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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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October, 2018

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Curtis Presents: Kindred Spirits featuring Jason Vieaux and Nigel Armstrong, violin (CIM)

Add event to googleSaturday October 13, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapField Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103Admission: $25 - see below for ticketing information
Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: paid lot or paid street
Organizer: Curtis Institute of Music www.curtis.edu

Jason Vieaux, guitar
Nigel Armstrong, violin (’13)

Each a model of the 21st-century musician, Curtis guitar faculty Jason Vieaux and violin alumnus Nigel Armstrong are musical chameleons and kindred spirits who navigate a seamless tapestry of sound influenced by classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, Latin, folk, and whatever else inspires them—all with consummate artistry and technical mastery. Perhaps most appealing is their genuine sense of joy in the exploration of music and their passion for sharing it with audiences.

For more information about this event, please visit www.facebook.com/events/664067423962340/


To order tickets, please visit www.showclix.com/event/jason-vieaux-guitar
 

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Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Mayes and Brian Betz (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday October 17, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Rowan University rowan.edu/
Brian Betz and Joseph Mayes share the bill for an eclectic evening as part of the Faculty Spotlight Series, presented by Rowan's College of Performing Arts. With Betz on acoustic jazz guitar and Mayes on classical guitar, the two artists alternate sets with works by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Francis Kleynjans, Johann Pachelbel, and Jimmy Van Heusen before joining forces on a classic by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the box office at (856) 256-4545 or email arts@rowan.edu.

For more information, please visit today.rowan.edu/home/e.....-betz
 

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Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop (WC)

Add event to googleSaturday October 20, 2018 at 9:00 amShow in Google mapWashington College, 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, USAAdmission*: $50 for Full Event Registration, Individual concerts $10-$20
Location: Washington College School of Music, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
Parking: Lot
Presenter: Washington College Music School www.washcoll.edu/

This weekend event is open to guitarists and musicians of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Celebrated guitarists from around the globe will visit Washington College to give master classes, clinics, lectures and concerts that are sure to impress.

Education
The Eastern Guitar Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop is dedicated to providing attendees with a fun and relaxed educational experience. We will host a wide variety of clinics and lectures on advanced fingerstyle technique, ornamentation, guitar ensemble, careers in music, and more. In addition, there will be master classes open to the public, where talented young guitarists receive instruction from our visiting artists!

Entertainment
Making great music is the focus of our festival, which is why we have invited a wonderful and diverse lineup of soloists and groups to perform in Chestertown. Visit our artist page to see our lineup of distinguished musicians.

Collaboration
A unique feature of our event is our collaboration with visiting artists, which will give festival attendees the unique experience of rehearsing and performing onstage with some of the top guitarists in the industry. Learn how you can participate in this exciting opportunity!

For more information on this event, please visit www.washcoll.edu/depart.....ival/.
 

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Masterclass with Thomas Viloteau, classical guitar (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday October 20, 2018 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: The West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
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 2006 GFA Winner Thomas Viloteau has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Thomas and have him 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 Thomas Viloteau October 20 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Thomas at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/thomas-viloteau/

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....teau/
 

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Thomas Viloteau, classical guitar with special guest Keith Calmes (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday October 20, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $20 General Admission / $15 Senior, Student / $10 WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Perhaps in our longest bid for an artist, we’ve been trying to arrange for this amazing musician to play for Wilmington Classical Guitar since 2011! Now finally, Wilmington Classical Guitar is pleased to present GFA Winner Thomas Viloteau in a concert and masterclass. Thomas is a prizewinner of numerous international guitar competitions, including first prizes in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competetion in 2006, and the Francisco Tárrega Competition – the oldest event of its kind – in 2012.

Thomas has recently completed a doctorate degree at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and has just begun teaching at the Peabody Institute of Music of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He’ll be bringing his considerable teaching chops to Wilmington in a masterclass earlier on October 20 (see below). And in addition to frequent high-quality recordings that he releases on YouTube, Thomas has also recorded several albums and written a book sharing his views on guitar technique, all which are available at his website.

Works by Tedesco, Llobet, Villa-Lobos, Assad and Dyens.

Guest Opening Artist: Keith Calmes

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MASTERCLASS
10/20/18: Thomas Viloteau will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, Saturday October 20 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian 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 Mr. Viloteau has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Thomas and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thomas Viloteau‘s first concert was in his home country of France only a year after he began his studies, in front of an audience of 200 people. Since that concert, Thomas has played in some of the best venues through out the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Norway, Great Britain, Taiwan and Puerto Rico.

Born into a family of fine arts enthusiasts, Thomas took his first lesson at the age of twelve. Although a late start for an internationally recognized musician, inspired by listening to Naxos recordings of other prominent classical musicians, Thomas decided at the outset of his career that he wanted to record such a CD too. Eager to learn as much as he could about his instrument, he immediately went on to study at an international level, moving from Barcelona, to Paris, San Francisco, London, Tucson, Rochester and Montréal seeking advice from some of the leading professors like Alvaro Pierri, Alberto Ponce, Judicaël Perroy, Tom Patterson, Roland Dyens, Nicholas Goluses, Paul O’Dette and Marc Teicholz.

Equally as talented as a performer, Thomas has also proven his versatile abilities as a competitor. Thomas has placed in numerous international competitions, taking first prize in the Segovia Competition, Mottola, Ville d’Antony, Sernancelhe and in 2006, only nine years after he started playing, the renown Guitar Foundation of America International Competition which allowed him to record his first CD with the label Naxos. In the summer of 2012, after years away from competitions, he played for the first time at the Francisco Tàrrega Competition in Benicàssim, the oldest event of its kind, where he won the prestigious 1st prize. In December of 2015 he was the first guitarist to win the Arthur W. Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association in Boston, a prize given each year to the best musician in the top music schools and conservatories in the United States.

Always willing to push his passion for classical guitar further, Thomas has recently finished writing a book about the modern advanced techniques of the classical guitar. “In the Black Box – Technique(s) of the Classical Guitar” is based on his own experiments, thoughts and those of his teachers and contemporaries. With this book, Thomas has created a tool in helping others get to a point that he was able to accelerate to so quickly.

Thomas Viloteau has released recordings with Naxos, La Ma de Guido and Mel Bay. In 2015 he produced his own record “Dances Through the Centuries,” which includes the world premiere of the Suite Brasileira 3 by Sergio Assad, dedicated to Thomas and commissioned with a grant from the Northern Trust/Piper Enrichment Award.

Thomas Viloteau has lived in Paris, Barcelona, San Francisco, New York City, London, Tucson, and Montréal. He recently completed his Doctoral Studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and has begun teaching at the Peabody Institute of Music of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He only uses Savarez strings and plays on guitars made by Greg Smallman and Bastien Burlot.

To learn more about Thomas Viloteau, please visit tigadorecords.com/.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/thomas-viloteau/.
 

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Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop (WC)

Add event to googleSunday October 21, 2018 at 9:00 amShow in Google mapWashington College, 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620, USAAdmission*: $50 for Full Event Registration, Individual concerts $10-$20
Location: Washington College School of Music, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
Parking: Lot
Presenter: Washington College Music School www.washcoll.edu/

This weekend event is open to guitarists and musicians of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Celebrated guitarists from around the globe will visit Washington College to give master classes, clinics, lectures and concerts that are sure to impress.

Education
The Eastern Guitar Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop is dedicated to providing attendees with a fun and relaxed educational experience. We will host a wide variety of clinics and lectures on advanced fingerstyle technique, ornamentation, guitar ensemble, careers in music, and more. In addition, there will be master classes open to the public, where talented young guitarists receive instruction from our visiting artists!

Entertainment
Making great music is the focus of our festival, which is why we have invited a wonderful and diverse lineup of soloists and groups to perform in Chestertown. Visit our artist page to see our lineup of distinguished musicians.

Collaboration
A unique feature of our event is our collaboration with visiting artists, which will give festival attendees the unique experience of rehearsing and performing onstage with some of the top guitarists in the industry. Learn how you can participate in this exciting opportunity!

For more information on this event, please visit www.washcoll.edu/depart.....ival/.
 

