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The Minnesota Guitar Society Presents a Tribute to Sabrina Vlaškalić
March 17 @ 3:00 pm$10 – $25
Sabrina Vlaškalić had been scheduled to perform for our concert series in March. On January 18th, we were shocked and heartbroken to learn that she had been killed the day before, when hit by a truck while riding her bicycle. It was the day before her 30th birthday. The Serbian-born Vlaškalić was a rising star in the classical guitar world. Her concert for our series would have been her North American debut. The day before her death, she had learned that she had been selected to give a concert at the 2020 Guitar Foundation of America annual convention. She performed throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America, won over 10 special and 25 first prizes in various competitions, made TV and radio appearances in Norway, The Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and was professor of classical guitar at Prince Claus Conservatoire (Hanze University) in Groningen, The Netherlands.
We have organized this concert to pay tribute to her and also celebrate the strong community of Serbian-born classical guitarists. Performing will be Aleksandar Hadži-Đorđević, who was one of Vlaškalić’s first teachers, as well as Maja Radovanlija, professor of guitar at the University of Minnesota, and four current U of Mn graduate students—Milena Petković, Momčilo Aleksandrić, Filip Živanović, and Nikola Korovljev. All are natives of Serbia. The program reflects Vlaškalić’s own interests as an artist, and features pieces from the Renaissance to the modern era.
And Maja Radovanlija and Milena Petković
“Vision” from Two Russian Pieces by Konstantin Vassiliev
Fantasy on Two Motifs from Bellini’s Norma by Napoleon Coste
Ricercare from La Compagna by Francesco Canova da Milano
Two Movements from Sonata for Guitar op. 47 by Alberto Ginastera
III. Cano IV. Finale
Three Catalan Folksongs by M. Llobet
Invierno Porteno by A. Piazzolla
Belgrade Guitar Quartet
(Milena Petković, Filip Živanović, Momčilo Aleksandrić, and Nikola Korovljev)
“Proseta se Jovka Kumanovka” by Maja Radovanlija
Ouverture by J. A. Logy (1650–1721)
Tombeau Sur La Mort De M. Compte De Logy by S. L. Weiss (1687–1750)
Fantasie élégiaque op.59 by F. Sor (1778–1839)
Unruhe and Romanze by J. K. Mertz (1806–56)
Homage to Francisco Tarrega by Š. Rak (b. 1945)
Cordoba by I. Albeniz (1860–1909)