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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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January, 2019

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Hao Yang (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 6, 2019 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

Chinese guitarist Hao Yang, 18, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2014 and studies with renowned guitarists David Starobin and Jason Vieaux.

Ms. Yang has won top prizes in numerous guitar competitions. She is the fourth prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the first prize winner of the Youth Competition. She was awarded first prizes in both high school and college divisions at the Columbus State University International Guitar Competition. She is also the first prize winner of the Andres Segovia 7th International Guitar Competition.

Ms. Yang has been invited to perform at music festivals including the Cleveland, Panama, and Beijing International Guitar festivals. She has performed concerts in major venues such as Miller Theatre, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and Subculture NYC. As a chamber musician, Ms. Yang has made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, premiering duo piece ‘Talking Guitars’ by world renowned composer Paul Lansky and recorded it with the Grammy award winning label Bridge Records Inc.

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

 

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Kevin J. Cope (DAR)

Add event to googleSaturday January 12, 2019 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapDarlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, USAAdmission:
Location: Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Parking: Free in lot
Organizer: Darlington Arts Center

Guitarist and composer Kevin J. Cope will perform original solo guitar compositions as featured on his CD Destination Unknown as well as several recent compositions.

For more information about Kevin J. Cope, please visit kevinjcope.com
For more information about Darlington Arts Center, please visit www.darlingtonarts.org
 

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Peter Fletcher (KL)

Add event to googleSaturday January 26, 2019 at 2:30 pmShow in Google map6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808, USA
Admission: FREE
Location: 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808, USA
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Kirkwood Library www.nccde.org/332/Kirkwood-Library

Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs over 100 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Centaur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed.


Peter offers an audience friendly, solo recital including repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.

His current recital program features Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Lute Suite No. 1 by J. S. Bach, Paganini’s ever popular Caprice No. 24, the fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles by British composer William Walton, and Recuerdos de la Alhambra, a great favorite among audiences, by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega. In addition, Peter will perform a very special solo version of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, and two of his original transcriptions from his critically acclaimed Fedrico Mompou album, released on Centaur Records, CRC 2588 in 2002.

The concert will culminate with Isaac Albeniz’s Rumores de la Caleta, one of the most exciting Spanish works in the classical guitar repertoire.

Peter’s solo recital in 2017, at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City, was extremely well received by William Gooch for Fashion Reverie:

“As a mature artist, Fletcher stands out in his emotional interpretation of the works he performs. And this is particularly apparent in the less pyrotechnical pieces in his repertoire. Though the more virtuosic works get pulses racing, the gentler works give room for reflection and in Fletcher’s corner demonstrate more accurately his craft and technical nuance. This is good calculated move on Fletcher’s part!!”

On May 6th, 2018, he performed a solo recital on the Cathedral Cultural Series, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, MI. In February, Peter will perform a solo Recital in Atlanta, GA under the auspices of the Atlanta Music Club.

His interests outside of music include house decorating, gardening, running and fountain pens. An avid reader, he prefers the works of Cervantes, Proust, Faulkner and Balzac.
We invite you to visit www.peterfletcher.com for more information.

Bio:

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland.
In 1980 maestro José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi.
In December, 1983, he made his formal debut under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Wrote the critic of The Cherokee Scout, “He has technical facility but what one remembers about his playing is the nuances, the poetical phrasing, dynamic and tonal changes, his harmonics, his cadences.”
Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). In 1990, the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition, and in 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Mr. Fletcher has been invited to give recitals at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY; Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall; St. Philip Cathedral in Atlanta; Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and many others. In 2003 he performed on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. In January 2005, Mr. Fletcher was invited to join the distinguished Jury of the 9th Annual Schadt String Competition in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He made his New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, and returned in 2008, 2009 and 2010 to a completely sold-out house.
Highlights of Fletcher’s past concert seasons have included appearances at The First Presbyterian Church of Lockport, NY, a concert which marked the first classical guitar performance in the history of this well established concert series. As a result of the concert, Mr. Fletcher was interviewed on NPR-affiliated radio station Classical 94.5 WNED of Buffalo/Toronto. Peter also broke new ground in El Paso, TX when he became the first ever classical guitarist to perform an entire solo recital as part of the Bruce Nehring Consort, an accomplishment which led to a feature article in the El Paso Times. More engagements included an appearance in Naples, FL as part of the Music at Trinity-by-the-Cove concert series, and a feature recital for the inaugural season of the Firehouse Arts Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. He made his Pittsburgh debut in 2010 at the “Music in a Great Space” concert Series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.

