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Solo guitarist plans diverse concert at OC church

Solo guitarist David Rogers plays a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 822 Washington St., Oregon City. Suggested donation: $10.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - David Rogers comes to Oregon City with a history of performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory, the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.Rogers will play Spanish music by Federico Moreno Torroba, Isaac Albeniz and Francisco Tarrega, “Fugue in G Minor” by J.S. Bach, and other classical works. He also will play his original stylings of Leonard Cohen’s songs “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” and the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” and “Under My Thumb,” as well as music by the Beatles, Bryan Ferry and his own compositions.

As lead guitarist with the Terra Nova Consort, Rogers has toured North America and Europe extensively and opened the Tage Alter und Neuer Musik Regensburg 2003 Festival with the ensemble.

He has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. Rogers has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.

He was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. Rogers has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University.



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