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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

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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/