A solo concert experience of incredible depth and power, Colin Davin's "Eternal Ephemeral" pairs the eternal music of Johann Sebastian Bach with 20th-century musings on the passing of time by Joan Tower and Benjamin Britten.
"Precision, musical intelligence, and passion...beautiful and mesmerizing" (Cleveland Classical)
J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata no. 3, BWV 1005
Joan Tower: Clocks
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite no. 6, BWV 1012
Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70
Colin Davin - J.S. Bach BWV 1005
Taking a different approach to the Spanish tradition, Colin Davin explores not simply the classic sounds of Andalusian, flamenco-inspired guitar music, but rather the diverse spectrum of regional and global influences in Spanish music. Music by composers including Antonio José, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina, and Federico Mompou fully embrace the cosmopolitan spirit of 19th and 20th century Spanish guitar music.
"Mr. Davin...built to an exciting intensity that brought to mind the vigorous foot stamping of flamenco...impossible to forget" (Voce di Meche)
"Davin brought the 2016 festival to a marvelous conclusion with a performance that again displayed the guitarist's brilliant technique and musical elegance" (Cleveland Classical)
Francisco Tárrega: Preludio no. 2
Joaquín Turina: Homenaje à Tárrega
Hans Haug: Préude, Tiento et Toccata
Federico Mompou: Suite Compostelana
Francisco Tárrega: Preludio no. 5
Manuel de Falla: Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Debussy"
Federico Moreno Torroba: Burgalesa
Antonio José: Sonata for Guitar
Photo: Kristina Jacinth
Estelí Gomez and Colin Davin
GRAMMY Award-winning soprano Estelí Gomez joins guitarist Colin Davin in recital programs featuring music spanning more than 400 years. From the Renaissance lute-song of John Dowland to the soul-searching works of Robert Schumann; from the haunting intensity of Spanish song to the beautifully inventive sounds of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. Gomez and Davin have been praised as "splendid...highly imaginative" (Cleveland Classical) in their performances, and continue to explore exciting possibilities at every turn.
Emily Levin, principal harpist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, joins Colin Davin in a compelling program of music by Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel, Dylan Mattingly, and Will Stackpole. The guitar and harp are distant cousins in the plucked-string family, and the affinity between the two instruments allows for a seamless collaboration. Their repertoire embraces the classic association of Spain with the guitar and France with the harp, while also seeking new ground in dynamic, virtuoso works written for them by two young American composers.
June 9, 2017 - Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, Cleveland, OH
September 19, 2017 - (le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
November 11, 2017 - Fine Arts Chamber Players, Dallas, TX
Since 2012, Colin Davin has produced concerts of contemporary chamber music in New York City featuring a who's who of today's most prominent new-music performers, including Estelí Gomez, Annie Rosen, Bridget Kibbey, Charlotte Mundy, Jordan Dodson, members of TIGUE, Rhythm Method, Contemporaneous, and Bearthoven.
In addition to programming classics of 20th and 21st century chamber music, Colin has made a point of commissioning new works and championing recent ones, working with such composers as Caroline Shaw, Reena Esmail, Conrad Winslow, Molly Joyce, Joan Tower, and Andrew McKenna Lee.
Stay tuned for future plans!
Reena Esmail: Chuti Hui Jagah
Since 2012, Colin has been a core member of Contemporaneous, an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. Recently recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times) and for its “passionate drive...setting an extremely high bar for other ensembles to live up to” (I Care If You Listen), Contemporaneous performs and promotes the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings, and educational programs.
Based in New York City and active throughout the United States, Contemporaneous has performed over 80 concerts at a wide range of venues, including Lincoln Center, (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Bang on a Can Marathon. The ensemble has worked with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Donnacha Dennehy, Yotam Haber, Julia Wolfe, and Dawn Upshaw.
Cathedral Parkway is the collaboration of singer-songwriter Caroline Eckman and multi-instrumentalists Simon Powis and Colin Davin. Formed in 2012, the band plays a blend of originals and covers embracing a wide stylistic range, from bluegrass to classical, folk to indie rock. The penetrating vocals of Caroline Eckman are enhanced by the diverse playing of Colin and Simon, including guitars, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica.