This Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is looking for local musician who are interested in being a part of its spring session, which will be inspired by The Eagles and Spanish guitar.
“We choose a different theme for each session,” explained Peter Pupping, orchestra organizer and conductor, and a noted local performer and teacher. “Because The Eagles’ most famous song Hotel California is based on a famous Flamenco chord progression, we thought we’d blend the Spanish guitar theme with Eagles repertoire and its guitar based sound.”
This session songs will include Hotel California and Seven Bridges Road by The Eagles, and Hymne-aux Forets and For Salva, traditional Spanish pieces. Other music will be added, including a Latin piece arranged by orchestra member Keith Van Zandt.
Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is one of a few of its kind. This community-based acoustic, classical guitar ensemble is now in its eighth year, and it’s open to musicians with all levels of experience. The 25 to 30 members are also invited to perform solos and pieces arranged for duets, trios and quartets.
“The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is a true jewel in our area,” Pupping said. “For most amateur classical and acoustic guitarists, practicing is a solo pursuit and there aren’t many opportunities to perform. The orchestra gives everyone a chance to improve their skills and show off what they do.”
Anyone who wants to play in the orchestra, which meets Monday evenings beginning March 12, should contact Peter Pupping, organizer and conductor, and noted local performer and teacher at 760-943-0755 or visit www.encinitasguitarorchestra.com