Renowned Guitar Group Returns to La Grange: Austin’s Bella Corda

Almost exactly one year and one month ago an accomplished guitar group comprising talented teenagers visited La Grange and performed in concert at St. James Episcopal Church. Appearing with the Austin Bella Corda Ensemble at the time was the phenomenal soloist Aytahn Benavi.

Once upon a time I claimed to be a guitar player; I’ve spent decades “cotton picking” my Martin D18. Until, that is, when in 1992 I was on the front row at a concert by the late flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía. After about fifteen nanoseconds into Paco’s picados in his opening number I decided to begin to refer to myself as a person who plays at the guitar. On December 15, 2018 as Aytahn was gliding through some impossible upperfret run, I experienced a flashback of that Paco moment.


To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Category - Tags:

Fayette County Record

127 S. Washington St.
P.O. Box 400
La Grange, TX 78945
Ph: (979) 968-3155
Fx: (979) 968-6767