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A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

The next Fretworks program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve. I'll have music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. Giovanni De Chiaro will perform a Festival of Carols, his own arrangement of popular tunes, and Angel Romero will play a solo guitar setting of Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Four of the Romero guitar family will be together for the X'mas Suite by Massimo Paris.  This recent work for four guitars and orchestra was written by the Italian composer, conductor and virtuoso viola player and appears on the "Christmas with Los Romeros" CD. Christopher Parkening will play some beautiful Bach with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and he'll be joined by soprano Kathleen Battle for the famous Ave Maria, with Charles Gounod's melody set over Bach's Prelude No.1 in C from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Guitarist Brandon Yip will will be back again to play a couple of selections to round out the hour on our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday at 7 pm and on Christmas Eve at 7 here on Classical 101. http://youtu.be/E0o9ku8yw4U