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The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society event calendar features classical guitar events throughout the Delaware Valley and the greater Delaware area. If you would like us to include your event, please send us the information via our contact page with the date of the event as the subject line.

Please note that, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person concerts have been postponed or cancelled. It is beyond our ability to update every listing as cancellations occur, so please be sure to check the event links available in each listing to ensure the event you’d like to attend is still taking place.

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September, 2015

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Ana Vidovic (ADML)

Add event to googleSaturday September 19, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAn die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201Admission:Location: Tickets $20 in advance, $23 at the door *
Location: An die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201
Parking: Paid garage or street
Presenter: An die Musik Live (ADML) andiemusiklive.com/

*For Ticket Information call (410) 385-2638 or www.instantseats.com/in.....=8202

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. Ms. Vidovic has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis and beyond. Mel Bay Publications released Ana Vidovic's most recent DVD in 2009 entitled "Guitar Artistry in Concert," a journey through the music of Torroba, Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios Mangoré. "Guitar Virtuoso," Ana's performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton, was released on DVD by the Mel Bay label in 2006.

Ms. Vidovic continues to broaden her repertoire and captivates audiences around the world with her global touring in the 2010-11 season. Following performances in Poland in Summer 2010, Ms. Vidovic began the season with a tour to Reunion Island (France) and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Her schedule, internationally, continues with concerto appearances with the Romanian Radio Symphony in Bucharest, the Zagreb Soloists in Japan and recitals throughout Japan and at festivals in Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and Scotland. Ms. Vidovic's U.S. concerto engagements this season include the Missoula, Tacoma and Westmoreland symphonies. Her recital schedule in the USA is highlighted by her debut recital at New York's 92nd Street Y. She also performs recitals at The Strathmore (Bethesda, MD), Baltimore, Washington (DC), Jacksonville, Greensburg (PA), Boston, Clarksville (TN), Kansas City and Salt Lake City.

Highlights of Ana Vidovic’s 2009-10 season included tours to Korea and Colombia, with stateside engagements including recitals in Pensacola (FL), Baltimore, Austin (TX), Brookville (NY) and Erie (PA; and a concerto performance with the Asheville Symphony conducted by Daniel Meyer. She has also performed as soloist with the West Virginia Symphony, among others.

Ms. Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. In Croatia the guitarist has performed with the Zagreb Soloists and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and with Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as having been featured in three television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.

Ana Vidovic comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia, and started playing guitar at the age of 5, and by 7 had given her first public performance. At the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Ana's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory where she graduated in 2005.


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For more information about Ana Vidovic, please visit www.anavidovic.com/.
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday September 20, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Ayreheart, Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury and Bruce Anthony (WCL and DP)

Add event to googleThursday September 24, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapWorld Cafe Live at The Queen 500 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801 Admission: $20 plus fees
Location: World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Delaware Pick and World Cafe Live

The Delaware Pick is an attempt to bring to light the roots and traditions that led to our modern appreciation of the stringed instruments that often lead our favorite music. This year's event, The 2ND DEL Pick, is a focus on the influence of ancient, medieval, and modern composition on popular music.
Ayreheart

Ayreheart grew out of my desire to write new music for the lute - the most popular instrument of the Renaissance - and make it accessible to a wider audience. My first compositions were conceived as solos. But I was soon writing music that could not be fully expressed on solo lute and I needed musician friends to help realize the music." - Ronn Mcfarlane. The original music of Ayreheart reflects elements of the many kinds of music we love: Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz and others. Ronn McFarlane (lute), Brian Kay (vocals, lute, guitar & komuz), Willard Morris (bass, violin, mandolin & colascione) and Mattias Rucht (percussion) blend the old and new to create Ayreheart’s collective voice. An Ayreheart performance can consist of an eclectic mix of Renaissance-inspired Folk and Acoustic Rock originals, as well as some old traditional tunes, or entire programs of Renaissance music from the British Isles. When Centuries Collide is a ground-breaking concert program combining the elegance of Renaissance music with the propulsion of twenty-first century rock. Ronn Mcfarlane is a Grammy nominated Lutenist whose music has been used in Showtime's series Borgia. McFarlane was a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory from 1984 to 1995, teaching lute and lute-related subjects. In 1996, Mr. McFarlane was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory for his achievements in bringing the lute and its music to the world. He has over 30 recordings on the Dorian/Sono Luminus label, including solo albums, lute duets, flute & lute duets, lute songs, recordings with the Baltimore Consort, the complete lute music of Vivaldi, and Blame Not My Lute, a collection of Elizabethan lute music and poetry, with spoken word by Robert Aubry Davis. Recently, Ronn has been engaged in composing new music for the lute, building on the tradition of the lutenist/composers of past centuries. His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album.
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury


Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is a disciple of sitar maestro Pandit Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. His training in sitar emphasizes the instrument’s affinity with the ancient veena, utilizing techniques which explore the sitar’s full-potential. Indrajit has performed at such venues as the Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark (Kolkata), the Indian Embassy in Berlin, the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) and has had his concerts telecast by Doordarshan (Indian National Television). As a collaborative artist Indrajit has shared the stage with leading musicians from other genres such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Michigan Philharmonic, and The New York Russian Choir. Indrajit has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania teaching the university’s sitar course.
Bruce Anthony

Born in Chester, PA, Bruce Anthony is an established guitar player, of many different disciplines and styles. A main-stay in the Wilmington and Newark scene, many are familiar with his timeless covers of classic blues, funk, and rock. Though how many are acquainted with his original works? Be prepared to see elegant, deliberate use of the guitar in the able hands of Bruce Anthony as he puts the notes to work during 45 mins of compelling original picking and fretwork.

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October, 2015

9

Phil Goldenberg (RU)

Add event to googleFriday October 9, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapPfleeger Concert Hall, North Campus Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028, United StatesAdmission: Free
Location: Wilson Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free parking lot
Presenter: Rowan University rowan.edu

Phil Goldenberg presents a concert of music for solo classical guitar, including works by Bach, Giuliani, Barrios, Moller, Tröster, and Duplessy.
 

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Master Class with Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 11, 2015 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapPeabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, United StatesAdmission: Free
Location:Cohen-Davison Family Theatre Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society (BCGS) supported by Free Fall Baltimore and the D'Addario Foundation

Performers and auditors welcome! Click www.bcgs.org/pages/mast.....90129 to sign up for free admission tickets. If you would like to perform in this class, please sign up asap. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors.

For more information on Meng Su please visit www.mengsuguitar.com/

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Chris Wilke (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 11, 2015 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement School of Music 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia PAAdmission: General $25, Student/Senior $15, Member $10
Parking: Free Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)

Christopher Wilke developed a love for music early in life.
As a child he began to compose music before he’d even learned to play an instrument. He went on to study guitar and composition at the College of Mt. St. Joseph followed by a Master’s degree in classical guitar from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.
He recently completed his doctorate in Early Music Performance at the Eastman School of Music under renowned lutenist, Paul O'Dette.
He now teaches at Nazareth College in Rochster, NY.
Dr. Wilke has performed widely in both Europe and the U.S.
He has done live on-air performances and interviews for WGUC, WNKU and WVXU radio stations where his recordings were also featured. Notable appearances include a performance with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and solo concerts at the European Lute Festival in Fuessen,
Germany and the Lute Society of America's 2010 Festival.

For more information on this artist please visit www.christopherwilke.com/

For more information about this event and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society please visit www.phillyguitar.com/index.html
 

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Master Class with Duo Melis

Add event to googleFriday October 16, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapTowson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, United StatesAdmission: Free
Location: Towson University Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, United States
Parking: Lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society (BCGS) supported by Free Fall Baltimore and the D'Addario Foundation

Auditors welcome! Performers will be students of Towson University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Towson University guitar department. Click www.bcgs.org/pages/mast.....90129 to sign up.

For more information on Duo Melis please visit www.duo-melis.com

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Duo Melis (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday October 17, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKaplan Concert Hall Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204Admission: $35 general $30 member/senior full-time student
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204
Parking: Paid Lot
Presenter: BCGS

Program

M. DE FALLA ( 1876-1946)
Danza Española N° 2 from “La Vida Breve“
Danza de los Vecinos from “El Sombrero de Tres Picos”
Danza de la Molinera from “El Sombrero de Tres Picos”

ANTOINE DE LHOYER (1768-1840)
Duo N° 3. Op. 31
I.Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo

D. BOGDANOVIC (1955- )
Sonata-Fantasía
-Allegro rítmico
-Adagio, rubato
-Allegro molto

Intermission

J. PH. RAMEAU (1683-1764)
Allemande
Les Rappel des Oiseaux
Les Tendres Plaintes
Les Cyclopes

ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916)
Valses Poéticos

A. PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
Tango Suite
-Allegro
-Andante rubato melancólico
-Allegro


Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis made their debut as Duo Melis in 1999 at the International Guitar Festival of Volos (Greece). Since then they have performed in such prestigious halls as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Megaron in Athens, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. They are in great demand for concerts and master classes at international guitar festivals and prestigious concert series in Europe and America.

They have won numerous prizes, both individually and together. In 1999, as a duo, they won first prize at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Frechen (Germany). The following year they won the prestigious Guitar Duo Competition of Montelimar (France) as well as the 21st International Guitar Duo Competition "Mauro Giuliani" (Italy). In 2001 they captured the Duo/Ensemble prize at the Chamber Music Competition of Leipzig (Germany) and the same year were the winners at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Paris (France). In 2003 they recorded their first CD after winning the recording prize Citta di Verona at the International Chamber Music Competition "Gaetano Zinetti" (Italy). In 2005 they successfully auditioned for the Yehudi Menuhin Society Live Music Now.

Duo Melis has collaborated with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, and the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki conducted by Leo Brouwer. Their wide repertoire spans from the baroque music to the music of A. Piazzolla, A. Ginastera, Leo Brouwer, and also includes concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Vivaldi as well as the newly composed concerto of Marek Pasieczny dedicated to Duo Melis.

Recent appearances in North America include the Guitar Foundation of Americas Annual Convention, and recitals in Chicago, St. Louis, Austin, Scranton, College Station, Houston, Brownsville, and Detroit. They have appeared twice for both OMNI Concerts in San Francisco and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Weekend. They were featured artists at the Bethlehem Guitar Festival in Pennsylvania. In Europe, they have presented recitals in Italy, Greece, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Rumania, Holland, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Sweden and France. Following their performance at the GFA Convention in 2008, Mark Switzer wrote in Soundboard:

"The performance of Duo Melis was one of my favorites of the conference; their playing was technically superb, musically convincing, and demonstrated fantastic ensemble."

Susana and Alexis have studied in Spain and Greece respectively. They continued their postgraduate studies as duo and as solo artists at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Holland), the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Conservatory in Leipzig (Germany), and the Conservatory "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin (Germany).

Since 2006 Alexis and Susana have taught at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg in France.

Please visit www.duo-melis.com/ for the Duo Melis website

For More Information about this event and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society please visit www.bcgs.org/
 

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Master Class with Matt Palmer (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 18, 2015 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapAn Die Musik, 409 North Charles Street , Baltimore, MD 21201Admission: Free
Location:
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society (BCGS) supported by Free Fall Baltimore and the D'Addario Foundation


Performers and auditors welcome! Click www.bcgs.org/pages/mast.....90129 to sign up for free admission tickets. If you would like to perform in this class, please sign up asap. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors.

For more information on Matt Palmer please visit www.mattpalmerguitar.com/

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Jason Vieaux Guitar (PCMS)

Add event to googleSunday October 18, 2015 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United StatesAdmission: $24
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS)

Program
Giuliani: Grande Overture
Bach: Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Albéniz: Capricho Catalan and Torre Bermeja
Sessler: Rhapsody and Afterglow
Henze: Drei Tentos from Kammermusik
Jobim: A Felicidade (Arr.)
Ellington: In A Sentimental Mood
Bustamante: Misionera (w/P. Metheny intro)

Jason Vieaux “makes the single guitar seem like a body of instruments at work, an orchestra of sound” (Philadelphia Inquirer). In five previous PCMS engagements, he has demonstrated stirringly virtuosic playing, uncommon communicative gifts and strikingly imaginative programming. Ranging from Bach to bossa nova, his Sunday afternoon return to the Art Museum traverses five centuries of music from three continents.Vieaux_1
Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. He has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of recital, concerto, chamber music, teaching and recording commitments is distinguished with return engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Vieaux’s solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America, as well as many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New York’s 92nd Street Y. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker.

Jason Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with over 50 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Santa Fe, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Kitchener-Waterloo, Richmond, Buffalo, Edmonton, IRIS Chamber, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival, and New Hampshire Music Festival. Some of the conductors he has worked with include David Robertson, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, David Lockington, Steven Smith, and Edwin Outwater.

Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His next album, PLAY, a selection of audience favorites celebrating Vieaux’s 20 years of professional touring, will be released in January 2014 on Azica Records. Among his previous eleven commercial albums is an Azica disc of Astor Piazzolla’s music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. Bach: Works for Lute, Vol.1 hit No. 13 on Billboard’s Classical Chart after its first week and received rave reviews by Gramophone, The Absolute Sound, and Soundboard. Images of Metheny features music by American jazz legend Pat Metheny, who, after hearing this landmark recording, declared: “I am flattered to be included in Jason’s musical world.” Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz made several Top Ten lists the year of its release. Vieaux’s albums and live performances are regularly heard on radio and internet around the world, and his work is the subject of feature articles in print and online around the world, including such magazines as Acoustic Guitar, MUSO, Gramophone, and on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence.”

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and he has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001.

Vieaux is a member of the Advisory Board of the Guitar Foundation of America, and is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. His primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. In 1995, Vieaux was an Artistic Ambassador of the U.S. to Southeast Asia.

For more information about Jason Vieaux please visit www.jasonvieaux.com/index2.htm

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Jason Vieaux Master Class (TU)

Add event to googleMonday October 19, 2015 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapRock Hall Auditorium 1715 N. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19122Admission: Free and open to the public
Location: Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Street
Presenter: Temple University (TU) Boyer College of Music and Dance

Master Class: Jason Vieaux, guitar

The program features diverse repertoire from a variety of composers. Each performer appreciates your attendance.

The repertoire for the class is:
Sonata I, 4th mvt by Manuel Ponce
Jordan Peterson

Lute Suite no.1, Allemande by J.S. Bach
Kyle Johnson

Variations on Carnival of Venice by Francisco Tarrega
Daniel Brooks

Cuna from Suite Compostelana by Federico Mompu
Andrew DiGiondomenico

Cello Suite no.3, Gigue by J.S. Bach
Derek Kennell

For more information on this event please contact Mark Schillizi at schillizzi@temple.edu
or call 215 2147609

for more information on Jason Vieaux please visit www.jasonvieaux.com/
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Jeremy Lyons with special guest Dulcet Guitar Duo (WCGS and WCU)

Add event to googleFriday October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383Admission: FREE and open to the public
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org and West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to present Baltimore guitarist Jeremy Lyons in his third WCGS appearance! Join us at West Chester University Friday, October 30 where Jeremy will perform a captivating program of classical guitar music, featuring works by Giuliani, Weiss, Bach, Rodrigo, and Tansman.

Guest opening artist: Dulcet Guitar Duo (Caroline Kubach and Alex Pollock)

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Admission: FREE and open to the public!

NOTE: Join us again on Saturday, October 31 at 2:00 pm in Swope Music Building Rm. 141 for a master class with Jeremy Lyons featuring performers from the West Chester guitar program. The master class is also free and open to the public to audit.

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Bio:
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jeremy Lyons began studying the classical guitar at a young age with his father Glenn Lyons, who is the professor of classical guitar at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Along with the guitar, Jeremy studied the cello growing up with Ovidiu Marinescu, who is a professor of cello and orchestral conductor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Florida State University, where he studied with Bruce Holzman, and holds an MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco. In May of 2015 Jeremy received a second masters degree in Musicology and completed his DMA at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Manuel Barrueco.

In addition to solo concerts, Jeremy has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Warminster symphony orchestra, and the Tallahassee symphony orchestra. Jeremy also performs on viola da gamba, lute, and Baroque guitar with The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble under the direction of Mark Cudek, and he regularly performs with his duo partner Soprano, Lisa Perry. While maintaining an active performing career, Jeremy is the current guitar instructor at Artist music education center in Perry Hall Maryland and teaches guitar at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C.

For more information about Jeremy Lyons, please visit jeremylyonsguitar.com/.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Master Class with Jeremy Lyons (WCGS and WCU)

Add event to googleSaturday October 31, 2015 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383Admission: FREE and open to the public to audit
Location: Room 141, Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org and West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

The guitar department of West Chester University in conjunction with the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society presents a classical guitar master class with award-winning guitarist Jeremy Lyons.

A master class is a public lesson, wherein a number of student performers perform for a visiting artist in front of an audience and receive critiques and instruction from the artist. This master class will feature performers from the West Chester University guitar department. All performance slots for this class are filled.

Auditors of the class (observing audience members) are welcome and encouraged, and admission is free.

NOTE: Don't miss Jeremy Lyons' concert with the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society taking place the night before the master class, Friday, October 30 at 7:30 pm in Ware Recital Hall in Swope Music Building at West Chester University. Visit wilmingtonguitar.org for more information.

Bio:
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jeremy Lyons began studying the classical guitar at a young age with his father Glenn Lyons, who is the professor of classical guitar at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Along with the guitar, Jeremy studied the cello growing up with Ovidiu Marinescu, who is a professor of cello and orchestral conductor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Florida State University, where he studied with Bruce Holzman, and holds an MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco. In May of 2015 Jeremy received a second masters degree in Musicology and completed his DMA at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Manuel Barrueco.

In addition to solo concerts, Jeremy has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Warminster symphony orchestra, and the Tallahassee symphony orchestra. Jeremy also performs on viola da gamba, lute, and Baroque guitar with The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble under the direction of Mark Cudek, and he regularly performs with his duo partner Soprano, Lisa Perry. While maintaining an active performing career, Jeremy is the current guitar instructor at Artist music education center in Perry Hall Maryland and teaches guitar at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C.

For more information about Jeremy Lyons, please visit jeremylyonsguitar.com/.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
November, 2015

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Yuri Liberzon (ADML)

Add event to googleThursday November 5, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAn Die Musik, 409 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United StatesAdmission: $10-$15
Location: An Die Musik 409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: An Die Musik Live (ADML)

Russian-born and Israeli-raised guitarist Yuri Liberzon ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists in the United States and the world. His playing has been described as “Transcendent technical prowess at the service of gracious musicality. He is a natural born guitarist”. Washington D.C. Guitar Society wrote: “Mr. Liberzon was terrific. World-class mental acrobatics. Very pleasing results.” His debut album Ascension was released to both domestic and international listeners on Friday, July 17th 2015. It wasn’t long before the album received a stunning review from classical music critic Dan Cohen at The Muse’s Muse. He writes: “...he's all about melody, all about communication, all about heart. It's his Ascension, to be sure, but he wants to take us with him. My advice to you-- drop everything and go!”

For more information on Yuro Liberzon please visit www.yuriguitar.com/

For more information on this event please visit www.AndieMusikLIVE.com
 

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Solomon Silber (NCO)

Add event to googleSaturday November 7, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapLutheran Church of God's Love 791 Newtown Yardley Road Newtown, PennsylvaniaAdmission: $25 adult/senior
Location: Lutheran Church of God's Love 791 Newtown Yardley Road Newtown, Pennsylvania
Parking: Lot or Street
Presenter: Newtown Chamber Orchestra (NCO)

Solomon Silber will be accompanying the Newtown Chamber Orchestra. The program will include:
Toy Symphony Haydn
Rounds for Strings Diamond
Liebeslieder Waltzes Brahms
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, Giuliani
Op.36 in A Major

Classically-trained guitarist, Solomon L. Silber will excite us with Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 36 A Major by Giulani. This special occasion will be a “homecoming” for Mr. Silber who, at the age 17, performed as an NCO soloist in the premiere of a concerto written by his teacher, composer/guitarist Allen Krantz, and commissioned and conducted by Russell Hoffmann, Music Director /Conductor of the NCO.

Trained in the tradition of Andres Segovia by Oscar Ghiglia, Solomon’s playing aims to bring a modern energy to an old world aesthetic. A devoted interpreter of the core repertoire of Spanish, Baroque and classical music, Solomon is in demand as recitalist chamber music and concerto soloist, having performed both nationally and internationally. At the age of sixteen, Solomon performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra as the only guitarist ever to win the Philadelphia Orchestra Concerto Competition. Beginning his training in classical guitar at the early age of five, and studying with some of the most accomplished artists in the field, Solomon graduated with honors from Yale University in 2014. He is currently completing the Master of Music in guitar performance at the Yale School of Music. His discography, upcoming releases and films can be found on his website at www.solomonsilber.com/

For more information on this event please visit www.newtownchamberorchestra.org/
 

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Tara Rose Davison (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PAAdmission: General $25, Student/Senior $15, Member $10
Parking: Free Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)

Tara Rose Davison, soprano and classical guitarist, began her training as an opera singer. She performed throughout the United States and Internationally in roles such as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. By the age of 21, she was the youngest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. While in graduate school she shifted her focus to classical guitar and in particular works for classical guitar and voice.
She graduated cum laude from University of Colorado Boulder in 2009.
She has since released two albums, Love Songs & Lullabies from Spain and South America and L’Arte dell’Amore, A Collection of Rare 19th Century Italian Songs. Most recently she played for a White House Delegation and gave a solo recital at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America International Convention.
She is sponsored by Savarez Strings.

For more information on this artist please visit tararosemusic.com/


For more information about this event and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society please visit www.phillyguitar.com/index.html
 

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The Mayes Guitar Duo (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday November 11, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: Free
Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)


Joseph Mayes was self-taught until 1963 when he began his studies with Mr. Peter Colona at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. In 1968, after three years in the army, Mr. Mayes was given an invitational scholarship by the government of Spain to study with the internationally-renowned concert guitarist Andres Segovia. Mayes holds degrees in guitar from Thomas Edison College of Trenton, New Jersey, and Shenandoah University of Winchester, Virginia. Since 1972, Mr. Mayes has been on the faculty of Rowan University where he teaches Guitar, lute, vihuela da mano, and mandolin. His CD recordings span the complete range of the enormous repertoire for the guitar and lute. His latest CD is a collection of music for two guitars and two renaissance lutes, entitled "Romance" performed with his wife, Kathleen Mayes as the The Mayes Guitar Duo. In 2010, the Mayes Guitar Duo appeared in Carnegie Hall where they debuted a song-cycle, written for the duo by Roger Hudson, based on the sayings of Yogi Bera, "Shenandoah" written for the duo by Howard Vance, and "On the Heath" a renaissance lute duet composed for the duo by Ronn McFarlane. Mayes' many publications of transcriptions and arrangements have been published by Mel Bay, inc. Plucked String Publishing, Creative Guitar International, Galvanized Music, and Clear Note Publications. His reviews are published regularly in "Soundboard," the organ of the Guitar Foundation of America.

Kathleen Mayes is a well-known Southern New Jersey performer and teacher of Classical Guitar and Renaissance Lute. She holds degrees from Rowan University and Drexel University and studied with well-known Segovia disciple Larry Snitzler of George Mason University and Julian Gray of Peabody Conservatory. Along with being an active soloist, Ms. Mayes regularly performs concerts and lectures as duo partner with Joseph Mayes on Renaissance instruments, 19th Century Guitars, and modern Classical Guitars. Ms. Mayes has recorded a solo CD "Music from the Bistro" and 3 Duo CD's with Joseph Mayes: "The Schoole of Musicke", "Romance", and "Sketches for 2".


For more information on this event please visit

www.rowan.edu/colleges/.....x.cfm

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Guitarist/Composer Kevin Cope with special guest Grant Lu (WCGS)

Add event to googleThursday November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802Admission*: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students & WCGS/PCGS Members
Location: The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

*Advance tickets for this event are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2365120. Please note, a small fee will be applied to the sale of each ticket ($1.17 - 1.34).

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present guitarist/composer Kevin Cope with special guest Grant Lu!

Guitarist/Composer and 2015 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship award winner Kevin Cope presents a program of original works for classical guitar, including works for solo guitar, duos with clarinet and classical guitar, and a trio with soprano and percussion.

Guest Opening Artist: Grant Lu

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com will follow the concert.

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Bio:
Kevin J. Cope is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a master's degree in music composition and a second master's degree in guitar performance. He has studied with composers Patrick Long, Jennifer Barker, and Andrew Bleckner, and guitarists Matthew Slotkin and Christiaan Taggart. Often leaning toward a dark character, his composition style ranges from tonal to atonal with a wide range in between. Among his favorite tools is mixing Arabian modes with Western theory to create unique harmonies and melodic structures.

Kevin writes for any instrumentation and has received commissions for many ensembles including horn octet, guitar ensemble (Salisbury Guitar Festival), choir, woodwind quintet, chamber ensembles, and concert band. Solo and duet commissions have also been completed including works for guitar, flute and guitar, tenor and piano, saxophone and guitar (Duo Montagnard), and guitar duo (Duo Cortado).

Kevin was the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship for Music Composition and the 2015 Established Professional Fellowship for Music Composition from the Delaware Division of the Arts and has also been featured on the cover of Soundboard Magazine in their 40th Anniversary Edition with a focus on composition for the guitar (see below). The issue also includes two movements from his Suite No. 2 for solo guitar.

