A celebrated and decorated classical guitarist with a taste for pop as well, Yuri Liberzon closes out the Unison Arts Center’s 2015 Sunday String Series on November 8 at 2 p.m. Born in Russia, raised in Israel, the Yale-trained master now resides in San Francisco.
Liberzon became the youngest individual to win the Ariane Yerushalmi Eldor Classical Guitar Competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, receiving the honor in both 1996 and 1997. His Scarlatti and Bach arrangements for guitar were published in Sound Board Magazine, the “official quarterly magazine of the Guitar Foundation of America.” Liberzon’s 2015 release Ascension begins with an unspeakably sweet solo arrangement and reharmonization of the (Lennon and) McCartney standard “Michelle” before moving into the Baroque repertoire with which Liberzon made his name (especially the works of the great Spanish Baroque master Domenico Scarlatti).
Tickets cost $20 per person for the show. Visit www.unisonarts.org or call (845) 255-1559 for more information/tickets. The Unison Arts & Learning Center is located at 68 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz.