|Izhar Elias' concert was
so melodic and powerful.
Elias ~ Following
his concert at the Performing Arts Centre ~ July
Steidl's concert, this was one of the best guitar concerts
I've been to.
Izhar Elias started
with Capricci from Opus 20 (Luigi Renaldo Legnani) and it sounded great
on his Carlo Guadagnini guitar.
Then he introduced his guitar talking about the way it's built and how the strings
attach to the bridge.
Between pieces, the tuning of his guitar took longer than usual. He then played
the Gran Sonata Eroica from Opus 150 (Mauro Giuliani) with great force.
Towards the end, Izhar said he prepared a trick to perform but it wasn't going
to work out, he said. So his encore piece was a Neapolitan theme, Carnival De
Venice (Mauro Giuiliani.) Izhar carefully strapped his guitar to his neck and
walked around between the audience. It sounded so beautiful especially when he
walked close by.