GRCC International Guitar Series Presents

7:30 PM Thursday, February 10, 2011 The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo, an Eclectic guitar duo

“Combining the sounds of steel- and nylon-string acoustic guitars in a stew seasoned with multifinger attacks, percussive beats, and heavy Serbian and Greek influences, Kapsalis and Ivanovic have created one tasty experimental dish. From the opening ostinato of “Shadow Thief,” the record sounds huge. Throughout, Kapsalis’s two-handed steel-string parts frequently create the illusion of three guitars instead of two. It gets even better on “Vertigo,” where his dizzying eight-finger nubs do justice to the song’s title. Ivanovic is no slouch on the nylon, either, wringing out lithe melodic lines throughout.”

– Guitar Player Magazine

The above concert will be held in Room 200 of the Grand Rapids Community College Music Center at the corner of Ransom and Lyon.

Admission for the concert is $10 General and $7 for students and seniors.

Parking is available in the GRCC student parking ramp with a $1.00 guest parking voucher sold at the door.

Call 234-3940 for further information or e-mail: concerte

The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo represents the perfect alliance of ten-fingered guitar virtuosity, outstanding melodic themes, and dynamic rhythmic variations. Kapsalis’ Spanish-inflected playing complements their previously unexplored style that challenges the boundaries of pop music structure, juxtaposing his style with the world-renowned Serbian compositional and improvisational mind Goran Ivanovic. Goran’s unique and rarely found talents set you forth on a cinematic array of emotions. Sophisticated, yet rebellious, this acoustic ensemble nods its head towards tradition but totally disregards technical conventions. They experiment in the melding of classical, various styles of traditional folk, and rock music, each receiving equal time.

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