BMI Jam Sessions series asked David Leisner to make a video for them with two of his compositions, Prelude (4 Pieces) and Shelter (Labyrinths). It premieres Friday, August 14 at 3:00 pm on the BMI YouTube channel and will remain there afterwards.
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All compositions and arrangements by David Leisner published by the Theodore Presser Co. will soon be available in digital form. Original compositions for guitar, both solo and chamber works, vocal music with piano and music for other instruments, and orchestral works, as well as arrangements, like the Falla “7 Canciones Populares Españolas” and the Schubert “Die Schöne Müllerin” and “Arpeggione Sonata”, will be available in either digital or print options. Most…
August 4 workshop just added: “Engaging the Large Muscles: a guide to injury prevention and cure”, Southern Guitar Festival online workshop series, 2:00-3:00 pm, EDT. For furtherinfo: https://www.facebook.com/events/292498465161146/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1595952950240727
As part of the NY Guitar Seminar at Mannes, David Leisner will play a solo concert on July 8 at 7:00 pm, NY time (EDT). Program to include Leisner, Bach, Sor, Regondi, Glass, Schulz and Mertz. Further info: NY Guitar Seminar
Actor Anthony Heald, famous for his many roles on stage, in movies and on TV, will collaborate with David Leisner in an exciting program of Shakespeare readings and solo guitar, beginning in the 2021-22 season.
David Leisner’s schedule for the 2019-2020 season and details on the May 2020 Guitar Plus concert are now up on the website.
Theodore Presser Company has just released two volumes of selected songs for voice and piano by David Leisner. These are mostly early songs from cycles written in the 1980’s and 1990’s, as well as one song from 2002. “My Letter to the World” contains 6 songs for high voice, and “To Imagination” has 6 songs for medium voice. Available from music dealers everywhere.
“This is one of the best books on the physiology of guitar playing (and instrumental technique in general) that I have read”, writes Scott Sanchez for Goodreads. To read more of this review, please go to the “Playing with Ease” page on this website.
A consortium of guitar orchestras in the US will commission David Leisner for a substantial new work for guitar orchestra. Details forthcoming soon.
The guitar duo of Eduardo Fernandez and David Leisner was a big hit in its concerts this season at the 92nd St. Y in New York and in Seattle, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, and the Long Island guitar Festival. They plan to return for more concerts in a few seasons.