In 2013 Fletcher performed once again at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The program featured the Suite Compostelana by Catalan composer Federico Mompou in celebration of his 120th birthday. In addition Peter performed the world premiere of Diary of a Camino by American composer Jeremy Gill.
In October of 2014 he performed at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL and the Pro-Mozart Society Concert Series in Atlanta, GA —all part of a nationwide tour. In 2016 Peter presented a solo recital at the prestigious Tryon Fine Arts Center in North Carolina, and performed a recital at the Hood River County History Museum this fall in Oregon. Peter’s last recital at Carnegie Hall took place on May 6, 2017 with rave reviews, and he made his solo recital debut in Detroit on May 6th, 2018, on the Cathedral Cultural Series at Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Fletcher’s many radio and television appearances have included Storyline on Fox-affiliate WAGA-TV’s “Good Day Atlanta”; KCSC in Oklahoma City; Long Island’s Public Radio WLIU 88.3 FM; NPR-affiliated Classical 94.5 WNED in Buffalo/Toronto; In 2015 Peter was interviewed by classical radio announcer Owen DeJong at South Dakota Public Broadcasting, who also aired his full recital given in Rapid City, SD.
Peter Fletcher’s three recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works (Centaur Records CRC 2588), have received critical acclaim. In September 2005 Centaur Records released Peter Fletcher plays Erik Satie. Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar was released in 2008 on the Tower Hill Recordings label.

Current recordings involve an all-Grieg album, for which he himself wrote the guitar transcriptions, released in 2014 on Centaur Records, and a self-released Christmas Album in 2015. His current CD features live performances of Bach’s First Lute Suite, Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas, Leyenda and Sevilla by Albeniz, and music by Tansman, Reusner, Couperin, Visée, Satie and Carlo Domeniconi.

Peter divides his time between Detroit, where he recently purchased a vintage home in the historic North Rosedale Park neighborhood, and New York City.
 

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Dulcet Guitar Duo Rowan Alumni Concert (RU)

Add event to googleSaturday January 26, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Rowan University

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/events/2216896571859664/.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 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.  
 
February, 2019

7

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (KCPA)

Add event to googleThursday February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapVerizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102Admission: $38-153 tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299
Location: Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid garage or paid street
Presenter: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts www.kimmelcenter.org/

Viva España!
February 7, 8, 9

Overview
Cristian Măcelaru - Conductor
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - Ensemble

PROGRAM
Chabrier - España
Rodrigo - Concierto andaluz, for four guitars and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Falla - El amor brujo
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole

Cristian Măcelaru returns to take us to sunny Spain, joined by the Grammy™-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. They star in Rodrigo's Concierto andaluz, a sparkling blend of Baroque music and traditional Spanish sounds. Chabrier may have been a Frenchman, but his España was inspired by a trip to Spain; this piece will take you there. Falla's El amor brujo, teeming with Andalusian influences, never fails to intrigue. And we conclude with another Frenchman's take on Iberia: Ravel's rousing Rapsodie espagnole.

For more information, please visit www.kimmelcenter.org/e.....pana/.

For tickets, please visit tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299.
 

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (KCPA)

Add event to googleFriday February 8, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapVerizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102Admission: $38-153 tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299
Location: Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid garage or paid street
Presenter: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts www.kimmelcenter.org/

Viva España!
February 7, 8, 9

Overview
Cristian Măcelaru - Conductor
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - Ensemble

PROGRAM
Chabrier - España
Rodrigo - Concierto andaluz, for four guitars and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Falla - El amor brujo
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole

Cristian Măcelaru returns to take us to sunny Spain, joined by the Grammy™-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. They star in Rodrigo's Concierto andaluz, a sparkling blend of Baroque music and traditional Spanish sounds. Chabrier may have been a Frenchman, but his España was inspired by a trip to Spain; this piece will take you there. Falla's El amor brujo, teeming with Andalusian influences, never fails to intrigue. And we conclude with another Frenchman's take on Iberia: Ravel's rousing Rapsodie espagnole.

