Legato... 2019-20
... connecting with
Fall 2008
Guitar Performances
"Here's what happened..."
Adrian Monk


JUN 20, 5pm Daniel and Francesca play for Emily Hopper wedding, Helwig Winery
JUN 13, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
JUN 13, 10am DR performs at AseraCare Butterfly Release, UOP, 3601 Pacific Ave.
MAY 9, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
MAY 2, 4pm DR performs for Olivia James-Brandon Rains wedding, Granite Bay
APR 11, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
MAR 21, 7:30pm SGS presents Muriel Anderson at Harris Center
MAR 14, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
FEB 8, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
JAN 25, 3pm DR performs at Phil Green Life Celebration in Palo Alto
JAN 24, 6-8PM DR performs for Gallery at 48 Natoma Artists' Reception, Folsom
JAN 18, 6-8pm Solo ambience music for Third Saturday Artists Reception, Allied Ceramic Art Institute Studios & Gallery, refreshments, 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks
JAN 11, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B

2019
DEC 27, 2:30pm DR performs at Mountain Manor, Sacramento for Carissa Vega
DEC 22, 1pm, Solo concert in Natomas for Tricia Nadal
DEC 19, Noon-1:30pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser East Roseville Park, 1680 E. Roseville Parkway
DEC 18, 12:30-1:30pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Permanente Watt CDRP
DEC 14, 5-8pm DR performs classical & romantic music for BHWB&B
DEC 13, 7:30 DR in concert for Music at Mirrorland SOLD OUT
DEC 10, Noon-1:30pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Roseville 1840 Sierra Gardens Drive
DEC 9, 6:30pm-8pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Roseville Medical Center Bldg A, Lobby, 1600 Eureka Rd.?
DEC 6, 11:30am-12:45pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Permanente Fair Oaks MOB, 2345 Fair Oaks Blvd.
DEC 5, 11am-1pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Folsom ASU, 285 Palladio Parkway
DEC 4, 12pm-1:30pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser DoCo/Sports Medi 501 J St.
DEC 3, Noon-1:45pm DR plays holiday music for Kaiser Lincoln CR107, 1900 Dresden Dr, Lincoln
NOV 16, 6-8pm DR plays solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception, Allied Ceramic Art Institute Studios & Gallery, refreshments, 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
NOV 9, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro
OCT 26, 1-4pm Solo ambiance music for E16 Wine Club Reception, E16 Winery
OCT 19, 7:30pm SGS presents Mimi Fox and Mary Flower at Harris Center
OCT 12, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro
OCT 11, 6-9pm DR provides music for VIEW + THINK + SOLVE 
OCT 3, 4-7pm   DR plays Veterans United Home Loans new Auburn office grand opening
SEP 21, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception, Allied Ceramic Art Institute Studios & Gallery, refreshments, Jackie Carroll, artist. 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks
SEP 14, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro
SEP 8, 3:30pm DR performs for Melanie Rothfuss wedding, Ione, CA
AUG 22, 6pm Fundraising Dinner for Pat Metz and Verge Center for the Arts
AUG 11, 7pm Daniel & Francesca in concert "Music at the Pond" - Loomis, CA
JUL 20, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception,
  Allied Ceramic Art Institute Studios & Gallery,
  7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
JUL 19 evening, Solo recital, Angora Lake Resort, Lake Tahoe
JUL 13, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro
JUN 22, 7pm DR performs for Emelie Andagan's private dinner, Elk Grove
JUN 15, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception,
  Allied Ceramic Art Institute Studios & Gallery, refreshments, Title: "Spirit, Light, 
