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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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November, 2016

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Frank Wallace (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/$10 (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Long known as an elegant and virtuosic performer with Duo LiveOak, and as one of the most prolific composers for guitar solos and ensembles of the past two decades, Frank Wallace is currently focused on solo performance of the repertoire he has known and loved for decades as well as his own new works. Wallace plays and sings 16th century Spanish and Italian works for vihuela de mano and lute in Orpheus’ Lyre; shares his love for old guitars from his personal collection in Three Spanish Guitars; and performs his own exciting virtuosic guitar solos and songs in Father Said.

For more information on Frank Wallace, please visit www.frankwallace.com/

For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org/
 

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Augustin Hadelich, Violin and Pablo Villegas, Guitar (PCMS)

Add event to googleThursday November 10, 2016 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapPerelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid parking in garage
Presenter: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - www.pcmsconcerts.org

Praised for his “gorgeous tone” (The New York Times), Augustin Hadelich is well placed in the top echelon of young violinists. He is joined by the dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas, who has been lauded for putting “a warm, beautifully rounded guitar tone at the service of the music” (The New York Times). The recital they have put together has Hadelich and Villegas performing several works together, including pieces by Piazzolla, de Falla and Biber. Interspersed are solo works: Villegas in Rodrigo’s Invocación y Danza and Dyen’s Tango en skai, and Hadelich in Ysaÿe’s monumental Sixth Solo Violin Sonata. The program concludes with the duo performing one of Paganini’s most beloved compositions, Mosè Fantasia, a dazzling set of variations on Dal tuo stellate from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt.

For more information about this event, please visit www.pcmsconcerts.org/c.....2016/
 

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Jordan Dodson (PAA)

Add event to googleTuesday November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPhiladelphia Art Alliance, 251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: $5/$3 (Students, Seniors)/Free (PAA Members)
Location: Philadelphia Art Alliance, South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Paid in garage
Presenter: Philadelphia Art Alliance www.philartalliance.org

On November 15, outstanding young classical guitarist Jordan Dodson will perform works by Bach, Fujikura, Sor and Giulio Regondi. An active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia, Jordan Dodson is also an Astral Artist.
Hailed as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation" (Performance Today), Jordan Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. In the Fall of 2011, Jordan was one of two guitarists selected to inaugurate a new program in classical guitar at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.
He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media's Performance Today. An advocate for contemporary music, Jordan has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He is a performer in several New York City ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan started playing music at a young age. His past teachers were Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He has received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Cincinnati.

For more information about this event, please visit www.philartalliance.org.....itar/
For more information about Jordon Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net
For more information about Philadelphia Art Alliance, please visit www.philartalliance.org
 

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Masterclass with Colin Davin, classical guitar (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday November 19, 2016 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
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 Colin Davin has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Colin and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....avin/.

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

Be sure not to miss our concert with Colin Davin later that night at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Colin Davin at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin/.

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Colin Davin, please visit colindavin.com.

For more information about this event, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin.
 

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Colin Davin, classical guitar with special guests Xiaobo Pu, classical guitar and Emma Resmini, flute (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday November 19, 2016 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General, $10 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Hailed as “the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination” (American Record Guide) and for his “precision, musical intelligence and passion” (Cleveland Classical), guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists. Highlights of his 2016-17 season include concertos with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony, and Orchard Park Symphony; collaborations with Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival and the Cavani Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music; and solo recitals in Dubai, Kabul, and across the United States.
Wilmington Classical Guitar became enamored with Colin Davin’s playing when he performed for us in 2012. Since that time we’ve seen Colin perform on the David Letterman show with Jessye Norman, perform enthralling duets with soprano Estelí Gomez, and teach young musicians for several semesters in Kabul, Afghanistan. We can’t wait to have him back and see how his experiences have shaped his already transfixing musical intuition. Join us for an evening of classical guitar music from around the world as he performs works by Albéniz, Turina, Gnattali, Barrios, Lauro, Kaspar, and Bach.

Guest Opening Artist: Xiaobo Pu and Emma Resmini, flute

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Colin Davin will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of 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 Colin Davin has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Colin and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Colin Davin appeared as a featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman alongside soprano Jessye Norman. He has performed at venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on historic instruments from the museum’s collection), New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the ELLNORA Festival at the University of Illinois, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the Paris Conservatoire, and venues throughout the United States. His collaborators include GRAMMY Award winning sopranos Estelí Gomez and Dawn Upshaw, conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. From 2012-2015, he taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival as the teaching assistant to Sharon Isbin, and has three times been a guest teacher at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Davin’s debut solo recording, “The Infinite Fabric of Dreams” has been praised as “some of the finest interpretations I’ve heard…achingly beautiful…a thoughtful, perceptive interpretation, filled with details often missed” (American Record Guide) and “a first-rate disc…Davin knows the pieces deeply and delivers virtuosic and exciting performances…state of the art” (Soundboard Magazine). As a catalyst for the creation and performance of contemporary music, he has performed with Contemporaneous, Axiom, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Mimesis Ensemble. Davin is the founder of The Millennial Music Festival, which has promoted new commissions and intriguing programs featuring some of New York’s most sought-after musicians.
Colin Davin holds a Master of Music from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sharon Isbin; a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California with William Kanengiser; and preparatory studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux. He holds numerous top prizes in international competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of American International Solo Competition. He currently serves on the conservatory faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about the event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/colin-davin
For more information about Colin Davin, please visit www.colindavin.com/.
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org

 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 20, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
December, 2016

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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Professional Member's Concert (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/FREE (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Essential to ensuring the longevity of the arts in every field is an acknowledgement and appreciation of those artists that live in your own vicinity. The value of the arts is its ability to flourish in not just distant havens such as Paris, New York, or Tokyo, but also in the homes of your neighbors in Philadelphia as well. Our talented membership includes guitar builders, composers, guitar instructors, professional performers, and college professors. This annual concert is our homage to the many talented members of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.

We invite you to join us for the concert and stay for our post concert Holiday Party where you can meet other members, the local artists, and celebrate the holiday season.

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

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BCGS Orchestra FREE Concert (BCGS)

Add event to googleThursday December 15, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCharlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228Admission: FREE
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Parking: Free in lot
 

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WCGS Guitar Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 18, 2016 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
January, 2017

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Marco Sartor (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Student/Senior)/$10 (Member)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Sartor is a top prize winner in numerous international competitions, and has performed solo and chamber music recitals in three continents to critical and public acclaim. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Allentown Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, and SODRE in Uruguay.

For more information on Marco Sartor, please visit marcosartor.com
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 22, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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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Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday January 28, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBaltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: $35 / $30 (Students, Seniors, Members)
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States
Parking: Street Parking (Charles Street, Art Museum Drive), or JHU parking garage

Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. She began studying the guitar at the young age of five in Quingdao, China and at the age of nine moved to Beijing to study with Professor Chen Zhi. Soon after she began to attract international attention by winning international competitions on three continents: The Vienna Youth Guitar Competition at the age of fourteen, the Tokyo International Guitar competition at the age of seventeen and the Parkening Youth Competition in the US at the age of eighteen.

Meng continued her advanced studies with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, who encouraged her and Yameng Wang to form the widely acclaimed Beijing Guitar Duo. In 2009, the duo made its Carnegie Hall debut concert after receiving the “Solomon H. Snyder Award.” Since then the duo has concertized in Europe, United States, and China, and recorded two CDs:
Maracaípe, which received a Latin-GRAMMY nomination for the “Best Classical Contemporary Composition,” and Bach to Tan Dun, which has received praises of many, including Tan Dun: "Bach to Tan Dun is a must-listen. I was deeply moved by Meng and Yameng's guitar version of ‘Eight Memories in Watercolor.’"

