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Lily Afshar Lily Afshar Lily Afshar Lily Afshar Lily Afshar Classical Guitar/ Persian Sehtar Friday January th pm Friday January th pm Friday January th pm Friday January th pm Friday January th pm Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Three ouds! Three brothers!! Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm A Publication of the Minnesota Guitar Society • P.O. Box 14986 • Minneapolis, MN 55414 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008 VOL. 24 NO. 1 Also In This Issue Local Artist concerts by Carlson and Cramer the UM Guitar Dept and Paul Hintz; the nd Annual Youth Guitarathon; more News and Notes Warm Up at Warm Up at Warm Up at Warm Up at Warm Up at Sundin Hall with Sundin Hall with Sundin Hall with Sundin Hall with Sundin Hall with
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  • Lily AfsharLily AfsharLily AfsharLily AfsharLily AfsharClassical Guitar/Persian Sehtar

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    Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran Le Trio JoubranThree ouds!

    Three brothers!! Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm Saturday February rd pm

    A Publication of the Minnesota Guitar Society P.O. Box 14986 Minneapolis, MN 55414

    JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008 VOL. 24 NO. 1

    Also In This IssueLocal Artist concerts by Carlson and Cramer the UM Guitar Dept andPaul Hintz; the nd Annual Youth Guitarathon; more News and Notes

    Warm Up atWarm Up atWarm Up atWarm Up atWarm Up atSundin Hall withSundin Hall withSundin Hall withSundin Hall withSundin Hall with

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    Concert Spotlight: Lily Afshar

    The 2008 half of our 0708 Sundin Hall concert seriesopens with the return of Lily Afshar on Friday, January18th. Afshars previous recitals here were warmlyreceived, and were glad for the chance to bring her back. Thisvisit will include a free workshop on the seh-tar, a traditionalPersian string instrument featured on Afshars most recentCD that she will play for part of her Friday night concert. TheThursday workshop will be at the Univer-sity of St. Thomas, and is cosponsored bythe UST Music Departments GuitarProgram. See sidebar for details.

    Lily Afshar is a breath of fresh air in theworld of classical guitar. Her solo, cham-ber, and concerto appearances combinedwith adventurous recordings have earnedher the status of one of the worldsforemost classical guitarists according toPublic Radio International. The Washing-ton Post described her onstage perfor-mances as remarkable, impeccable. Butperhaps equally as important is herreputation for expanding the contempo-rary classical guitar repertoire. Afsharscollaborations with international compos-ers have resulted in premieres of new works by manyinternationally known composers.

    Her exciting concert programs continue to earn her anactive schedule of solo, chamber, and concerto appearances inthe U.S. and around the world, including England, Ireland,Canada, France, Iran, Jordan, Denmark, Italy, Africa, NewZealand, Australia, and throughout South America. She hasperformed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, theGrand Teton Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival,Wigmore Hall in London, Banff School of Fine Arts, theMenton Music Festival in France, and the AmericanAcademy in Rome.

    Afshars four recordings have received international criticalacclaim. Her first, 24 Caprichos de Goya, Op. 195, was releasedin 1994 and her second, A Jug of Wine and Thou, in 1999 (bothon Summit Records). Her recordings Possession and Hemi-spheres (Archer Records, 2002 and 2006) feature eight worldpremieres. Hemispheres reached #7 on Billboards Top Classi-cal Albums Chart in 2006. Not only has her passion for

    challenging the traditional guitar repertoiremade her a sought-after artist by classicalcomposers, it has also led to some unusualguitar sounds. Afshar introduced quartertones on Hemispheres, accomplished by theaddition of fretlets to her guitar to accu-rately reproduce the tones. Hemispheresattracted the attention of National PublicRadios Robert Siegel, who featured Afsharon All Things Considered in 2006.Audiences have responded with fascina-tion to the fretlets and to her live perfor-mances on the seh-tar, a traditional Persianinstrument.

