Event Press Releases
Ancient-Future.Com Records sends out press releases for many Ancient Future concerts. The online versions are posted below.
2017 Event Dates
- 2/11/17. Celebrating the 38th anniversary of their first concert, Ancient Future featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and pianist/santurist Mariah Parker performs on Saturday, February 11, 8 PM, at the Trinity Chapel in Berkeley, California.
- 6/1/17. Ancient Future will perform a Guitar-Sitar Jugalbandi featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and sitar master Pandit Habib Khan with tabla accompaniment by Ferhan Qureshi as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival on Thursday, June 1, at 8 PM at Fort Mason Chapel in San Francisco, California.
- 6/4/17. The Global Guitar Summit featuring American scalloped fretboard guitar and world fusion music pioneer Matthew Montfort, master Italian guitarist and musicologist Giacomo Fiore, and German fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Teja Gerken will perform at the San Francisco International Arts Festival on Sunday, June 4, at 3 PM at Fort Mason Chapel in San Francisco, California.
2016 Event Dates
- 1/23/16 through 1/24/16. Ancient Future featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort with accompaniment by tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar plus special guest Mariah Parker on Saturday, January 23, at 6 PM at The Mazza Castle in Pacifica, California, and Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Fenix in San Rafael, California. The concerts will be the debut performances on Matthew Montfort's new custom scalloped fretboard guitar.
- 4/3/16. Ancient Future featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar on Sunday, April 3, at 8 pm, at the Willits Community Theatre, located at 37 West Van Lane in Willits, California.
- 4/9/16. Ancient Future featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and pianist/santurist Mariah Parker on Saturday, April 9, 8 PM, at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental, California.
- 7/31/16 through 8/12/16.The Global Guitar Summit features Indian nylon string guitarist Konarak Reddy, American scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, and German fingerstyle guitarist Teja Gerken on Sunday July 31 at 6:30 PM at the Fenix, San Rafael; Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM at Don Quixote's, Felton; Saturday August 6 at 6:30 PM at Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto; and Friday, August 12 at 8 PM at Sebastopol Community Center Annex, Sebastopol.
2015 Event Dates
- 4/19/15. Matthew Montfort, Mindia Devi Klein, and Benjy Wertheimer, the original line-up of the pioneering world fusion music group Ancient Future, will perform together for the first time this century at Throckmorton Theatre, located at 142 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, California.
- 4/28/15 through 5/2/15. World fusion music band Ancient Future will tour the Pacific Northwest this spring with shows featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and special guest bassist Jason Everett. They will perform April 28 at the Royal Room, Seattle, Washington; April 29 at Vashon Theatre, Vashon, Washington; April 30, at The Conway Muse, Conway, Washington; and May 2 at the Moscow Renaissance Fair, Moscow, Idaho.
- 8/22/15 through 8/30/15. World music trailblazers Ancient Future will perform a dinner concert August 30 at Gaia's Garden vegetarian restaurant in Santa Rosa, and two educational concerts at Sonoma County libraries on August 22. The concerts feature scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar.
2014 Event Dates
- 1/10/14 through 1/12/14. Ancient Future will perform three duet concerts in Northern California featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort with accompaniment by tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar: January 10 at the Sunflower Center in Petaluma, January 11 at the Trinity Chamber Concerts series at the Trinity Chapel in Berkeley, and January 12 at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton.
- 7/25/14 through 7/27/14. The pioneering world music group Ancient Future will perform two different concert programs in the Reno/Tahoe area featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, hammered dulcimerist Mariah Parker, and tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar: July 25 at the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, in Incline Village, Nevada, and July 27 at the Reno Artown Festival at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
- 8/23/2014. The pioneering world music group Ancient Future will perform a guitar and Indian tabla program at the Stone Soup Music Festival on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 4 p.m. The show features scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by renowned Indian tabla virtuoso, Aditya Kalyanpur. Their performance at the Stone Soup Music Festival will be held at Ramona Garden Park at the corner of 9th and Ramona Streets in Grover Beach, California.
