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

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March, 2020

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Masterclass with Brazilian Guitar Quartet (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapBoyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USAAdmission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Rowan University www.rowan.edu


Auditing and performing is free. To inquire about performing in the class, please contact Joseph Mayes at mayes@rowan.edu
 

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Brazilian Guitar Quartet (RU)

Add event to googleWednesday March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Boyd Recital Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Parking: Free parking in lot
Presenter: Rowan University www.rowan.edu

Free concert.
 

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleThursday March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCentre Street Performance Studio, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Centre Street Performance Studio, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

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

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleFriday March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

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

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Masterclass with Sergio Assad (JHU)

Add event to googleSaturday March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pmShow in Google mapCohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University, 1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USAAdmission: Free to Audit
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Parking: Paid lot or paid street
Presenter: Peabody Institute Of The Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu

Master class with Sergio Assad, guitar

For more information, please visit peabody.jhu.edu/event/.....ar-3/.
 

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Guitar Orchestras & Meng Su (BCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pmShow in Google mapArts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $25 General, $20 Member
Location: Arts & Humanities Building, UMBC, Hilltop Road, Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society bcgs.org

This concert features various Maryland guitar orchestras and ensembles. Sergio Assad will be a special guest conductor for the Baltimore premiere of his “Giornata a Nettuno” for guitar orchestra with BCGS Artist-in-Residence Meng Su as soloist.

For more information about this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/gui.....g-su/.
 

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Robert Trent (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $30 General, $20 Student/Senior, $15 Member (+$10 on all levels for premium seating)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society phillyguitar.org

Robert Trent has performed on the continents of North and South America, Europe, and in Asia, performing on modern guitar, Renaissance lute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century, in particular the 10-string Scherzer and authentic 19th c. guitar.

A first prize winner in numerous National and International competitions including; the Webb National Guitar Competition, the Masterworks Young Artist Competition (which was for all instruments) and the chamber music prize at the International Competition “Arturo Toscanini” in Italy in Period Instrumental performance. Reviewers have said: “His interpretations are dignified, formal, and carefully thought out, with a sense of structural integrity that informs every passing tone.” NEW YORK TIMES;

In addition to his solo recitals he performs regularly with fortepianist Pamela Swenson Trent (as Duo Firenze). In past summers they have been in residence as performers and teachers in period instrument performance at the “Accademia L’Ottocento” in Rome and Verbania in Italy. Duo Firenze is the recent recipient of
numerous awards including: unprecedented two Career grants from The Johns Hopkins University - Peabody Conservatory, two Faculty Development Grant from Radford University, twice from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

As a scholar is published by guitarchambermusic.org; has contributed improvised cadenzas in the style of Fernando Sor to the “Complete Sonatas of Diabelli, Giuliani and Sor, Vol. 1”, published by Mel Bay; chaired the national standards committee for the guitar division of the American String Teachers of America (ASTA); and, served on the editorial team of the Guitar Foundation of America’s ‘Soundboard Scholar’; and, blogs on music, guitar, practicing and historical performance practice at kitharamuse.blogspot.com.

He was the conductor for the inaugural concert of the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble, which is composed of guitar students selected by audition from across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He is the first recipient of the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Julian Gray, Manuel Barrueco, lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and singer John Shirley- Quirk. He also holds a Master of Arts of degree in music from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) from whom he has received the Distinguished Music Alumni Award, and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (now the University of the Arts).

Dr. Trent is in his 26th year as Full Professor of Music (Guitar and Renaissance Lute studies) at Radford University where he is in his 19 th year as director of Radford University’s Annual International Guitar Festival. Many of his students are performers, educators, and administrators at all levels in the U.S., and in Asia.

For more information, please visit phillyguitar.org/event-3522474.
 

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Thursday Noontime: Brad Rau, classical guitar (MSMC)

Add event to googleThursday March 12, 2020 at 12:30 pmShow in Google mapFirst & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USAAdmission: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Location: First & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid lot or street
Presenter: Market Street Music Corporation marketstreetmusicde.org/

Brad Rau has been performing music for classical guitar for over 20 years all over the east coast. He studied under Eliot Fisk and was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. For Market Street Music he will play a varied program of classical guitar favorites as well as some music you’ve not heard. Free admission! ($5 donation encouraged.)

For more information about this event, please visit marketstreetmusicde.org.....rian/.
 

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Masterclass with Jordan Dodson

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 1:30 pmShow in Google map503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: The West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

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

The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Jordan Dodson has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jordan 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 Jordan Dodson March 21 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Jordan at www.wilmingtonguitar.org/jordan-dodson/.

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

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Jordan Dodson with special guest Un/Strung Guitar Duo

Add event to googleSaturday March 21, 2020 at 7:30 pmShow in Google map503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $20 General Admission | $15 Senior/Student Admission | $10 WCGS/PCGS Member Admission
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free parking in lot or street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org



The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society is pleased to bring back Jordan Dodson, who we featured in 2014 in our first collaboration with Philadelphia non-profit LiveConnections at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Jordan floored us with his imaginative interpretations, flawless technique, and undaunted adventurousness, and we’re happy to be able to welcome him back to our stage. Jordan has the distinction of being the first graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Program, started in 2011 under Jason Vieaux and David Starobin. Since graduating from Curtis, Jordan has performed extensively as an Astral Artist, and has been a huge advocate of new music for the guitar, giving many world premieres.

Works  by Roland Dyens, Dai Fujikura, Reiko Füting, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Alonso Mudarra, and Nicole Murphy..

Guest Opening Artist: Un/Strung Guitar Duo (Greg Hays & Jacob Lyerly)

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
3/21/20: Jordan Dodson will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Mr. Dodson has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jordan and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.




ABOUT THE ARTIST




Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He recently made his debut as concerto soloist with the Alabama Symphony, and this season appears with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.

Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to such venues as New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette (Brooklyn), Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, National Sawdust (Williamsburg), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou in France.  

A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, Stephen Goss, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and recently collaborated with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOW Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Oracle Hysterical, New Vintage Baroque, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson, and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.

In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.”

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Gary Lee guitar.