For more information, please visit www.kimmelcenter.org/e.....pana/.

For tickets, please visit tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299.
 

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (KCPA)

Add event to googleSaturday February 9, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapVerizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102Admission: $38-153 tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299
Location: Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid garage or paid street
Presenter: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts www.kimmelcenter.org/

Viva España!
February 7, 8, 9

Overview
Cristian Măcelaru - Conductor
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - Ensemble

PROGRAM
Chabrier - España
Rodrigo - Concierto andaluz, for four guitars and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Falla - El amor brujo
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole

Cristian Măcelaru returns to take us to sunny Spain, joined by the Grammy™-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. They star in Rodrigo's Concierto andaluz, a sparkling blend of Baroque music and traditional Spanish sounds. Chabrier may have been a Frenchman, but his España was inspired by a trip to Spain; this piece will take you there. Falla's El amor brujo, teeming with Andalusian influences, never fails to intrigue. And we conclude with another Frenchman's take on Iberia: Ravel's rousing Rapsodie espagnole.

For more information, please visit www.kimmelcenter.org/e.....pana/.

For tickets, please visit tickets.philorch.org/r.....34299.
 

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Yenne Lee (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 10, 2019 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

A native of South Korea, Yenne Lee is a classical guitarist who is not shy to play other genre music. By arranging and playing popular songs, she wants to expand the audience base of the instrument, hoping that would lead to more people learning the classical guitar. 

Her first album, Beautiful (2016), features her own arrangements of popular songs from the 1970's. Her second album which will be released in 2018 features her own classical interpretation of some jazz standards. The first arrangement she completed for this jazz album was Autumn Leaves, which she made a YouTube video for Guitar Salon International’s YouTube channel in 2017. The video has gotten over 4 million views as of August 2018.

She has a strong background in classical music. She recorded for Sony Classical Korea as the first guitar of Botticelli Guitar Quartet in 2008. She received a doctorate from Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of the Grammy-winning musician David Starobin. Her dissertation was on Fernando Sor’s fantasies and their Romantic features. She studied with Michael Newman at Mannes College of Music and has a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. She was a prizewinner at the Indiana International Guitar Competition in 2013 and at several competitions back in Korea.

Her recent performances include the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, Vietnamese American Classical Guitar Society, and Korean American Guitar Society. 

She teaches guitar at Vassar College and Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division. 

For more information about Yenne Lee, please visit www.yennelee.com

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

 

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Sergio & Odair Assad (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday February 16, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $40 Members, $50 General
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

“Sergio and Odair Assad have been the preeminent classical guitar duo of the last 40 years, having set the standard for technical excellence, sensitive musicianship, and innovative repertoire choices. Their performances are all the more sought after in recent years as they have become more selective about their engagements and less-easily seen. Sergio has used the time to compose a series of brilliant scores and to become the guitar world’s most sought-after composer. Odair, meanwhile, has enthralled audiences with a series of solo performances and recordings that have received rave reviews.”

San Francisco Classical Voice

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/sergio-odair-assad/
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 17, 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.  
 

23

Masterclass with Dr. Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 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 Dr. Jeremy Lyons and Lisa Perry have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jeremy and Lisa and have them 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 Jeremy Lyons & Lisa Perry February 23 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Alec at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....erry/.

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

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Hannah Murphy and Phil Goldenberg (GC)

Add event to googleSaturday February 23, 2019 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapGrace Church in Haddonfield, 19 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USAAdmission: $15 / children under 12 free
Location: Grace Church in Haddonfield, 19 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA

Parking: Free parking in lot or on street
Presenter: Grace Church

Two young talents in the world of classical guitar bring their craft to the intimate acoustic of the Grace Performance Hall. 

Phil Goldenberg has played in numerous festivals and recital halls across the United States, having most recently won the first prize in the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition. Goldenberg received a Master of Music in guitar performance with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Grammy winner Jason Vieaux. 


