Greetings WCGS Members!
We’re just one week from our winter celebration. Read up below, and make sure you let me know if you would like to attend.
Upcoming Special Event: 2018 Potluck Lecture Salon and Annual Meeting
We had a great time last year at our December salon, where we all enjoyed the music of guitar virtuoso Celil Refik Kaya who played for us in celebration of our 100th salon. Although this year isn’t quite as awesome a milestone, it is our 10th season, and we decided we’d use that excuse to have another great event!
Join us Sunday, December 16th at 6 pm for our first WCGS Potluck Lecture Salon, featuring guitarist and founder of Classical Guitar Corner podcast and Academy, Dr. Simon Powis and luthier of traditional and double-top classical guitars, David Pace.
Dr. Simon Powis, founder of the Classical Guitar Corner Academy, will give a 45-minute presentation on the musical devices within the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. By analyzing several patterns utilized by Bach, this talk will assist the listener in identifying commonalities that deepen one’s appreciation and interpretation. These elements help bring out the texture within Bach’s music, enriching our understanding of Bach’s expansive body of work.
Accomplished luthier David Pace from Baltimore will discuss his journey in the craft of guitar building, the development of his design, and his experiences along the way, complete with pictures. David also plans to share with us the most important thing he’s learned about classical guitar making, so don’t miss his talk!
Along with our informative and fun evening, we’ll also be sharing a potluck dinner, so please bring something to share. Salad, entree, appetizer, dessert, beverage? It’s all good. Just please no alcohol.
Please RSVP for the event by emailing me at email@example.com as soon as possible. While this event is for members only, if you have a significant other or friend who is really interested in attending, please let us know. We would love to have them join us.
Our December salon (see above) is coming up on Sunday the 16th at 6 pm (doors open at 5:45). Monthly salons take place at the Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. The church is easily accessible from 95 and has ample parking on the street and in a private parking lot. Our meeting will be in the West Room, which is appropriately situated on the West side of the building. Our entrance is in the corner of the building right off the West side of the parking lot (see link).
Google directions to the Church: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
**Also, if you are coming to the salon, please arrive between 5:45 and 6:00. I will LOCK the door at 6:00 so it is not left open and unattended. If you arrive later than 6:00, please text me at (302) 650-8797 and I will be happy to let you in. Knocking loudly may also work.
The following salon will take place on January 27th. Mark your calendars! The rest of our 2019 schedule will be forthcoming shortly when it’s confirmed.
2018 Salon Schedule
November Meeting Recap by Ralph Dominica, WCGS Secretary
Thanks to everyone who turned out on Sunday November 18th for our guitar salon. Our concert season is in full swing with Thomas Viloteau in October and our own Brendan Evans November 17. Brendan put on a great concert and certainly left nothing on the stage. Lots of productive discussion in our Salon (as always) and a relaxed evening of some informal performances from our members. We have a special night planned for the December Salon which you will be hearing more about so plan on being with us on Sunday December 16.
Here’s a list of who played this month and the pieces that they performed.
Nathan Surles – Etude Opus 31 no 5 by Fernando Sor
Robert Guerrero – Christmas Time is Here by Vince Gueraldi and Etude Opus 6 No. 2 by Fernando Sor
Joanna Daneman – Allegretto Opus 50 No. 5 by Mauro Giuliani
Matthew Lavanish – Lagrima by Francisco Tárrega and Lob der Thränen by Franz Shubert (arr. by Mertz)
Ralph Dominica – Elegy by Julio Sagreras and Un dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Scott Kuykendall – Cancion De Cuna by Bartolome Calatayud
Viet Nguyen – Vietnamese Folk Song and II. Andante from Sonata by Federico Moreno Torroba
President & Artistic Director – The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 10 – 2018-19
September 22 – WCGS Members Showcase at Old Town Hall
October 20* – Thomas Viloteau, classical guitar with special guest Keith Calmes at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 17 – Brendan Evans, classical guitar with special guests Zach Alex & Liam Thomas at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 23* – Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano with special guest Evan Conrad at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 23* – Alec Holcomb, classical guitar with special guest Darla Rublesky at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 28* – GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar with special guest Everett Shen at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
May 25 – 7th Annual WCGS Members Concert at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
*We’ll also be hosting a masterclass with this artist. Please check our website for masterclass dates and times.