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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
William Feasley, Guitar

Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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William Feasley is rapidly becoming recognized as one of today's top classical guitarists. The first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory's coveted Artist Diploma, Mr. Feasley has since been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: a gold medal in the 1987 Panhellenic Guitar Competition in Athens, the 1990 and 1995 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and a 1996 Governor's Citation for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts in Maryland.

William Feasley Selected to play for Andrés Segovia at the master's historic last class at the University of Southern California in 1986, he was later featured on the CBS special Eulogy of Segovia. Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet, performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for Lou Christenson's ballet, Don Juan, William Feasley has maintained an active international touring schedule. He has appeared in the Ohrid Spoleto Festival in Macedonia and venues such as St. Martin in the Fields in London, the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the Washington National Cathedral and Yale University. He has toured with the Russian Chamber Orchestra, Music Viva (Alexander Rudin, Conductor), performed live on ABC International Radio in Australia, and with New York's Bachanalia Ensemble under the direction of Nina Beilina and Washington's 20th Century Consort. Recent tours have included Spain, the Caribbean, Greece, Yugoslavia, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Iceland.

William Feasley has released four critically acclaimed discs for the Sonora label: Simplicity with his partner in the D'Amore Duo, oboist Vladimir Lande, and American Sketches - musical Americana with rags, Gershwin and Coplandesque landscapes. His third release, Echoes of Goya, celebrates the life and influence of the great Spanish painter with the music that was around him as he created his art and later, the music his art inspired. He also tours the program with a multimedia presentation on the life of Goya, his works of art and his impact on several generations of composers. Feasley's fourth release, Shenandoah, is a collection of works with roots in popular or folk music featuring three living American composers (including the premiere recording of the title track by Robert Beaser) and Joaquin Rodrigo.

William Feasley, guitar
The French Perspective

Recuerdo (Homage to Dionisio Aguado)
Variations on "Folias de Espana"
  Francois de Fossa (1775-1849)
Rondeau de Concert   Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)
The Mysterious Barricades   Francois Couperin Le Grande (1668-1733)
Le Coucou   Claude Dauquin (1694-1772)
Suite in A Minor
  Jean Batiste Loeillet (1688-1720)
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Le Petite Negre
Golliwog's Cakewalk
  Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Pavane for a Dead Princess
  Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Two Jazz Fantasies
      All of Me
  Roland Dyens (b. 1955)
Guitar by Randy Angella of Concord, CA
William's most recent album, The French Perspective, is considered by many to be his strongest work to date. A refreshing compilation of French works from the Classical Period to the modern day era, it introduces several new great pieces to the instrument.

Listen to masterful interpretations of works by Debussy, Ravel, Francaix, Daquin, Loiellet and others. The French Perspective is available on and and will soon be available on iTunes and other online retail outlets.

Mr. Feasley is currently on the faculty of Catholic University, Columbia Union College, and Shepherd University.

Tickets are $20 for advance purchases; $5 more on the day of the concert (buy your tickets early!). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free.

For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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