In 2013 Meng Su began to tour in trio with Manuel Barrueco and Yameng Wang, performing in venues such as the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the 92nd St. “Y” in New York, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. Their CD China West was released in 2014. In July 2016, Meng Su will release her first solo recording, Meng.


In 2015, Meng Su won 1st prize in the Parkening International Guitar Competition which launched her solo career. This coming season she will perform a recital in New York’s Symphony Space and perform the “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on Meng Su, please visit www.mengsuguitar.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit www.bcgs.org
 

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Master Class with BCGS Artist-in-residence Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pmAdmission: Registration required
Location: TBD
Parking: TBD

Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about Meng Su, please visit www.MengSuGuitar.com and www.BeijingGuitarDuo.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 
February, 2017

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Stanley Alexandrowicz - Classical Guitar Recital "Romantic Virtuoso Guitar Works"

Add event to googleWednesday February 1, 2017 at 12:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States htrit.org
Parking: Paid in lot or garage

Romantic Guitar Works by Ivan Padovec, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez & the Philadelphia Premiere of Robert W. Butts’ “Early Morning Suite”

PERFORMER BIOGRAPHY:

Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by composers from Europe, Asia, the United States, Cuba, and Latin America.

A scholar and specialist in the field of 19th Century music, he often features unknown compositions by the Romantic guitar composer-virtuosi, playing on period instruments and revitalizing works which have lain dormant (often in manuscript form) for over a century. He has given lecture-recitals internationally on both Romantic and Contemporary music, including the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton – USA), and, the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey – UK).

In addition to his work as an international soloist, he collaborates regularly in chamber music performances with some of the world’s leading musicians ― including internationally renowned soprano Dominika Zamara ― bringing together the worlds of opera, lieder, song, and contemporary music in realizations of unmatched sonic beauty and deep musical intelligence. Their duo debut CD “Ivan Padovec: Music for Guitar and Soprano” was issued on SHEVA Collection Recordings Italy (www.shevacollection.it), summer, 2015.

Performance highlights during recent concert seasons include London, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Venice, Boston, Baltimore, and Princeton, and include the U.S. premiere of Vácav Kučera’s Concierto Imaginativo-Homenaje a Salvador Dali for guitar and string orchestra (Baltimore) in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday year.

Dr. Alexandrowicz is currently Artistic Director of the New York Classical Music Society (NYCMS). He has served as Professor of Guitar at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Director of the Bronx House Music School (New York), and has been on the faculty of Mercy College, New York (where he additionally taught music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear-training skills). A world-renowned pedagogue and “master teacher” he is an expert on guitar ergonomics.

Cost: Free – htrit.org (215) 567-1267

Dr. Stanley Alexandrowicz
(D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music)

Artistic Director – NYCMS (New York Classical Music Society)

International Recording Artist – Sheva Collection, Italy
(www.shevacollection.it)

HANNABACH Strings Artist – (Germany)
www.hannabach.com/index.....cz-en

Professor of Guitar (former) – TCNJ

General Websites:
stanleyalexandrowicz.wordpress.com/
stanleyalexandrowicz.com/

Dominika Zamara Duo:
stanleyalexandrowicz.wo.....itar/

19th Century Romantic Guitar website:
19thcenturyvirtuosoromanticguitar.com/

Российский Вебсайт: www.abc-guitars.com/pages/alexandrowicz.htm
 

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Kevin J. Cope

Add event to googleSaturday February 11, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google map977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, USAAdmission: $10
Location: Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania 19060
Parking: Free in lot

Program:
Pneuma by Kevin J. Cope
I & III from Quatre pieces breves by Kevin J. Cope
Selections from Five Studies by Kevin J. Cope
Solstices by Kevin J. Cope
Sakura Variations by Yuquijiro Yocoh
Waltz en Skai by Roland Dyens
Sounds of Bells by J. Guimaraes
Suite No. 1 by Kevin J. Cope

For more information about this event, please see www.facebook.com/events/1475673859115545/
For more information about Kevin J. Cope, please see kevinjcope.com/
 

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Golden Age of Russian-Gypsy Guitar (MUAE)

Add event to googleSaturday February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCongregation Shaare Hashamayim, 9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USAAdmission: $30/$20
Location: Congregation Shaare Hashamayim, 9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
Parking: Free in lot

Multicultural Arts Exchange is delighted to present Duo Zingaresca for their first and only performance in Philadelphia as they celebrate their 10th collaborative year providing the public with colorful performances of Classical, Russian, and Roma (Gypsy) song and dance!

The duo consists of Russian 7-string classical guitar revivalist Dr. Oleg Timofeyev and celebrated Russian-Roma guitar virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov. Throughout their decade together, the pair have made it their goal to recreate the nostalgia of traditional Russian 7-string guitar as well as invite new musical styles with Romany and Jewish influences. With Timofeyevs classical expertise and Kolpakovs Roma background and virtuoso, this ensemble blends the sophistication of classical music with the fiery and passionate enthusiasm of folk song and culture.

From universities, restaurants, and guitar festivals such as the International Russian Guitar Festival (2006–2016) and IARGUS Master Classes (2007, 2015), Duo Zingaresca offers memorable, educational, and enthusiastic performances. Their diverse and animated repertoire includes the rare publications of Mikhail Vysotsky, arrangements of Sergei Orekhov, and original compositions of Kolpakovs own renowned uncle, Alexander Kolpakov.

Be sure to catch this duo in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience of history, passion, nostalgia, and love.

For more information on this event, see www.facebook.com/events/363608427353210/
For more information on Duo Zingaresca, see www.vadimkolpakov.com/Zingaresca
For more information on Multicultural Arts Exchange, see www.facebook.com/maephila/

 

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Martha Masters (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 12, 2017 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

The Illinois Times wrote that guitarist Martha Masters “…is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory." Masters’ playing has been described as “seductive” (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), “intelligent and natural” (Guitar Review), and “refined and elegant” (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras.

For more information on Martha Masters, please visit www.marthamasters.com
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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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Masterclass with Jason Vieaux (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday February 22, 2017 at 5:00 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Building, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE and open to the public to audit
Location: Ware Recital Hall, Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking available in the 3rd level of the parking garage next to Swope after 4:30pm
Presenter: West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

A guitar master class presented by Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, professor of guitar at the Curtis Institute.

West Chester University School of Music offers two outstanding guitar masterclasses during the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Guitar students from the West Chester University School of Music will be the featured performers. The events are free and open to the public. All guitar enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Bio:
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).”

Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New York's 92Y, as well as his Ravinia Festival debut and performances at Argentina’s Teatro Colon and Oslo, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Norway’s Classical Music Fest. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Avner Dorman, Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, Keith Fitch, Kinan Abou-Afach, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker.

Jason Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Kitchener-Waterloo, Richmond, IRIS Chamber, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival, and New Hampshire Music Festival. Some of the conductors he has worked with include David Robertson, Donato Cabrera, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, David Lockington, Steven Smith, and Edwin Outwater. During the 2016-2017 season, Jason Vieaux will make appearances with 11 symphony orchestras throughout the US and Canada, including return engagements with the Santa Fe and Edmonton Symphonies, Piazzolla’s Double Concerto with Julien Labro and the Arkansas Symphony, and engagements with the symphonies of Niagra, Stockton, Illinois, and West Virginia. Vieaux will also be performing Dan Visconti’s new guitar concerto, Living Language, which he premiered with California Symphony in May 2016, with the symphonies of Reading, Fort Wayne, and Richmond.

Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015. Of his Grammy-winning 2014 solo album Play, Soundboard Magazine writes, “If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate,” while Premier Guitar claims, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.” Vieaux recently recorded Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar Op. 47 for a Ginastera Centennial album produced by Yolanda Kondonassis, which will be released in October 2016 on Oberlin Music and features additional performances by Kondonassis, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianist Orli Shaham. Vieaux’s album with bandoneonist Julien Labro will also be released in October 2016 on Azica Records.

