Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

Michael Newman and Laura Oltman sitting with a guitar

Friday, August 23, 2019
Starts at 7:30 a.m.
Shrine of the Ages

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Guitar phenom Michael Newman has been a part of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's story since it’s beginning, when he joined founders, Clare Hoffman and Robert Bonfiglio, in a benefit concert in New York City to raise funds for the festival's inaugural season in 1983. Since then, Michael Newman and Laura Oltman have established the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo as a chamber ensemble of world renown.

Join them, along with our founders, flutist Clare Hoffman and harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio, for two evenings of music featuring past favorites such as Katherine Hoover's Canyon Echos, and Cuban legend Leo Brouwer’s New Guitar Duet, El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (The Book of The Imaginary Beings), a tribute to Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, composed for the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, part of Brouwer's 80th birthday international celebration for 2019.

August 23 Setlist

Katherine Hoover (1937-2018)
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)
Promenade A L’automne
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), arr. Michael Newman
Prelude Opus 28, No. 4
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
John Williams (b. 1932)
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Deux Interludes
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
Música Incidental Campesina (1978)
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (2018)
(The Book of the Imaginary Beings)