by Kevin McLaughlin
The Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones brought passion and clarity to the opening concert of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s 2023-24 International Series, in a program of mostly German and South American works at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on September 17. This was the first concert since CCGS moved from their cozier confines of Plymouth UCC. Whatever the acoustical challenges in the Maltz, the charisma of Jones’ playing made a clear and lasting impression.
Beginning with two movements from J.S. Bach’s Violin Partita No. 3, she employed precision and a rubato musical line, breathing life into the familiar Gavotte en Rondeau movement. [Read more…]