Hannah Murphy is active performer and teacher throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. She holds a Master of Music degree in classical guitar from Mannes School of Music in New York City, where she studied with international concert artist Michael Newman. Both artists earned degrees at Rowan University while studying with Joseph Mayes, famed student of Andres Segovia.

Find out more at www.hannahmurphyguitar.com and www.philgoldenberg.com.
 

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Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano with special guest Evan Conrad (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 23, 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
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Baltimore guitarist Jeremy Lyons has been a friend of the Wilmington Classical Guitar since the very beginning. Jeremy performed in our first concert in 2010, and we’ve been pleased to feature him twice more as a soloist, in 2014 at the Music School of Delaware, and in 2015 at West Chester University. Since that first performance with us Jeremy has completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees with the esteemed maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory, composed music for mixed ensembles such as the Pique Collective, and completed torturous training to become an ultra (100 mile) runner.

Jeremy is joined in this concert by accomplished soprano Lisa Perry, who perform together regularly. Lisa performs frequently in the greater Baltimore area with various ensembles and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Jeremy and Lisa will perform a mixture of new and old works, written or arranged for voice and guitar, including German Lieder, Spanish canciónes, modern art song, and works from the bel canto operatic canon.

Works by Eckardt, Schubert, Falla, Sor, Musgrave, and Brahms.

Guest Opening Artist: Evan Conrad

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends! 

MASTERCLASS
2/23/19: Jeremy Lyons and Lisa Perry will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, Saturday February 23rd 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 Jeremy and Lisa have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jeremy and/or Lisa and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeremy Lyons
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jeremy Lyons began studying the classical guitar at a young age with his father Glenn Lyons, who founded the classical guitar program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In addition to the guitar, Jeremy studied the cello with Ovidiu Marinescu and performed as a member of several orchestras and ensembles.

Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Florida State University, where he studied with Bruce Holzman, and holds a MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy, a MM in Musicology, and a DMA all from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco.

While attending Florida State University, he also studied the viola da gamba with professor Pamela Andrews, the Renaissance lute with Anthony Rooley, and the gu-zheng (an ancient Chinese zither) with Haiqiong Deng. He was a member of the FSU Viols, the FSU Chinese Ensemble, and he regularly accompanied the FSU Early Music Ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell. Jeremy also participated in the Early Music Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory where he performed with the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Peabody Consort, both directed by Mark Cudek, and the Peabody consort of Viols, directed by John Moran.

As a guitarist, Jeremy gives solo recitals throughout the United States and he has also appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Warminster symphony orchestra, and the Tallahassee symphony orchestra. Jeremy continues to perform on viola da gamba, lute, and Baroque guitar, and he regularly appears with his duo partner Soprano, Lisa Perry. While maintaining an active performing career, Jeremy is the current guitar instructor at Artist music education center in Perry Hall Maryland, and he also teaches guitar at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C.

An advocate for contemporary music, Jeremy regularly writes music, collaborates with other composers, and enthusiastically participates in music that connects to a variety of audience members. He is a member of two Baltimore-based contemporary music ensembles: Mind on Fire and the Pique Collective. These ensembles explore the many sounds, sensations, experiences, and possibilities that arise from a performance, held in a public space, that invites the audience to immediately react and interact with the show that they attend.

Jeremy also delivers lectures concerning classical guitar history and the many influences that effect the repertoire of music available to the modern day guitarist. His research interests include pedagogical approaches to teaching the guitar, contemporary guitar literature, and the perception of a modern day guitarist as a musician.