Vieaux’s previous eleven albums include a recording of Astor Piazzolla’s music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra; Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1, which hit No. 13 on Billboard’s Classical Chart after its first week and received rave reviews by Gramophone, The Absolute Sound, and Soundboard; Images of Metheny, featuring music by American jazz legend Pat Metheny (who after hearing this landmark recording declared: “I am flattered to be included in Jason's musical world”);and Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz, which made several Top Ten lists the year of its release. Vieaux’s albums and live performances are regularly heard on radio and internet around the world, and his work is the subject of feature articles in print and online around the world, including such magazines as Acoustic Guitar, MUSO, Gramophone, and on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence.” Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk” series, on which he made a rare repeat performance in 2015 with Yolanda Kondonassis.

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and in 2015 was invited to inaugurate the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival. Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001.

Vieaux is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. His primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. In 1995, Vieaux was an Artistic Ambassador of the U.S. to Southeast Asia.

Jason Vieaux is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd and plays a 2013 Gernot Wagner guitar.

For more information about Jason Vieaux, please visit jasonvieaux.com/.
 

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Master Class with Duo 220 (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 25, 2017 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented by
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 Duo 220 has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Adam Larison and Andrew Stroud 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 Duo 220 later that night at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Duo 220 at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/duo-220/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....-220/

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events onwww.DelawareScene.com.
 

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Duo 220 (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 25, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General, $10 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Hailed for their “extraordinary technique and musicianship,” Duo 220 has established a firm position in a newly emerging generation of 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.
Wilmington Classical Guitar was blown away by Adam Larison’s debut performance with us in 2013, and we’ve been looking forward to bringing him back with Duo 220 and his duo partner Andrew Stroud. Join us for an evening of adventurous classical guitar music as they perform works by Cage, Assad, Martin?, Angulo, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Guest Opening Artist: Caroline Kubach

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Duo 220 will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of 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 Duo 220 has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Duo 220 and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Stroud and Larison have received enthusiastic responses from audiences across the U.S. and abroad headlining in such venues as the Corsham Arts Festival (U.K.), The Sierra Nevada Guitar Society (Reno, NV), Guitar Sarasota (Sarasota, FL) and the Troy University Guitar Festival (Troy, AL). Both protégés of celebrated American pedagogue Bruce Holzman of Florida State University, Duo 220 received a highly transformative series of coachings from Sergio Assad of the Assad Duo in 2008.

Adam Larison has received enthusiastic responses from audiences across the U.S. and abroad for his spirited expressivity, technical virtuosity, and unique ability to connect with diverse audiences. Adam’s passion for exploring the guitar repertoire has led to distinctive programming, which includes not only enduring classics for the guitar, but also provocative, lesser-known musical gems and newly commissioned works from young composers.

As a soloist, Adam has appeared in concert across the United States and abroad, including in Tignespace (Tignes, France), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco’s “Guitarrada,” The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, the New Mexico International Guitar Festival, the Louisville International Guitar Festival, Guitar Sarasota, and the South Georgia Ballet. In addition to enjoying an active solo career, Adam was awarded First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2013 Great Lakes Guitar Competition, Second Prize at the 2013 Hamilton International Guitar Competition (Canada), and received top prizes in the D’Addario International Guitar Competition and the Boston Guitarfest Competition.

Adam began studying guitar with Louis Critchfield, and with John Truitt and Mickey Jones at the Albuquerque Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance with full scholarship under Bruce Holzman at Florida State University, a Master of Music in guitar performance under Sérgio Assad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Performer’s Certificate from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy) where he studied under Oscar Ghiglia. He will soon complete doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music where he has studied under Nicholas Goluses and Paul O’Dette.
Andrew Stroud began studying the classical guitar with his father while living in Bath, England.

His teachers have included composer Thomas Coffey, renowned American performer Stephen Robinson, French virtuoso Judicaël Perroy, and Bruce Holzman. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University. He completed both Master of Music degree and Doctor of Music degrees at Florida State University. At FSU, Stroud was awarded three consecutive graduate teaching assistantships. He has performed in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia, the Assad Duo, Paul Galbraith, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Fernandez, Paco Pena, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and many other world renowned musicians.

Andrew has won accolades at many international competitions including the Columbus State Guitar Symposium, Guitare Lachine Competition (Montreal), Rosario Competition (Columbia, SC), Schadt International Concerto Competition (Allentown, PA), the Dr. Luis Sigall Competition (Vina del Mar, Chile), Guitar Foundation of America Competition, and the Christopher Parkening Competition (Malibu, CA), the world’s largest prize guitar competition.

As a soloist, Andrew has enjoyed performing in a wide array of venues. Among them are the Festival Mediterreano della Chitarra in Italy, featured solo performances in West Palm Beach’s Gala Concert and a performance at the Veteran World Fencing Championships Gala. As a Chamber Musician, he has performed in diverse roles ranging from orchestral music to opera. He has been featured on local and national broadcasts on television and NPR. In 2009, Andrew made his South American debut, giving master classes and concerts in Chile. He has been a featured soloist on series such as the Seven Hills Guitar Series, Guitar Sarasota, and the Troy University Guitar Festival.

Among his other endeavors have been lectures, master classes and teaching.. He has recorded for the Hands on Teaching method, and has authored articles published in Soundboard magazine. He currently serves on the faculty of Wallace Community College as chair of the music department. Since 2012, he has been serving as co-director of the Seven Hills Guitar Series. In 2014, he founded the St. Michael’s Concert Series in Ozark, AL. He has reviewed texts for W.W. Norton and Co. and in 2012, Lambert Academic Publishing published his book, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Style Hongrois.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Duo 220, please visit www.220duo.com/
For more information about the event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/duo-220
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit wilmingtonguitar.org

 
March, 2017

1

Meng Su & Marina Piccinini, flute (PCGS/PCMS)

Add event to googleWednesday March 1, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAmerican Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PAAdmission: Tickets available via the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society or the Kimmel Center Box Office.
Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: On street or paid garage

PROGRAM
Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in C Major, BWV 1033
Bach: Sonata for Lute in E Major, BWV 1006a (Solo Guitar)
Bach: Sonata for Flute and Guitar in E Majot, BWV 1035
Beaser: Mountain Songs [Sel.]
Colgrass: Wild Riot of the Shaman's Dreams (Solo Flute)
Piazzolla: L'Histoire du Tango

MENG SU, guitar
2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition Gold Medalist Meng Su is the first guitarist to have won both youth and the main Parkening Competition, she is also the first female guitarist to both make it to the final round of the main competition and win the Gold Medal.

MARINA PICCININI, flute
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading flute virtuosos, flutist Marina Piccinini combines flawless technical command, profound interpretive instincts, and a charismatic stage presence–qualities that make each of her performances a memorable event. Since making her acclaimed debuts in New York’s Town Hall, London’s Southbank Centre, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Ms. Piccinini has been in demand.

For more information about PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org

For more information about the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, please visit pcmsconcerts.org
 

4

Eden Stell Duo (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBaltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: $35 / $30 (Students, Seniors, Members)
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States
Parking: Street Parking (Charles Street, Art Museum Drive), or JHU parking garage

Eden Stell Guitar Duo – Mark Eden & Christopher Stell
Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo has “breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar.” (Rotterdam Dagblad). Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.

Likened to a ‘miraculous single guitarist blessed with an impossibly wonderful technique and an exceptionally delicate touch’ (The Observer) the Eden Stell Guitar Duo has been invited to perform at venues and music festivals around the world; including Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and Australia, plus numerous radio and TV appearances on ITV, BBC and European and North American networks.

Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music as recipients of the Principal’s Prize and the Julian Bream Prize, and continued their studies in Brussels with the Brazilian guitar duo, Sérgio and Odair Assad.

