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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.
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Guitar Ensemble

Add event to googleWednesday April 10, 2019 at 8:15 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...
Guitar Ensemble; David Cullen, director

The purpose of this organization is to perform music for one, two, three, four or more classical guitars from the Renaissance to the present day. This experience develops musicianship in a way that solo playing alone does not. Activities include an ensemble concert at the end of each semester in addition to other performances on and off campus.

More Information, please visit wcupa.edu/music/ensembles
 

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Santiago Cardenas Masters Recital (UD)

Add event to googleSaturday April 13, 2019 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapGore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, 100 Orchard Road, Newark DE 19716Admission: FREE
Location: Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, 100 Orchard Road, Newark DE 19716
Parking: Free or paid parking on street, or paid parking in lot
Presenter: The Music School of the University of Delaware music.udel.edu

​Master of Music Degree Recital.

There is no charge for this event.
 

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Berta Rojas - Opening Concert (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: $30.00 General, $15 Member, $75 Premium, $20 Student/Senior

Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Parking: Paid in lot or on street

Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. She has been praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “Ambassador of the classical guitar.”

Berta has been nominated three times for Latin Grammy Awards; in the category of Best Instrumental Album for Día y Medio - A Day and a Half, a duet with Paquito D' Rivera (2012), in the category of Best Classical Album, for her album Salsa Roja (2014), and more recently in the category of Best Tango Album, for her album History of Tango (2015), recorded with the Camerata Bariloche.

Berta’s acknowledged warmth and musicality have earned her the admiration of audiences at major venues worldwide: the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at the Lincoln Center, in New York, London’s South Bank Centre, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the National Concert Hall in Dublin, where she performed as a soloist with the Irish Radio and Television Orchestra, and the Flagey Studio 4 in Brussels, where she performed with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra for Belgian National Television.

In 2011, with guest Paquito D’Rivera, Berta initiated the four-year tour “In the Footsteps of Mangoré” which followed the travels of Agustín Barrios, pioneer of the classical guitar in the Americas. The duo performed in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, concluding the journey at the national theater of the capital of El Salvador, final resting place of the celebrated composer.

Berta takes her audience on a colorful journey of sound, embracing new works by composers in diverse genres. The journey is echoed in recordings such as Cielo Abierto (2006) and Terruño (2009), as well as the duo with Carlos Barbosa-Lima on Alma y Corazón (2007) and the celebrated Intimate Barrios (2008) featuring works by the great Paraguayan composer and guitarist. On her latest recording, Felicidade (2017), she pays tribute to Brazilian music, with guest artists including Gilberto Gil, Toquinho and Ivan Lins.

In addition to continually enriching her own career through international tours and master classes, Berta Rojas is firmly committed to furthering and disseminating the classical guitar. A particular focus is on promoting the music of her country, Paraguay, as well as Latin American music more widely, and her ongoing support for the careers of young, upcoming guitarists. With this aim, she created the first online classical guitar competition, the Barrios World Wide Web Competition, in 2009, and was the Artistic Director of the Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

She also co-founded the young persons' Beatty Music Scholarship Competition for Classical Guitar, offering winners the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After initial studies in her native Paraguay with Felipe Sosa and Violeta de Mestral, Berta studied in Uruguay under Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernández and Mario Payseé, and at the USA's Peabody Institute under Manuel Barrueco, Ray Chester and Julian Gray.

She has recently joined the prestigious Berklee College of Music as Associate Professor, sharing her knowledge and love of music with a select group of young guitarists from all over the world.

Berta Rojas has been ranked amongst the most influential women in the Hispanic world (EFE and EsGlobal 2014; 2017). She has been named a Fellow of the Americas by the US Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her artistic excellence, and honored by her country with the title Illlustrious Ambassador of Musical Art. In 2015 she was awarded the National Order of Merit of the Comuneros, and the title of Doctor honoris causa by two national universities. In 2017, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to culture, she received both the National Order of Merit Don José Falcón and the Carlos Colombino Award.

For more information about the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, please visit www.phillyguitar.org/
 

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Full Day Classical Guitar Festival (PCGS)

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The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society annual festival will feature a vast array of events for guitarists of all ages including:

Opening concert with guitarist Berta Rojas
2019 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition
Concert by 2018 Competition Winner Philip Goldenberg
Masterclass with guitarist Berta Rojas
Vendor Fair featuring guitar music, luthiers, composers, repair shops, and more!
Professional workshops
Student recitals
Closing concert with Sondre Hoymer
For information about the 2019 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/Annual-Festival
 

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Philip Goldenberg - 2018 PCGS Competition Winner Recital (PCGS)

Add event to googleShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $75 (Festival Pass)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Performing as a soloist Phil Goldenberg has played in numerous festivals and recital halls across the United States. Most recently, Mr. Goldenberg won the first prize - Peter Segal Award in the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition. Judges remarked on his "considerable sense of drama and varied color and dynamic range," as well as his sense of "pleasing calm, juxtaposed by moments of technical brilliance." In 2015, Phil was a fellowship recipient at the Crown of the Continent guitar festival in Bigfork, Montana after winning first prize in the James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition. At that festival he gave solo concerts, workshops and collaborated with top musicians across all genres. Goldenberg was a prize winner at the 2012 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition, a prize he won while playing a guitar of his own construction. Phil has been a featured artist at the Bethlehem Guitar Festival, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, and the Woodbury Fall Arts Festival. After studying with Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andres Segovia, and graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance, Mr. Goldenberg went on to receive a Masters in guitar performance with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Grammy winner Jason Vieaux.

