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The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society event calendar features classical guitar events throughout the Delaware Valley and the greater Delaware area. If you would like us to include your event, please send us the information via our contact page with the date of the event as the subject line.

Please note that, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person concerts have been postponed or cancelled. It is beyond our ability to update every listing as cancellations occur, so please be sure to check the event links available in each listing to ensure the event you’d like to attend is still taking place.

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April, 2019

10

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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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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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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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.