Greetings WCGS Members!
Hope you’re all keeping warm, and keeping your guitars warmer.
Upcoming Concert February 23rd at 7:30 pm: Jeremy Lyons & Lisa Perry, soprano with special guest Evan Conrad
Baltimore guitarist Jeremy Lyons has been a friend of the Wilmington Classical Guitar since the very beginning. Jeremy performed in our first concert in 2010, and we’ve been pleased to feature him twice more as a soloist, in 2014 at the Music School of Delaware, and in 2015 at West Chester University. Since that first performance with us Jeremy has completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees with the esteemed maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory, composed music for mixed ensembles such as the Pique Collective, and completed torturous training to become an ultra (100 mile) runner.
Jeremy is joined in this concert by accomplished soprano Lisa Perry. Lisa performs frequently in the greater Baltimore area with various ensembles and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory. Jeremy and Lisa will perform a mixture of new and old works, written or arranged for voice and guitar, including German Lieder, Spanish canciónes, modern art song, and works from the bel canto operatic canon.
Tickets are on sale now in our Online Store. Your WCGS Member coupon code for this concert is lyonsWCGS. To get your member discount, add a General Admission ticket to your cart, and then apply the coupon code in the cart or at checkout for your discount.
Come out and support our good friend Jeremy on February 23rd, and share our event on Facebook and invite your friends!
Upcoming Event February 23 at 1:30 pm: Masterclass with Jeremy Lyons and Lisa Perry
Earlier on the day of their concert, Jeremy Lyons & Lisa Perry, soprano will be teaching a masterclass 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 Jeremy and Lisa have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jeremy and/or Lisa and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store. Auditing is always FREE and very much encouraged. I always feel I learn more as an auditor than I do as a performer, so I can’t recommend it enough.
We have several masterclasses still upcoming, so if you’d like to perform in an upcoming masterclass, please take a look at our Online Store to sign up. Guest teachers include Jeremy Lyons & Lisa Perry, Alec Holcomb, and 2017 GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang.
Our February salon is coming up this Sunday, February 17th 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 ring the black doorbell next to the West Entrance or 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 February 17th. Mark your calendars! The rest of our 2019 schedule will be forthcoming shortly when it’s confirmed.
2019 Salon Schedule
- February 17
April – no salon
January Meeting Recap by Ralph Dominica, WCGS Secretary
Thanks to everyone who came to our first salon of the New Year. The Sunday evening salon was a nice way to ward off the winter chill. We had a great turnout including two new members. Welcome Derek and Vivek! It occurred to me as we were making introductions that we had almost 200 years of guitar playing experience. That certainly provides an opportunity for shared learning regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced performer. Additionally, the salons are always a pleasant evening of guitar music. If you haven’t been to one yet, why not make that one of your resolutions for this year?
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Carl Abramson – Introduction to Jacinta Chiclana by Astor Piazzola
Ralph Dominica – Lesson in D No.17 by Julio Sagreras and Une Dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Graham Williamson – Menuet 1 from Cello Suite No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Robert Guerrero – Waltz by Bartalome Calatayud and Simple Mambo by Thierry Tisserand
John Nguyen – Gavotte I and II from Cello Suite No.6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Simon Varley – Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Matthew Lavanish – Divertimento Op. 40 No. 11 by Mauro Giuliani
Derek Mansen – Op. 31 No 3 in D by Fernando Sor
Scott Kuykendall – Op. 35 No. 1 and Op.60 No.6 by Fernando Sor
Gregg Tashker – Renewal by Ed Gerhard
Our next salon is Sunday, February 17 at 6 pm. Hope to see you then.
There are all kinds of great concerts in the area. Check out all the listings in our regional calendar, and if you learn of other classical guitar events in the area please let us know so we can get them on our calendar.
- Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 pm – Sergio & Odair Assad (BCGS)
Sunday, February 17 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Saturday, February 23 at 1:30 pm – Masterclass with Dr. Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano (WCG)
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm – Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano with special guest Evan Conrad (WCG)
Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 pm – Grisha Goryachev (BCGS)
Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm – Duo 220 (PCGS)
Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 pm – Masterclass with Alec Holcomb, classical guitar
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm – Alec Holcomb, classical guitar with special guest Darla Rublesky (WCG)
Wednesday, March 27 at 5:00 pm – Jason Vieaux Masterclass (WCU)
Sunday, March 31 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm – Berta Rojas – Opening Concert (PCGS)
Sunday, April 14 at- Philip Goldenberg – 2018 PCGS Competition Winner Recital (PCGS)
Sunday, April 14 at- Full Day Classical Guitar Festival (PCGS)
Sunday, April 14 at 4:30 pm – Sondre Homer – Closing Concert (PCGS)
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm – The Romeros (PCGS) (PCMS)
Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 pm – Masterclass with GFA Winner Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar (WCG)
Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 pm – Thibaut Garcia & Xavier Jara (BCGS)
Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm – GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Tengyue Zhang, classical guitar with special guest Everett Shen (WCG)
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our event calendar at https://wilmingtonguitar.org/calendar.
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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.