Community Music Center Recital Hall, 544 Capp (between 20th and 21st streets), S.F.
Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m.
Part of San Francisco Performances, Concerts With Conversation series
The show is free of charge
Much like Kronos Quartet, the Greek-born classical guitarist now uses her relative fame to commission new works from a variety of fine contemporary composers like Sergio Assad, Calliope Tsoupaki, and Dan Coleman. Her recordings also cover a worldwide range of modern and traditional styles, from the Turkish-influenced mysticism of "Koyunbaba: Suite for Guitar, Op. 19" by Italy¹s Carlo Domeniconi to the dramatic loveliness of "El Decameron Negro" by Cuba's Leo Brouwer. Goni's takes on old-school mazurkas, romantic waltzes, and the complex four-part harmony of "Madrigal -- Gavota" on her extraordinary album Barrios: Guitar Music Vol. I, an homage to Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios, are particularly jaw-dropping. Whether waxing lyrical on a folk song or picking intricate contrapuntal melodies with lightning speed, Goni performs consistently with great skill and beauty.