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Fabio Zanon (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday October 27, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapHarold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252Admission: $35 Members, $40 General
Location: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Fabio Zanon is one of the pre-eminent guitarists of today. As a solo and chamber player, author, conductor, teacher and broadcaster, he has sought to expand the perception of the guitar in the concert scene. A true cosmopolitan, a Brazilian master at home in the concert halls of four continents; the 1996 winner of both the GFA and Francisco Tarrega International Competitions.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/fabio-zanon/
For more information about Fabio Zanon, please visit www.ram.ac.uk/about-us/staff/fabio-zanon
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 28, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The 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, 2018

4

Adam Levin (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 4, 2018 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

Praised for his “visceral and imaginative performances” by the Washington Post, top prize winning classical guitarist and recording artist Adam Levin has performed on four continents across the globe. Levin has performed extensively across the United States at renowned venues such as Chicago’s Pick Staiger, Nichols, and Mayne Stage concert halls as well as at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago; Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Jordan Hall; Spivey Hall in Atlanta; repeat appearances at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In Europe, Levin has performed in some of the finest venues across Spain, and in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. In the 2017-2018 season, Levin makes several debut solo, chamber, and orchestral appearances in China, Finland, and Ireland as well as return appearances in Brazil and Spain. Adam Levin’s live performances have been featured nationally numerous times on NPR’s Performance Today, the nationally syndicated Classical Guitar Alive, and studio performances on top radio stations including WFMT Chicago and WCRB Boston.

A native of Chicago’s North Shore, Adam holds bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University in Music Performance, Psychology, and Pre-Med. Under the tutelage of Eliot Fisk, Levin completed his master’s degree in guitar performance at New England Conservatory in Boston. His esteemed teachers have included Oscar Ghiglia, Gabriel Estarellas, Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, and Paul Henry. Adam is the director of the annual Boston Young Guitarists’ Workshop (www.ygwboston.org), which will expand to weekends throughout the academic year culminating in the Boston Guitarfest. Levin is a professor of guitar at the University of Rhode Island and also teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Adam Levin is a D’Addario Artist and performs on a guitar by luthier Stephan Connor. 

For more information about Adam Levin, please visit www.adamlevinguitar.com

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

 

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Master's Recital: Peter Delaplane (TU)

Add event to googleFriday November 9, 2018 at 5:30 pmShow in Google mapRock Hall, 1715 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAAdmission: Free and open to the public
Location: Lecture Hall, Paley Library, 1210 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Street
Presenter: Temple University (TU) Boyer College of Music and Dance

Peter Delaplane performs his Master's degree recital. Peter is a classical guitar student of Allen Krantz.

This performance contains repertoire from a variety of composers. Each performer appreciates your attendance.

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

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Brendan Evans, classical guitar with special guests Zach Alex & Liam Thomas (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $15 General Admission / $10 Senior, Student, WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, award-winning guitarist Brendan Evans has been lighting up the guitar scene in Philadelphia for many years now. His passionate playing of carefully selected repertoire has garnered him quite a following. Brendan’s performance in 2013 was one of our best, and you may have seen him playing in our members concerts solo and with the Philadelphia Guitar Quartet of recent years, to rave reviews. We can’t wait to have him return to our stage for a full solo concert.

Works by Ponce, Rodrigo, Matiegka, and Henze.

Guest Opening Artist: Zach Alex & Liam Thomas from West Chester University

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends! 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brendan left his hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts at the age of 13, and has been playing and studying guitar with increasing intensity since then. Four years at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he studied with Bob Squires and Apostolos Paraskevas, led to to four years at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Steve Aron, which led to two years at the San Francisco Conservatory, where he studied with David Tanenbaum.

In the middle of his Oberlin tenure Brendan spent a very formative year studying flamenco guitar in the cities of Granada (where he studied at Carmen de las Ceuvas) and Cordoba, in the Andalusian region of Spain. He sometimes thinks about the advice he got from his last teacher in Spain, which was to “Stay in Spain and play flamenco, do not return to the states and study classical guitar.” Brendan had come to realize that to play flamenco is to live it completely, and was not willing to give up his life in the states, or put aside his growing passion for the classical guitar – he does not regret returning, but there is a lingering sense of melancholy. Perhaps one day he’ll return to Spain.

After graduating in 2008 from the SF Conservatory with a Master’s degree, Brendan went on to win prizes in 8 consecutive competitions in the US and Canada, including 1st prizes in the Louisville and Rosario festivals. Brendan plays on a guitar made by David Pace.

To learn more about Brendan Evans, please visit brendan-evans.com/

To learn more about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/brendan-evans/
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The 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.