2013 Event Dates
- 1/20/13. Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Sextet at the Freight and Salvage. Live Recording and Birthday Celebration.
- 3/23/13. Ancient Future Duet at the Willits Community Theatre.
- 5/11/13. Ancient Future Duet at Halanda Studio in San Jose.
- 6/21/13. Ancient Future Duet at Garden Gate in Berkeley.
- 6/22/13. World Rhythm Workshop at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto.
- 10/16/13. Ancient Future World Without Walls Reunion at the Freight and Salvage. Also streams worldwide at ConcertWindow.com.
2012 Event Dates
- 2/29/12. Sympathetic Strings & Resonant Reeds: A Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort featuring Alex de Grassi, Paul McCandless, Jon Mendle, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Teja Gerken and Ronnie Ray Padilla
2011 Event Dates
- 6/7/11. Ancient Future World Without Walls Reunion at Yoshi's in San Francisco.
- 3/20/11. Ancient Future Duet at the Henry Miller Libary in Big Sur.
- 3/18/11. Welcome Spring with a World Music Workshop at Esalen in Big Sur.
- 1/29/11. Ancient Future Celtic Raga Duet at Village Homes Community Center in Davis.
2010 Event Dates
- 11/3/10. The Sonoma County Libraries Present Ancient Future In Concert.
- 10/23/10. Trinity Chamber Concerts Presents Ancient Future in World Chamber Music Concert.
- 10/21/10. Natural Resonance Concert Series Presents Ancient Future Duet in House Concert.
- 9/25/10. The Sonoma County Libraries Present Ancient Future In Concert.
- 9/15/10. World Fusion Jam at Peña Pachamama with Dinner Percussion Playshop Party.
- 8/18/10. World Music for Guitar Performance by Matthew Montfort at Peña Pachamama with Pre-Show Dinner Percussion Playshop Party.
- 8/15/10. A Tryst with Junnoon: 63rd Indian Independence Day Celebrations with Live Indian Fusion Music by Ancient Future.
- 8/2/10. Ancient Future Performs at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara.
- 7/31/10. Ancient Future Performs at the Fret House in Covina.
- 7/28/10. Ancient Future Performs at The Waterfront Concert Theater in Marina Del Rey.
- 6/26/10. Friends of the Petaluma Library Presents Ancient Future In Concert.
- 6/25/10. Ancient Future Duet Performs Free Concert in Downtown Davis.
- 6/5/10. San Francisco Guitar Summit featuring Matthew Montfort, Teja Gerken, and the San Francisco Guitar Quartet.
- 4/30/10. Matthew Montfort Performs Spanish Serenades, Meditative Maqams, and Reflective Ragas.
- 4/23/10. Spread Your Wings & Fly with Us: A Musical Journey Featuring Montana Skies, Matthew Montfort of Ancient Future, and North African Music by AZA.
- 4/19/10. Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Quintet Returns to Yoshi's.
- 4/15/10. Mariah Parker and Her Indo Latin Jazz Quintet In Concert at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz.
- 3/27/10. TimnaTal Music Presents Ancient Future In Concert in Davis.
- 3/6/10. Ancient Future Duet Performs Dinner Concert Cuisine by In the Mood for Food.
- 2/28/10. World Fusion Mini-Fest Featuring Matthew Montfort (Scalloped Fretboard Guitar and Glissentar Pioneer), Four Shillings Short (Celtic/Folk/World Music Duo), and Walter Strauss & Mamadou Sidibe (Finger-Style Guitar and West African Hunter's Harp).
- 1/17/10. Performance at Peña Pachamama by Matthew Montfort San Francisco Soiree for Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort.
- 1/1/10. Welcome the New Year with a World Music Workshop at Esalen, Big Sur.
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