Music: Orphée Russell on Thursday, Jan. 10, 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:

• Monday, Jan. 14. FILM SERIES: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? “STATE OF THE UNION”

• Wednesday, Jan. 16. BOB FEINN of MT. CARMEL WINE & SPIRITS: FRENCH WINES TASTING

• Thursday, Jan. 17. ROCK: THE PEACOCK FLOUNDERS

• Wednesday, Jan. 9. ELECTRIC ROCK: MOLD MONKIES

• Wednesday, Jan. 23. ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC & WORLD MUSIC: DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS

• Thursday, Jan. 24. TBA

• Wednesday, Jan. 30. TBA

• Thursday, Jan. 31. PSYCH/FOLK: PONYBIRD