Greetings WCGS Members!
It’s summer! Don’t leave your guitar in the car! Also, be mindful of playing the guitar with sunscreen on your body. It can eat right through a French polish finish, even through your clothes. Don’t ask me how I know…
Annual Members Potluck BBQ
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Annual BBQ! With 28+ people I think it was our best turnout ever. I had a great time talking with all of you and getting to know your delicious potluck offerings! Special thanks to Simon and Kristen Varley for hosting. We all had an amazing time and look forward to doing it again next year!
Please Join our brand new Members Only Facebook Group!
If you’re not already a member of our WCGS Members group on Facebook, please consider joining. This group is for WCGS members only, so it’s a safe space for asking questions, submitting performance videos for review, or conversing about all manner of topics. Recent posts include some performance videos by DuoDelphia (Robert Guerrero and Derek Mansen), lots of great discussion on various and varied YouTube videos, preliminary guitar ensemble discussion, and much more! There are lots of possibilities of what this Facebook group could become, so if you’re not already a member, come join us!
To access the group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/275482806679259/ and request to join. Either myself (Matthew) or Graham (our moderator) will be happy to hit the accept button once we see your request.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2019-20
I’m really excited to finally be able to announce our lineup for next season. We have some amazing artists stopping by for concerts and masterclasses next season. Check them out on YouTube and share some of your favorite videos with us on the Facebook group!
September 15 – WCGS Members Showcase at The Delaware Art Museum (FREE admission)
October 19* – Andrea Gonzalez Caballero, classical guitar with special guest TBD at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 16 – Junhong Kuang, classical guitar with special guest TBD at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 22* – Bokyung Byun, classical guitar with special guest TBD at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 21* – Patrik Kleemola, classical guitar with special guest TBD at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 18* – GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Raphaël Feuillâtre, classical guitar with special guests Bob Richey, composer and Matt Kaplan, classical guitar at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
May 23 – 8th 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.
Our next salon is coming up this Sunday, July 28th 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. This special meeting will be in the sanctuary, which is where we hold our concerts. 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
**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 labeled “Lavanish guitar only” 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.
*NOTE: The following salon will take place on August 25th. Mark your calendars!
2019 Salon Schedule
- July 28
June Meeting Recap
Thanks to everyone who came to our June salon. We had a great turnout, and some really interesting discussions. