Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields in Concert at Symphony Center
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A two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel -- voted Best Acoustic Guitarist in Guitar Player magazine's 2008 and 2010 Reader's Choice Awards -- comes to the Lund Auditorium for an exciting evening of guitar virtuosity. One of Australia's most revered musicians, Emmanuel uses an uncommon 10-fingered style, known as Travis picking, first popularized by the legendary Chet Atkins -- who counted himself among Emmanuel's greatest fans and even named him a Certified Guitar Player. One of only a handful ever to receive that honor, Emmanuel has played alongside greats like Eric Clapton and Les Paul during a professional career that spans nearly five decades. Learn More
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Incredible concert. I would describe the music as sublime. The way the musicians blended was like "musical butter"...soft, sweet, drenching, and seeping into every seat of Chicago Symphony Hall. The audience was appreciative and the musicians...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“The impact of the ensemble was breathtaking. . .laced with spectacular displays of inspired individuality.” —T_he Scotsman_
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