Soon after, the Duo was selected to perform for the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists’ Concert Series and won the South East Musicians’ Platform competition, giving them debut concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre where they have since become regular artists, performing at both venues.

Mark and Chris’s concerto engagements have featured performances with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and International Philharmonic at some of Europe’s largest venues including the Beethovenhalle and Stuttgart Liederhalle, with recent international recitals for prestigious events such as Guitar Foundation of America, Omni Foundation Concert Series in San Francisco, Wigmore Hall London, London Guitar Festival at Kings Place, Alla Grande Festival in Canada, and Uppsala Kongress Hall Sweden, as well as many others.

Members of the Duo were the first guitarists since Julian Bream to be Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine with their “land mark recording” of works by Stephen Dodgson. They have recorded 7 CDs to date, and are dedicatees of new works by internationally acclaimed composers Stephen Dodgson, Adam Gorb, Dusan Bogdanovic, Gary Ryan, and Johannes Moller.

Mark and Chris are founder members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet who have rapidly become one of the most celebrated guitar ensembles in the last few years, with concerts in Europe and USA and rave reviews for their debut CD Love, the Magician (BGS118). They are also artistic directors of the Winchester Guitar Festival and the World Youth Guitar Festival, the only classical guitar festival in the world dedicated to young players with over 200 students attending from over 15 countries. Mark and Chris were elected Associates of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of their outstanding musical achievements and they both currently hold teaching positions at the Royal College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

For more information on the Eden Stell guitar duo, please visit www.edenstell.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit www.bcgs.org
 

5

Master Class with Eden Stell Duo (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 5, 2017 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapTowson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USAAdmission: Registration required
Location: Towson University
Parking: Paid in lot

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. Performers will be students of the Towson University guitar department. This class is organized in collaboration with the Towson University guitar department.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about the Eden Stell Duo, please visit www.EdenStell.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 

8

Mayes Duo Faculty Spotlight Concert (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 8, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapRowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Parking: Free in lot

Classical Guitar Duo concert - including works by Loeillet, Haydn, Tisserand, Raymond, Giuliani, Dyans and Ourkouzounov. The duo will spice things up by mixing in some Mandolin and 19th century guitar.

For more information about the College of Performing Arts of Rowan University, please see academics.rowan.edu/cpa/
For more information about Joseph Mayes, please see academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
For more information about Kathleen Mayes, please see academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
 

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Junhong Kuang (SHCS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 11, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google map3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Shriver Hall Concert Series, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Parking: $10, The Johns Hopkins University South Garage, entered from Wyman Park Drive; Free parking at The George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology and at UMBC is available in the surrounding lots

Enjoy an afternoon of world-class art and music-making! Junhong Kuang, winner of the 2016 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and one of The Peabody Institute's top talents, will dazzle with a vibrant display of artistry and virtuosity.

For more information about this event, please see www.shriverconcerts.org/event/display/73/
For more information about the Shriver Hall Concert Series, please see www.shriverconcerts.org/

 

12

Marcelo Coronel (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 12, 2017 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

Marcelo Coronel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1962. As a child he learned to sing simple Argentine folksongs while playing along with a guitar. The styles of urban music later exposed Marcelo to a world of new sounds. He eventually entered the School of Music at the National University of Rosario, where he formalized his musical education before graduating with an advanced degree in Music - Emphasis on Guitar. Paralleling his university course work, Marcelo studied harmony and counterpoint with the composer Dante Grela. As a performer Marcelo has participated in a number of popular and chamber music ensembles.

For more information about Marcelo Coronel, please visit marcelocoronelen.jimdo.com

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

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Tango Guitar Workshop Part I

Add event to googleTuesday March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Maas Building & 5th Side 1325 N Randolph St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122Admission: $60 per session $100 for 2 sessions
Location: The Maas Building & 5th Side 1325 N Randolph St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Parking: On Street

Developed for guitarists, this workshop traces tango back to its roots in Argentine folk music and presents the fundamentals of tango guitar playing. Conducted in two parts in chronological order.

PART 1: Tuesday, 3/14 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of tango rhythm on guitar
- Tango voicing and chords
- Origins and influences of tango, from Spanish Baroque music to the music of the Pampas region
- Right hand techniques of Chacarera and Zamba rhythm
- Early tango style: Carlos Gardel and his guitars

PART 2: Tuesday, 3/21 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of pick technique development of South American music
- Brief study on various ways of producing sound with a pick: joint and separate finger, wrist and arm action
- Characteristics of guitar ensembles playing South American music
- Notable guitar ensembles of the 20th and 21st century

$60 per session $100 for 2 sessions (Recommend taking both as they build on each other)

Registration by 3/6 is required.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit www.facebook.com/events/225417481254901/
To learn more about Alejo, visit www.alejodelosreyes.com
 

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Sharon Isbin (Sold out)

Add event to googleSaturday March 18, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapMcCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08544Admission: $50
Location: McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08544
Parking: Free at West Garage (free shuttle is provided from the train station)

Acclaimed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time”, Sharon Isbin’s 25 recordings have earned her four Grammy Awards and have simultaneously soared to the top of the Billboard charts. They encompass the full range of the guitar literature from baroque, Spanish/Latin, and 20th century, to crossover and jazz-fusion. Isbin has appeared as soloist with more than 170 orchestras and has expanded the guitar repertoire with commissions from more than 20 composers, including ten concertos. A frequent guest on NPR’s All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, she has been on the cover of more than 45 magazines, profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and A&E, and seen by millions in the acclaimed documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour. Among her career highlights, Isbin has performed at the White House by invitation of President Obama and the First Lady, was featured as soloist on the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film The Departed, and has shared the stage with everyone from Sting to Aretha Franklin. This recital will mark her long overdue McCarter debut.

Program: Works by Bach, Albéniz, Granados, Tárrega, Agustín Barrios, Brouwer, and MaCombie.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, see www.mccarter.org/ticket.....11112
For more information about Sharon Isbin, see www.sharonisbin.com/
For more information about the McCarter Theatre, see www.mccarter.org
 

19

WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 

21

Tango Guitar Workshop Part II

Add event to googleTuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapThe Maas Building & 5th Side 1325 N Randolph St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122Admission: $60 per session $100 for 2 sessions
Location: The Maas Building & 5th Side 1325 N Randolph St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Parking: On Street

Developed for guitarists, this workshop traces tango back to its roots in Argentine folk music and presents the fundamentals of tango guitar playing. Conducted in two parts in chronological order.

PART 1: Tuesday, 3/14 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of tango rhythm on guitar
- Tango voicing and chords
- Origins and influences of tango, from Spanish Baroque music to the music of the Pampas region
- Right hand techniques of Chacarera and Zamba rhythm
- Early tango style: Carlos Gardel and his guitars

PART 2: Tuesday, 3/21 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of pick technique development of South American music
- Brief study on various ways of producing sound with a pick: joint and separate finger, wrist and arm action
- Characteristics of guitar ensembles playing South American music
- Notable guitar ensembles of the 20th and 21st century

$60 per session $100 for 2 sessions (Recommend taking both as they build on each other)

Registration by 3/6 is required.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit www.facebook.com/events/225417481254901/
To learn more about Alejo, visit www.alejodelosreyes.com
 

25

Master Class with Gohar Vardanyan (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday March 25, 2017 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented by: 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 Gohar Vardanyan has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Gohar and have her 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 Gohar Vardanyan later that night at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Gohar at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/gohar-vardanyan/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....nyan/

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
 

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Gohar Vardanyan with special guest Alex Pollock (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday March 25, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General, $10 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Gohar Vardanyan’s playing has been described as “passionate,” “evocative,” and “virtuosic.” Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with a musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.”

