Virtuoso Clasical Guitarist James Hunley in Scotland This July
Added: (Thu May 24 2001)
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April 23,2001 Shirley Ming (323) 464-3766
Picture A Fun Classical Concert!
(It does Happen)
Classical Guitarist James Russell Hunley is taking his own path to the classical music scene - Humor!
After playing literally hundreds of concerts he has decided to just “relax”. Sometimes the jokes or anecdotes come from previous events, like touring Oregon during hunting season, he told the audience “other than the trees, the people with the guns makes me feel like I’m back in Los Angeles”. One recent critic commented “James Hunley demonstrated a combination of technical mastery and a sense of humor rarely encountered in his field”.
Hunley’s recording, “Lasting Impressions” has been featured on radio and television throughout the United States. His concert program will include selections from “Lasting Impressions”, the works of Albeniz, Lauro, and Barrios and, from his latest CD “R.S.V.P. “ Which was released January 1998. He is Currently working on a new CD ,”An Evening in the Gardens of Spain”.
Music critics have described his playing as “exquisite, beautifully phrased, amazingly subtle and incredibly sure”, and as “guitar d’amore” but Hunley feels the audience’s emotional response is the real barometer of musical success.
Hunley, who resides in Los Angeles, California, divides his time between performing and producing. His television show, “The Acoustic Experience”, is still being aired in northern California, with 32 episodes of acoustic music, luthiers and guests. He is an advocate for de-mystifying classical music and believes in using film and video to visually communicate its internal dialogue.
He has served as executive producer for many classical music videos, including Pepe Romero’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”. His own music video, “La Catedral”, went international via the Arts Channel on Satellite, Galaxy 1, and was also broadcast during prime time on New York’s KNYC. Mr. Hunley recently produced Maestro Celedonio Romeros final recording “Celedonio ROMERO, POET OF THE GUITAR”.
James Hunley will perform in The Highlands of Scotland in Iona on Thursday July 5 at 9pm at the wood lined Library. Glenuig on the 13th at Glenuig Hall and The Ulapool Village Hall on the 14th of July
His concert will feature the Spanish Master works for the Classical Guitar
and an insight to the crazy impulsive life of classical Guitar.