Currently the president of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, and a member of the board of directors for Orchestra 2001, Kevin continues to work to enhance the influence the classical guitar and contemporary art music in the Philadelphia area.

For more information about Kevin Cope, please visit kevinjcope.com/

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Angel Romero and Aeolus Quartet (LTPAC)

Add event to googleThursday November 19, 2015 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapThe Trust Performing Arts Center 37 N. Market St., Lancaster, PA 17603 Admission: $34 General, $24 Seniors and Veterans, $15 Students
Location: The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 N. Market St., Lancaster, PA 17603
Parking: Paid Lot or street (metered)
Presenter: Lancaster Trust Performing Arts Center

Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. One of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, Romero’s driving intensity and flawless control mark him as a true master of the arts. Joining him will be the award-winning Aeolus Quartet, a string quartet committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet is currently the resident graduate string Quartet at the Juilliard School. Don’t miss Angel Romero and Aeolus Quartet as they enrapture The Trust for an unforgettable night!

For more information on Angel Romero please visithttp://www.angelromero.com/

For more information on the Lancaster Trust and this event please visit www.lancastertrust.com/.....rtet/
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 22, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
December, 2015

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Junhong Kuang (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204Admission: $30 general, $25 member/seniors full-time student
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204
Parking: Paid Lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society (BCGS)

The exceptional Chinese guitarist Junhong Kuang, who won first prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition in November 2011, has made a remarkable impact on the international stage, receiving standing ovations at venues in New York (Carnegie Hall), Shanghai and Beijing for his flawless technique and youthful optimism. At the age of 15, Junhong Kuang is taking the world by storm.


For More Information about this event and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society please visit www.bcgs.org/
 

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Local Artist Concert and Holiday Party (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 6, 2015 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement School of Music 416 Queen Street Philadelphia PAAdmission: General $25, Student/Senior $15, Member Free
Parking: Free Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)
For more information about this event and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society please visit phillyguitar.org/.
 

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Matthew Lavanish, Nikolay Gavlishin and Simon Varley Holiday Concert (VCF)

Add event to googleFriday December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapVictory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720, United StatesAdmission: FREE
Location: Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720
Parking: free parking lot
Presenter: Victory Christian Fellowship

Matthew Lavanish, Nikolay Gavlishin and Simon Varley present a program of some of their favorite classical guitar music for celebration, contemplation and enjoyment. Join us for an hour of beautiful music including works by Bach, Weiss, Barrios, Mertz, Schubert, Llobet, and more, including some holiday favorites.

It's possible live streaming will be available here: jesusexperience.com/live-streaming-chat

For more information about Matthew Lavanish, please visit lavanishguitar.com

For more information about Nikolay Gavlishin, please visit nikolayguitar.com

For more information about Victory Christian Fellowship, please visit victoryexperience.com
 

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Jordan Dodson, classical guitar and Christine Lamprea, cello (LTL)

Add event to googleSaturday December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapEly Room, Wyndham, Brynn Mawr College, 101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010Admission: FREE!
Location: Ely Room, Wyndham B&B, Brynn Mawr College, 101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Parking: Parking Lot or Street Parking
Presenter: Learning to Listen www.brynmawr.edu/arts/learningtolisten.html

The artists will consider three distinct musical periods, the two instruments’ timbres and history, and what their individual voices bring to the pieces.

Free Admission, Refreshments Served

Bios
Jordan Dodson Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he has also received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to venues such as (Le) Poisson Rouge (New York City), Roulette (Brooklyn), the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou (France). An advocate for contemporary music, he has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, and Gabriella Smith. Mr. Dodson performs as a member of Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and he recently collaborated with such acclaimed artists as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson, and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Kenny Hill guitar.

Christine Lamprea - Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea was the First Prize winner of the XVI Annual Sphinx Competition (2013). As such she joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program, and is presented as soloist with major orchestras worldwide. She has also received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Young Texas Artists’ Competition and, captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, Ms. Lamprea has appeared as soloist with the Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and has toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S., in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Omaha and Bay Atlantic symphonies and solo recitals in Illinois’ Krannert Center and Florida’s Kravis Center. In 2016 and 2017, she premieres Jeffrey Mumford’s Cello Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 212, the Omaha Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony. Ms. Lamprea has worked with members of Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, studied sonatas with fortepiano with Audrey Axinn, and has premiered several works by composers at The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. She was a member of a small ensemble that worked with jazz musician Anthony Coleman on avant-garde composer John Zorn’s game piece Cobra, for musical improvisers and prompter. A passionate teacher, she worked with Ecuadorian youth in Quito and Guayaquil, as part of a residency between The Juilliard School and “Sinfonia Por La Vida,” a social inclusion program modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema program. Ms. Lamprea is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She studied with Bonnie Hampton at The Juilliard School, where she was a Gluck Community Service Fellow, and holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky.

For more information about Jordan Dodson, please visit jordandodson.net.

For more information about Chrisint Lamprea, please visit www.christinelamprea.com.

For more information about this event and the Learning to Listen series, please visit www.brynmawr.edu/arts/learningtolisten.html
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 20, 2015 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
January, 2016

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Christopher Ladd (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United StatesAdmission: General: $25; Student/Senior: $15; Member: $10
Location: Settlement School of Music 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in Lot, on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)


Award winning guitarist Christopher Ladd has rapidly become known through-out the country as one of the most promising classical musicians of his generation. Performances of note include Mengi and the Kaldalon Theater in Reykjavik, Iceland, the DiMenna Center in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Active also as a chamber musician, Mr. Ladd is a founding member of The Pandora Duo with flutist Janet Arms, and
The Amaranth Duo with violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir. Mr. Ladd has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including the Appalachian Guitar Festival Solo Competition, ASTA Competition and was twice a semi-finalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.

For more information on Christopher Ladd please visit harttweb.hartford.edu/f......aspx

For more information on PCGS please visit www.phillyguitar.org/
 

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VIDA Guitar Quartet (CG and DDoA)

Add event to googleSaturday January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapBethel United Methodist Church Hall Fourth & Market Streets Lewes, DE 19958 Admission: General $30
Location: Bethel United Methodist Church Hall Fourth & Market Streets Lewes, DE 19958
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Coastal Concerts and Delaware Division of the Arts

The VIDA Guitar Quartet, based in the United Kingdom, has received high praise from the British press:
VIDA brings together four players of exceptional artistry and “unerring musical instinct”(Gramophone magazine). Their ability to “conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects” (Classic FM magazine) combined with exquisite tonal and dynamic control has firmly established them as a passionate and masterful ensemble. “VIDA sparkled with vitality and spontaneity, weaving a rich tapestry ... that held the audience spellbound … These are outstanding musicians. If you can, go hear them play” (Acoustic magazine). The players’ seemingly effortless sense of ensemble and their broad range of timbres and dynamics evoke “listening to an entire orchestra and not merely to four guitars … There’s only one word for it: magic” (Gramophone magazine).

Since forming in 2007, VIDA has performed to acclaim in major venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, becoming sought-after festival artists. In 2011, VIDA made its US debuts, in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University’s Guitar Festival and in New York City at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. In 2012 VIDA were artists-in-residence at California State University’s Summer Arts program in Monterey Bay.

The VIDA Guitar Quartet’s appearance will be a rare chance to hear the interplay and combined impact of four superb classical guitarists, all top-notch musicians in their own right.
This engagement of VIDA Guitar Quartet is made possible through the Delaware Special Presenters Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts

These programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on this event please visit www.coastalconcerts.or......html

For more information on the Vida Quartet pleae visit vidagq.com/



 

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Keith Calmes (MAC)

Add event to googleSunday January 24, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapMedford Arts Center, 18 N Main St, Medford, NJ 08055, United StatesAdmission: TBD
Location: Medford Arts Center, 18 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
Parking:
Presenter: Medford Arts Center

Music by Bach, Sor, Tarrega, Lauro, Rak, Pujol, Paul Somers and others.

Keith Calmes earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University Northridge, The Juilliard School, and the University of Southern California. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut, concerti with the Monmouth Symphony, a performance with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and concerts with flautist Marjorie Koharski. Many composers have written for Keith, including Roger Aldridge, Will Ayton, Timothy Broege, Frank Campo, Ruben Delgado, Chiel Meijering, Maximo Diego Pujol Stepan Rak and Jim Scully. Keith teaches at Wall High School in New Jersey and was presented the Outstanding Teacher Award from The College of New Jersey. Acoustic Library and Mel Bay Publications have published many of his works.. Keith endorses Godin Guitars, K & K acoustic pickups and ZT Amplifiers; and also performs on a guitar built for him by Kristopher Barnett.

For tickets and more information about the Medford Arts Center, please visit medfordartscenter.org/.

For more information about Keith Calmes, please visit www.keithcalmes.com/.
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 31, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
February, 2016

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Joe Carbone Alumni Recital (RU)

Add event to googleFriday February 5, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapRowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: Free
Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)

Joe Carbone Alumni Recital

For more information on this event please visit www.facebook.com/events/840062222769068/

 

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Jason Vieaux with Symphony in C (SIC)

Add event to googleSaturday February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map314 Linden St, Camden, NJ 08102, USAAdmission: $24-51
Location: Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden St, Camden, NJ 08102.
Parking: Free parking in lot after 5:00
Presenter: Symphony in C

RAVEL & RODRIGO
Surprise your Valentine with a virtual trip to Spain!

Warm up your cold winter night with Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, Stilian Kirov and Symphony in C.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Passionate and romantic music with a Spanish flavor

PROGRAM:
Shchedrin: Carmen Fantasy
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

For more information about this event, including tickets, please visit www.symphonyinc.org/per.....-2016.

For information regarding directions and parking for this event, please visit www.symphonyinc.org/directions or events.camden.rutgers.e.....eater.

For more information about Jason Vieaux, please visit jasonvieaux.com.
 

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ARABESQUE DUO (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 14, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United StatesAdmission: General: $25; Student/Senior: $15; Member: $10
Parking : Free in Lot and street
Location: 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)

Formed in 2000, the husband and wife guitar ensemble known as the
Arabesque Duo have performed to critical acclaim at concert venues in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Honolulu, and Cheltenham, UK, to name a few. They have been guest artists at many festivals and are winners of the Montpellier Arts Competition. The Arabesque Duo has recently released their debut duo recording on Centaur Records, featuring transcriptions of piano pieces by Grieg, Brahms, Debussy,
Granados and Turina. The American Record Guide wrote,
“The Arabesque Duo plays beautifully on this recording, with a
lovely tone and tasteful expressiveness…masterly Apollonian style”

For more information on the Arabesque Duo please visit www.kathrinmurray.com/arabesque-duo.html

For more information on PCGS please visit www.phillyguitar.org/
 

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Gran Guitar Quintet (CLC)

Add event to googleSunday February 21, 2016 at 1:00 pmShow in Google map3003 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810Admission: unknown
Location: Concordia Lutheran Church, 3003 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
Parking: paid lot or street
Presenter: Concordia Lutheran Church Music Series

Music by Bach, Albeniz, Bizet, Rossini, Kunihiko and Dvorak.
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 21, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Gran Guitar Quintet (CLC)

Add event to googleTuesday February 23, 2016 at 12:30 pmShow in Google map1600 Woodland Rd, Abington, PA 19001, USAAdmission: unknown
Location: Sutherland Auditorium, Penn State Abington Campus, 1600 Woodland Road Abington PA 19001
Parking: paid lot or street
Presenter: Concordia Lutheran Church Music Series

Music by Bach, Albeniz, Bizet, Rossini, Kunihiko and Dvorak.
 

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FANTASTIC GUITARS/Brasil Guitar Duo (DSO)

Add event to googleFriday February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapGeipel Center at Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockession, DE 1970Admission: $66 +$6 fees / limited student tickests $10 +$2 fees
Location: Geipel Center at Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockession, DE 1970
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: DSO

David Amado, conductor
Guest Artists: Brasil Guitar Duo – João Luiz and Douglas Lora

Program:
Paulo Bellinati - Concerto for 2 Guitars
Leo Brouwer- The Book of signs for two guitars and string orchestra
Egberto Gismonti - Concerto for 2 guitars and orchestra
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

For more Information on this event please visit www.delawaresymphony.org/classics3.html

For more information on the Brasil Guitar Duo please visit www.delawaresymphony.org/classics3.html
 

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Master Class with Rupert Boyd (WCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday February 27, 2016 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapLansdowne, PA, USAAdmission: FREE to audit, donations appreciated
Location: Lansdowne, PA
Parking: FREE on street
Organizer: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present a master class with New York-based Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd.

A master class is a public lesson, wherein a number of student performers perform for a visiting artist in front of an audience and receive critiques and instruction from the artist. Auditors of the class (observing audience members) are welcome and encouraged, and admission is free.

Prior to the master class, Rupert will perform a short preview of his concert taking place the following day. After the preview we will enjoy some light snacks and chance to get to know Rupert before the master class following.

There are a limited number of performance slots still available. Please let me know if you're interested in performing. There is a $20 fee for performers.

For more information about Rupert, please visit rupertboyd.com.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please E-mail me (Matthew Lavanish) at info@wilmingtonguitar.org.

Rupert will be performing a brunch concert the following day at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Sunday February 28. For more information about this performance please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....o-pu/.

Bio:
“Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either.” – THE WASHINGTON POST

New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, and every state and territory in mainland Australia.

In addition to his recent Carnegie Hall debut as part of the D’Addario Music Foundation’s “International Competition Winners in Concert” Series, Rupert Boyd’s recent performance highlights include the Newport Music Festival, Music in the Strathmore Mansion, Marlow Guitar Series, Grand Canyon Guitar Society, Boston Guitar Society, University of Denver and University of Hawaii. In New York, Rupert Boyd has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Classical Guitar Society, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Wall Street, Bargemusic, SubCulture, and with a diversity of groups such as New York Festival of Song and Moving Theater Dance Company.

Rupert Boyd’s debut recording Valses Poéticos received the following review in the UK magazine Classical Guitar: “The performances that Boyd gives here are first-rate… Even the Bach is one of the best of its kind.” Soundboard, the Guitar Foundation of America’s quarterly publication, gave the CD the following review: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone… musically and technically flawless… the album is first-rate.” Soundboard also described the eponymous work by Granados as “one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world as part of the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. The duo has given performances in the United States, France, Spain, China, the Philippines and throughout Australia. The duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and their debut CD Songs from the Forest was described as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and “very impressive” by Soundboard Magazine.

Rupert Boyd holds a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University School of Music, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Yale University School of Music. His major teachers have been Timothy Kain, David Leisner and Benjamin Verdery. In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was also a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.
 

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Rupert Boyd with special guest Xiaobo Pu (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 28, 2016 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapWorld Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United StatesAdmission*: $15 adults, $10 seniors, students & WCGS/PCGS Members
Location: World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid lot or free street parking
Presenter: The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

*Advance tickets for this event are available on the WCGS website up until the day of show without fees. wilmingtonguitar.org/shop/ Please note, a $3-4 fee will be applied to tickets purchased through the World Cafe Live box office and at the door. Purchase your tickets here early on the WCGS website to avoid fees.

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.”

Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon brunch concert with Rupert Boyd featuring works by Bach, Granados, Houghton, Piazzolla, Sor and more!

This concert is a brunch concert. Food service will be available (food and drink sold separately). Concertgoers are encouraged to come early and enjoy brunch at World Cafe Live. Doors open at 11:00 am!

Guest Opening Artist: Xiaobo Pu from the Curtis Institute of Music

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Bio:
“Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either.” - THE WASHINGTON POST

New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, and every state and territory in mainland Australia.

In addition to his recent Carnegie Hall debut as part of the D’Addario Music Foundation’s “International Competition Winners in Concert” Series, Rupert Boyd’s recent performance highlights include the Newport Music Festival, Music in the Strathmore Mansion, Marlow Guitar Series, Grand Canyon Guitar Society, Boston Guitar Society, University of Denver and University of Hawaii. In New York, Rupert Boyd has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Classical Guitar Society, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Wall Street, Bargemusic, SubCulture, and with a diversity of groups such as New York Festival of Song and Moving Theater Dance Company.

Rupert Boyd’s debut recording Valses Poéticos received the following review in the UK magazine Classical Guitar: “The performances that Boyd gives here are first-rate... Even the Bach is one of the best of its kind.” Soundboard, the Guitar Foundation of America’s quarterly publication, gave the CD the following review: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone… musically and technically flawless… the album is first-rate.” Soundboard also described the eponymous work by Granados as “one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world as part of the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. The duo has given performances in the United States, France, Spain, China, the Philippines and throughout Australia. The duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and their debut CD Songs from the Forest was described as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and “very impressive” by Soundboard Magazine.

Rupert Boyd holds a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University School of Music, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Yale University School of Music. His major teachers have been Timothy Kain, David Leisner and Benjamin Verdery. In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was also a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.

For more information about Rupert Boyd, please visit www.rupertboyd.com.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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FANTASTIC GUITARS/Brasil Guitar Duo (DSO)

Add event to googleSunday February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapGeipel Center at Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockession, DE 1970Admission: $66 +$6 fees / limited student tickests $10 +$2 fees
Location: Geipel Center at Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockession, DE 1970
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: DSO

David Amado, conductor
Guest Artists: Brasil Guitar Duo – João Luiz and Douglas Lora

Program:
Paulo Bellinati - Concerto for 2 Guitars
Leo Brouwer- The Book of signs for two guitars and string orchestra
Egberto Gismonti - Concerto for 2 guitars and orchestra
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

For more Information on this event please visit www.delawaresymphony.org/classics3.html

For more information on the Brasil Guitar Duo please visit www.delawaresymphony.org/classics3.html
 
March, 2016

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Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Department Studio Recital (CIM)

Add event to googleFriday March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid lot or street
Presenter: Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Department

Students of the Curtis Institute of Music's Guitar Department. Seating is general admission. First-come, first-seated.

Program:
Bland: Sonata No. 2 for Guitar and Piano
Xiaobo Pu, guitar
Linzi Pan, piano

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina Canonica, Op. 196
Hao Yang, guitar
Alec Holcomb, guitar

Coste: Rondeau de Concert, Op. 13
Alec Holcomb, guitar

Giuliani: Concerto in A major, Op. 30
Hao Yang, guitar
Yehun Jin, violin
Brendon Elliott, violin
Mengwen Zhao, viola

Paganini: Caprice, Op. 24, No. 4, transcr. Holcomb
Alec Holcomb, guitar

Tansman: Variations on a Theme by Scriabin
Xiaobo Pu, guitar

For more information about this event, please visit commonroom.curtis.edu/c.....08820.
 

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Lukasz Kuropacsewski (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBaltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, United StatesAdmission: $35 General, $30 members, seniors and full-time student
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
For More Information about this event and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society please visit www.bcgs.org/
 

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Carlos Bedoya, senior recital (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 9, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Parking: Free parking in parking lot
Presenter: Rowan University rowan.edu/

Works by Piazzolla, Ponce, Walton, Regondi, Timofeev, Rodrigo.

LiveStream link available at www.facebook.com/events/1026390024066383/ at time of show.
 

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EMMA RUSH (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 13, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United StatesAdmission: General: $25; Student/Senior: $15; Member:$10
Parking: Free in Lot and Street
Location: Settlement School of Music 416 Queen Street Philadelphia, PA
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)

Over the last decade guitarist Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada's top classical guitarists. Emma Rush is based in Hamilton where she is on the faculty at Mohawk College and Redeemer University College. She performs throughout North America and Europe and appears regularly as a performer and teacher at international music festivals (Iserlohn, Acadia, Great Lakes). In 2011 she was a top prize winner at the Columbus State International Guitar Competition and the Great Lakes International Guitar Com-petition.
Her much anticipated debut album, Folklórica, was re-leased in the summer of 2014. Emma Rush is the founder and artistic director of the Guitar Hamilton concert series and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival.

For more information on Emma Rush please visit emma-rush.com/

For more information on PCGS please visit www.phillyguitar.org/
 

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GFA Winner's Tour featuring Ekachai Jearakul with special guest Hao Yang (WCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 19, 2016 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapWorld Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United StatesAdmission*: $15 adults, $10 seniors, students & WCGS/PCGS Members
Location: World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid lot or free street parking
Presenter: The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

*Advance tickets for this event are available on the WCGS website up until the day of show without fees. wilmingtonguitar.org/shop/ Please note, a $3-4 fee will be applied to tickets purchased through the World Cafe Live box office and at the door. Purchase your tickets here early on the WCGS website to avoid fees.

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner Tour to Delaware for a second year! The prestigious GFA Competition is known throughout the world for drawing the most talented competitors and winning the competition is a coveted milestone in the careers of many young artists. Don't miss your chance to see this world-class artist.

This year's GFA touring artist is Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul, the first guitarist from Asia to ever win the illustrious GFA Concert Artist Competition. Join us for a wonderful Saturday afternoon brunch concert featuring works by His Majesty, The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Barrios, Brouwer, Mertz, and Turina.

This concert is a brunch concert. Food service will be available (food and drink sold separately). Concertgoers are encouraged to come early and enjoy brunch at World Cafe Live.

Guest Opening Artist: Hao Yang from the Curtis Institute of Music

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Bio:
Ekachai Jearakul is considered one of today’s most outstanding classical guitarists on the international scene. In 2014, he became the first Asian guitarist to win the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. This prize entails a fifty-concert tour in North and South America, including a Carnegie Hall debut in New York City sponsored by the D’Addario Foundation, a Mel Bay publication, and recordings on the Naxos and GHA labels with worldwide distribution.

Between 2003 and 2014, Ekachai earned an impressive list of honors, which include twelve first prizes at prestigious international guitar competitions in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has performed in over sixteen countries, including Thailand, China, France, Korea, Russia, Greece, Japan, Austria, England, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Singapore and the United States. In 2011, he commissioned new arrangements and made a recording of the music of the King of Thailand, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Ekachai has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as JoAnn Falletta and Bundit Ungrangsee, and has appeared with orchestras around the world, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Orchestra of Italy, the Unity Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ukraine Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Ensemble of Soloists “Kiev Camerata,” the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute Orchestra (Thailand), the Orquesta Sinaloá de los Artes (Mexico), and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (USA).

Born in 1987 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Ekachai Jearakul started guitar studies at the age of thirteen. His professional training as a full scholarship student began at Mahidol University College of Music, where he completed a Bachelor in Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk. Subsequently, Ekachai went on to earn a Master’s degree in Guitar Performance at Salzburg’s Mozarteum with Prof. Marco Tamayo. Since 2007, Thai Bev “Sangsom” Thai Talent has sponsored Ekachai, and in 2013 he became a Yamaha artist.

For more information about Ekachai Jearakul, please visit www.ekachaiguitarist.com/.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 20, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
April, 2016

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West Chester University Guitar Ensemble (WCU)

Add event to googleFriday April 8, 2016 at 8:15 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Building West Chester, PA 19383Admission: FREE and open to the public
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall in the Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking in lot after 4 pm
Presenter: West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

Featuring:
Carlos Delgado
Keenan Franko
Luke Iarkowsko
Andrew Johnson
Joseph Lally
Nathan Richards
Zachary Yingling

And works by:
Balada
Bartok
Mattheson
Sor
Stravinsky
Telemann

See them again Sunday in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase!
 

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Antigoni Goni (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 9, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapTrinity Center for Urban Life, S 22nd St & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Admission:General: $30, Student/Senior: $20, Member: $15
Location: Trinity Center for Urban Life, S. 22nd St & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

PCGS Festival Opening Concert

The Greek guitarist, Antigoni Goni enjoys a truly international career. In the past years, she has performed throughout the United States, Japan, Portugal, France, England, Holland, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Poland, Belgium and of course her native Greece. Among the highlights of this past summer was an appearance with the Hannover Radio Orchestra in a special concert for the Athens Festival at the famed, Odeon of Herrodes Atticus, the 5000 seat amphitheater at the foot of the Acropolis. Later this season she will make her orchestral debut in Brussels.

She is Professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Artist-in-residence for San Francisco Performances and was formerly Chairman of the Guitar Department at Julliard Pre-College Division. Her career blossomed in the mid 90s after winning the Guitar Foundation of America Competition which resulted in 65 concerts in North America and a contract with Naxos Records for whom she has recorded three highly successful CDs. Over the last few years she has commissioned a number of new works for the guitar most recently “Dialogues” from Augusta Read Thomas as well as work from Sergio Assad and Stanley Silverman. Currently in the pipeline are works by Steven MacKey (for classical guitar and electric guitar) and John Magnussen (for digitally enhanced guitar and actor). Splitting her time between both coasts of this country and between Brussels and Athens, Antigoni Goni is truly a guitarist of the world.

For more information on Antigoni Goni, please visit www.antigonigoni.com

For more information on this event, please visit www.phillyguitar.org
 

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FULL DAY FESTIVAL/ Matthew Palmer (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 10, 2016 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147Admission: Pricing based upon event
Location: Settlement School of Music 416 Queen St.Philadelphia PA 19147

A full day of events including over 100 student recitals, PCGS competition finals, professional workshops, vendor fair, Antigoni Goni master class,
PCGS Orchestra recital, and PCGS 2015 competition winner recital,
Alec Holcomb.