We know Gohar Vardanyan will amaze you, and Wilmington Classical Guitar couldn’t be more excited to present her in concert Saturday March 25. Join us for an evening of captivating guitar music as she performs works by Rodrigo, Albéniz, Falla, and Barrios.

Guest Opening Artist: Alex Pollock

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Gohar Vardanyan will also be teaching a masterclass earlier in the day at 1:30 pm in the West Room of 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 Gohar Vardanyan has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Gohar and have her critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at the “Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra” in Panama and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival in Canada.
In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops on during her concert stops. Ms. Vardanyan is an author of three books from Mel Bay Publications. She’s a frequent writer on Mel Bay’s Blog and instructor on Strings by Mail’s YouTube Lessonettes, a series of mini video lessons.

Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest “Amadeus” and was accepted into the prestigious group, “New Names,” for talented young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the JuilliardSchool. In 2001, Ms. Vardanyan studied with John Wunsch at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was awarded the Young Artist’s Certificate from Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Harold Randolph Prize in performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings by Mail.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Gohar Vardanyan, please visit www.goharvardanyan.com
For more information about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/gohar-vardanyan
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org


 
April, 2017

8

David Russell (PCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google map3201 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104Admission: $30/$20 (Student/Senior)/$15 (Member)/$100 Premium/$75 Premium
Location: Mandell Theater, Drexel University, 3201 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music.

Honorary Doctorate in Music by the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014.

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.

For more information on David Russell, please visit davidrussellguitar.com
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 9, 2017 at 9:30 amShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $45 / $40 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Parking: Free in lot or on street

A full day of classical guitar events including workshops, vendor fair, competition finals and awards, David Russell Masterclass, Jordan Dodson closing concert, student recitals, and more!

For more information on David Russell, please visit davidrussellguitar.com
For more information on Jordan Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net
For more information on PCGS, please visit phillyguitar.org
 

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West Chester University Guitar Ensemble (WCU)

Add event to googleWednesday April 19, 2017 at 8:15 pmShow in Google mapWare Family Recital Hall, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall, 817 S High St, West Chester, PA 19383, USA
Parking: Free parking in 3rd level of parking garage after 5
Presenter: West Chester University

West Chester University guitar department presents a recital of ensemble works for guitar, featuring students of David Cullen.
 

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Nathan Richards, graduate degree recital (WCU)

Add event to googleFriday April 21, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapSwope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383Admission: FREE and open to the public
Location: Ware Family Recital Hall in the Swope Music Buiding, West Chester University, 817 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19383
Parking: Free parking available in the 3rd level of the parking garage next to Swope after 4:30pm
Presenter: West Chester University Music Department www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/

Nathan Richards presents his graduate degree recital. Nathan has been a student of Glenn Lyons, Jeremy Lyons and David Cullen (current) at West Chester University.
 

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GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Thibaut Garcia, classical guitar with special guest Carlos Bedoya (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $20 General, $15 Student/Seniors/Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Winner Tour to Delaware for a third season! The prestigious GFA Competition is known throughout the world for drawing the most talented competitors and winning the competition is a coveted milestone in the careers of many young artists. Don’t miss your chance to see this world-class artist.

This year’s GFA touring artist is French guitarist Thibaut Garcia. Join us for an evening with this rising star as he performs works by Weiss, Manjón, Llobet, Rodrigo, Crockett and Piazzolla.

Guest Opening Artist: Carlos Bedoya

All concerts for the 2016-17 season will take place in our new home, the lovely sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a space so acoustically intimate and beautiful it has to be heard to be believed.

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies myhousecookies.com/ will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
Thibaut Garcia will also be teaching a masterclass the following day, Sunday April 23, at 1:30 pm in the West Room of 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 Thibaut Garcia has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Thibaut and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

Bio:
Born in Toulouse, France, Thibaut Garcia began to play the guitar at the age of seven. Garcia credits his Spanish origins as a primary influence on his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he received his chamber music diploma under the tutelage of Renaud Gruss, and his guitar diploma, with academic honors, under Paul Ferret. At sixteen, Garcia entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he would complete his Bachelor’s, with academic superlatives, with Olivier Chassain. He currently studies privately with Judicaël Perroy.

At twenty-two, Garcia has already won several international competition prizes including first prize at the Guitar Foundation of America in Oklahoma City in 2015, the “Jose Thomas” international competition in Spain in 2014, the IV Sevilla International Guitar Competition in Spain in 2013, the “Terra Siculorum” in Romania in 2013, the “Ana Amalia” in Weimar, Germany in 2011, and the “Valle de Egues” in Spain in 2008.

In part of his competition accolades, Garcia has already begun an international concert career, having performed in France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, and China. In the fall of 2016, Garcia will begin a tour of over fifty concert dates in the United States and Canada as part of his prize for winning the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

His first recording, “Demain dès l’aube” (Tomorrow At Dawn) was produced by the Contrastes label in 2014 and features a unique program of Bach, Berio, and Regondi. In 2016, Garcia will release his major-label debut with a recording for Warner Classics entitled Leyendas (Legends).

In his native France, Garcia was recently featured on La Boîte à Musique (The Music Box) where he was invited to perform on national television by Jean-François Zygel. In December 2015, he also performed on France Musique for Gaëlle Le Gallic’s program. Garcia was also recently awarded the distinction of “filleul” (Godson) by the Académie Charles Cross, a cultural organization that acts as an intermediary between goverment policy makers and professional musicians in France.

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

For more information about Thibaut Garcia, please visit www.thibautgarcia-guitarist.com/en/
For more information about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org/thibaut-garcia
For more information about Wilmington Classical Guitar, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org

 

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Master Class with Thibaut Garcia (WCG)

Add event to googleSunday April 23, 2017 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
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 Thibaut Garcia has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Thibaut 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 Thibaut Garcia April 22 at 7:30! View full event info and read more about Thibaut at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/thibaut-garcia/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.or.....rcia/

This class is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
 

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (BCGS)

Add event to googleFriday April 28, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204Admission: $40 general, $35 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204
Parking: Paid in lot

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground.

For more information about the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, please visit lagq.com

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

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Graduation Recital: Alec Holcomb (CIM)

Add event to googleFriday April 28, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parking: Paid in lot or garage
Presenter: Curtis Institute of Music

Graduation Recital: Alec Holcomb, guitar
Albéniz: "Capricho Catalán," from España Alec Holcomb, guitar

Albéniz: Selections from Suite española No. 1, Op. 47 Alec Holcomb, guitar

Gnattali: Sonata for Cello and Guitar
Alec Holcomb, guitar
Chen Cao, cello

Lansky: Gigue, from Partita: Suite for Guitar and Percussion Alec Holcomb, guitar
Mertz: Fantaisie Hongroise, Op. 65, No. 1 Alec Holcomb, guitar

Piazzolla: "Primavera porteña," from Cuatro estaciones porteñas Alec Holcomb, guitar

For more information on this event, please see commonroom.curtis.edu/.....02253
 

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David Russell (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapTowson University, Fine Arts Drive, Towson, MD, United StatesAdmission: $40 / $35 (Student/Senior/Member)
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Fine Arts Drive, Towson, MD

GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music.

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.

In May 2003 he was bestowed the great honor of being made "adopted son" of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Later the town named a street after him, "Avinguda David Russell". In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics. After winning the grammy award, the town of Nigrán in Spain where he resides, gave him the silver medal of the town in an emotional ceremony.

During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.

David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure.

In May 2005 he received a homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name "Auditorio David Russell". In 2009 David was named honorary member of "Amigos de la Guitarra", the oldest guitar society in Spain. Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded sixteen CDs up to now, among them Aire Latino, which received a grammy in 2005.

The New York Times wrote about his performance: "... Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension". Upon hearing play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: "My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique".

