Classical guitarist and composer Darren Curtis Skanson along with his ensemble of cello and violin present classical, Spanish, and modern music. Skanson’s arrangements and compositions are more gentle and melodic than other modern guitar artists. He calls this style “light classical”. Skanson performs a wide variety of classical pieces, including well-known favorites such as Beethoven's "Ode To Joy”, and his own original compositions, blending the two into a seamless listening experience. His choices are varied, ranging from soft, gentle pieces to more dramatic offerings full of well-resolved dissonance and churning with motion. The harmonies he creates and the resolutions he uses, although in some ways orthodox, are unique and fresh sounding.