Guitarist Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” (Premier Guitar Magazine), and “highly expressive and technically virtuosic” (Modern Guitars Magazine). An active performer, winner of numerous competitions, and author of The Virtuoso Guitarist method, Matt Palmer has gained worldwide recognition as a virtuosic and soulful concert artist.
Matt Palmer holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Arizona, where he studied with Thomas Patterson and Artists-in-Residence David Russell, Sergio Assad, and Odair Assad. In demand as a performer, Matt’s recent concert engagements have taken him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Shakespeare Theatre, and dozens of guitar festivals throughout the world. Matt Palmer is a Strings By Mail sponsored artist and plays D’Addario strings.

For more information on PCGS and this event please visit: www.phillyguitar.org/

For more information on Matt Palmer please visit: www.mattpalmerguitar.com/
 

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Hannah Murphy, Alumnus Recital (RU)

Add event to googleFriday April 15, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapRowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)

Hannah Murphy is an active performer and teacher throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. She is currently pursuing a master's degree at Mannes School of Music in New York City, studying with international concert artist Michael Newman. She achieved her bachelor's degree at Rowan University in New Jersey while studying with Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andres Segovia. Ms.Murphy plays both solo concerts and in ensemble with Phil Goldenberg. Ms. Murphy plays a guitar made by David J. Pace.
 

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Alvaro Pierri (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 16, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204Admission: $35 general, $30 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204
For More Information about this event and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society please visit www.bcgs.org/
 

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Joseph Palmer with special guest McKinley Foster (WCGS)

Add event to googleThursday April 21, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802Admission*: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students & WCGS/PCGS Members
Location: The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19802
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

*Advance tickets for this event are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2365151. Please note, a small fee will be applied to the sale of each ticket ($1.17 - 1.34).

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning guitarist Joseph Palmer with special guest McKinley Foster.

Recognized as one of the most highly captivating and dynamic young performers to emerge from the American guitar scene, Joseph Palmer has been praised for his remarkable technical ability as well as a rare sense of musical expression and genuine artistry. Join us as Joseph presents an evening of beautiful classical guitar music including works by Rochberg, Assad, Scarlatti, Williams, Davies and McCartney.

Guest Opening Artist: McKinley Foster

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com will follow the concert.

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Bio:
Joseph Palmer began studying classical guitar at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. His passion for music and dedication to the instrument quickly gained him recognition as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, being awarded a total of fifteen top prizes in international competitions, including the 2013 World Guitar Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Guitare Montreal International Competition.

In recent years, Joseph has developed a strong interest for connecting with new audiences through outreach performances. In this effort, he strives to develop more engaging concert programs and to communicate about music in ways that are more meaningful to diverse audiences. He is currently in collaboration with Austin Classical Guitar as outreach performing artist-in-residence, and gave interactive performances for nearly 50 public schools in the Austin, Texas area during 2015.

Joseph Palmer holds degrees in music performance from Columbus State University and the University of Texas where he is due to receive his doctorate in December. In 2013, he joined the faculty of Texas Lutheran University as part time guitar instructor. In addition, he has been running his own private studio of young guitarists in Austin since 2009.

For more information about Joseph Palmer, please visit josephpalmerguitar.com/

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Jordan T. Peterson, Senior Recital (TU)

Add event to googleFriday April 22, 2016 at 5:30 pmShow in Google map1715 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Rock Hall Auditorium, Rock Hall, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Paid Parking (garage)
Presenter: Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, Boyer College of Music and Dance arts.temple.edu

Performance by Bachelor's degree candidate, Jordan Peterson.

Jordan Peterson is a student of Allen Krantz.

This program features diverse repertoire from a variety of composers. Each performer appreciates your attendance.

For more information about this event, please visit events.temple.edu/seni.....uitar
 

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Joseph Palmer Pop-Up Performance (WCGS)

Add event to googleFriday April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapBrandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803, United StatesAdmission: FREE - All ages welcome
Location: Brandywine Hundred Library
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society

Joseph Palmer will perform an eclectic set of musical works on solo guitar while sharing stories, offering musical insights, and interacting with the audience. He has captivated a diversity of audiences throughout the U.S. with his unique and engaging style of performance, leading them to have more personal, vivid musical experiences.

All ages welcome

Watch the promo video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJDTtaGtgc!

**Special Note: Don't miss Joseph Palmer's full concert performance the night before, Thursday April 21 at 7:30 pm at the Music School of Delaware. More info at wilmingtonguitar.org.

Bio: Joseph Palmer began studying classical guitar at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. His passion for music and dedication to the instrument quickly gained him recognition as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, being awarded a total of fifteen top prizes in international competitions, including the 2013 World Guitar Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Guitare Montreal International Competition.

In recent years, Joseph has developed a strong interest for connecting with new audiences through outreach performances. In this effort, he strives to develop more engaging concert programs and to communicate about music in ways that are more meaningful to diverse audiences. He is currently in collaboration with Austin Classical Guitar as outreach performing artist-in-residence, and gave interactive performances for nearly 50 public schools in the Austin, Texas area during 2015.

Joseph Palmer holds degrees in music performance from Columbus State University and the University of Texas where he is due to receive his doctorate in December. In 2013, he joined the faculty of Texas Lutheran University as part time guitar instructor. In addition, he has been running his own private studio of young guitarists in Austin since 2009.

For more information about Joseph Palmer, please visit josephpalmerguitar.com.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Joseph Palmer Master Class (WCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 23, 2016 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: FREE to audit / $20 for performers REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SEE BELOW
Location: The West Room, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot and street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

WCGS is happy to present a master class with award-winning guitarist and extraordinary teaching artist Dr. Joseph Palmer..

A master class is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.

The class will take place Saturday, April 23 at 12:00 pm at our new venue(!): Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Wilmington, DE.

Auditing the class is free and encouraged.

If you're a performer, don't miss this chance to work one-on-one with Joseph Palmer. We have 5 total performance slots available; if you would like to have Joseph critique your performance of a piece not more than 5 minutes in length at Saturday's class please reserve your space as soon as possible

Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today by visiting www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....lass/.

BIO: Joseph Palmer began studying classical guitar at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. His passion for music and dedication to the instrument quickly gained him recognition as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, being awarded a total of fifteen top prizes in international competitions, including the 2013 World Guitar Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Guitare Montreal International Competition.

In recent years, Joseph has developed a strong interest for connecting with new audiences through outreach performances. In this effort, he strives to develop more engaging concert programs and to communicate about music in ways that are more meaningful to diverse audiences. He is currently in collaboration with Austin Classical Guitar as outreach performing artist-in-residence, and gave interactive performances for nearly 50 public schools in the Austin, Texas area during 2015.

Joseph Palmer holds degrees in music performance from Columbus State University and the University of Texas where he is due to receive his doctorate in December. In 2013, he joined the faculty of Texas Lutheran University as part time guitar instructor. In addition, he has been running his own private studio of young guitarists in Austin since 2009.

For more information about Joseph Palmer, please visit josephpalmerguitar.com/
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 24, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
May, 2016

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WCGS Members Concert (WCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday May 14, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCalvary Episcopal Church, 304 Lore Avenue Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: FREE
Location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 304 Lore Avenue Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in church lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org and Calvary Episcopal Church calvaryhillcrest.org/

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present members of WCGS in our fourth annual Members Concert!

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th at Calvary Episcopal Church for an evening of beautiful music, featuring the talents of guitarists from the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about Calvary Episcopal Church, please visit calvaryhillcrest.org/.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Duo Firenze (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 15, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapTrinity Center for Urban Life, S 22nd St & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103Admission:General: $25; Student/Senior: $15; Member: $10
Location: Trinity Center for Urban Life, S 22nd St & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid Lot or Street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (PCGS)

Duo Firenze, Robert and Pamela Trent, is a major force in the
discovery and authentic performance of early 19th-century music for guitar
and fortepiano duet. Touring with their own period Viennese fortepiano and 19th-century guitars, they give audiences a rare visual and sonic experience. The duo was formed in 1990, and takes its name from the Italian city of Florence, the birthplace of the fortepiano and where the six stringed guitar flourished.
A prizewinner in the Concorso Internazional “Arturo Toscanini” for
chamber music in Italy, Duo Firenze has not only dedicated themselves to
giving revival performances to this once forgotten art, but has succeeded
in delighting audiences in the United States and Europe.


For more information on Duo Firenze please visit: duofirenze.com/


For more information on PCGS please visit: www.phillyguitar.org/index.html
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 22, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Music School of Delaware, 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE, United StatesThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
June, 2016

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday June 26, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
July, 2016

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Jubilant Sykes, Vocal, Christopher Parkening, Guitar (MGPH)

Add event to googleFriday July 8, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google map200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064Admission: $19-$33
Location: MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE, 200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064
Parking: Free
Presenter: Gretna Music - gretnamusic.org

Tickets are available at: red.vendini.com/ticket.....d3bb4

When guitarist Christopher Parkening announced his retirement from the concert stage 3 years ago, the world lost one of its leading artists. Fortunately, the loss was only temporary. Mr. Parkening is back, partnering with the astonishingly versatile baritone, Jubilant Sykes, in a program ranging from classical, Broadway and jazz standards, to spirituals, to (appropriately enough) He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.

Christopher Parkening is celebrated as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. The Washington Post called him “the leading guitar virtuoso of our day, combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument.” The New York Times described his playing as “so intelligent, sensitive and adept that one can forget everything but the music.” The Los Angeles Times stated that “Parkening is considered America’s reigning classical guitarist, carrying the torch of his mentor, the late Andrés Segovia.” The great Spanish guitarist Segovia himself proclaimed, “Christopher Parkening is a great artist—he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world.”

Parkening’s performances, recordings, and collaborations, which have included artsts such as Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Placido Domingo, Josh Groban, Jubilant Sykes, and composers/conductors John Williams and Elmer Bernstein, have received the highest worldwide acclaim. A frequent soloist with leading orchestras, Parkening has performed at the White House and appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Grammy® Awards.

Parkening has recorded extensively for Angel/EMI Classics, and has received two Grammy® nominations. His autobiography, Grace Like a River (Tyndale House) received wide acclaim. Currently, Parkening is Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair of the Guitar Department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Christopher, his wife, Theresa, and their son, Luke, live in Malibu, California.

Perhaps no vocalist of our time possesses a more exquisitely versatile instrument than the Grammy-nominated baritone Jubilant Sykes. Mr. Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional career of the classically trained vocalist by drawing on gospel and jazz influences to deliver performances in differing musical genre that often leaves audiences and critics searching for new superlatives.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was inspired to proclaim, “Jubilant Sykes’ voice is extraordinary. He isn’t merely an outstanding singer, his voice is art at its highest expression.”

Mr. Sykes was nominated for “Best Classical Recording” for Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, which was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone Magazine. Mr. Sykes also has performed with a number of the world’s finest orchestras and opera companies. He has worked with such conductors as Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Keith Lockhart, Christoph Eschenbach, David Robertson, Andrew Litton, Marin Alsop, David Zinman, John Nelson, John Williams, and the late Marvin Hamlisch. He has been the featured soloist with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra as well as the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.

His unique gifts have taken him from such diverse stages as the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and London’s Barbican Centre to the Apollo Theater, Hollywood Bowl, New Orleans Jazz Festival and hundreds of other venues around the world. His versatility has allowed him to collaborate with a number of leading artists from different musical styles such as the renowned soprano Reneé Fleming in the Mozart Requiem, touring and singing with Julie Andrews, a Boston Pops televised special and tour, appearing as featured soloist on the televised tribute toBrian Wilson from Radio City Music Hall, and with Josh Groban and subsequently Carlos Santana at the Hollywood Bowl.

The release of Jubilation for EMI combined Mr. Sykes with the legendary American classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening. This pairing has drawn such critical acclaim as “. . . the kind of concert a writer holds a few choice adjectives in special reserve for . . . two astonishing musicians.” Mr. Sykes also has released two recordings for Sony BMG Masterworks. The first, Jubilant, brought the singer together with jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. His crossover recording, Wait for Me, features classic songs by a number of popular composer/entertainers. Jubilant Sykes recently made his acting debut in the film Carry Me Home with Cuba Gooding, Jr., and performed the lead role in a new play Breath and Imagination presented by Hartford Stage.

Jubilant Sykes resides in Southern California with his wife, Cecelia.

For more information about this event, please visit gretnamusic.org/event/j.....ning/
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday July 31, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
August, 2016

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday August 28, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
September, 2016

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Ana Vidovic (ADML)

Add event to googleSaturday September 3, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAn die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201Admission: $20 in advance/$23 at the door, For Ticket Information call (410) 385-2638
Location: An die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201
Parking: Paid garage or street
Presenter: An die Musik Live andiemusiklive.com/

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. Ms. Vidovic has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis and beyond. Mel Bay Publications released Ana Vidovic's most recent DVD in 2009 entitled "Guitar Artistry in Concert," a journey through the music of Torroba, Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios Mangoré. "Guitar Virtuoso," Ana's performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton, was released on DVD by the Mel Bay label in 2006.

