Dances and Fantasies
Sunday, October 16th @ 2:00 PM
Join classical guitar ensemble Trio Ghidorah as they present a collection of their own musical arrangements alongside works composed for three guitars. Dance is a central theme of their program, with propulsive Brazilian baiões, a stilted yet fiery tango by Stravinsky, and a mercurial minuet by Mozart. The concept of fantasy is evoked by the imaginative and meditative music of John Dowland, Egberto Gismonti, and Philip Glass.
Trio Ghidorah is a classical guitar trio formed by Ken Luk, Bernardo Marcondes, and Erik Gibelyou. The three musicians banded together while pursuing their doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. The trio creates arrangements of music not originally written for guitar, including works by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Philip Glass.
Trio Ghidorah released their debut album, Dances and Fantasies, in March 2021. The recording includes the group’s arrangements alongside works composed for three guitars by Paulo Bellinati, Stephen Dodgson, and Annette Kruisbrink. The album’s release was celebrated in Rochester, New York with a concert at Bop Shop Records and an article in City Newspaper. Selections from the album have been played on the public radio program The Intimate Guitar and on WXXI Classical in Rochester.
The trio has performed frequently in the Rochester area and beyond, including concerts at Alfred University, Bloomsburg University, SUNY-Geneseo, the George Eastman Museum, and The Little Theatre. Their concert programs include music from the classical canon, contemporary works, and Latin American music.
COVID-19 Policy for Indoor Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Erik Gibelyou is a teaching and performing artist based in Rochester, New York. He performs solo classical guitar recitals and frequently collaborates with other musicians.
As a college instructor, Dr. Gibelyou has taught Music Theory, Aural Skills, Musical Analysis, and Applied Guitar at Saginaw Valley State University and History of Rock and Roll and History of Jazz at Delta College. He has performed and presented at the Dublin Guitar Symposium, Michigan Classical Guitar Workshop, International Society of Bassists Convention, and The 21st Century Guitar conference. Erik is the founder of the Sound Community Music Series, a monthly concert series in Midland, Michigan featuring local musicians. He has appeared as a soloist with the Mackinac Arts Council, the Third Place [MusicFest], and numerous guitar societies in Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin.
Erik earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music. He studied guitar at Eastman with Nicholas Goluses and lute with Paul O’Dette, and he served as Director of Outreach for OSSIA New Music. Erik studied guitar under Javier Calderon and music theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studied with Brad DeRoche as an undergraduate at Saginaw Valley State University. Erik enjoys teaching one-on-one and maintains an active private guitar studio.