The Noble Twang: the Evolution of the Spanish Guitar
Bob Park will demonstrate and discuss guitar construction from the 17 th century to the present. Playing on his many hand-built copies of original historical instruments, Bob
will show how and why the Spanish style guitar achieved its pre- eminence in the concert halls of today. He will also delve into the evolution of the " Flamenco" guitar as distinct from the " Classical" guitar.
In the early 1980's Bob studied in Spain with master guitarists Paco Pena, John Williams and Manuel De Palma. In addition to playing guitar, Bob has also built guitars and given demonstration concerts on historical instruments, such as for the Guild of American Luthiers in Tacoma. He currently can be heard in solo performances and joining local ensembles such as Masterworks and Jazz Out West.
This event is by donation; everyone welcome. Baked goods generously donated by The Bench Market.