2014-2016 Arts On Tour Roster
$1,200 - $3,900
1320 Trail by the Lake
DeLand, FL 32724-1024
Phone and Fax: 386-738-5559 and 386-956-2261
Artists and Activities
Stephen Robinson will perform an eclectic and educational solo guitar program created to develop and cultivate diverse audiences for the live performing arts. With his unique ability to communicate with all ages and with a varied multicultural program, Robinson’s performances are perceived not as an elite art form or museum piece, but rather as a vibrant part of today’s world mirroring Florida’s wide range of inhabitants. Included will be folkloric works by the Argentinean composer Quique Sinesi, works exhibiting rock/jazz influences by French guitarist/composer Roland Dyens, the Brazilian music of Marco Pereira, the Japanese piece Sakura, and Italian composer Carlo Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba with its Turkish regional folk flavor. Works for guitar and orchestra will include Spaniard Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Concierto Antillano for guitar and orchestra by Puerto Rican composer, Ernesto Cordero,and Concerto No. 2 “El Alevin” by Mexican composer, Eduardo Angulo.
Acclaimed by The New York Times for his “effortless virtuosity,” Robinson performs extensively and conducts master classes at leading musical institutions and festivals worldwide. He has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras and is an award-winning recording artist. The late renowned guitarist Andrés Segovia described him as “a magnificent guitarist, one of the most brilliant guitarists of our times." Stephen Robinson is Professor of Music at Stetson University in Florida, where he is the founding director of the Guitar Program (since 1983). “Anyone who has not heard [Stephen] Robinson play is missing one of America’s great guitarists, a performer of brilliance, elegance, and lyricism” Soundboard Magazine.
Residency activities include lecture demonstrations and master classes for college and university students as well as informal mini-performances for community organizations, elementary through high school students, and retirement and assisted-living communities.
Available for Tour
Stephen Robinson in Concert