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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Al Di Meola: Notorious Electric Tour 2018

Music from Elegant Gypsy to Opus
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8pm

Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine & Jazz Series

Buy Tickets  VIP Ticket Bundle

Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for a complimentary wine tasting by Pera Wines and an art exhibit by Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta!


Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola is revered for his dazzling, complex fretwork and known for blending jazz fusion, Latin fusion, acoustic style and world music. Di Meola’s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide.

A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner (winning more awards than any guitarist living or dead), and prolific composer, he has amassed over 30 albums as a leader while collaborating on more than a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his extraordinary technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing along with the soulfulness and the inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

Our featured local artist for this show is Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta.  Elizabeth is a third generation artist who studied painting, print-making, and exploratory mixed media at Silvermine Art in New Canaan.  She finds herself amazed and inspired by the contrasts to be found in the city. Gorgeous architecture is reduced by grit, grime & rust.  A person can find themselves feeling alone among the millions.  And within the constant noise one can discover a certain silence of the soul.  Elizabeth intentionally pauses to take in the whole experience so that she can bring it back to life in her paintings.

Tickets: $49.50
VIP Ticket Bundle: $149.50
Includes: Soundcheck Party, Meet & Greet, and Talk Back session.

Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Eddie’s Pizza & Pasta (24 Prospect Street, Ridgefield) the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree when tickets are presented!