For more information on David Russell, please visit www.davidrussellguitar.com
For more information on BCGS, please visit www.bcgs.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
May, 2017

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Master Class with David Russell (BCGS)

Add event to googleTuesday May 2, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory 1 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202Admission: Registration required
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory 1 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid in garage

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form to sign up. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory guitar department.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes
For more information about David Russell, please visit www.DavidRussellGuitar.com
For more information about the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, please visit bcgs.org
 

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BCGS Orchestra FREE Concert (BCGS)

Add event to googleThursday May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCharlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228Admission: FREE
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Senior Living Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Parking: Free in lot
 

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Fifth Annual WCGS Members Concert (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday May 20, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: FREE
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Join us on Saturday, May 20th at Church of the Covenant for an evening of beautiful classical guitar music as we celebrate the talents of our local musicians. Our members concert features the talents of professional and amateur guitarists from the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society.

Performers and program TBD.

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

This concert is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
 

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Copeland String Quartet with special guest Christiaan Taggart (CHC)

Add event to googleSunday May 21, 2017 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Holy City, 1118 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19806, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Church of the Holy City, 1118 North Broom Street, Wilmington, DE
Parking: Park on-street by turning left onto North Broom Street
Presenter: Copeland String Quartet

Program will include the Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday May 21, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
June, 2017

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday June 25, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
July, 2017

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Resonance, with Jordan Dodson (guitar) (BF)

Add event to googleThursday July 27, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapBarnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USAAdmission: General $30, Members $20, Students $10
Location: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Parking: Validated parking in lot. Lot is accessible from Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. For GPS or online directions to the parking lot, enter the following address: 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Presenter: The Barnes Foundation

Classical guitarist Jordan Dodson presents Resonance,a tour-de-force program featuring world-premiere performances of Stand Still Here by Jenny Beck and North Star by Mark Yodice. The program also includes Dai Fujikura’s turbulent but dreamy Chance Monsoon (2014); Luciano Berio’s modern classic Sequenza XI (1987–88); legendary Cuban guitarist-composer Leo Brouwer’s newest sonata, Ars Combinatoria (2013); and Sonata L. 483 by Domenico Scarlatti.

Audience members are invited to spend time in the Barnes collection galleries prior to the concert.

For more information on this event, please visit www.barnesfoundation.or.....nance
For more information on Jordon Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net/
For more information on the Barnes Foundation, please visit www.barnesfoundation.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday July 30, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.
 
August, 2017

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday August 27, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
September, 2017

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Ana Vidovic (ADML)

Add event to googleSaturday September 9, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapAn die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201Admission: $23 in advance/$25 at the door, Advance ticket sales are now closed.
Location: An die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201
Parking: Paid garage or street
Presenter: An die Musik Live andiemusiklive.com/

Ana Vidovic is one of the youngest virtuoso guitarists in the world. She was born November 8, 1980, in Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia and started playing guitar at the age of 5, inspired by her brother Viktor. By the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Vidovic's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, U.S., with Manuel Barrueco, from where she graduated in May 2003.

Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions all over the world. These include first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy, and the Francisco Tárrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, the Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, the Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Ana Vidovic has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, China, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Knoxville, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis, and Jakarta.

For more information, please visit www.instantseats.com/i.....EBF01

For more information about Ana Vidovic, please visit www.anavidovic.com/.
 

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Levi Residency: Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Guitar (JHU)

Add event to googleSunday September 17, 2017 at 3:00 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 in garage

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/l.....itar/
 

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Levi Residency: Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Guitar (JHU)

Add event to googleMonday September 18, 2017 at 7:00 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 in garage

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/l.....itar/
 

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Levi Residency: Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Guitar (JHU)

Add event to googleTuesday September 19, 2017 at 10:00 amShow in Google mapCentre Street Performance Studio 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202Admission:FREE
Location: Centre Street Performance Studio 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid in garage

For more information about this event, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/l.....itar/
 

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WCGS Members Showcase

Add event to googleSaturday September 23, 2017 at 1:00 pmShow in Google mapOld Town Hall Museum, 510 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USAAdmission: FREE!
Location: Old Town Hall Museum, 510 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid on street or lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

The season will begin with our second annual WCGS Members Showcase concert. The Members Showcase features professional and amateur members of the guitar society, and is our way of introducing ourselves and the classical guitar to more of the Wilmington community. This year’s showcase, presented with the the Delaware Historical Society, will be held in Wilmington’s Old Town Hall, a building that dates back to 1798! The colonial interior is beautiful and takes you back to those heady times before electricity. It’s really a stunning space, and I personally can’t wait to perform there.

For more information on the Delaware Historical Society, see www.dehistory.org/
For more information on Wilmington Classical Guitar, see wilmingtonguitar.org/
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday September 24, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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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Nigel North Masterclass (RU)

Add event to googleSaturday September 30, 2017 at 11:00 amShow in Google mapRowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: Free
Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)

For more information on this event please visit academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
 

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Nigel North (RU)

Add event to googleSaturday September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapRowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Admission: Free
Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)

Born in London, England, Nigel North has been Professor of Lute at the Early Music Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) since 1999. Previous positions included The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (1976-1996), hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1993-1999) and the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, (2006-2009).

Initially inspired at the age of seven by the early 60"s instrumental pop group "The Shadows," Nigel studied classical music through the violin and guitar, eventually discovering his real path in life, the lute, when he was 15. Basically self-taught on the lute, he has been playing and teaching for nearly 50 years.

After hearing one of Nigel's Bach recitals in London, Julian Bream recalled in 2002, "I remember going to a remarkable recital, one which I wish I had the ability to give: it was one of Nigel North's Bach recitals, and I was bowled over by how masterful and how musical it was. A real musical experience, something you don't always get from guitar and lute players and which, in general, is pretty rare."

Recordings include a four CD boxed set "Bach on the Lute" (Linn Records), four CDs of the lute music of John Dowland (Naxos), and a new ongoing series of music by Sylvius Weiss (BGS) and Francesco da Milano (BGS).

For more information on this event please visit academics.rowan.edu/cp......html
 
October, 2017

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Franco Platino Masterclass (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 1, 2017 at 1:00 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 in garage
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Performers and auditors welcome!

For more information or to sign up for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/bcg.....ckets

For more information about Franco Platino, please visit www.francoplatino.com
 

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Peter Fletcher (KLI)

Add event to googleSunday October 1, 2017 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapKirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808 United StatesAdmission: FREE
Location: Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Kirkwood Library

The program will feature works by JOHN DOWLAND (1563-1626), J.S. BACH (1685-1750), NICCOLO PAGANINI (1782-1849), ERIC SATIE (1865-1925), WILLIAM WALTON (1923-1983), MIGUEL LLOBET (1850-1920), ANDRES SEGOVIA (1893-1987), ISAAC ALBENIZ (1860-1909), and a lovely arrangement for Classical Guitar of the Traditional Shaker Hymn "SIMPLE GIFTS" by John & B.J. SUTHERLAND. Peter Fletcher also will play his own transcriptions as well as a transcription by Rick Foster. ALL AGES . Recital Program will be starting at 2 P.M.

For more information about Peter Fletcher, please visit www.peterfletcher.com/
For more information about Kirkwood Library, please visit nccde.org/332/Kirkwood-Library
 

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Tariq Harb (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 1, 2017 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

"After winning both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, the First Prize in the Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition, and the 'Governor of Tokyo' prize in the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Harb's "well-deserved acclaim complements the virtuosity and freshness with which he is known to perform." (Savino Music) His playing demonstrates "not just his flawless technique but also his refined taste and a great, innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation." (The Jordan Times) Chosen as CBC Radio's NEXT! guitarist in 2013, he was celebrated as "Canada's next classical guitar superstar" and was showcased performing at the Glenn Gould studios in Canada, which helped further propel his career worldwide.
Harb's past concert appearances in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, are highlighted by performances in prestigious halls such as the 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre in Jordan, the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Tokyo, the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Edinburgh's International Conference Centre for TEDGlobal in the UK, and the illustrious Cairo Opera House in Egypt. Moreover, Harb performed and gave masterclasses in major guitar festivals including the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival and the Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition. Future notable engagements include a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in October 2017, and his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2018.

