18 NOVEMBER, MONDAY
AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
TEATRO STUDIO BORGNA
9 pm – Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30
Ralph Towner: guitar solo.
Whether the definition of “total musician” coined by Giorgio Gaslini can be applied to any contemporary musician, it has to be Ralph Towner. The American guitarist, pianist and composer has perfectly embodied the ideal of a musician able to master the different languages of classical music, jazz, and popular music, and to know how to blend them in an advanced synthesis to create an expressiveness able to capture the spirit of the times. An essential member of the historic band, Oregon, Towner has had a solo career for over forty years with ECM Record Company, whose inclusive and genre-melding aesthetic makes him one of the main exponents.