Ms. Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. In Croatia the guitarist has performed with the Zagreb Soloists and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and with Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as having been featured in three television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.

Ana Vidovic comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia, and started playing guitar at the age of 5, and by 7 had given her first public performance. At the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Ana's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory where she graduated in 2005.

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For more information about Ana Vidovic, please visit www.anavidovic.com/.
 

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Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Members Showcase (WCGS)

Add event to googleFriday September 23, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapBrandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803Admission: FREE!
Location: Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org/

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society presents it's very first Members Showcase Concert, featuring performances by professional and amateur members of the society.

We're new to the neighborhood, and we'd like to introduce ourselves to you. Admission is free and we encourage you to stop in even for a song or two, or stay for the entire concert.

Kids welcome!

Performers include:
Bill Simmons
Ralph Dominica
Scott Kuykendall
Grant Lu
John Nguyen
The Dulcet Guitar Duo
Matthew Lavanish

For more information about this and other events, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org/
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday September 25, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
October, 2016

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Guitar Technique Workshop - FREE (UD)

Add event to googleSaturday October 1, 2016 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapUniversity of Delaware Department of Music, Amy E. Du Pont Music Bldg, 100 Orchard Rd #209, Newark, DE 19716, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Amy du Pont Music Building, University of Delaware Department of Music, 100 Orchard Road Newark, DE 19716
Parking: Parking garage

CMS guitar instructor Kevin Cope will lead you through various technique exercises that will improve all aspects of your playing. Good technique not only makes your guitar playing better but lessens the risk of various injuries. Bring your own guitar.
 

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Ronn McFarlane (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 2, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25.00/$15(Student/Senior)/$10(Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in Lot and Street

Grammy-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute into the musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. Born in West Virginia, Ronn spent his early years in Maryland. At thirteen, upon hearing “Wipeout” by the Surfaris, he fell wildly in love with music and taught himself to play on a "cranky sixteen-dollar steel-string guitar.” Ronn kept at it, playing blues and rock music on the electric guitar while studying classical...

For more information on Ronn McFarlane, please visit www.ronnmcfarlane.com

For more information on PCGS, please visit www.phillyguitar.org
 

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Sharon Isbin (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapTowson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USAAdmission: $40 / $35 (Students, Seniors, Members)
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, York Road, Towson, MD, United States
Parking: Paid in lot

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time”. She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, and the Munich, Toronto and Madrid international competitions.

She has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls, including New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Châtelet, Vienna’s Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Madrid’s Teatro Real and many others. She has served as Artistic Director/Soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall, the Ordway Music Theatre (St. Paul), New York’s 92nd Street Y, and the acclaimed national radio series Guitarjam. A frequent guest on NPR’s All Things Considered and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, she has been profiled on television throughout the world, including CBS Sunday Morning and A&E, and was featured as soloist on the GRAMMY nominated soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed.

On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial. Among other career highlights, she performed in concert at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama in 2009, and was the only classical artist to perform in the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. She has been profiled in periodicals from People to Elle, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as appearing on the cover of over 45 magazines. Her 2015 national television performances on PBS include the Billy Joel Gershwin Prize, Tavis Smiley, and American Public Television’s presentation of the acclaimed one-hour documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour seen by millions
on nearly 200 PBS stations across the US, and the winner of the 2015 ASCAP Television Broadcast Award. The film was released with bonus performances on DVD/Blu-ray by Video Artists International. Watch the trailer at: www.sharonisbintroubadour.com

Ms. Isbin’s catalogue of over 25 recordings—from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion—reflects remarkable versatility. Her latest releases, Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums (Warner) and Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions (Sony) with rock/jazz guests Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Stanley Jordan, have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon.com. Her 2010 GRAMMY Award-winning CD Journey to the New World with guests Joan Baez and Mark O’Connor spent 63 consecutive weeks on the top Billboard charts. Other GRAMMYs include her world premiere recording of concerti written for her by Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun, and Dreams of a World which made her the first classical guitarist in 28 years to receive the award. She received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for her disc of Rodrigo, Ponce and Villa-Lobos concerti with the New York Philharmonic—their first and only recording with a guitar soloist. Other honors include Germany's Echo Klassik Award and Gramophone's Recording of the Year.

Sharon Isbin has been acclaimed for expanding the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of the century. She has commissioned and premiered more concerti than any other guitarist, and her American Landscapes with works written for her by Corigliano, Schwantner and Foss is the first-ever recording of American guitar concerti. Her world premieres in 2015 include Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra composed for her by Chris Brubeck, and a song cycle by Richard Danielpour commissioned for her and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard by Carnegie Hall for their 125th anniversary and by Chicago’s Harris Theater. Other recent highlights include tours with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Austria’s Tonkünstler Orchestra and Belgium’s Philharmonique de Liege, recitals and concerti in Carnegie Hall and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, a week of performances at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, MIDEM Classical Awards in Cannes, a 20-city Guitar Passions tour with Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo in 2014, and a sold out performance in Carnegie Hall with Sting, Katy Perry and Jerry Seinfeld in 2015 to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.

Ms. Isbin appears as soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, St. Louis, Nashville, New Jersey, Louisville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Buffalo and Utah Symphonies; Saint Paul, Los Angeles, Zurich, Scottish and Lausanne Chamber Orchestras; the London Symphony and Orchestre National de France; and BBC Scottish, Lisbon Gulbenkian, Prague, Milan Verdi, Belgrade, Mexico City, Jerusalem and Tokyo Symphonies. Her festival appearances include Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Interlochen, Santa Fe, Mexico City, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Montreux, Strasbourg, Paris, Athens, Istanbul, Ravenna, Prague and Budapest International Festivals.

Sharon Isbin began her guitar studies at age nine in Italy, and later studied with Andrès Segovia and Oscar Ghiglia. A former student of Rosalyn Tureck, Ms. Isbin collaborated with the noted keyboardist in publishing and recording the first performance editions of the Bach lute suites for guitar (Warner Classics/ G. Schirmer). She is the author of the Classical Guitar Answer Book, and is Director of guitar departments at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School, which she created in 1989.

For more information on Sharon Isbin, please visit www.sharonisbin.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit bcgs.org
 

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Master Class with Manuel Barrueco (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 16, 2016 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Free to audit but registration required
Parking: Paid in garage
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Made possible in part by FREE Fall Baltimore and the Peabody Conservatory:

Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2-5 PM
Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory

The class is open to everyone to audit, however performers are by invitation only. If you would like to attend as an auditor, please click here: www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about Manuel Barrueco, please visit www.barrueco.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 

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Jordan Dodson (AIC)

Add event to googleSunday October 16, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapAmerican Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PAAdmission: $20 General/$18 Senior/$5 Student
Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: On street or paid garage

Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. In the Fall of 2011, Jordan was one of two guitarists selected to inaugurate a new program in classical guitar at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.

He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media's Performance Today.

An advocate for contemporary music, Jordan has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He is a performer in several New York City ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan started playing music at a young age. His past teachers were Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He has received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Cincinnati.

John Dowland A Fancy
Dai Fujikura Chance Monsoon
Elliot Cole Bloom Suite
Fernando Sor Fantaisie, Op. 56, “Souvenirs d'une soirée à Berlin” Jason Eckardt suspension/bridge (world premiere)
Roland Dyens Libra Sonatine

For more information about Jordan Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net.

For more information about Astral, please visit www.astralartists.org.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit astralartistic.secure.force.com/ticket.
 

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Masterclass with Stephen Aron (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday October 19, 2016 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Building, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE and open to the public to audit
Location: Room 200i, Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking available in the 3rd level of the parking garage next to Swope after 4:30pm
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org and West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

A guitar master class presented by Stephen Aron, teacher of guitar at the Oberlin Conservatory.

West Chester University School of Music offers two outstanding guitar masterclasses during the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Guitar students from the West Chester University School of Music will be the featured performers. The events are free and open to the public. All guitar enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Bio:
Described by the New York Times as “cultivated and musical,” Stephen Aron performs regularly throughout the US, Canada and Europe. An avid arranger, his work is published by Tuscany Editions (“wonderful guitaristic arrangement,” American Music Teacher), Mel Bay Publications (“historic,” Guitart) and Clear Note Publications (“a book to be ignored at your peril,” Classical Guitar). Clear Note also recently published several of Mr. Aron’s original compositions (“imaginative, adventurous, effortlessly entertaining,” Classical Guitar). He has released twelve publications, totaling over 500 pages of music.

Aron’s recordings have been described as “stunning” (Guitar Review), “superbly produced” (Soundboard), “warmly recommended” (Fanfare) and “inspired” (Classical Guitar). Notably, most of the works on his eight CD’s are either original arrangements, original compositions, or premiere recordings of the works of others. His recordings and publications of thirty Lieder ohne Worte by Felix Mendelssohn and the complete Chopin Mazurkas, both for solo guitar, were industry firsts. He is a dedicated chamber music advocate, and maintains a regular duo with his wife, soprano JoNell Aron, and another with flutist Jane Berkner. He plays frequently with mixed chamber ensembles both traditional and new music.

Aron has adjudicated numerous national and international competitions and has been a repeat guest, giving performances, lectures and master classes at Guitar Foundation of America Conventions, Stetson Guitar Workshops, Portland Guitar Festivals, Eastman Guitar Festivals, Rantucci Guitar Festivals, Alexandria Guitar Festivals, the National Summer Guitar Workshops, the Eastern Carolina University Guitar Festivals, the Sauble Beach Guitar Festivals and the Appalachian Guitar Festivals as well as at the Yale Guitar Extravaganza, the Ithaca College Winter Guitar Festival, the Eastern Tennessee Guitar Festival, the Montreal Guitar Festival, the New York Guitar Seminar, the Miami International Guitar Festival, the Mediterranean Guitar Festival and many others. Recently, Aron has been a guest at guitar festivals in Iserlohn, Germany and Sorrento, Italy, and has appeared on recital series across Italy as well as in France and Denmark.

Aron was Professor of Music at the University of Akron from 1981 until his retirement in 2015; he remains Teacher of Classical Guitar and founder of the classical guitar studies program at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1992.

For more information about Stephen Aron, please visit www.stephenaron.net/bio/.
 

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Alec Holcomb, classical guitar with special guest Dan Brooks (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: FREE
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

We’re very happy to be kicking off our 2016-17 season with award-winning guitarist Alec Holcomb! So happy, in fact, that we are offering this concert for FREE!

Recognized as one of the most exciting young guitarists of his generation, Alec has delighted audiences across the U.S., performed on National Public Radio, and earned the first prize in numerous guitar competitions. Alec’s virtuosity, attention to musical detail, and mastery at fully capturing the expressive range of the instrument takes the listener on a musical journey through a broad spectrum of the world’s greatest compositions.

Join us as Alec presents an evening of beautiful classical guitar music including works by Napoléon Coste, Isaac Albéniz and Paul Lansky.

Guest Opening Artist: Dan Brooks

The concert is FREE and open to the public. A free will donation will be taken to help support WCGS and Church of the Covenant.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Bio:
In Alec’s family, love for the guitar is a tradition. Both his grandfather and father played varying styles including rock, fingerstyle, and classical. Their influence led Alec at the age of six to request lessons from his father in classical guitar pedagogy. Alec’s commitment to guitar excellence was evident from the beginning. His rapid progress led to being accepted in John Johns’ studio at Vanderbilt University at the age of 11. Soon thereafter, Alec participated in his first masterclass with Christopher Parkening – a seminal moment. It was then that Alec committed to pursuing classical guitar professionally.

At 14, Alec’s musicianship flourished under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Zohn. In the years that followed, he won several high school division competitions across the U.S., including the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition (2012). Alec was also featured on NPR’s From the Top (2012), and was selected as a Young Arts Finalist (2013).

In 2013, Alec was accepted into the studio of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is pursing a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance. While at Curtis, Alec has appeared on WHYY in Philadelphia, played an array of concerts, and continued his participation in guitar competitions. Recent first prize wins include the East Carolina Guitar Competition (2014) and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (2015). Alec received 4th prize at the renowned Parkening International Guitar Competition (2015). Most recently, Alec won 2nd place at Columbus State University Guitar Competition (2016).

For more information about Alec Holcomb, please visit alecholcomb.com

For more information about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/alec-holcomb
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 30, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
November, 2016

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Frank Wallace (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/$10 (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Long known as an elegant and virtuosic performer with Duo LiveOak, and as one of the most prolific composers for guitar solos and ensembles of the past two decades, Frank Wallace is currently focused on solo performance of the repertoire he has known and loved for decades as well as his own new works. Wallace plays and sings 16th century Spanish and Italian works for vihuela de mano and lute in Orpheus’ Lyre; shares his love for old guitars from his personal collection in Three Spanish Guitars; and performs his own exciting virtuosic guitar solos and songs in Father Said.