Lisa Perry
Praised for her “pure, gleaming timbre” (Baltimore Sun) and “confident, penetrating account of lines” (Washington Post), soprano Lisa Perry has become a familiar face within the mid-Atlantic music scene. She has been seen on the operatic stage as the Mad Mermaid in Ophelia Forever (Amy Beth Kirsten), le feu, princesse, and rossignol in L’enfant et les sortileges (Maurice Ravel), Lady with the Hand Mirror in Postcard from Morocco (Dominick Argento), Ladybird Johnson in Camelot Requiem (world premiere; Joshua Bornfield) and the title role in Lakmé (Léo Delibes). Having a passion for contemporary repertoire, Lisa has been featured with new-music ensembles such as the Great Noise Ensemble (Washington, D.C.), SONAR New Music Ensemble (Baltimore, MD), Rhymes with Opera (New York, NY), Figaro Project (Baltimore), and the Peabody Camerata (Baltimore). She has held residencies with the Thompson Street Opera Company, PARMA Festival, New Music on the Point, Launch Festival, SUNY Fredonia, and was a New Music Fellow with SongFest in Los Angeles, CA. As is a founding member of Baltimore’s acclaimed LUNAR Ensemble Lisa has performed throughout Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with critical acclaim. In addition, Lisa regularly performs throughout the mid-Atlantic with her duo partner, award-winning guitarist Jeremy Lyons.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Theory from Michigan State University in 2008 and her Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute in Voice Performance in 2011. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody under the direction of Phyllis Bryn-Julson. 

For more information about Jeremy Lyons or Lisa Perry, please visit jeremylyonsguitar.com/ & lisaperrysoprano.com/

For more information about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....erry/.
 
March, 2019

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Dulcet Guitar Duo (CAMEC)

Add event to googleSaturday March 9, 2019 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCampbell A M E Church, 220 Park Ave, Woodbury, New Jersey 08096Admission: FREE!
Location: Campbell A M E Church, 220 Park Ave, Woodbury, New Jersey 08096
Parking: Free parking on street
Presenter: Campbell A M E Church

Woodbury native, Alex Pollock and his duo partner, Caroline Kubach, known as Dulcet Guitar Duo will be performing a recital of classical guitar music with works by J. S. Bach, Albeníz, Beethoven, and more. This will be a free concert but a free-will offering will be collected for the artists.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/events/384399525679154/.
 

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Grisha Goryachev (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall,UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $35 Members, $45 General
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall,UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/grisha-goryachev/
 

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Duo 220 (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 10, 2019 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

Hailed for their “extraordinary technique and musicianship,” Duo 220 has established a firm position at the forefront of American guitar ensembles. Drawing inspiration from their predecessors while also looking forward, Duo 220 strives to create programs that are new, fresh and accessible through a mixture of both standards and lesser-known works in the guitar duo repertoire, inventive and effective transcriptions, and newly commissioned works by young composers, with an emphasis on reaching as broad an audience as possible. Stroud and Larison have received enthusiastic responses from audiences across the U.S. and abroad headlining in such venues as the Great Guitarists at Stetson Series, the Texas A&M International Guitar Symposium, The Louisville International Guitar Festival, The Wilmington Guitar Society, the Corsham Arts Festival (U.K.), The Sierra Nevada Guitar Society, Guitar Sarasota, and the Troy University Guitar Festival. Established in 2007, Duo 220 received a highly transformative series of coachings from Sergio Assad of the Assad Duo in 2008.

For more information about Duo 220, please visit www.220duo.com ;

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

 

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Berta Rojas (PSU)

Add event to googleSaturday March 16, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapRecital Hall, Music Building, Penn State University, Allen Rd., University Park, PA 16802Admission: $10 General Admission / $5 PSU Students
Location: Recital Hall, Music Building, Penn State University, Allen Rd., University Park, PA 16802
Parking: Paid parking lot transportation.psu.edu/visitors
Presenter: Latin American Graduate Student Association at Penn State.

Berta Rojas is a very accomplished classical guitarist. She has been nominated three times for the Latin Grammy Awards (2012, 2014, and 2015), performed in the most distinguished music halls worldwide (Lincoln Center of NYC, London's South Bank Centre, Kennedy Center in Washington DC), and is considered among the most influential women in the Hispanic World. Berta is currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC), our donors, and the support of the Penn State School of Music, Berta will be playing at the recent inaugurated Recital Hall of the Penn State School of Music.

This event is organized by the Latin American Graduate Student Association at Penn State.

For more information, please visit events.la.psu.edu/even.....cert/.

For more information about Berta Rojas, please visit www.bertarojas.com/en/
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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.

Please share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

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/.