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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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February, 2018

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Celil Refik Kaya (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 11, 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

Since his concert debut at the age of 6, Celil Refik Kaya has received high promised repetitions and accolades for his myriad accomplishments at an early age, winning First Prize in the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic; prizewinner of international guitar competitions including Sofia Bulgaria, Naxos Greece, Vienna, Istanbul, and throughout the United States, highlighted awards winner at top competitions such as 2012 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Indiana International Guitar Competititon, Boston Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Schadt String Competition, Philadelphia Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Indiana International Guitar Compeition and Boston Guitar Competition. In 2017 He has been awarded “Rising Young Musician of the Year” by the Donizettti Music Classical Awards in Istanbul.

Mr. Kaya performed in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals around the United States including solo recitals, concerto performances and masterclasses on the D'Addario Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, The Frick Collection Museum in NYC Summer Artists series, New York Guitar Seminar Festival at Mannes College, Round Top Festival in Texas, Brevard Music Festival, Raritan River Music Festival and Ankara International Music Festival, also numerous Radio broadcast and concert performances throughout United States and Turkey.

Besides a concert soloist, Kaya is also known as an avid composer where he has more than 100 pieces including works for orchestra, solo guitar, violin, piano, string trio, duets and many others. His chamber and instrumental works were performed throughout United States, Turkey, South Korea and Sydney’s Opera House. His selected works were published by Les Productions d’Oz in Canada and FDPublications in the United States.

Celil Refik Kaya is the third recipient of Harvard’s prestigious Dumbarton Oaks –Early Career Musician Fellowship as well as holding the Harrington Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin under the study of renowned guitarist Adam Holzman.


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

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Sérgio & Odair Assad & Avi Avital (SU)

Add event to googleTuesday February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapSalisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave Salisbury, MDAdmission: FREE!
Location: Holloway Hall Auditorium, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD
Parking: Free in lot or on street

For more information about this event, please visit www.salisbury.edu/cultu......html
 

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Sérgio & Odair Assad with Avi Avital (LG)

Add event to googleWednesday February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapLongwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USAPrice: $35 SOLD OUT
Location: Ballroom, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Longwood Gardens (LG)

Brazilian brothers and classical guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad perform with Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital. The trio explore both classical repertoire reimagined for guitar and mandolin, as well as traditional choro music, a popular genre in Brazil known for its upbeat rhythms and bravura virtuosity, in an exciting musical collaboration.


For more information, please visit longwoodgardens.org/ev.....mance
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 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.  
 

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Xiaobo Pu and Emma Resmini, flute

Add event to googleSaturday February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General Admission / $10 Senior, Student and 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

Chinese guitarist Xiaobo Pu and American flutist Emma Resmini put on a breathtaking performance opening for Colin Davin in our 2016-17 season, and they return this season with a full concert program. Xiaobo will perform one half of the program solo, and play flute & guitar duos with the talented Emma Resmini during the other half. Both Xiaobo and Emma are students completing degrees at Curtis Institute of Music.
 

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Made in Baltimore (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 25, 2018 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapUMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250, United StatesAdmission: $15 general, $10 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: Parking available in lot across from Linehan hall

For the 30th anniversary in 2017-2018, the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society has selected four Baltimore composers (names still embargoed) to write works for the classical guitar.

All compositions will be inspired by Baltimore and the whole project has received the working title “Made in Baltimore,” as it is entirely Baltimore based: Baltimore composers (established) nominated young and rising Baltimore composers for the commission. After selecting the four Baltimore composers, we will pair them with young and rising Baltimore guitarists. We also pair them with Baltimore mentors who will work with them to get the works ready for world-premiere. Therefore, “Made in Baltimore.”

The composers will be interviewed on stage about their commission and the commissioning experience, right before the world-premiere of each of their works.

For more information about this event and the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society please visit www.bcgs.org/
 
March, 2018

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Irina Kulikova (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapUMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250, United StatesAdmission: $30 general, $25 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: In lot across from Linehan Hall

With the rare beauty of her tone and her enchanting stage presence, Russian guitarist Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something pure and special with their instrument in a seemingly effortless flow. Soundboard Magazine wrote: “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.” Kulikova’s secret, in life as in music: It’s about the touch.