For more information on Frank Wallace, please visit www.frankwallace.com/

For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org/
 

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Augustin Hadelich, Violin and Pablo Villegas, Guitar (PCMS)

Add event to googleThursday November 10, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapPerelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid parking in garage
Presenter: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - www.pcmsconcerts.org

Praised for his “gorgeous tone” (The New York Times), Augustin Hadelich is well placed in the top echelon of young violinists. He is joined by the dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas, who has been lauded for putting “a warm, beautifully rounded guitar tone at the service of the music” (The New York Times). The recital they have put together has Hadelich and Villegas performing several works together, including pieces by Piazzolla, de Falla and Biber. Interspersed are solo works: Villegas in Rodrigo’s Invocación y Danza and Dyen’s Tango en skai, and Hadelich in Ysaÿe’s monumental Sixth Solo Violin Sonata. The program concludes with the duo performing one of Paganini’s most beloved compositions, Mosè Fantasia, a dazzling set of variations on Dal tuo stellate from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt.

For more information about this event, please visit www.pcmsconcerts.org/c.....2016/
 

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Jordan Dodson (PAA)

Add event to googleTuesday November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Art Alliance, 251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: $5/$3 (Students, Seniors)/Free (PAA Members)
Location: Philadelphia Art Alliance, South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Paid in garage
Presenter: Philadelphia Art Alliance www.philartalliance.org

On November 15, outstanding young classical guitarist Jordan Dodson will perform works by Bach, Fujikura, Sor and Giulio Regondi. An active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia, Jordan Dodson is also an Astral Artist.
Hailed as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation" (Performance Today), Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. In the Fall of 2011, Jordan was one of two guitarists selected to inaugurate a new program in classical guitar at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.
He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media's Performance Today. An advocate for contemporary music, Jordan has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He is a performer in several New York City ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan started playing music at a young age. His past teachers were Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He has received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Cincinnati.

For more information about this event, please visit www.philartalliance.org.....itar/
For more information about Jordon Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net
For more information about Philadelphia Art Alliance, please visit www.philartalliance.org
 

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Masterclass with Colin Davin, classical guitar (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday November 19, 2016 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.

The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Colin Davin has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Colin and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....avin/.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!

Be sure not to miss our concert with Colin Davin later that night at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Colin Davin at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin/.

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Colin Davin, please visit colindavin.com.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin.
 

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Colin Davin, classical guitar with special guests Xiaobo Pu, classical guitar and Emma Resmini, flute (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday November 19, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General, $10 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Hailed as “the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination” (American Record Guide) and for his “precision, musical intelligence and passion” (Cleveland Classical), guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists. Highlights of his 2016-17 season include concertos with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony, and Orchard Park Symphony; collaborations with Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival and the Cavani Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music; and solo recitals in Dubai, Kabul, and across the United States.
Wilmington Classical Guitar became enamored with Colin Davin’s playing when he performed for us in 2012. Since that time we’ve seen Colin perform on the David Letterman show with Jessye Norman, perform enthralling duets with soprano Estelí Gomez, and teach young musicians for several semesters in Kabul, Afghanistan. We can’t wait to have him back and see how his experiences have shaped his already transfixing musical intuition. Join us for an evening of classical guitar music from around the world as he performs works by Albéniz, Turina, Gnattali, Barrios, Lauro, Kaspar, and Bach.

Guest Opening Artist: Xiaobo Pu and Emma Resmini, flute

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Colin Davin will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Colin Davin has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Colin and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Colin Davin appeared as a featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman alongside soprano Jessye Norman. He has performed at venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on historic instruments from the museum’s collection), New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the ELLNORA Festival at the University of Illinois, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the Paris Conservatoire, and venues throughout the United States. His collaborators include GRAMMY Award winning sopranos Estelí Gomez and Dawn Upshaw, conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. From 2012-2015, he taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival as the teaching assistant to Sharon Isbin, and has three times been a guest teacher at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Davin’s debut solo recording, “The Infinite Fabric of Dreams” has been praised as “some of the finest interpretations I’ve heard…achingly beautiful…a thoughtful, perceptive interpretation, filled with details often missed” (American Record Guide) and “a first-rate disc…Davin knows the pieces deeply and delivers virtuosic and exciting performances…state of the art” (Soundboard Magazine). As a catalyst for the creation and performance of contemporary music, he has performed with Contemporaneous, Axiom, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Mimesis Ensemble. Davin is the founder of The Millennial Music Festival, which has promoted new commissions and intriguing programs featuring some of New York’s most sought-after musicians.
Colin Davin holds a Master of Music from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sharon Isbin; a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California with William Kanengiser; and preparatory studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux. He holds numerous top prizes in international competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of American International Solo Competition. He currently serves on the conservatory faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about the event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin
For more information about Colin Davin, please visit www.colindavin.com/.
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org

 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 20, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
December, 2016

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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Professional Member's Concert (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/FREE (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Essential to ensuring the longevity of the arts in every field is an acknowledgement and appreciation of those artists that live in your own vicinity. The value of the arts is its ability to flourish in not just distant havens such as Paris, New York, or Tokyo, but also in the homes of your neighbors in Philadelphia as well. Our talented membership includes guitar builders, composers, guitar instructors, professional performers, and college professors. This annual concert is our homage to the many talented members of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.

We invite you to join us for the concert and stay for our post concert Holiday Party where you can meet other members, the local artists, and celebrate the holiday season.

For more information about PCGS, please visit www.phillyguitar.org
 

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BCGS Orchestra FREE Concert (BCGS)

Add event to googleThursday December 15, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCharlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228Admission: FREE
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Parking: Free in lot
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 18, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
January, 2017

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Marco Sartor (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/$10 (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize winner in numerous international competitions, and has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Allentown Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, and SODRE in Uruguay.

For more information on Marco Sartor, please visit marcosartor.com
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 22, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday January 28, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBaltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: $35 / $30 (Students, Seniors, Members)
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States
Parking: Street Parking (Charles Street, Art Museum Drive), or JHU parking garage

Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. She began studying the guitar at the young age of five in Quingdao, China and at the age of nine moved to Beijing to study with Professor Chen Zhi. Soon after she began to attract international attention by winning international competitions on three continents: The Vienna Youth Guitar Competition at the age of fourteen, the Tokyo International Guitar competition at the age of seventeen and the Parkening Youth Competition in the US at the age of eighteen.

Meng continued her advanced studies with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, who encouraged her and Yameng Wang to form the widely acclaimed Beijing Guitar Duo. In 2009, the duo made its Carnegie Hall debut concert after receiving the “Solomon H. Snyder Award.” Since then the duo has concertized in Europe, United States, and China, and recorded two CDs:
Maracaípe, which received a Latin-GRAMMY nomination for the “Best Classical Contemporary Composition,” and Bach to Tan Dun, which has received praises of many, including Tan Dun: "Bach to Tan Dun is a must-listen. I was deeply moved by Meng and Yameng's guitar version of ‘Eight Memories in Watercolor.’"

In 2013 Meng Su began to tour in trio with Manuel Barrueco and Yameng Wang, performing in venues such as the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the 92nd St. “Y” in New York, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. Their CD China West was released in 2014. In July 2016, Meng Su will release her first solo recording, Meng.


In 2015, Meng Su won 1st prize in the Parkening International Guitar Competition which launched her solo career. This coming season she will perform a recital in New York’s Symphony Space and perform the “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on Meng Su, please visit www.mengsuguitar.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit www.bcgs.org
 

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Master Class with BCGS Artist-in-residence Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pmAdmission: Registration required
Location: TBD
Parking: TBD

Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about Meng Su, please visit www.MengSuGuitar.com and www.BeijingGuitarDuo.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 
February, 2017

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Stanley Alexandrowicz - Classical Guitar Recital "Romantic Virtuoso Guitar Works"

Add event to googleWednesday February 1, 2017 at 12:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States htrit.org
Parking: Paid in lot or garage

Romantic Guitar Works by Ivan Padovec, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez & the Philadelphia Premiere of Robert W. Butts’ “Early Morning Suite”

PERFORMER BIOGRAPHY:

Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by composers from Europe, Asia, the United States, Cuba, and Latin America.

A scholar and specialist in the field of 19th Century music, he often features unknown compositions by the Romantic guitar composer-virtuosi, playing on period instruments and revitalizing works which have lain dormant (often in manuscript form) for over a century. He has given lecture-recitals internationally on both Romantic and Contemporary music, including the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton – USA), and, the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey – UK).

In addition to his work as an international soloist, he collaborates regularly in chamber music performances with some of the world’s leading musicians ― including internationally renowned soprano Dominika Zamara ― bringing together the worlds of opera, lieder, song, and contemporary music in realizations of unmatched sonic beauty and deep musical intelligence. Their duo debut CD “Ivan Padovec: Music for Guitar and Soprano” was issued on SHEVA Collection Recordings Italy (www.shevacollection.it), summer, 2015.

Performance highlights during recent concert seasons include London, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Venice, Boston, Baltimore, and Princeton, and include the U.S. premiere of Vácav Kučera’s Concierto Imaginativo-Homenaje a Salvador Dali for guitar and string orchestra (Baltimore) in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday year.

Dr. Alexandrowicz is currently Artistic Director of the New York Classical Music Society (NYCMS). He has served as Professor of Guitar at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Director of the Bronx House Music School (New York), and has been on the faculty of Mercy College, New York (where he additionally taught music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear-training skills). A world-renowned pedagogue and “master teacher” he is an expert on guitar ergonomics.

Cost: Free – htrit.org (215) 567-1267

Dr. Stanley Alexandrowicz
(D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music)

Artistic Director – NYCMS (New York Classical Music Society)

International Recording Artist – Sheva Collection, Italy
(www.shevacollection.it)

HANNABACH Strings Artist – (Germany)
www.hannabach.com/index.....cz-en

Professor of Guitar (former) – TCNJ

General Websites:
stanleyalexandrowicz.wordpress.com/
stanleyalexandrowicz.com/

Dominika Zamara Duo:
stanleyalexandrowicz.wo.....itar/

19th Century Romantic Guitar website:
19thcenturyvirtuosoromanticguitar.com/

Российский Вебсайт: www.abc-guitars.com/pages/alexandrowicz.htm
 

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Kevin J. Cope

Add event to googleSaturday February 11, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google map977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, USAAdmission: $10
Location: Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania 19060
Parking: Free in lot

Program:
Pneuma by Kevin J. Cope
I & III from Quatre pieces breves by Kevin J. Cope
Selections from Five Studies by Kevin J. Cope
Solstices by Kevin J. Cope
Sakura Variations by Yuquijiro Yocoh
Waltz en Skai by Roland Dyens
Sounds of Bells by J. Guimaraes
Suite No. 1 by Kevin J. Cope

For more information about this event, please see www.facebook.com/events/1475673859115545/
For more information about Kevin J. Cope, please see kevinjcope.com/
 

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Golden Age of Russian-Gypsy Guitar (MUAE)

Add event to googleSaturday February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCongregation Shaare Hashamayim, 9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USAAdmission: $30/$20
Location: Congregation Shaare Hashamayim, 9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
Parking: Free in lot

Multicultural Arts Exchange is delighted to present Duo Zingaresca for their first and only performance in Philadelphia as they celebrate their 10th collaborative year providing the public with colorful performances of Classical, Russian, and Roma (Gypsy) song and dance!

The duo consists of Russian 7-string classical guitar revivalist Dr. Oleg Timofeyev and celebrated Russian-Roma guitar virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov. Throughout their decade together, the pair have made it their goal to recreate the nostalgia of traditional Russian 7-string guitar as well as invite new musical styles with Romany and Jewish influences. With Timofeyevs classical expertise and Kolpakovs Roma background and virtuoso, this ensemble blends the sophistication of classical music with the fiery and passionate enthusiasm of folk song and culture.

From universities, restaurants, and guitar festivals such as the International Russian Guitar Festival (2006–2016) and IARGUS Master Classes (2007, 2015), Duo Zingaresca offers memorable, educational, and enthusiastic performances. Their diverse and animated repertoire includes the rare publications of Mikhail Vysotsky, arrangements of Sergei Orekhov, and original compositions of Kolpakovs own renowned uncle, Alexander Kolpakov.

Be sure to catch this duo in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience of history, passion, nostalgia, and love.

For more information on this event, see www.facebook.com/events/363608427353210/
For more information on Duo Zingaresca, see www.vadimkolpakov.com/Zingaresca
For more information on Multicultural Arts Exchange, see www.facebook.com/maephila/

 

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Martha Masters (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 12, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors)/$10 Members
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

The Illinois Times wrote that guitarist Martha Masters “…is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory." Masters’ playing has been described as “seductive” (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), “intelligent and natural” (Guitar Review), and “refined and elegant” (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras.