Tariq Harb has four solo albums in his name to date: 'From Bach to Barrios', 'A Guitar Through the Eras', 'Harb Plays Sor Studies' and 'Copla'. Harb also released a DVD to compliment his 'Harb Plays Sor Studies' album, comprising video performances and educational material on all the twenty Sor/Segovia Studies.

A Jordanian-Canadian with Palestinian roots, Harb moved to Canada to commence university studies. At age 25, after quitting his initial career in finance and starting a performance career in music, he diligently studied the guitar with Roddy Ellias, Patrick Kearney, Jerome Ducharme, Dr. Garry Antonio and Dr. Jeffrey McFadden, and the violin with Clemens Merkel of the Bozzini Quartet and Claude Gelineau. He also participated in numerous masterclasses, including ones run by Jason Vieaux, Pavel Steidl, Rémi Boucher, and Manuel Barrueco. Harb currently holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Performance degree from McGill University, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Concordia University. He joined Concordia University's Music Department as a faculty member in Fall 2015. Tariq Harb is sponsored by Hill Guitar Company, Savarez, and LaBella Strings."

For more information about Tariq Harb, please visit tariqharb.com

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

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Meng Su with special guest Phillip Smith

Add event to googleSaturday October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $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

Chinese guitarist Meng Su has been making her mark on the music scene in the past several years, as a duo artist with Yameng Wang in the Beijing Guitar Duo, as a trio artist with Yawei and Manuel Barrueco, and most recently as a solo artist. Meng recently won the highly competitive Christopher Parkening Competition – one of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world – and followed that with the release of her first solo album, which is receiving rave reviews. Don’t miss this chance to see Meng in this very rare solo appearance. She might just bring down the house.
 

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Jordan Dodson (TCC)

Add event to googleSunday October 22, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapEastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087Admission: $20, Seniors $15, Students (30 & under) FREE
Location: Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087
Parking: Free in lot

DowlandA Fancy
FujikuraChance Monsoon
ScarlattiSonata, L. 483
BachPrelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998
BrouwerSonata No. 5, Ars Combinatoria
RegondiEtudes Nos. 8, 10
MurphyDivulsion
DyensLibra Sonatine
JobimA Felicidade

For more information about Jordan Dodson, please visit www.jordandodson.net
For more information about Tri-County Concert Association, please visit www.tricountyconcerts.org/tickets.html
For ticket information, please visit www.tricountyconcerts.org/tickets.html
 

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Manuel Barrueco 30th Anniversary Celebration (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday October 28, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204Admission: $40 general, $35 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University Center for the Arts, 7700 Osler Dr., Towson, MD 21204

Legendary guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. In 2011, Manuel Barrueco received the United States Artist Fontanals Fellowship for Artistic Excellence and he was the recipient of the 2006 and 2017 MSAC Individual Artist Awards.

Manuel Barrueco will open the 30th Anniversary Season for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society with a program dedicated to “The Spanish Guitar.”

For more information about Manuel Barrueco, please visit www.barrueco.com/

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

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday October 29, 2017 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
November, 2017

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Candice Mowbray (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 5, 2017 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

Regarded for her beautiful tone and innate musicality, classical guitarist Candice Mowbray expresses the lyrical and communicative quality of her playing through artful programming of classic and contemporary works. Her playing once elicited from a famous ballerina, “it makes me want to dance,” and guitar virtuoso John Feeley described her as "a beautiful player, so expressive and musical."

Appearing as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer, Mowbray has been a featured artist at many prestigious festivals and concert series such as the Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Series, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest, Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Knoxville Guitar Series, Kreykenbohm Lecture Series and Maryland Symphony Orchestra's "Let's Talk Music" series. She has been a soloist with the National String Symphonia, ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, Satori Chamber Ensemble and Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the later with whom she premiered two dedicated arrangements. A sought-after collaborator, Mowbray is highly active as a chamber musician and can be regularly heard performing in The Fairfield Duo with flutist and shakuhachi player, Nora Suggs.

Mowbray was profiled in Classical Guitar Magazine’s, "Letter from New York" and her lectures have been described as "enthusiastic" and "insightful" in Classical Guitar Magazine and The Morning Call. Her recent solo CD, Reverie, has been met with positive acclaim from guitar enthusiasts as well as general music audiences, and was featured on radio shows such as The Intimate Guitar (Dayton, OH) and Musica Mundi (Boulder, CO). The album features an evocative program of twentieth-century and contemporary French compositions including rarely recorded solo works by Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya.

Mowbray earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where she completed her thesis about Ida Presti as a solo performer and composer of works for solo guitar. Private lessons with Dr. Glenn Caluda and the internationally renowned Paraguayan guitarist, Berta Rojas, greatly informed her playing. Also influential were lessons and masterclasses with many distinguished performing artists including Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Julian Gray, Ron Pearl, Angel Romero, Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Isaac, Maximo Diego Pujol, Victor Villadangos and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

For more information about Candice Mowbray, please visit www.candicemowbray.com
For more information about PCGS, please visit www.phillyguitar.org
 

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (PCGS) (PCMS)

Add event to googleFriday November 17, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapKimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAAdmission: TBA
Location: Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking: Paid in Kimmel Center Parking Garage. Prepaid parking may be available.

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Their ‘Don Quixote’ collaboration with Firesign Theater veteran, actor Philip Proctor, continues to expand and delight audiences and the work 'SHIKI: Seasons of Japan' written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra by composer Shingo Fujii is connecting communities across the nation.

Winner of a 2005 Grammy Award, their “Guitar Heroes” CD released on Telarc is a brilliant follow-up to their Grammy nominated "LAGQ-Latin". “Spin” (Telarc, 2006) continues their explorations of jazz and contemporary music. “LAGQ: BRAZIL” (Telarc, 2007), including collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza, was released to rave reviews, and their newest recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, was released on Telarc in Spring 2010, and quickly climbed to top spot on the Billboard charts. The live DVD of "The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote" was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012.


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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Masterclass with Rupert Boyd, classical guitar (WCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday November 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm
 

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Boyd Meets Girl (Rupert Boyd, classical guitar and Laura Metcalf, cello) with special guest Luke Honer

Add event to googleSaturday November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $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

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd gave an amazing performance for us at World Cafe Live during our 2015-16 season, and he’s returning this time with reinforcements! Boyd Meets Girl pairs Rupert with the amazing cellist Laura Metcalf (of Sybarite5). Hot on the heels of the release of their first album, Boyd Meets Girl is geared up to put on an amazing performance of pieces written and arranged for classical guitar and cello. You will not want to miss this unique combination (one of my favorites), or their incomparable artistry. Rupert and Laura will also be giving a masterclass the day of the concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday November 19, 2017 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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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Guitar Soloists and Ensembles Concert (TO)

Add event to googleThursday November 30, 2017 at 8:00 pmShow in Google map7700 Osler Dr, Towson, MD 21204Admission: FREE
Location: Recital Hall, CA 3066 Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA
Parking: Paid parking in lot
Presenter: Towson University Music Department www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/music

Select student soloists and the TU Classical Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of guitar professor Troy King, present an intimate and entertaining evening of guitar music. Featured on the program is music by English composer John Duarte, as well as masterworks from the classical guitar repertoire.

