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David Russell Portland Concert

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Please Note: Proper masks completely covering your mouth and nose must be worn at all times while inside the hall unless you have a medical condition that doesn't allow it. Proof of full covid-19 vaccination will be required upon entry to the hall. If you have  been in contact with anyone with covid-19 within 10 days prior to the event or you are experiencing any flu like symptoms such as a fever, chills, sore throat, or a loss of taste or smell, do not come to the performance.  While we do not offer refunds, you may transfer your ticket to another guest or request a voucher within 72 hours of the performance to be used at a future concert. While U.S. Classic Guitar is taking every step necessary to ensure your safety, there is some risk associated in attending live events during this pandemic era. By purchasing a ticket to the event, you are agreeing to release U..S. Classic Guitar of any liability concerning this matter. 

If you purchased tickets for the David Russell concert originally scheduled in Portland in March of 2020, this performance has been rescheduled  as part of our 2022 season for the date and location below.   The 2022 David Russell concert will be an entirely different program than the March 21, 2021 virtual performance.  We do not offer refunds but you may hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled performances or request a voucher for the value of your tickets that can be used for other concerts. To request a voucher in lieu of your tickets which can be used for other U.S. Classic Guitar events including the online series, please email us at info@usclassicguitar.org.We have made a commitment to him for the rescheduled date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

David Russell Portland Concert - March 18, 2022 at 7 PM (First Congregational Church of Portland - 1126 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

David Russell Master Class - (Date and time TBD)

The 2022 David Russell concert will be an entirely different program than the March 21, 2021 virtual performance.  We do not offer refunds but you may hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled performances or request a voucher for the value of your tickets that can be used for other concerts. To request a voucher in lieu of your tickets which can be used for other U.S. Classic Guitar events including the online series, please email us at info@usclassicguitar.org. We have made a commitment to him for the rescheduled date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

1. $57 - Reserved - Includes upgraded seating closer to the stage.
2. $52  - Senior 60 & Over and Student - Includes upgraded seating closer to the Stage
3. $44  - General Admission 
4. $39 - General Admission (Senior 60 & Over)
5. $39 - General Admission (Student any level with valid student I.D )
6. $39  - Season Ticket Add On  (Season Ticket Holders may purchase additional tickets and their guests can sit with them in the reserved area)
7. $24  - Child under 12 
8. $25 - Master Class Auditor Fee 

David Russell - Grammy Award Winner

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.

In May 2003 he was bestowed the great honor of being made "adopted son" of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca of Spain where he grew up. Later the town named a street after him, "Avinguda David Russell" In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics. After winning the 2004 Grammy Award in the category of best classical Instrumental solo, the town of Nigrán, Spain where he resides, gave him the silver medal of the town in an emotional ceremony.

During his studies at the Royal Academy in London, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later, he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition .

David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure.

In May 2005 he received a homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name "Auditorio David Russell". In 2009, David was named honorary member of "Amigos de la Guitarra", the oldest guitar society in Spain. A prolific recording artists, his collection includes seventeen CDs with Telarc International.

The New York Times wrote about his performance: "... Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension". Upon hearing play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: "My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique".