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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March, 2020


[CANCELLED]Masterclass with Jordan Dodson

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 1:30 pmShow in Google map503 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

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 Jordan Dodson has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jordan 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 Jordan Dodson March 21 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Jordan at

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


[CANCELLED]Jordan Dodson with special guest Un/Strung Guitar Duo

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google map503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $20 General Admission | $15 Senior/Student Admission | $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring back Jordan Dodson, who we featured in 2014 in our first collaboration with Philadelphia non-profit LiveConnections at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Jordan floored us with his imaginative interpretations, flawless technique, and undaunted adventurousness, and we’re happy to be able to welcome him back to our stage. Jordan has the distinction of being the first graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Program, started in 2011 under Jason Vieaux and David Starobin. Since graduating from Curtis, Jordan has performed extensively as an Astral Artist, and has been a huge advocate of new music for the guitar, giving many world premieres.

Works  by Roland Dyens, Dai Fujikura, Reiko Füting, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Alonso Mudarra, and Nicole Murphy..

Guest Opening Artist: Un/Strung Guitar Duo (Greg Hays & Jacob Lyerly)

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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3/21/20: Jordan Dodson will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday, March 21 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. Dodson has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jordan and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.


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 is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has 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. He recently made his debut as concerto soloist with the Alabama Symphony, and this season appears with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.

Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to such venues as New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette (Brooklyn), Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, National Sawdust (Williamsburg), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou in France.  

A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, Stephen Goss, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and recently collaborated with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOW Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Oracle Hysterical, New Vintage Baroque, 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, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.”

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson 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 Gary Lee guitar.




Add event to googleSaturday March 28, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapMandell Theater Drexel University, 3220 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: $40 General, $30 Student/Senior, $20 Member
Premium Admission: $100 Premium Seating and Reception
Location: Mandell Theater, Drexel University, 3220 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship.

Her international performance career includes frequent recitals, concerto engagements and festival appearances in most of Europe’s cultural destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb. Her tours have also taken her to Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Equally impressive is the fact that she has recorded 6 CDs. Mel Bay Publications has released Ana Vidovic’s DVD 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, and “Guitar Virtuoso,” a performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton.

During recent seasons Ms. Vidovic’s prolific career has taken her to London where she has performed at King’s Place twice; Bordeaux and Paris, Carthage (Tunesia), Cuenca (Equador), Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Avezzano and Pescara (Italy), Aachen, Ansbach and Ettlingen (Germany), Japan, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney (Australia), Hong Kong, Bulle (Switzerland), Uppsala (Sweden), Istanbul, Tel Aviv, in addition to the Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton Kitchener Toronto and Winnipeg, She has performed throughout the U.S. at major performance venues in Austin, Baltimore, Bethesda (The Strathmore), Boston, Champaign, IL (Krannert Center), Cleveland, Dallas, Dayton, Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Portland (OR), St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Fe, Seattle, Washington, DC and New York City where Ms. Vidovic has performed in recital at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College of Music, Baruch College as well as at the 92nd St. Y. Her dazzling concerto performances have taken place with the Asheville Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Glacier Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Idaho Falls Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Missoula Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony (Oregon), Westmoreland Symphony (PA), West Virginia Symphony, Wheeling Symphony Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; and with the Slovene Orchestra and Zagreb Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Le Domaine Forget (Quebec), International Guitar Festival (London), Big Sky, Montana, Caramoor Festival (Katonah, NY), Colorado Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Summerfest.

Ms. Vidovic’s 2017-18 season included recitals in Germany (Baden-Baden), Jeunesse Musicale (Vienna), Hong Kong, Peoria IL, Chicago, Washington, DC (Marlowe Guitar Series), Los Angeles, and Jacksonville (FL) and a concerto engagement with the Idaho Falls Symphony, in addition to a tour to Japan where she performs almost annually. Her 2018-19 season begins with an appearance at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge followed by concertos with Washington, DC’s Apollo Orchestra and Orchestra Iowa. Further recitals take place in New York City (New York City Classical Guitar Society), Boston, Washington, DC,. (Dumbarton Oaks), Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands in addition to London, Baden-Baden and a tour to Japan.

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 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. At age 7, she gave her first public performance and at the age of 11 she was performing internationally. She became the youngest student at age 13 to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Ms. Vidovic’s reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory from which she graduated.