For more information on Martha Masters, please visit www.marthamasters.com
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 

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Masterclass with Jason Vieaux (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday February 22, 2017 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Building, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE and open to the public to audit
Location: Ware Recital Hall, Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking available in the 3rd level of the parking garage next to Swope after 4:30pm
Presenter: West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

A guitar master class presented by Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, professor of guitar at the Curtis Institute.

West Chester University School of Music offers two outstanding guitar masterclasses during the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Guitar students from the West Chester University School of Music will be the featured performers. The events are free and open to the public. All guitar enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Bio:
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).”

Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New York's 92Y, as well as his Ravinia Festival debut and performances at Argentina’s Teatro Colon and Oslo, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Norway’s Classical Music Fest. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Avner Dorman, Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, Keith Fitch, Kinan Abou-Afach, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker.

Jason Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Kitchener-Waterloo, Richmond, IRIS Chamber, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival, and New Hampshire Music Festival. Some of the conductors he has worked with include David Robertson, Donato Cabrera, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, David Lockington, Steven Smith, and Edwin Outwater. During the 2016-2017 season, Jason Vieaux will make appearances with 11 symphony orchestras throughout the US and Canada, including return engagements with the Santa Fe and Edmonton Symphonies, Piazzolla’s Double Concerto with Julien Labro and the Arkansas Symphony, and engagements with the symphonies of Niagra, Stockton, Illinois, and West Virginia. Vieaux will also be performing Dan Visconti’s new guitar concerto, Living Language, which he premiered with California Symphony in May 2016, with the symphonies of Reading, Fort Wayne, and Richmond.

Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015. Of his Grammy-winning 2014 solo album Play, Soundboard Magazine writes, “If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate,” while Premier Guitar claims, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.” Vieaux recently recorded Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar Op. 47 for a Ginastera Centennial album produced by Yolanda Kondonassis, which will be released in October 2016 on Oberlin Music and features additional performances by Kondonassis, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianist Orli Shaham. Vieaux’s album with bandoneonist Julien Labro will also be released in October 2016 on Azica Records.

Vieaux’s previous eleven albums include a recording of Astor Piazzolla’s music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra; Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1, which hit No. 13 on Billboard’s Classical Chart after its first week and received rave reviews by Gramophone, The Absolute Sound, and Soundboard; Images of Metheny, featuring music by American jazz legend Pat Metheny (who after hearing this landmark recording declared: “I am flattered to be included in Jason's musical world”);and Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz, which made several Top Ten lists the year of its release. Vieaux’s albums and live performances are regularly heard on radio and internet around the world, and his work is the subject of feature articles in print and online around the world, including such magazines as Acoustic Guitar, MUSO, Gramophone, and on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence.” Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk” series, on which he made a rare repeat performance in 2015 with Yolanda Kondonassis.

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and in 2015 was invited to inaugurate the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival. Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001.

Vieaux is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. His primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. In 1995, Vieaux was an Artistic Ambassador of the U.S. to Southeast Asia.

Jason Vieaux is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd and plays a 2013 Gernot Wagner guitar.

For more information about Jason Vieaux, please visit jasonvieaux.com/.
 

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Master Class with Duo 220 (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 25, 2017 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented by
A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.

The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Duo 220 has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Adam Larison and Andrew Stroud and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies).

Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!

Be sure not to miss our concert with Duo 220 later that night at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Duo 220 at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/duo-220/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....-220/

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events onwww.DelawareScene.com.
 

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Duo 220 (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 25, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General, $10 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Hailed for their “extraordinary technique and musicianship,” Duo 220 has established a firm position in a newly emerging generation of guitar ensembles. Drawing inspiration from their predecessors while also looking forward, Duo 220 strives to create programs that are new, fresh and accessible through a mixture of both standards and lesser-known works in the guitar duo repertoire, inventive and effective transcriptions, and newly commissioned works by young composers, with an emphasis on reaching as broad an audience as possible.
Wilmington Classical Guitar was blown away by Adam Larison’s debut performance with us in 2013, and we’ve been looking forward to bringing him back with Duo 220 and his duo partner Andrew Stroud. Join us for an evening of adventurous classical guitar music as they perform works by Cage, Assad, Martin?, Angulo, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Guest Opening Artist: Caroline Kubach

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Duo 220 will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Duo 220 has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Duo 220 and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Stroud and Larison have received enthusiastic responses from audiences across the U.S. and abroad headlining in such venues as the Corsham Arts Festival (U.K.), The Sierra Nevada Guitar Society (Reno, NV), Guitar Sarasota (Sarasota, FL) and the Troy University Guitar Festival (Troy, AL). Both protégés of celebrated American pedagogue Bruce Holzman of Florida State University, Duo 220 received a highly transformative series of coachings from Sergio Assad of the Assad Duo in 2008.

Adam Larison has received enthusiastic responses from audiences across the U.S. and abroad for his spirited expressivity, technical virtuosity, and unique ability to connect with diverse audiences. Adam’s passion for exploring the guitar repertoire has led to distinctive programming, which includes not only enduring classics for the guitar, but also provocative, lesser-known musical gems and newly commissioned works from young composers.

As a soloist, Adam has appeared in concert across the United States and abroad, including in Tignespace (Tignes, France), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco’s “Guitarrada,” The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, the New Mexico International Guitar Festival, the Louisville International Guitar Festival, Guitar Sarasota, and the South Georgia Ballet. In addition to enjoying an active solo career, Adam was awarded First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2013 Great Lakes Guitar Competition, Second Prize at the 2013 Hamilton International Guitar Competition (Canada), and received top prizes in the D’Addario International Guitar Competition and the Boston Guitarfest Competition.

Adam began studying guitar with Louis Critchfield, and with John Truitt and Mickey Jones at the Albuquerque Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance with full scholarship under Bruce Holzman at Florida State University, a Master of Music in guitar performance under Sérgio Assad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Performer’s Certificate from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy) where he studied under Oscar Ghiglia. He will soon complete doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music where he has studied under Nicholas Goluses and Paul O’Dette.
Andrew Stroud began studying the classical guitar with his father while living in Bath, England.

His teachers have included composer Thomas Coffey, renowned American performer Stephen Robinson, French virtuoso Judicaël Perroy, and Bruce Holzman. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University. He completed both Master of Music degree and Doctor of Music degrees at Florida State University. At FSU, Stroud was awarded three consecutive graduate teaching assistantships. He has performed in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia, the Assad Duo, Paul Galbraith, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Fernandez, Paco Pena, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and many other world renowned musicians.

Andrew has won accolades at many international competitions including the Columbus State Guitar Symposium, Guitare Lachine Competition (Montreal), Rosario Competition (Columbia, SC), Schadt International Concerto Competition (Allentown, PA), the Dr. Luis Sigall Competition (Vina del Mar, Chile), Guitar Foundation of America Competition, and the Christopher Parkening Competition (Malibu, CA), the world’s largest prize guitar competition.

As a soloist, Andrew has enjoyed performing in a wide array of venues. Among them are the Festival Mediterreano della Chitarra in Italy, featured solo performances in West Palm Beach’s Gala Concert and a performance at the Veteran World Fencing Championships Gala. As a Chamber Musician, he has performed in diverse roles ranging from orchestral music to opera. He has been featured on local and national broadcasts on television and NPR. In 2009, Andrew made his South American debut, giving master classes and concerts in Chile. He has been a featured soloist on series such as the Seven Hills Guitar Series, Guitar Sarasota, and the Troy University Guitar Festival.

Among his other endeavors have been lectures, master classes and teaching.. He has recorded for the Hands on Teaching method, and has authored articles published in Soundboard magazine. He currently serves on the faculty of Wallace Community College as chair of the music department. Since 2012, he has been serving as co-director of the Seven Hills Guitar Series. In 2014, he founded the St. Michael’s Concert Series in Ozark, AL. He has reviewed texts for W.W. Norton and Co. and in 2012, Lambert Academic Publishing published his book, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Style Hongrois.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Duo 220, please visit www.220duo.com/
For more information about the event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/duo-220
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org

 
March, 2017

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Meng Su & Marina Piccinini, flute (PCGS/PCMS)

Add event to googleWednesday March 1, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAmerican Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PAAdmission: Tickets available via the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society or the Kimmel Center Box Office.
Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: On street or paid garage

PROGRAM
Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in C Major, BWV 1033
Bach: Sonata for Lute in E Major, BWV 1006a (Solo Guitar)
Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in E Majot, BWV 1035
Beaser: Mountain Songs [Sel.]
Colgrass: Wild Riot of the Shaman's Dreams (Solo Flute)
Piazzolla: L'Histoire du Tango

MENG SU, guitar
2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition Gold Medalist Meng Su is the first guitarist to have won both youth and the main Parkening Competition, she is also the first female guitarist to both make it to the final round of the main competition and win the Gold Medal.

MARINA PICCININI, flute
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading flute virtuosos, flutist Marina Piccinini combines flawless technical command, profound interpretive instincts, and a charismatic stage presence–qualities that make each of her performances a memorable event. Since making her acclaimed debuts in New York’s Town Hall, London’s Southbank Centre, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Ms. Piccinini has been in demand.

For more information about PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org

For more information about the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, please visit pcmsconcerts.org
 

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Eden Stell Duo (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBaltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: $35 / $30 (Students, Seniors, Members)
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States
Parking: Street Parking (Charles Street, Art Museum Drive), or JHU parking garage

Eden Stell Guitar Duo – Mark Eden & Christopher Stell
Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo has “breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar.” (Rotterdam Dagblad). Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.

Likened to a ‘miraculous single guitarist blessed with an impossibly wonderful technique and an exceptionally delicate touch’ (The Observer) the Eden Stell Guitar Duo has been invited to perform at venues and music festivals around the world; including Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and Australia, plus numerous radio and TV appearances on ITV, BBC and European and North American networks.

Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music as recipients of the Principal’s Prize and the Julian Bream Prize, and continued their studies in Brussels with the Brazilian guitar duo, Sérgio and Odair Assad.

Soon after, the Duo was selected to perform for the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists’ Concert Series and won the South East Musicians’ Platform competition, giving them debut concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre where they have since become regular artists, performing at both venues.

Mark and Chris’s concerto engagements have featured performances with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and International Philharmonic at some of Europe’s largest venues including the Beethovenhalle and Stuttgart Liederhalle, with recent international recitals for prestigious events such as Guitar Foundation of America, Omni Foundation Concert Series in San Francisco, Wigmore Hall London, London Guitar Festival at Kings Place, Alla Grande Festival in Canada, and Uppsala Kongress Hall Sweden, as well as many others.

Members of the Duo were the first guitarists since Julian Bream to be Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine with their “land mark recording” of works by Stephen Dodgson. They have recorded 7 CDs to date, and are dedicatees of new works by internationally acclaimed composers Stephen Dodgson, Adam Gorb, Dusan Bogdanovic, Gary Ryan, and Johannes Moller.

Mark and Chris are founder members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet who have rapidly become one of the most celebrated guitar ensembles in the last few years, with concerts in Europe and USA and rave reviews for their debut CD Love, the Magician (BGS118). They are also artistic directors of the Winchester Guitar Festival and the World Youth Guitar Festival, the only classical guitar festival in the world dedicated to young players with over 200 students attending from over 15 countries. Mark and Chris were elected Associates of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of their outstanding musical achievements and they both currently hold teaching positions at the Royal College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

For more information on the Eden Stell guitar duo, please visit www.edenstell.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit www.bcgs.org
 

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Master Class with Eden Stell Duo (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 5, 2017 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapTowson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USAAdmission: Registration required
Location: Towson University
Parking: Paid in lot

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. Performers will be students of the Towson University guitar department. This class is organized in collaboration with the Towson University guitar department.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about the Eden Stell Duo, please visit www.EdenStell.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 

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Mayes Duo Faculty Spotlight Concert (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 8, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapRowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Parking: Free in lot

Classical Guitar Duo concert - including works by Loeillet, Haydn, Tisserand, Raymond, Giuliani, Dyans and Ourkouzounov. The duo will spice things up by mixing in some Mandolin and 19th century guitar.

For more information about the College of Performing Arts of Rowan University, please see academics.rowan.edu/cpa/
For more information about Joseph Mayes, please see academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
For more information about Kathleen Mayes, please see academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
 

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Junhong Kuang (SHCS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 11, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google map3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Shriver Hall Concert Series, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Parking: $10, The Johns Hopkins University South Garage, entered from Wyman Park Drive; Free parking at The George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology and at UMBC is available in the surrounding lots

Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making! Junhong Kuang, winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and one of The Peabody Institute's top talents, will dazzle with a vibrant display of artistry and virtuosity.

For more information about this event, please see www.shriverconcerts.org/event/display/73/
For more information about the Shriver Hall Concert Series, please see www.shriverconcerts.org/