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Back by popular demand:

Tom Chalko Live Classical Guitar afternoon
for members, friends and neighbors

Mt Best Hall
Saturday, 26 March 2016
4:00 pm, music starts 4:30


1. “Summertime” by George Gershwin (1898-1937) an American composer and pianist.

“Summertime”, a lullaby song originally written in 1935 as a part of an opera “Porgy and Bess”, has become one of the most famous Gershwin compositions. Tom has arranged it for guitar solo.

2. Prelude #3 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a famous Brazilian composer. He was also a good guitarist and his famous 5 Preludes for guitar composed in 1940 illustrate it well. Villa-Lobos has dedicated the Prelude #3 to J.S.Bach, who was an enduring source of his composing inspiration.

3. Selection from 9 Preludes by Tom Chalko

Tom will play a selection of his own compositions for guitar solo

4. “Recuerdas de la Alhambra” by Francesco Tarrega (1852-1909), a famous Spanish guitarist and composer, credited for developing the classical guitar tremolo technique implemented in “Recuerdas de la Alhambra”.

“Recuerdas de la Alhambra” composed in 1896 has become one of the most famous guitar compositions.


Tom Chalko on stage at Mt Best Hall in April 2005

5. Adagio from “Concierto de Aranjuez” for guitar and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) a blind Spanish composer, who wrote his compositions in Braille

Guitar: Tom Chalko
Orchestra part: Tatiana Chalko

Adagio from “Concierto de Aranjuez” (published in 1939) is one of the most recognizable and unforgettable compositions in the history of music – on any instrument. It is a pinnacle of both Spanish music and the classical guitar repertoire.

Rodrigo reported that he “heard the entire melody of the Adagio uninterrupted” inside his mind, while thinking quite vaguely about composing.

Optimizing guitar tuning


Tom Chalko (guitar) and Tatiana Chalko (orchestra synthesizer) on stage at Mt Best Hall
playing Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo