A.K. Smiley Library invites you to a special musical program, “History Through Music” with Redlands-based guitarist Daniel Weston on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30pm at the Contemporary Club.
Weston will use the guitar to demonstrate a range of expression unique to the instrument in this historical presentation, tracing the development of music from its simplest forms to increasingly complex texture. He will introduce musical masterpieces along with stories about the life and times of the composers and performance legends, allowing for an enriched understanding of the evolving state of music and its relation to our culture and history.
Weston is known for revealing the breadth and beauty of guitar in over 750 appearances since embarking on his professional path in 1996 after receiving a Master of Music degree from the University of Redlands in 1993. He is a direct heir by mentorship to Francisco Tarrega, legendary impressionist and patriarch of guitar.
A featured guitarist in northern New Mexico, Weston has performed concerts for Harwood Museum of Art UNM, Taos Art Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, El Meson, and El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa. He initially turned professional in northern California with performances for Crocker Art Museum, Haggin Museum, State Theater, Big Trees Association, and Murphys Playhouse before moving to New Mexico for ten years. He later returned to California, adding performances for Pebble Beach Resorts, Cypress Inn, and Carmel’s Church of the Wayfarer. We are excited to welcome Daniel Weston to Smiley Library and we hope you will join us for this unique blend of history and music.