What a great honor! My piece Sarajevo Nights was recorded by one of the world's best guitar quartets-New Zealand Guitar Quartet :) They did their magic playing my piece and really captured its spirit!
THANK YOU GUYS!
NZGQ new CD "Storm" sounds amazing and has such a wonderful collection of pieces by Bizet, Bach, Beech, Imamovic, Warlock, Utting and Rimsky-Korsakov. It's an unbelievable privilege to be listed among some of the great composers of the Classical literature!!
Just in time for the holidays...Almer's arrangement of "Silent Night" for flute and guitar (off our album, "The Christmas Album") is now available for purchase. This is a beautiful version of a Christmas classic....especially for those who like tremolo :)
Please join us for a very special evening of music. We will be performing at Occidental College in their Faculty Artist's Series. Almer is the Classical Guitar professor and is really honored to have this chance to play for the students of Oxy!
Wow...time flies when you are busy doing something you LOVE!
We can not believe Sierra Madre Music is now 1 year old! This past year has been a whirlwind of fun, excitement and MUSIC! We feel so privileged to watch our business bloom and grow in Sierra Madre. We are so thankful to our wonderful students and instructors for making Sierra Madre Music a success.
It is truly remarkable to see how much has happened in our little store over the past 12 months....we started a concert series and have presented 4 concerts featuring our amazing faculty.Our Students performed in the Sierra Madre Art Festival as well as the Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. We held our first students recital in June...and are looking forward to the next one in the next few months! Our students have been prize winners in local competitions: Sierra Madre Women's Club and Rotary.Many are first chair in their school bands and are members of the Pasadena Youth Orchestras. Over the summer we held TWO sessions of Rock Camp...that was a highlight for all! And...just recently we decided to begin enrollment in a variety of group classes including Rock Band, Adult Jam, and Music Theory!
Most importantly, we have created a Sierra Madre Music COMMUNITY....filled with our amazing faculty, students, parents, customers and music aficionados! Thank you for making this the most fulfilling and memorable year of our lives!
Magic Circle Theatre presents a very special one-night performance of
The AlmaNova Duo, award winning, innovative classical guitar and flute,
performing international music and classical pieces from their highly
Flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic are both masters of their instruments, elevating the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry.
Their live performances are filled with energy and passion creating a
“…graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless connection.”
Sierra Madre Music's 1st Student Recital was a huge success! We are so proud of all our young performers who participated. Our students played violin, flute, piano, drums electric and classical guitars! We were treated to a wide variety of composers from Bach to Led Zeppelin...and even a couple of budding composers premiered their own songs! We are looking forward to the next one! Special thanks to our amazing faculty for their devotion and encouragement!
On Saturday May 18, 2013 at 2:00pm AlmaNova will be performing at the Glendale Central Library as part of the Associates of Brand Library Music Series. The award winning AlmaNova consists of flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic. Music on the program will includes pieces by Falla, Rossini, Giuliani, Imamovic, Ravel and Ibert. More information is available on the following websites: www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp www.AlmaNovaDuo.com
Admission is free and this concert is sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library. For further information please contact the Glendale Central Library at (818) 548-2027.
Brand Library & Art Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Until the renovation is complete Brand Library events will be held at the Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale 91205, 818-548-2027. Reference service and a portion of the library collection are also available at Glendale Central Library. Please visit us at www.brandlibrary.org or on Facebook for further information and renovation updates. The renovation is expected to be completed in early 2014.
AlmaNova (electrified) with Band will perform on May 5th from 2-4pm as part of 2013 Sierra Madre Art Fair. The performance will be at the Memorial Park (Band Shell) with special guests Bob
Dominguez on drums and Arnold Jacks on bass. What a great day to enjoy
some good music!
We just came back from a whirlwind visit to the Windy City! We had the great privilege to perform once again with the Chamber Opera Chicago. This concert featured some of Chicago's most accomplished opera singers at the beautiful Pritzker Auditorium right in the heart of downtown. The program was a musical tour around the world, featuring arias from Tosca, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Lakme and many more. The highlight was a section of COC's adaption of Jane Austin's Persuasion. We are exploring the possibility of touring with the company while they perform Persuasion in England this summer. That is certainly something to look forward to!
Duck into the Silverlake Lounge January 5th for Happy Hour
drink specials and music by the award-winning ensemble, AlmaNova, an innovative
flute and guitar duo presenting an eclectic program of chamber music. Flutist
Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic are both masters of their
instruments elevating the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity
and artistry. Their live performances are filled with energy and passion
creating a “…graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless
connection.” (Fresno Beehive). The evening
will feature original works by Almer Imamovic and music by Piazzolla, Ravel and