notloB Parlour Concerts Presents...August Watters (mandolin) and Jose Lezcano (guitar)
Together, August Watters and Jose Lezcano explore the vibrant sounds of mandolin and guitar. From the indigenous musical traditions of Europe and Central and South America to the concert repertoire of three centuries, the duo highlights the connections between folk music traditions and more formal concert repertoire. Their timeless music captures a wide range of texture and emotion while aspiring to the highest standards of artistry and technique.
Described by the New Millennium Guitar Magazine as "a superb guitarist as well as a first-rate composer and arranger," twice grammy-nominated musician José Manuel Lezcano has captivated audiences on four continents. His programs featuring traditional and Latin American repertory, and his own original compositions have taken him as recitalist, collaborative musician, and concerto soloist from Carnegie Recital Hall and the North-South Consonance Series in New York City to major venues and festivals in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic and Germany.
August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. As an international clinician he has taught in Italy, Germany, Canada, England, and the Czech Republic. He has performed with some of the leading figures in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, including Carlo Aonzo, Roland White, Matt Flinner, Butch Baldassari, Bill Keith and Marilynn Mair. His work as an improviser, interpreter, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, bluegrass, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire.
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