Scott Borg performs “The Prince’s Toys” written in 1980 by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956). The piece illustrates in music the story of a prince who abuses his toys, which includes a mechanical monkey, a doll with blinking eyes and a group of soldiers. They eventually rebel and in turn they mistreat the prince, until he tries to escape in his toy coach. They pursue him, eventually catching him and turn him into a toy too, or do they…? Read full review by Andy Daly here.
On Scott Borg:
Praised by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin as a guitarist with “enormous facility on the guitar, a fluent technique, who plays with total confidence and professional expertise, panache and artful spontaneity”, Australian classical guitarist Scott Borg performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been a featured artist at major concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and New York’s Apollo Theatre with rock legend Carlos Alomar. As a winner of Artists International, he made his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall where New York Concert Review described his performance as “well balanced, gracefully presented, and expertly played”. Previous engagements have included performances and masterclasses at the Merida International Guitar Festival in Yucatan, Mexico, ICPNA International Guitar Festival in Lima Peru, Shell Darwin International Festival Australia, the 92nd Street Y, New York City Classical Guitar Society and Sydney Classical Guitar Society.
On The Second Sundays Classical Guitar Concert Series:
The Second Sundays Classical Guitar Concert Series, as the name implies, takes place on the second Sunday of every month in the spectacular and intimate Penthouse on the sixteenth floor of the hotel. Co-curated by composer and musician Frank Wallace and musician and president of the New York City Classical Guitar Society John Olson, the SSCCS series presents musicians performing in styles ranging from the Segovia Tradition to the rock inspired, from flamenco to modern art song.
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