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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.

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March, 2019

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Masterclass with Alec Holcomb, classical guitar

Add event to googleSaturday March 23, 2019 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 Alec Holcomb has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Alec 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 Alec Holcomb March 23 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Alec at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/alec-holcomb/.

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

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Alec Holcomb, classical guitar with special guest Darla Rublesky (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday March 23, 2019 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

Our very first concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in October of 2016 was an amazing success, in no small part due to the enormous talent of our featured artist, Alec Holcomb. His assured and virtuosic playing easily won us over, and his recent arrangements of a number of pieces by Isaac Albéniz captured our hearts. We were so blown away that we couldn’t wait any longer to have him back.

Since performing for us in 2016, Alec has completed his undergraduate degree at Curtis Institute of Music, and begun his masters studies at San Francisco Conservatory with Judicaël Perroy (teacher of GFA winner’s Thibaut Garcia and Xaviar Jara). We can’t wait to see what he’s learned in the past 2 years.

Works by Albeniz, Jose, Assad, and Cassado.

Guest Opening Artist: Darla Rublesky

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
3/23/19: Alec Holcomb will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, March 23 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. Holcomb has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Alec 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
Recognized as one of the most exciting young guitarists of his generation, Alec Holcomb 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.

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 2017, Alec graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux. 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). He earned 2nd place at the Columbus State University Guitar Competition (2016). Alec was a Finalist in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition (2016). He won the BorGuitar International Award (1st place) in the BorGuitar Festival Competition in Italy (2016). Most recently (2017), Alec received 3rd prize in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition.

In the fall of 2017, Alec will begin studying with Judicaël Perroy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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

For more informatio nabout this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/alec-holcomb/.
 

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Paley Noontime Concert: Guitar Students of Allen Krantz (EBCM)

Add event to googleWednesday March 27, 2019 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapLecture Hall, Paley Library, Temple University, 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Admission: Free
Location: Lecture Hall, Paley Library, Temple University, 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Paid or free parking on street or paid parking in lot
Presenter: Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University

What can be more beautiful than the music of a guitar? How about two or three guitars playing together! Join us as the talented guitar students of Allen Krantz share their beautiful music!


For more information, please visit events.temple.edu/pale.....ntz-0.
 

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Masterclass with Nigel North (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 27, 2019 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028Admission: FREE to audit
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Rowan University rowan.edu/

Featuring performers from the Rowan University School of Music Guitar Department, Joseph Mayes, Director.
 

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Nigel North, chitarrone and Jessica Gould, soprano (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 27, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028Admission: FREE to audit
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Rowan University rowan.edu/

The Department of Music welcomes renowned London-born lutist Nigel Nort, performing on the chitarrone, and soprano Jessica Gould. Works sacred and secular by Caccini, Frescobaldi, Galilei, Kapsberger, Merula, Piccinini, Luigi Rossi, Sances, Strozzi, and others from the dawn of the tumultuous seventeenth century.

For more information, please visit rowan.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1114565.
 

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Department Recital: Guitar Students of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux

Add event to googleFriday March 29, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapField Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103Admission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Paid parking in street or lot
Presenter: Curtis Institute of Music curtis.edu/

Department Recital: Guitar Students of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux

Contact Information:
Email: thomas.oltarzewski@curtis.edu
 
 

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Jordan Dodson - The Americas (COP)

Add event to googleSunday March 31, 2019 at 2:30 pmShow in Google mapPerelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102Admission: $28-98
Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid lot or street
Presenter: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia chamberorchestra.org/

Considered by Performance Today as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation,” Astral Spotlight Artist Jordan Dodson makes his Chamber Orchestra debut displaying the beauty of both the acoustic and electric guitar. Joining him is COP/ACF’s Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence and Philadelphia Composer Andrea Clearfield as she premieres her new Electric Guitar concerto, titled “Glow”. Paired with Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Guitar Concerto the concerts promise to display the range and beauty of the music of The Americas.

Program

Manuel de Falla – El Amor Brujo Suite
Villa-Lobos – Concerto for Guitar
Chabrier – Habanera
Steven Gerber – Homage to Dvořák, from Spirituals for String Orchestra
Jordan Dodson – Interlude, Solo Guitar
Andrea Clearfield, Composer in Residence – “Glow”, Concerto for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra*

*World Premiere

For more information, please visit chamberorchestra.org/c.....4-01/.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 31, 2019 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.  
 
April, 2019

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Jordan Dodson - The Americas (COP)

Add event to googleMonday April 1, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPerelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102Admission: $28-98
Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid lot or street
Presenter: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia chamberorchestra.org/

Considered by Performance Today as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation,” Astral Spotlight Artist Jordan Dodson makes his Chamber Orchestra debut displaying the beauty of both the acoustic and electric guitar. Joining him is COP/ACF’s Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence and Philadelphia Composer Andrea Clearfield as she premieres her new Electric Guitar concerto, titled “Glow”. Paired with Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Guitar Concerto the concerts promise to display the range and beauty of the music of The Americas.

Program

Manuel de Falla – El Amor Brujo Suite
Villa-Lobos – Concerto for Guitar
Chabrier – Habanera
Steven Gerber – Homage to Dvořák, from Spirituals for String Orchestra
Jordan Dodson – Interlude, Solo Guitar
Andrea Clearfield, Composer in Residence – “Glow”, Concerto for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra*

*World Premiere

For more information, please visit chamberorchestra.org/c.....4-01/.
 

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High School Guitar Ensemble

Add event to googleWednesday April 3, 2019 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, West Chester University, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, West Chester University, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USA
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University Wells School of Music www.wcupa.edu/music/

West Chester University Wells School of Music proudly presents...
High School Guitar Festival; David Cullen, director

The West Chester University High School Guitar Ensemble Festival will feature The Bayonne High School Guitar Ensemble along with invited High School Guitarists who would like to participate in Masterclasses, Workshops and the Festival Ensemble Performance.
More info: Event attachment