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

 

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Sondre Homer - Closing Concert (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 14, 2019 at 4:30 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $45 (Festival Pass), $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Sondre Hoymer (f.1993) is a Norwegian classical guitarist. He obtained his education at the Norwegian Academy of Music and Akademia Muzcyzna w Katowicach under Prof. Marcin Dylla. Sondre has appeared in several major international competitions, being ranked as a finalist in Guitar Masters 2016 in Wroclaw, semifinalist in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition 2017, where he also was included in the five top performances of the day by the Paris Guitar Foundation (preliminary round). He was also awarded second prize in the Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition 2014.

As an international concert artist Sondre regularly gives concerts and performances in several countries world wide. Amongst them Spain, United States of America, Finland and of course Norway. He continues to perform internationally after finishing his Artist Diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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

 

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Masterclass with Jason Vieaux (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 17, 2019 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building, West Chester University, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USA
Admission: FREE to audit
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...
Masterclass with Jason Vieaux

Featuring students of the West Chester University Guitar Department.
 

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The Romeros (PCGS) (PCMS)

Add event to googleWednesday April 17, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapKimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAAdmission: $30 General, $15 Member
Location: Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid in Kimmel Center Parking Garage. Prepaid parking may be available.

Over half a century after walking onto the world stage as the first classical guitar quartet, The Romeros continue to be a veritable institution in the world of classical music, dazzling countless audiences and winning the raves of reviewers worldwide.

Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Pepe and Angel in 1958. The Quartet went through natural transformations, and today consists of the second (Celin & Pepe) and third generations (Lito & Celino). To have so many virtuosi of the same instrument in one family is unique in the world of musical performance, and in the realm of the classical guitar it is absolutely without precedent.

Celebrating their fifty-fifth anniversary in 2018-19, the season will include tours in Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. The Romeros will also be presenting special concerts and festivals in memory of the 100th anniversary of patriarch Celedonio Romero, including a performance in their birth city of Málaga, Spain.


For more information about PCGS or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.phillyguitar.org

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

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PCMS Master Class: The Romeros, guitar quartet

Add event to googleThursday April 18, 2019 at 11:00 amShow in Google mapRock Hall Auditorium, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122Admission: FREE to audit
Location: Rock Hall Auditorium, Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Free or paid parking in street or paid lot
Presenters: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society pcmsconcerts.org/ and Boyer College of Music and Dance www.temple.edu/boyer/

Featuring performers from the Boyer College of Music and Dance Guitar Department, Allen Krantz, Director.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in the presentation of these master classes.

For more information, please visit events.temple.edu/pcms.....artet.
 

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Masterclass with GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday April 27, 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 2017 GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue 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 Tengyue Zhang on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Tengyue at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/tengyue-zhang/.

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

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Thibaut Garcia & Xavier Jara (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapHarold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252Admission: $30 Members, $35 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

“Competitions play an important role in the development of classical musicians, and they inspire us to get acquainted with new artists.” San Francisco Classical Voice, Scott Cmiel

The latest winner of the Guitar Foundation of America competition (2016) is Xavier Jara, who is born and raised the United States. He will share a concert with Thibaut Garcia of France, who won the same competition the year before, 2015.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/thi.....jara/
 

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GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar with special guest Everett Shen (WCG)

Add event to googleSunday April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner Tour to Delaware for a fifth season! The prestigious GFA Competition is known for drawing the most talented competitors from around the world, and winning the competition is a coveted milestone in the careers of many young musicians. Don’t miss your chance to see this world-class artist.

This year’s GFA touring artist is Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang. The GFA prize leads him on a concert tour starting in 2018 of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and his native China. Tengyue recently completed his master’s degree in music with Sharon Isbin at The Juilliard School.

Join us for an afternoon with this rising star as he performs works by Tansman, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bach, Scarlatti, Dyens, Piazzolla, Holmes and Assad.

Guest Opening Artist: PCGS Youth Competition Winner Everett Shen

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MASTERCLASS
4/27/19: Tengyue Zhang will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon on Saturday, April 27 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 Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue Zhang 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
Guitarist TY Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow.

TY has given recitals in Vienna, Serbia, China and the United States. His performance for the 2017 New York Guitar Festival was broadcast on WQXR radio. The GFA prize leads him on a concert tour starting in 2018 of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America and his native China. TY performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Allentown Symphony in 2018 and recital/concerto tours in Russia as the prize of the Frauchi Competition. With the goal of sharing the love of music through guitar in every piece he plays, TY’s concert repertoire is filled with diverse cross-genre music he loves. His debut CD will be released on Naxos in June of 2018, and includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, Assad, Tansman and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

TY was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. At seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi with whom he studied at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012, he was accepted into The Juilliard School undergraduate program, and during his six years of study there with Sharon Isbin, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2016, and his Master of Music in 2018. TY enjoys road cycling, surfing, and traveling.
 
May, 2019

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 19, 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.  
 

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7th Annual Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Members Concert (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday May 25, 2019 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

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for an evening of beautiful classical guitar music, featuring the talents of professional and amateur guitarists from the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society.

Performers and program TBD.

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

Works to be performed TBD.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!
 
June, 2019

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday June 30, 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.  
 
July, 2019

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday July 28, 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.  
 
August, 2019

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday August 25, 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.  
 
September, 2019

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Faculty Recital: David Cullen, guitar

Add event to googleMonday September 23, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, 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...
Faculty Recital: David Cullen, guitar
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday September 29, 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.  
 
October, 2019

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Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Concert

Add event to googleSaturday October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 27, 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.  
 
November, 2019

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Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Concert

Add event to googleSaturday November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 24, 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.  
 
December, 2019

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 15, 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.