Watch and Listen: Guitarist Jordan Dodson with Composer Andrea Clearfield In WRTI's Studio

Mar 26, 2019

Praised by Performance Today as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation," Jordan Dodson makes his March, 2019 debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program featuring Glow, Andrea Clearfield's new concerto for electric guitar. Soloist and composer visit WRTI for live music and conversation with host, Susan Lewis.

Andrea Clearfield
Credit Sanny Leviste

Jordan plays several pieces for solo guitar, as well as sections from Glow, Andrea Clearfield's Concerto for Electric Guitar, accompanied by pianist Matthew Brower. Jordan and Andrea talk about their collaboration on the work, which is based on abstract paintings, and Andrea's own synesthesia.

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia concerts, on March 31 at 2:30 PM and April 1 at 7:30 PM at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, include Heitor Villa-Lobos's Concerto for Guitar and feature Jordan playing both electric and accoustic guitar.

WRTI Program:

Across the Universe, The Beatles arr. Jordan Dodson

Fantasia, Alonso Mudarra (1510-1580)

Cadenza from Concerto for Guitar, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) 

Selections from Glow, Andrea Clearfield

Jordan Dodson is a winner of Astral Artists 2013 National Competition. Andrea Clearfield is the Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence for the Chamber Orchestra's 2018-19 season.