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[CANCELLED]Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Festival (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 8:30 amDescription:Admission: $50 General Day Pass, $40 Member Day Pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

This full day of classical guitar events includes the PCGS Annual Classical Guitar Competition finals, a masterclass with festival opening performer Ana Vidovic, professional workshops, student recitals, vendor fair, and a recital by the PCGS Concert Ensemble. In addition to these exciting events are concerts by the 2019 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Adult Division Winner, and a closing concert with Jay Kacherski.

This is an opportunity for all of the classical guitar lovers in the Philadelphia area and beyond to come together and enjoy a full day of events focused on the instrument that they love.

Sunday Events will include:
2019 PCGS Competition 1st Place and Peter Segal Prize Winner Recital Congyi Zhang
Student Recitals
PCGS Concert Ensemble
Guitar Workshops

Vendors Fair

Congyi Zhang bio:
Congyi Zhang is a guitarist from Beijing, China, currently living in New York City. Congyi first learned to play classical guitar under his father’s instruction at the age of eight. He attended Central Conservatory of Music of China Middle School under Professors Zhi Chen and Jiajiong Li, graduated from Central Conservatory of Music of China in Beijing in 2016 with his Bachelor of Music degree studying with Jie Li, and is now a second-year Master of Music scholarship student at Mannes School of Music, College of Performing Arts at The New School in New York City, in the studio of Professor Michael Newman.

Honors and awards for Congyi include the First Prize and the Peter Segal Award at the major 2019 Philadelphia International Classical Guitar Competition, the 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition (the Greiner Award for Best Performance of a Contemporary Guitar Concerto, and a top prizewinner in the overall competition), and the 2018 Charlottesville International Competition. He received the first place award and was the only full-scholarship student at CCOM Middle School. His concert performances have been at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Manet Club, Peking University, Grand Hall of CCOM, Tishman Hall in New York City, the Frick Collection, SUNY Oneonta, and venues throughout China, Canada, and the United States.

Congyi also enjoys playing fingerstyle guitar and mandolin, as well as performing in ensembles including Chinese dulcimer, er-hu, other guitars, flute, violin, piano, and larger ensembles. He premiered new works by Xue Rui and Hong Liu at the Golden Hu Qin Competition, winning first and second prize for the two composers. One of his first New York performances was with MACE, playing Frank Zappa's “G-Spot Tornado” and “Dog Meat.”

Congyi performed in Leo Brouwer’s New York City master class during Brouwer’s first classes in the United States in over three decades. His performance of Ernesto Cordero’s “Concierto Antillano” marked its premiere performance with Buffalo Philharmonic. He also premiered new music by Dutch composer Jan Bartlema at Peking University.

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[CANCELLED]Jay Kacherski (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 4:30 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $30 General, $20 Student/Senior, $15 Member (+$10 on all levels for premium seating) - Admission included with Festival Day Pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

"Virtuosismo" and "technical dominance" are the words used by the press to describe American guitarist, Jay Kacherski. A native of New York, Kacherski has performed around the world as a soloist and member of the highly praised Texas Guitar Quartet. He has collaborated with Grammy-winners and nominees such as the chamber choir Conspirare and Chilean flutist Viviana Guzman, as well as with Piazzolla's successor, Argentinean bandeneonist Daniel Binelli with the New Orleans Opera company. Kacherski has performed at distinguished festivals and venues such as the Festival International de Guitarra de Taxco, the Florida Guitar Foundation, the Brevard Music Center, Round Top, the Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Mexico City, and the New Orleans International Guitar Festival.

Jay Kacherski spent two years living in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar and member of the guitar faculty at the Escuela Nacional de Música, the music conservatory for the National University of Mexico (UNAM) researching, performing, and promoting contemporary classical guitar music of Mexico. His guide and teacher for this work was the world-renowned Mexican guitarist Juan Carlos Laguna. Kacherski has since premiered many new works from Mexico and has created a complete catalog of Mexican guitar works with links to videos, audio, scores, and more that can be found at

Jay Kacherski is currently on the guitar faculty at Loyola University, the University of New Orleans, and McNeese State University, as well as NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He is an Associate Editor for Soundboard Magazine, the director of the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra Guitar Program, and the Artistic Director of the Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition in Texas. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music, and undergraduate degrees from Florida Southern College where he graduated with honors.

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Add event to googleSunday March 29, 2020 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapOnlineThe 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  
April, 2020


High School Guitar Ensemble (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: free parking in lot
Presenter: West Chester University

High School Guitar Ensemble

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Not Required

Program: TBA