David Gordon first picked up a guitar in 1959, and he's been learning songs ever since. Lots and lots of songs. His new one-man show In My Life is a very personal retrospective of his favorite tunes from his (nearly) 60 years of singing for audiences.
The playlist for this concert will include music and words by Tom Paxton, Kate Wolf, Lennon & McCartney, Calvin Trillin, Robert W. Service, Pete Seeger, John McCutcheon, David Wilcox, Jacques Offenbach, Stephen Foster, Iris DeMent, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marty Robbins, a medieval French troubadour, and a few more.
Yes, all of that crazy variety in 90 heart-filled minutes.
In his concerts with guitar David draws on his lifelong love of traditional and contemporary acoustic music. With a rich and sensitive voice and a keen sense of drama, he interweaves songs of love, compassion, and laughter with stories, poetry, musings, and his own uniquely goofy brand of humor. Throughout his musical career, David's intention has always been to open hearts through song and story, and share with his listeners the power of words and music and the joys of living and love.
$35 Advance sale online or by phone $40 At the door
$21 Monterey Peninsula College full-time students (online or at the door)
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Advance purchase is highly recommended. David's acoustic concert on the Monterey Peninsula last season was sold out two weeks in advance and no tickets were available at the door.
The Music Hall at Monterey Peninsula College
The Music Hall is on the east side of campus, very near MPC Parking Lot B, and between the Theater and the Art Gallery. It seats 200+, has good acoustics and great visibility. It is handicap and wheelchair accessible.
3:30pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Doors open at 3:00pm, concert ends by 5:00. No intermission.
The Washington Post described David Gordon as
He's a life-long troubadour whose compelling voice, keen sense of drama, and offbeat humor have charmed audiences worldwide. His international performing career reaches from Bach to country music, from grand opera to jazz, from Mozart to to Fats Waller.
A remarkable singer, guitarist, and storyteller, David began entertaining audiences as a folk singer in 1960 when he was barely 13. The acoustic guitar has been his musical companion ever since.
After conservatory training, David established a distinguished international career as a classical concert and opera singer, author, teacher and lecturer. He has appeared as tenor soloist in great opera houses and concert halls on four continents. Follow these links to view more details about David's career in classical music, and his classical performing credits and discography.
David was a popular and central figure at the Carmel Bach Festival in California for more than 30 years. During that time he served in many capacities: tenor soloist, lecturer, supertitle creator, chorus director, vocal teacher, concert narrator and producer, and Dramaturge.
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