For more information about Irina Kulikova, please visit www.irinakulikova.nl/

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

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Sheu Pettit Duo (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 11, 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

Guitarists CONNIE SHEU and ADAM PETTIT have engaged audiences across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe as soloists and chamber musicians. As the SHEU PETTIT DUO, they have premiered and recorded works by Andrew York, Matthew Denman, Ronald Pearl, Michael Karmon, and Ssu-Yu Huang. While deeply committed to playing new music for guitar duo, the SHEU PETTIT DUO also performs seminal works of the repertoire, including music of Leo Brouwer, Clarice Assad, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Ida Presti. This season, the duo gave a performance of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Well-Tempered Guitars, Op. 199, a groundbreaking work for two guitars modeled after Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with a prelude and fugue in each major and minor key. 

Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Tennant says of the duo, "Connie Sheu and Adam Pettit think and play with a singular mind. Their combined mastery of the guitar and profound musicality make the Sheu Pettit Duo a dynamic musical force which needs to be heard." Composer Steven Gates comments, “They are each a consummate guitarist possessing a wealth of technical mastery and expressive power, and at the same time, they are chamber musicians in the truest sense of the word.” 

Adam and Connie first met as students in the Pepe Romero master classes held at the University of Southern California during the summer of 2004. They have been featured artists and clinicians for a number of guitar societies and festivals and are both on the classical guitar faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. 


CONNIE SHEU 

Dr. Connie Sheu is a dynamic guitarist, dedicated teacher, and ardent advocate of classical guitar. In demand as both a soloist and chamber musician, her playing has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative... scholarly." According to Classical Guitar Magazine, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.” 

Past performances have brought her to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, 92nd St Y, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; venues in Moldova, Italy, Hungary; and across the United States. She is a frequent performer on various concert series and music festivals, and has most recently appeared at the Women in Guitar Festival, New York Guitar Festival, and Guitar Foundation of America International Convention. 

Connie studied U.S. History and Music at Columbia University, and earned a Master of Music from the Juilliard School. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California under William Kanengiser. She also studied under scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Oscar Ghiglia in Siena, Italy. Connie serves as General Manager for the Guitar Foundation of America and teaches at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Moreno Valley College. 


ADAM PETTIT 

Dr. Adam Pettit‘s performances have been characterized by the Los Angeles Times as “meditative,” and “brilliantly colored, articulated and focused.” He has performed at a number of established venues including the American Guitar Society, KPFK’s Global Village, LACMA’s Sundays Live, and the Los Angeles Bach Festival. 

Adam is also an experienced chamber musician, collaborating with a number of ensembles in Southern California. Past projects and appearances include the Helios Guitar Quartet, Santa Barbara Master Chorale, the South Coast Symphony, and the Orange County Guitar Orchestra. 

Adam earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in the studio of Julian Gray. He then continued his studies as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Southern California, where he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of William Kanengiser and James Smith. He serves on the guitar faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Orange Coast College.


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

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Xiaobo Pu Graduation Recital (CIM)

Add event to googleFriday March 16, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapField Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Admission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: The Curtis Institute of Music curtis.edu

Program to be announced.

Free, no tickets required.

For more information, please visit commonroom.curtis.edu/c.....35351
 

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Paley Noontime Concert: Guitar students of Allen Krantz (TU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pmShow in Google map1210 W Berks 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

Guitar Students of Allen Krantz

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event, please visit events.temple.edu/pale.....rantz
 

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Young Ik Jang with special guest Benjamin Pasternak

Add event to googleSaturday March 24, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General Admission / $10 Senior, Student and 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

Born in Korea, Young Ik Jang is currently a doctoral student with Julian Gray at Shenandoah University. Among other recent accomplishments, Jang recently took home second place in the prestigious Schadt String Competition (WCGS 2016-17 artist Alec Holcomb took 3rd). Jang’s program will include solo works, as well as the first concerto we’ll have the pleasure of presenting, accompanied by piano.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 25, 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.  
 
April, 2018

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Studio Recital (CIM)

Add event to googleTuesday April 3, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapField Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Admission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: The Curtis Institute of Music curtis.edu

Guitar Students of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux

Free, no tickets required.

For more information, please visit commonroom.curtis.edu/c.....35351
 

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2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival (PCGS)

Add event to googleFor information about the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/Annual-Festival
 

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PCGS Competition Semi-finals: High School Division (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 7, 2018 at 12:00 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: Included with festival pass
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Parking: Paid in lot or on street


The 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition is part of the 2018 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

There are two separate divisions:

1. The Adult Division is a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists up to 30 years of age and residing in the United States..

