Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 7, 2010

Tickets Available 4/20 for Cummings Guitarist


Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit


DATE:  APRIL 7, 2010


Renowned Guitarist to Perform Spanish and Latin American Music


WHO:                    The Library Foundation of Martin County, sponsor, in support of the Martin County Libraries

WHAT:                  Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series: Guitarist David Burgess

Recently returned from a seven city European concert tour, guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Spain’s and South America’s finest solo guitar music on Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City.  Part of the Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South season, this is the final program in the 2010 Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series. Free tickets are required and may be obtained only at the Cummings Library beginning Tuesday, April 20.  Telephone reservations will not be accepted.  Call 772-221-1403 for additional information.

Praised by critics for his polished technique and flamboyant style, David Burgess has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East, as well as having recorded for CBS Masterworks, Musical Heritage Society, Tritone and Athena Records.  Formerly a student of Andres Segovia, he has won prizes in international guitar competitions in New York, Mexico City, Toronto and Munich.  Over the past 10 years, Mr. Burgess has taken numerous trips to South America, rediscovering guitar music from the past, as well as finding many progressive contemporary Latin American works.

The program will begin with the oldest known guitar music, written in Spain during the time of Columbus, and include works by the great Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, along with a variety of Latin American works: Pieces imitating the Venezuelan harp and Brazilian percussion instruments along with music of the Inca Indians, rhythmic Cuban works, popular Mexican tunes and Argentine tangos.

WHEN:                  Saturday, April 24, 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:               Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City

HOW:                    Free tickets required.  Limit of four.  Available for pickup only at Cummings Library beginning April 20.

For details or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library Web site,  



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