  Color & Form." Artists: Anthony Forster, Steve Walters, Barbara Kemps, 
  Dave Hodapp. 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
JUN 14, 7pm Daniel & Francesca in concert for Eskaton on Walnut in Carmichael.
JUN 8, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro
JUN 8, 10am Darla Reitmeir/AseraCare Butterfly Release in Stockton at UOP
JUN 1, 3-5pm DR performs for Katie Azevedo's wedding, family ranch in Placerville.
MAY 22, 9am DR visits Folsom Prison to perform for prisoners
MAY 19, 3pm DR hosts SGS Spring Concert with guest artist Jack Cimo
MAY 18, 6-9pm Solo ambiance music for Artists Reception, 
  Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St., Placerville
MAY 18, 9am DR visits Folsom Prison to perform for prisoners
MAY 12 DR plays Mother's Day Brunch at Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro, Folsom
MAY 11, 5-8pm DR performs romantic music for Bacchus House Wine Bar and Bistro 
MAY 10, 6-8pm Gallery at 48 Natoma Artists' Reception, Folsom
MAY 4 morning DR workshop for 4th Annual String Fling,
  Canyon View Community Center, Auburn.
MAY 3, 6:30pm DR opens for Keith Little Band and David Evans. 
  State Theatre Lobby, 4th Annual String Fling, Auburn
May 2, 7pm DR participates in 4th Annual String Fling Showcase, Strum Shop in
  Roseville. 
APR 27, 4pm Tiffany T. birthday party, Casa Gardens, Sacramento.
APR 20, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception, 
  ACAI Studios & Gallery, 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
APR 12, 7:30pm DR introduces Rovshan Mamedkuliev for SGS at Harris Center
APR 6, 4PM-6:30pm DR plays for 60th birthday celebration, 21 School St., Lodi
MAR 30, 1-4pm Solo ambiance music for E16 Wine Club Reception, 
  E16 Winery, Somerset, CA
MAR 17, 3pm DR hosts SGS Young Artists Showcase Concert
FEB 16, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Third Saturday Artists Reception, 
  ACAI Studios & Gallery, 7425 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
FEB 16, 1:30-3pm Funeral service, Green Valley Mortuary
JAN 20, 10am DR plays private wedding at Studio 817, Sacramento
2018
DEC 16, 3pm DR introduces Acoustic Guitar Summit for SGS Holiday Concert
DEC 14, 12-1pm DR plays holiday music at Park Tower, 980 9th St., Sacramento
DEC 8, 5:30-8:30pm DR plays at Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
DEC 6, 11AM -1pm DR plays at Kaiser's Folsom ASU, 285 Palladio Parkway
NOV 17, 6-9pm Solo ambiance music for Artists Reception, 
  Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St., Placerville, CA
NOV 16, 6-8pm Solo ambiance music for Artists Reception, 
  Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom. "Home for the Holidays"
NOV 15, 5-8pm DR plays solo for Anton DevCo special event, Sacramento.
NOV 11, 4-6:30pm DR plays for El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library
  Fall Fundraiser, "A Night at the Library"
NOV 10, 5:30-8:30pm DR plays at Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
NOV 4, 3pm DR introduces Ronn McFarlane for SGS at KOH Library & Cultural 
  Center, Sacramento
NOV 3, 1-4pm DR plays at E16 Winery, Somerset.
NOV 2, 7:30pm DR introduces Ronn McFarlane for SGS at Harris Center
OCT 20, 6-8:30, DR plays for Mike Tucker's Farm to Fork Dinner, Shingle Springs
OCT 18, 6-8pm DR plays private function, Il Fornaio, Roseville
OCT 14, 3pm DR introduces Duo Klavitarre for SGS at KOH Library & Cultural
  Center, Sacramento
OCT 13, 5:30-8:30pm DR plays at Bacchus House Wine, Bar and Bistro in Folsom
OCT 12, 7:30pm DR introduces Duo Klavitarre for SGS at Harris Center
SEP 16, 3pm DR hosts Warren Haskell, Tobin Roye and Carlos Rivera 
  in concert for SGS
SEP 15, 6:30pm DR plays Varya McMillan's art showing, Carmichael.
AUG 24, 7pm DR in solo concert, Wheaton, IL
AUG 19, 3pm DR hosts Brian Cross & Jesus Palominos concert for SGS
JUL 7, 5:30-7:30pm Private party, Fair Oaks