2. The High School Division is open to students in grades 9 ‐ 12 from PA, NJ & DE.

For more information about this competition, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2580018

 

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Master's Recital: Andrew Digiandomenico (TU)

Add event to googleSaturday April 7, 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

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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Manuel Barrueco (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 7, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: $30 (General)/$15 (Member), $20 (Student/Senior)
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Parking: Paid in lot or on street


Legendary guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.

His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London, Philharmonie in Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. He has completed a dozen tours of Japan and made repeated appearances in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, and Hong Kong, and in Latin America he has performed in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Puerto Rico.

Barrueco's commitment to contemporary music and to the expansion of the guitar repertoire has led him to collaborations with many distinguished composers such as Steven Stucky, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra, Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Leshnoff, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, and Toru Takemitsu.

Manuel Barrueco has appeared on a wide array of television programs including "CBS Sunday Morning", A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts", and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" on PBS. He was featured in a Lexus car commercial, and his work in music inspired Michael Lawrence’s biographical documentary: “Manuel Barrueco: A Gift and a Life”.

Barrueco’s recording catalogue includes over a dozen recordings for the EMI label. His recording of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with conductor and tenor Plácido Domingo and the Philharmonia Orchestra was cited as the best recording of that piece in Classic CD Magazine.

In 2007 Manuel Barrueco received a Grammy nomination for the “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance” for his Solo Piazzolla, which was the first recording to be released on his exclusive Manuel Barrueco Collection on Tonar Music. Tango Sensations and Sounds of the Americas followed in collaboration with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the latter received a Latin Grammy Award for “Inca Dances” by Gabriela Lena Frank for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition.” In 2010 he released, Tárrega!, which received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Classical Album,” Medea, which includes Barrueco’s arrangement of the ballet by flamenco guitarist/composer Manolo Sanlúcar recorded with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Víctor Pablo Pérez conducting and received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Classical Album” as well. His latest release is China West, a recording of guitar trios in collaboration with his protégés, the Beijing Guitar Duo.

Manuel Barrueco began playing the guitar at the age of eight in his native Cuba and he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1967 as political refugees. Later, he completed his advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he now shares his love for music with a small number of exceptionally gifted young guitarists from all over the world.

For more information about this event, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2588218
 

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Oscar Somersalo (PCGS)

Add event to googleShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: Included with any festival ticket/pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Award-winning guitarist Oscar Somersalo performs as a soloist and chamber musician in America and Europe. In recent seasons Somersalo has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at Finlandia Hall, and with Panama National Symphony Orchestra.

Somersalo won 1st prize in 2017 at Appalachian GuitarFest Solo Guitar Competition in Boone, NC and Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition in the USA as well as 2nd prize in 2009 at the International Guitar Competition “Ciudad de Llerena” in Spain and was awarded as the young soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2011. Somersalo has performed solo concerts on festivals such as Kauhava Chamber Music Festival in Finland, Tuscia Guitar festival in Italy and Panama Guitar Festival in Panama, as both performer and masterclass instructor.

Somersalo’s repertoire encompasses great classics and innovative new compositions. His concerts often include pieces by Bach – such as the Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 – as well as titles like “To build a House” by American composer Scott Lee, which Somersalo premiered in 2014 at a concert sponsored by the Baltimore Guitar Society.

In addition to solo repertoire Somersalo has appeared in duos together with flute and piano, and guitar duo and guitar quintet. Somersalo has also appeared in larger groups with repertoire such as “Electric Counterpoint” by Steve Reich at SibaFest in Finland and in more rare performances such as performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore, performing Mahler’s 7th Symphony, where the guitar is a part of the orchestra. Somersalo is also a cellist and emphasizes the importance of experiencing music from different angels in order to build a strong foundation of musicality and diversity.

Somersalo earned the Master of Music degree and the Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied under international virtuoso Manuel Barrueco. He is also a graduate of the famed Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he earned the Bachelor of Music degree.


