Eric Roth will present a program of guitar music from the nineteenth century, which was a time of striking innovation and development of this familiar instrument. The program will include music of Giuliani, Sor, Mertz, Ferrer, Tarrega, Sagreras, and others. Music will be performed on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history.
Eric Roth specializes in historical instruments, including the 19th Century (Early Romantic) Guitar and the Renaissance Lute. He frequently performs on historic replicas at public and private events throughout New York’s Hudson Valley Region and beyond. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from SUNY New Paltz, NY, and has received lessons from David Starobin, Kenneth Meyer, David Temple, Patrick O’Brien, Bill Matthews, Bonnie Robiczek Meadow, Gregory Dinger, and Paul Sweeny. Eric also serves as a board member of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, based in Rhinecliff, NY.