Music: Orphée Russell on classical guitar Thurs., July 18, at 8 PM

Orphée_Russell_at_Best_VideoOrphée Russell wowed the audiences in the Best Video Performance Space the two times he has played here. An award-winning graduate of the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Russell currently attends the Eastman School of Music. Russell plays classical guitar. The music starts at 8 PM. The cover charge for this show is $5.

A sampling of quotes from some prominent classical guitarists about Russell’s performance in the juried student recital at the National Guitar Workshop in the summer of 2010:

“Very poetic performance-you have a musical presence” — Julian Gray,  recording artist and faculty, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins  University

“Beautiful tone and sense of legato…Very lovely and expressive  playing” — Adam Holzman, recording artist and faculty, University of  Texas at Austin

“You have such a wonderful sense of phrasing / timing – very mature  musically…You are a beautiful young player” — Martha Masters,  recording artist and faculty, Loyola Marymount University

“You brought a lot of poise and depth of feeling to this performance”  — Marc Teicholz, recording artist and faculty, San Francisco  Conservatory

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, July 10. ACOUSTIC FOLK: SHELDON CAMPBELL

• Thursday, July 11. ACOUSTIC ROCK: JAMES VELVET & THE LONESOME SPARROWS

• Wednesday, July 17. INDIE POP: THE SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE

• Wednesday, July 18. CLASSICAL GUITAR: ORPHÉE RUSSELL

• Monday, July 22. FILM SCREENING: “ARRANGED”

• Wednesday, July 24. SINGER-SONGWRITER/INDIE: SAMUEL BASS, KEVIN MF KING

• Thursday, July 25. AVANT-GARDE_IMPROVISATION: FUCHSPRELLEN, COLORGUARD

• Monday, July 29. FILM SCREENING: “INTRUDER IN THE DUST”

• Wednesday, July 31. INDIE PSYCH/POP: M.T. BEARINGTON

• Thursday, Aug. 1. IMPROVISATION/WORLD MUSIC: SUPER TRANCE

• Monday, Aug. 5. FILM SCREENING: “ONLY HUMAN”

• Wednesday, Aug. 7. BRAZILIAN MUSIC: SAMBELEZA

• Thursday, Aug. 8. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ILANA ZSIGMOND

• Monday, Aug. 12. FILM SCREENING: “CRASH”

• Wednesday, Aug. 14. GARAGE ROCK/PUNK: THE ESTROGEN HIGHS

• Thursday, Aug. 15. JAZZ: THE NICK Di MARIA QUARTET

• Monday, Aug. 19. FILM SCREENING: “THE WAR WITHIN”

• Monday, Aug. 26. FILM SCREENING: “THE OTHER SON”