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

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PCGS Concert Ensemble (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 11:00 amShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: Included with festival ticket/pass, With Festival Pass ($45 general/$40 member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

The PCGS Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Kathleen Mayes, is an auditioned, professional-level, performing guitar ensemble.  The Concert Ensemble specializes in performing exciting and colorful works composed or arranged for multiple guitars.  It is committed to providing a valuable ensemble experience for guitarists of diverse backgrounds, while maintaining musical excellence. The Concert Ensemble holds multiple concerts throughout the community in an effort to promote an appreciation for and expand the audience base of classical guitar music.

For more information about this event, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2589282

 

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Festival Workshop: Tariel Iberi - Music from the Republic of Georgia (East of the Black Sea) (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 11:00 amShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission:  Included with festival ticket/pass or With Any Other Single Event Ticket 
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Tariel Iberi will give some background about the Republic of Georgia, discuss different styles and elements of Georgian folk music, and demonstrate how he has incorporated them into music for the guitar.

Presenter Bio - For over twenty years, Tariel Iberi has played and taught guitar around the U.S. and Europe. He has held numerous master classes, performed at various concerts and festivals, and served as a jurist at festivals.

Mr. Iberi has written both solo and ensemble guitar music in numerous genres, including concertos, sonatas, trios, polyphonic pieces, character pieces, and dances. He has also written a series of books of pedagogical pieces. He translates the sparkling riches of Georgian music into the medium of the guitar and synthesizes Georgian and Western elements to create a broad range of styles.

Mr. Iberi studied at Kyiv Music College and at L’viv State Conservatoire in Ukraine. He established guitar programs first at Tbilisi Music College and then at Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He later moved to the United States, where he continues to perform, teach, and compose.

For more information about this event, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2824972

 

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Manuel Barrueco Masterclass (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission:  $15.00 (with festival ticket/pass),  $45 (General), $40 (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

As part of the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival the renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco will follow up his festival opening concert with a masterclass at the full day festival. Skilled students will perform briefly for Mr. Barrueco in the beautiful Presser Hall at the Settlement Music School and they will then be instructed by Mr. Barrueco on ways to improve various musical attributes that could range from tone production, performance preparation, efficient practice, technique, or any other aspect of their playing that he feels he can help the student improve. 

For more information about this master class, please visit: pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2589283

 

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Festival Workshop: Performance Anxiety (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission:  Included with festival ticket
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street



Performance Anxiety is a problem that anyone who engages in a creative activity in front of an audience has probably experienced. For some it may occur as an occasional, situation specific spike in what is otherwise their normal level of excitement and anticipation. For a great many others, though, it is an ongoing struggle that can make performing at any level an intensely difficult thing to do. For far too many skilled and passionate artists, it can become an impossible obstacle to hurdle if steps are not taken to develop the ability to keep it at a manageable level and not allow it to interfere with doing what they love.

This presentation will include a discussion of the root causes of performance anxiety and its psychological and physiological aspects, along with descriptions of strategies that you can use to work on developing the ability to manage your own anxiety.

For more information about this event, please visit pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2833944
 

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Yunxiang Fan Graduation Recital (CIM)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapField Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Admission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: The Curtis Institute of Music curtis.edu

Program to be announced.

Free, no tickets required.

For more information, please visit commonroom.curtis.edu/c.....35407
 

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Joseph Palmer (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 8, 2018 at 4:30 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members), Included with festival pass
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Award-winning guitarist, Joseph Palmer, has earned a reputation as one of the most highly captivating and dynamic young performers on the American guitar scene. 

Palmer has been featured as a soloist in cities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Performance highlights from 2016 include concerts in Jalisco, Mexico; Hamilton, Ontario; Wilmington, Delware; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, Texas; and multiple performances in Austin, Texas. 

Joseph began studying classical guitar at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. He went on to earn degrees in music performance at Columbus State University (2009, B.M.), and the University of Texas at Austin (2011, M.M. & 2015, D.M.A.). In the later years of his studies, Palmer toured the competition circuit and was awarded 16 prizes in international competitions, including the World Guitar Competition and Guitare Montreal. 

In recent years, Joseph has developed a passion for connecting with new audiences through outreach performance. In 2015, he began working in collaboration with Austin Classical Guitar as Performance Engagement Artist. He has since given over a hundred interactive concerts to under-served communities and is a passionate advocate for music's potential to inspire and transform.

