Encinitas Guitar Orchestra
Inviting Guitarists for Upcoming Session directed by guitarist and teacher Peter Pupping
The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra has announced the theme for its upcoming spring session – The Eagles and Spanish Guitar – all interested guitar players are welcome. Those wanting to play in the orchestra, which meets on Monday evenings beginning March 12 for 12 weeks, are invited to contact Peter Pupping, organizer and conductor. For an overview about the orchestra enjoy this narrated slide show put together by the San Diego Tribune, (copy URL and paste in browser) http://sports.uniontrib.com/news/metro/multimedia/070406guitar/index.html
Now in its 8th year, The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is a community-based acoustic, classical guitar ensemble consisting of 25 to 30 local guitarists of all ages.
“We choose a different theme for each session and because of the connection of the Eagles most famous song “Hotel California” based on a famous flamenco chord progression we thought we’d blend the Spanish guitar theme with some Eagles repertoire and it’s guitar based sound” Pupping said. “The orchestra will perform June 1.”
Songs 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.
The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is one of few community guitar orchestras in the country. Amateur guitarists from beginner through advanced level perfect their playing skills, learn new music, and enjoy the camaraderie of playing in an ensemble. 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.”