    Born in Tehran, Afshar was 10 years oldwhen she began the guitar. She graduatedwith a Bachelor of Music and a Master of

    Music degree in guitar performance from The Boston Conser-vatory and the New England Conservatory of Music. AtFlorida State University, she became the first woman in theworld to earn a Doctorate of Music in guitar performance. Shehas studied at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts and the AspenMusic Festival. She received Diplomas of Merit from the

    Directions to Sundin Hall on theDirections to Sundin Hall on theDirections to Sundin Hall on theDirections to Sundin Hall on theDirections to Sundin Hall on theHamline U CampusHamline U CampusHamline U CampusHamline U CampusHamline U Campus

    From I head north on Snelling Avenue in St Paul

    past University Avenue to Hewitt Avenue Turn

    right Sundin Hall is on your left a halfblock east of

    Snelling Free parking is available one block past

    the hall in lots off Hewitt (on your right) or

    off Pascal ( block north)

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    Lily Afshar Free Sehtar WorkshopLily Afshar Free Sehtar WorkshopLily Afshar Free Sehtar WorkshopLily Afshar Free Sehtar WorkshopLily Afshar Free Sehtar WorkshopThursday January th pm

    University of St Thomas Brady Education Center

    SW of Grand/Cretin Aves intersection in St Paul

    Room (lower level)

    Free street parking south of building

    For more info visit wwwmnguitarorg

    For a UST St Paul campus map visit

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    Afshar Concert ProgramAfshar Concert ProgramAfshar Concert ProgramAfshar Concert ProgramAfshar Concert ProgramKara Toprak Black Earth by Asik Veysel

    (arranged by Ricardo Moyano)MKG Variations by Kamran Ince (arranged by Lily Afshar)Invocation y Danza by Joaquin RodrigoGozaar by Reza ValiBird of Dawn Morgheh Sahar by Morteza Neydavood

    (performance on sehtar)Fantasia on Bird of Dawn (MorghehSahar) by Garry EisterIntermissionTwo Pieces by Leo Brouwer

    Danza del AltiplanoOjos Brujos

    Two Middle Eastern Ballads arranged by Lily AfsharSene de Qalmaz (Traditional Azarbaijani)JaanehMaryam (Persian popular ballad)

    Three South American DancesAire de Joropo by Benito CanonicoJugueteando by Jorge MorelMissionera by Fernando Bustamante

    Two pieces by Isaac AlbenizTango

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    photo by Jack Kenner

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    Concert Spotlight: Le Trio Joubran

    On Saturday, February 23rd, our Sundin Hall seriesfeatures the Minnesota debut of Le Trio Joubran.The group consists of three brothers: Samir Joubranon oud and voice, Wissam Joubran on oud, and the youngest,Adnan Joubran, also on oud. The trio has been in existenceonly a few years, and has already established an internationalreputation for their incredible live performances. The daybefore their concert at Sundin Hall, they will attend a screen-ing at Oak St. Cinema of a documentary made in 2005 aboutthem. After the film, the brothers will take part in a paneldiscussion/question-and-answer session with the audienceabout their art and the many questions the film explores.

    The JoubransThe JoubransThe JoubransThe JoubransThe JoubransSamir (b. 1973), Wissam (b. 1983), and Adnan (b. 1985)

    Joubran were born in the biblical city of Nazareth in Galilee,into a family with a strong musical tradition. Their mother

    sang in a Muashahat en-semble and their father,Hatem, is a master oudmaker known throughoutthe Arab world. As soon ashe could, Hatem startedteaching Samir to playthis ancient pre-cursor ofthe lute.

    At the tender age of 9Samir began his formalmusical education atNazareth Institute of Music.He completed his studies atthe Muhammad AbdulWahhab Conservatory inCairo, having in the interim

    performed at some of the most important venues in theMiddle East. His talent as a composer quickly gained him theopportunity to work with leading Arab artists and intellectu-als (Mahmoud Darwish the poet, Rashid Masharawi the filmdirector). H