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

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Masterclass with Xavier Jara (WCG)

Add event to googleFriday April 20, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: 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 Xavier Jara has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Xavier 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 Xavier Jara April 21 at 8:00 pm at the University of Delaware! View full event info and read more about Xavier at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/xavier-jara/
 
Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....jara/
 

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Masterclass with Xavier Hara (WCG & UD)

Add event to googleSaturday April 21, 2018 at 1:00 pmShow in Google map100 Orchard Rd, Newark, DE 19716



Description:Admission: Free to audit
Location: University of Delaware - Loudis Recital Hall in the Amy E. duPont Music Building, 100 Orchard Rd, Newark, DE 19716
Parking: paid street or parking lot
Presenter: The Music Department of the University of Delaware music.udel.edu/, the Community Music School music.udel.edu/special-.....hool/ and The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society wilmingtonguitar.org

The University of Delaware and Wilmington Classical Guitar Society present a classical guitar masterclass with 2016 GFA Concert Artist Competition Winner Xavier Jara.


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

For more information about the venue, please visit http:// music.udel.edu.

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

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GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Xavier Jara with special guest Andrew DiGiandomenico

Add event to googleSaturday April 21, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapGore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE, 19716Admission: FREE!
Location: Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE, 19716
Parking: Parking Garage
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org and the University of Delaware Guitar Department music.udel.edu

The GFA International Concert Artist Competition attracts the very best musicians from around the world, and the winner’s tour concert is always the highlight of our season. Thanks to the generous help of the University of Delaware, we are able to offer this year’s winner’s tour concert free to the public! Last year’s competition winner, Xavier Jara, hails from Minnesota, and is the first winner from the United States since Martha Master’s won in 2000. Xavier has been studying with Judicael Perroy, and is yet another example of the incredible artistry emerging from his French studio (last year’s GFA touring artist, 2016 GFA winner Thibaut Garcia, also studied with Judicael). In addition to giving a masterclass at the University of Delaware the same day as the concert, we’ll be presenting a masterclass with Xavier at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on 4/20.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 29, 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.  
 
May, 2018

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 20, 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.  
 

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6th Annual WCGS Members Concert

Add event to googleSaturday May 26, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: FREE!
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

The annual WCGS Members Concert is always one of our favorites – a time for our members to put forth their very best performances, and they never disappoint. As always, the Members Concert will feature professional and amateur members of the guitar society and showcase some of the incredible talents we are so fortunate to have in our midst.
 
June, 2018

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday June 24, 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.  
 

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Zachary Grim (IR)

Add event to googleSaturday June 30, 2018 at 6:30 pmShow in Google mapInner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center, 37 S 42nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAAdmission: $10
Location: Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center, 37 S 42nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center 

Program:
  • Lute Suite IV BWV 1006a - J.S. Bach
  • La Muerte del Angel - Astor Piazzola (arr. Leo Brouwer)
  • Tarantella - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
  • Sonata, Op. 61 - Joaquin Turina

For more information about Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center, please visit www.innerrhythmsmusic.com
For more information about Zachary Grim, please visit www.zacharygrim.com
 
July, 2018

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Zachary Grim (ADC)

Add event to googleFriday July 13, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapThe Art Dept Collective, 1638 E Berks St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125Admission: $10
Location:The Art Dept Collective, 1638 E Berks St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: The Art Dept Collective 

 a concert of Dyens, Turina, Piazzola, and Tedesco 

For more information about the Art Dept please visit www.artdeptphilly.com
For more information about Zachary Grim, please visit www.zacharygrim.com
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday July 29, 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.  
 
August, 2018

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Phil Goldenberg - Summer Concert Series (PCFL)

Add event to googleMonday August 13, 2018 at 6:30 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia City Institute Free Library 1905 Locust St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103Admission: FREE
Location: 1905 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730 (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Parking: Paid street or garage
Organizer: Philadelphia City Institute Free Library

Phil Goldenberg is an award-winning classical guitarist, lauded by critics for 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.” He will be playing virtuosic classical guitar music from around the world, including pieces from Germany, Venezuela, India, America, Brazil, Italy and Paraguay.

Join us for our fourth annual series of musical performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the meeting room on the library’s lower level (we regret there is no elevator).

For more information about the Philadelphia City Insitute Free Library, please visit libwww.freelibrary.org.....itute
To listen to Phil's music, please visit www.youtube.com/philgoldenberg
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday August 26, 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.