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Mark Simons

Works by J. S. Bach, Carlo Domeniconi, Philip Rosheger, Yuguijiro Yocoh, Miles Davis, Astor Piazzolla, Ralph Towner, Garato (Annibal Augusto Sardinha), Jorge Cordoso, Maurice Ravel, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Béla Bartók, and Francis Poulenc.Mark Simons’ innate musicality, impressive technique, attention to style and engaging stage presence have drawn critical acclaim and made him the Bay Area’s standout chamber guitarist. His Global Variations program for Old First Concerts includes compositions for solo guitar, for guitar and flute—showcasing fast-rising young flute talent Carmen Lemoine—and for guitar quartet—Simons and his colleagues in the San Francisco Guitar Quartet—and embraces a range of composers from Bach, Bartók, and Ravel to Yuquijiro Yocoh, Miles Davis, and local light Paul Dresher.