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2019 ended with 12 gigs in December 
ranging from a solo concert for Groupmuse to Kaiser Permanente holiday celebrations for staff, the Bacchus House Holidays job and concert for residents at my late friend Richard Cream’s Skilled Nursing Facility. He passed away in October and was a lifelong friend. 

The rest of the year had solo concerts and all kinds of solo performances, private and group teaching and a couple of concerts with my Flute & Guitar Duo partner Francesca Anderson.

The big news career-wise was retiring from my work as a concert promoter-presenter, mainly with Sacramento Guitar Society. I left the board and handed the baton to remaining board members. This has left more time for the other two jobs of teaching and performing, and for family time.

The last item I set up for SGS in 2019 was in October with Mimi Fox and Mary Flower at the Harris Center in Folsom. Mimi Fox started out on acoustic guitar and was a fan of Segovia before switching all her energy to jazz, becoming the greatest female jazz guitarist I know of. She recently switched back to acoustic guitar, though staying in the jazz and blues lanes. Mary Flower is a simply incredible acoustic blues guitarist, and she'd never worked with Mimi before our concert. It turned out to be a fantastic match as the two performed both an outreach at Vista del Lago High School and the Harris Center 200-seat venue. Both they and the audience were ecstatic with the programs.

That seems to be the legacy of the SGS guitar series so far - people arrive with little or no familiarity with the artists and leave grateful for the experience. SGS has been a trustworthy source of high level guitar artistry, and I pass the baton on with pride. Here's a handy link to our legacy.

Getting through my sixties physically has been pretty demanding - but yoga has helped quite a bit along with bi-weekly massages. It's an easy drive to the Senior Center for yoga twice a week.The yoga students are a positive bunch, and we go out Tuesday mornings for coffee together after class.

The yoga teacher is Donna Rixmann, delightful human and the source of a wealth of rare knowledge of Ayurvedic health on top of her vast yoga training. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and offers workshops and private counseling in both fields. 

As a professional musician, you encounter all kinds of performing situations. There are formal concerts, solo and ensemble, and there are gigs where you clearly are not what the draw is. I'm good with either. There is a place for just simply relaxing music for the purpose of enhancing fine dining or a reception. A necessity for success in all these settings is flexibility in your repertoire. Of course in December you have to break out the Christmas book, for weddings it's another set of appropriate music, for concerts it's all over the place... So you just gear up for the next event and try to stay ahead. 

Folsom lake Symphony Principal Flute Francesca Anderson and I did a pair of summer concerts, one indoors and one outdoors. I always love playing with her and enjoying her "super power" onstage - verbal introductions to the music followed up by virtuosic playing, We make a good team. We have also enjoyed decades together since attending San Jose State University together.  Our concerts include a wide range of styles and periods, solos for both instruments, and a special section demonstrating the various members of the flute family. Francesca owns a pair of Native American flutes including one wooden flute with a double bore - one pipe is a drone and the other is a pentatonic scale.

​Another summer event in 2019 was a backyard concert with the great Michael Chapdelaine here at our house. I opened for him, and as always, her pretty much blew everyone's minds with his talent. Every artist is unique, and MC is more unique than most. He has a gift for performing in a very inclusive way, sharing a lot about himself and his life as he introduces his very special arrangements. As a former GFA Winner, he's at ease with the most difficult classical pieces of Tarrega, Albeni, Couperin, Barrios, Dyens, etc., and pop covers from the Beatles to contemporary artists. There's nothing like a back yard hang with Chapdelaine and food and drinks on a Sunday afternoon.

Pictured to the right is a snapshot taken by our son Craig just before a dinner party we hosted broke up. Sadly, Kevin succumbed to cancer a few days before this writing. It is representative of all too many of our relatives, friends and acquaintances who have gone in the last couple of years. Alison's father Jim passed in August at the age of 93. I had a close friend growing up that I've stayed in touch with, and he died in October. Everyone agrees the message is a greater appreciation of the here and now. 


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A funny thing happened to the last Groupmuse I did. It was my fourth for the social network based on classical concerts in living rooms. It's very big in New York City - you can find one every night. Here, not so much, but it's growing. So above you can see the folks who attended the Sacramento Groupmuse at my house. So I performed and Alison and hosted. The crazy thing is that it was originally to hosted by a host in the Cambridge/Boston area. Her address - 23 Sacramento Place - generated a concert listing to Sacramento, California members and musicians. Probably an error in the original information fields. But it was full to the limit of how may she had room for - sold out, in other words - and I wasn't completely clear on her address. It wasn't showing up in Sacramento on Google maps. It wasn't until I got her on the phone the night before that we discovered we were on opposite sides of the country! The only solution was to hold it here and back up the start time to allow for travel from Sacramento to Folsom.

 2017 - 2018
Azerbaijani classical guitarist and 2012 GFA International Competition Winner Rovshan Mamedkuliev with Sacramento Guitar Society President Lili Williams at my house in April, 2019.
Opening for Keith Little Bluegrass Band at Auburn Theater in  May
Above, friends Joyce Kramer and Jackie Carroll arrive early for my outdoor concert in Lincoln with Francesca Anderson.
Francesca Anderson plays the wooden double bore Native American flute with my percussive F# minor chord backing.
(L-R) Lynn and Dr. George Myers, myself, Jackie Carroll. Kevin and Diane Nowlan and Alison following dinner.
The one and only 
MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE 
plays in our backyard!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019!
Together in our yard for 2019 Christmas photo