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ADRIAN VERDEJO

Premieres February 20 at 2pm PST

Streaming link valid until February 28 at 2pm PST

Adrian Verdejo offers up new and recent works for solo guitar

Join Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo for a special premiere performance of works for solo guitar. The concert includes world premieres of Chains (2020) by Wolf Edwards and Punkt not punked (2020) by Peter Hannan. Also on the program are recent works by Diego Lozano Verduzco, Julia Mermelstein, and Rodney Sharman as interspersed with electroacoustic intermezzi by Adrian Verdejo.

Originally programmed as part of Vancouver New Music’s 2019-20 season, the concert was regretfully postponed due to the pandemic. Determined to bring this fantastic program by one of Vancouver’s finest guitarists to the public, this concert has been rescheduled and reimagined for an online format.

Reflecting this upcoming performance Verdejo comments that since the pandemic upended the original plans for this concert presentation, he has “been exploring ways of remaining creative and sharing music with audiences remotely. My focus has pivoted from strictly performing works by composers on guitar, to include new methods of sound design in recordings of both Classical, and electronic music. The composers featured on this concert have inspired me to explore new paths on my instrument, and to evolve to another mode of creating music with less emphasis on the guitar. Interwoven through the program are short electro acoustic compositions of mine created during the lockdown using various instruments, electronics, and processed sounds.”

Featuring two world premieres and a host of recent works, this concert promises to be a special treat delivered in the hands of one of Canada’s most virtuosic guitarists.

PROGRAM

Rodney Sharman, For Guitar (2016)  9m

Diego Lozano Verduzco, Cáscara (2015) For guitar & tape  11m

Wolf Man Edwards, Chains (2020) For solo guitar and electronics  12m*

Peter Hannan, Punkt not punked (2020) For electric guitar and electronics  15m*

Julia Mermelstein, Falling (into the unknown) (2015) For electric guitar  10m      

*World premiere commissioned by Adrian Verdejo with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, a streaming link will be sent to you by email. This link will be valid between 20 February 2021, 14:00 (PST) and 28 February, 2021, 23:45 (PST) to stream the performance video on one device at a time of your choosing. Tickets will be available for purchase until 28 February 2021, 10:00 (PST). 

*

ADRIAN VERDEJO

Premieres February 20 at 2pm PST

Streaming link valid until February 28 at 2pm PST

Adrian Verdejo offers up new and recent works for solo guitar

Join Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo for a special premiere performance of works for solo guitar. The concert includes world premieres of Chains (2020) by Wolf Edwards and Punkt not punked (2020) by Peter Hannan. Also on the program are recent works by Diego Lozano Verduzco, Julia Mermelstein, and Rodney Sharman as interspersed with electroacoustic intermezzi by Adrian Verdejo.

Originally programmed as part of Vancouver New Music’s 2019-20 season, the concert was regretfully postponed due to the pandemic. Determined to bring this fantastic program by one of Vancouver’s finest guitarists to the public, this concert has been rescheduled and reimagined for an online format.

Reflecting this upcoming performance Verdejo comments that since the pandemic upended the original plans for this concert presentation, he has “been exploring ways of remaining creative and sharing music with audiences remotely. My focus has pivoted from strictly performing works by composers on guitar, to include new methods of sound design in recordings of both Classical, and electronic music. The composers featured on this concert have inspired me to explore new paths on my instrument, and to evolve to another mode of creating music with less emphasis on the guitar. Interwoven through the program are short electro acoustic compositions of mine created during the lockdown using various instruments, electronics, and processed sounds.”

Featuring two world premieres and a host of recent works, this concert promises to be a special treat delivered in the hands of one of Canada’s most virtuosic guitarists.

PROGRAM

Rodney Sharman, For Guitar (2016)  9m

Diego Lozano Verduzco, Cáscara (2015) For guitar & tape  11m

Wolf Man Edwards, Chains (2020) For solo guitar and electronics  12m*

Peter Hannan, Punkt not punked (2020) For electric guitar and electronics  15m*

Julia Mermelstein, Falling (into the unknown) (2015) For electric guitar  10m      

*World premiere commissioned by Adrian Verdejo with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Adrian Verdejo

Adrian Verdejo is a guitarist living in Vancouver. He performs as a soloist, with acclaimed flutist Mark McGregor and with the Victoria Guitar Trio. Adrian has also played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point, Aventa Ensemble and many more. Adrian is a Classical Guitar instructor at the Vancouver Community College School of Music. Born to a musical family in Regina, Saskatchewan, he began studying the guitar at a young age. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, a BMus from the University of Victoria, and a Music Diploma from Capilano University. He studied with guitarists Patrick Roux, Dr. Alexander Dunn, and Stephen Boswell. Adrian Verdejo performs many works spanning the guitar repertoire and has commissioned and premiered several new pieces. Verdejo’s debut solo album, Modern Hearts, was listed in the Top Albums of 2014 by Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight. His album with the Victoria Guitar Trio, Concentric Rings, was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. Adrian is also president of the Board of Directors for Redshift Music Society, an organization dedicated to promoting the works of Canadian new music creators. adrianverdejo.com