Salsa performance a big success!

On February 14th, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Spain opened their concert with Guthrie’s Salsa: The Allurement.  While the work has been criticized for being underdeveloped and perhaps uninteresting, the public loved the work.  Apparently Ian Guthrie had Ravel’s Bolero paradox: while the composer created something that “contained no music”, the… Continue reading Salsa performance a big success!

Ian Guthrie wins MTNA Oregon young artist competition

Ian Guthrie won first place in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Performance Competition for the state of Oregon in November 2013. As the state winner, he will represent Oregon at the MTNA Northwest Division Competition in Portland this January where he will compete against the state winners from Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana… Continue reading Ian Guthrie wins MTNA Oregon young artist competition

NW Symphony and other ensembles perform Guthrie’s work

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra has programmed Ian Guthrie’s “Salsa” from “The Spuniy Girl” for their February 14th, 2014 concert. Ian Guthrie’s newest piece, The Blast Zone, for two double basses and piano, will be performed at the Universityof Oregon’s Composers Symposium workshop “Virgin Ears” by the American Chamber Ensemble.  The exact date has not been… Continue reading NW Symphony and other ensembles perform Guthrie’s work

Ian Guthrie’s new ensemble work performed and broadcast on March 18th

I am pleased to announce that this coming Monday, March 18th, there will be a concert at St. Anne’s Chapel at Marylhurst University at 7:30pm consisting of Stravinsky’s famous “A Soldier’s Tale” and Marsalis’ “A Fiddler’s Tale.”  Also on the program will be a work by Dr. John Paul, department chair of Marylhurst’s Music Department,… Continue reading Ian Guthrie’s new ensemble work performed and broadcast on March 18th

Performance of string quartet

On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, Portland string quartet Classical Revolution PDX will be performing, among other works, Guthrie’s new work Alicia’s Question.  The performance will take place at St. Anne’s Chapel at Marylhurst University, near Lake Oswego, OR, at 7pm.  Admission is free. Also worth noting is I should have samples of most of my… Continue reading Performance of string quartet