Greetings WCGS Members!
Apologies for the late newsletter. Read up and hope to see you at tomorrow’s member salon!
Recap: 2018 Potluck Lecture Salon and Annual Meeting
We had a great turnout for December’s Potluck Lecture Salon and Annual Meeting, so much so that we’re already planning to make it a regular December event. Thanks to everyone who came out to hear guitarist and founder of Classical Guitar Corner podcast and Academy, Dr. Simon Powis, give a brief lecture on the musical devices of J. S. Bach, and luthier David Pace share the story of his journey to become a professional luthier, the development of his guitar design and the people he met along the way.
Needless to say, the food and company were also amazing; around 30 members and friends turned out with the typically amazing food we have enjoyed at many potlucks in the past. Whether you really enjoyed yourself or missed out on this special event, take a moment now to mark your calendar for December 15, 2019 so you don’t miss out on the next one!
Our January salon is coming up tomorrow, Sunday January 27th 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
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, January 26 at 2:30 pm – Peter Fletcher (KL)
Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 pm – Dulcet Guitar Duo Rowan Alumni Concert (RU)
Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 pm – Yenne Lee (PCGS)
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)
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our event calendar at https://wilmingtonguitar.org/calendar.
To submit an event, please Email our event calendar coordinator at email@example.com.
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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.