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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

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Kevin Cope (KL)

Add event to googleSaturday April 20, 2019 at 2:30 pmShow in Google mapKirkwood Public Library, 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808Admission: FREE
Location: Kirkwood Public Library, 6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Kirkwood Library

Kevin J. Cope will perform a recital of his own solo guitar compositions including works from his recently released CD "Destination Unknown" which was described by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a fascinating and stimulating debut that gets better and better the more you listen to it."
 

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Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco

Add event to googleTuesday April 23, 2019 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory
Master of Music Guitar recital

Performers: Rubén Portillo, Jennifer Kim, and Junhong Kuang, guitar

Fernando Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9
Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Un Sueño en la Floresta
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico


For more information please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-9/.
 

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

Add event to googleSaturday April 27, 2019 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: The West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.

The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what 2017 GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies).

Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!

Be sure not to miss our concert with Tengyue Zhang on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Tengyue at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/tengyue-zhang/.

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

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Thibaut Garcia & Xavier Jara (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapHarold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252Admission: $30 Members, $35 General
Location: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University, Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Drive Towson, MD 21252
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Opening Artist: PCGS Youth Competition Winner Everett Shen

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
4/27/19: Tengyue Zhang will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Tengyue Zhang has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Tengyue Zhang and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Guitarist TY Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow.

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

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

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Connor Milstead: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleMonday April 29, 2019 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapLeith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory

Master of Music Guitar recital
 

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Mengyi Li: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleMonday April 29, 2019 at 6:30 pmShow in Google map Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory

Graduate Performance Diploma 2 Guitar recital.
 

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Andrea Gonzalez Caballero: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleMonday April 29, 2019 at 8:00 pmAdmission: FREE
Location: Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory

Graduate Performance Diploma 1 Guitar recital.

Program:
- Nocturnal op. 70 (B. Britten)

- Granada (I. Albeniz)
Cadiz
Cataluña
Sevilla

- Concierto del Sur (Manuel M. Ponce)
 
May, 2019

1

Felipe Silva: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleWednesday May 1, 2019 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapLeith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory

Doctor of Musical Arts 1 Solo
Guitar recital

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ilva/.
 

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Liam Ashwell: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleWednesday May 1, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapLeith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory
Master of Music Guitar recital

Bachelor of Music - Junior Recital
Guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ll-2/.
 

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Zachary Grim: Student Recital (PC)

Add event to googleSaturday May 4, 2019 at 6:30 pmShow in Google mapHilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: FREE
Location: Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Conservatory

Doctor of Musical Arts 2 Solo recital
Guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....grim/.
 

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Duo Montagnard (Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Joseph Murphy, saxophone) (DU)

Add event to googleMonday May 6, 2019 at 5:30 pmShow in Google mapDrexel Picture Gallery, 3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Admission: FREE
Location: Drexel Picture Gallery, 3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Parking: Paid lot or paid/unpaid street
Presenter: Drexel University

Music by Philadelphia area composers, including the composition "Origin Unknown: A Pole Was Journeying" by Kevin Cope will be performed. This work was originally commissioned by the group and recorded on their CD "Interspheres."
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 19, 2019 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 

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

Add event to googleSaturday May 25, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $20 General Admission / $15 Senior, Student / $10 WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

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

Performers and program TBD.

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

Works to be performed TBD.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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