For more information about this event, please visit events.towson.edu/even.....2ZPR0
 
December, 2017

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Professional Members Concert (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 3, 2017 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), FREE (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Acknowledging and appreciating the artists that live in our vicinity is essential to ensuring the longevity of all fields of the arts. The arts flourish not just in distant havens such as Paris, New York, or Tokyo, but also in the homes of our neighbors in Philadelphia. Our talented membership includes guitar builders, composers, instructors, professional performers, and college professors. This annual concert is our homage to the many talented members of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.

We invite you to join us for the concert and stay for our post concert Holiday Party where you can meet other members and local artists and celebrate the holiday season.

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

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Faculty Recital: Emiliano Pardo-Tristan (TU)

Add event to googleWednesday December 6, 2017 at 5:30 pmShow in Google mapRock Hall Auditorium 1715 N. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19122Admission: FREE
Location: Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University, 1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Parking: Street
Presenter: Temple University (TU) Boyer College of Music and Dance

Born in Santiago de Veraguas, a tropical city in the middle of Panama, EMILIANO PARDO-TRISTAN has resided in Philadelphia since 1992. He attended the Royal Conservatory Superior of Music in Madrid, Spain (1978-1985) and holds a Master's degree in Classical Guitar and a Doctoral degree in composition from Temple University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development from 2008 to 2010. He studied composition with Maurice Wright and guitar with José Luis Rodrigo, José Luis González, Ricardo Cobo and in master classes with Manuel Barrueco. Pardo-Tristán has participated in composition seminars taught by Leo Brouwer at the Cordoba Festival, IRCAM's Summer Academy in Paris led by composers Jonathan Harvey and Gérard Grisey and a workshop at Carnegie Hall on Le Marteau sans Maître with maestro Pierre Boulez. His music has been played by the Temple University Orchestra, New York University Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, Grand Rapids Orchestra, Jackson Symphony, Panama National Orchestra, Sam Houston Percussion Group, Latin Fiesta Ensemble, Temple's New Music Trio, PRISM Quartet, Gandhara Guitar Trio from Uruguay, Trio Cadenza from Belgium, The Philadelphia Guitar Trio, the German/Greece Duo Audiamour, Guitar Quartet EntreQuatre and +Que2 Guitar Duo from Spain. Pardo-Tristán has been awarded by the American Composer Forum, Presser Foundation, Society of Composers INC., the Pennsylvania Council on the Art's, Society of Music Theory and the Prism Quartet. He received the Dr. John Henry Heller, Jr. Memorial Award for excellence in composition at Temple University.

For more information about Emiliano Pardo-Tristan, please visit www.fermatapub.com/home/home.html

For more information about this event, please visit events.temple.edu/facu.....uitar
 

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Fifth House Ensemble + Jason Vieaux (LCO)

Add event to googleWednesday December 13, 2017 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapWorld Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United StatesAdmission: $30 General Admission / $20 students
Location: World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Paid street (free after 8) or free lot
Organizer: LiveConnections liveconnections.org

Limitless imagination, powerhouse artistry. The critically acclaimed Fifth House Ensemble joins with Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux to perform Dan Visconti’s “Living Language.” The 30-minute guitar concerto covers a “broad musical landscape” with elements of “prog rock, neoclassicism, heavy metal, Arabian folk music, country blues” and more (San Francisco Chronicle). Additional ensemble and solo guitar works round out an inventive, not-your-standard-classical-music program. Students from Play On, Philly! will open.
The concert is presented by LiveConnections, a nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live. "These aren't your typical collaborations. LiveConnections creates synergy between unlikely bedfellows" (Philly Magazine). The critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts that cross musical boundaries, with adventurous artist pairings, brand new commissions and unique community participation.

For more information, please visit liveconnections.org/com.....d=214
 

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WCGS Salon #100! (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 17, 2017 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAThe 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.
 
January, 2018

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Behdad Moghaddasi (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 7, 2018 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Iranian guitarist and composer, Behdad Moghaddasi, is the former chair of the guitar program at Theran Azad University, before immigrating the United States in 2000. Mr. Moghaddasi is the first Iranian solo guitarist to ever step on stage with Iranian Symphony Orchestras to perform Concerto de Aranjuez. He has also performed several solo concerts throughout the United States Canada,Germany, and England. 

Mr. Moghaddasi has been hailed as an innovator when it comes to composing music for classical guitar. His music embodies multiple facets of style: 

70's Rock Music: Based upon his passion and personal interpretation of the great rock era, Mr. Moghaddasi draws upon this style in pieces such as Far Wishes, from the CD "Persian Suite". 

Iranian Folk Music: As seen in works such as Dena and Kouchalar. 

Iranian Traditional and Ethnic Fusion Music: Traditional and individual ethnic elements are infused into Mr. Moghaddasi's interpretation.The tastes, sounds, and colors of Iran are showcased in this classical guitar forum, Persian Suite. 

Many of Mr. Moghaddasi's work cannot be placed into a category of style. As seen in Trilogy for Guitar, he gives us a taste of unchartered territory which has seemingly never been done before. In all of his works, Mr. Moghaddasi never seeks to replicate previous compositions, a common cliché amongst composers. He draws his inspiration through the perspective of the guitar, and never attempts to deliberately combine Eastern and Western music.


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

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Carlos Bedoya (RU)

Add event to googleFriday January 26, 2018 at 6:30 pmShow in Google mapRowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028Location: Boyd Recital Hall @ Wilson Hall Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ
Parking: Free in Lot
Presenter: Rowan University (RU)

Acclaimed classical guitarist and Rowan graduate Carlos Bedoya is featured in an alumni concert event showcasing a variety of works for guitar. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
February, 2018

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Judicael Perroy (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday February 3, 2018 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapUMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250, United StatesAdmission: $35 general, $30 members, seniors and full-time students
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, MD 21250

French guitarist Judicael Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist who has several prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In 1997, he won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts. This concert is Judicael’s Baltimore debut.

For more information about Judicael Perroy, please visit judicael-perroy.com/

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

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Celil Refik Kaya (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 11, 2018 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

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

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

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

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


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

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Sérgio & Odair Assad & Avi Avital (SU)

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

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

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Sérgio & Odair Assad with Avi Avital (LG)

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

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


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

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 18, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

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

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Xiaobo Pu and Emma Resmini, flute

Add event to googleSaturday February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General Admission / $10 Senior, Student and WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

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

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Made in Baltimore (BCGS)

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

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

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

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

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

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Irina Kulikova (BCGS)

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

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

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

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

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Sheu Pettit Duo (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

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

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

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


CONNIE SHEU 

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

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

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


ADAM PETTIT 

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

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

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


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

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Xiaobo Pu Graduation Recital (CIM)

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

Program to be announced.

Free, no tickets required.

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

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

Add event to googleWednesday March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pmShow in Google map1210 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAAdmission: Free and open to the public
Location: Lecture Hall, Paley Library, 1210 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Street
Presenter: Temple University (TU) Boyer College of Music and Dance

Guitar Students of Allen Krantz

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

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

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Young Ik Jang with special guest Benjamin Pasternak

Add event to googleSaturday March 24, 2018 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809Admission: $15 General Admission / $10 Senior, Student and WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

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

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 25, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
April, 2018

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Studio Recital (CIM)

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

Guitar Students of David Starobin and Jason Vieaux

Free, no tickets required.

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

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2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival (PCGS)

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

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

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


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

There are two separate divisions:

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

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

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

 

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Master's Recital: Andrew Digiandomenico (TU)

Add event to googleSaturday April 7, 2018 at 5:30 pmShow in Google mapRock Hall, 1715 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAAdmission: Free and open to the public
Location: Lecture Hall, Paley Library, 1210 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Street
Presenter: Temple University (TU) Boyer College of Music and Dance

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

For more information about this event, please visit events.temple.edu/mast.....uitar
 

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Manuel Barrueco (PCGS)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oscar Somersalo (PCGS)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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PCGS Concert Ensemble (PCGS)

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

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

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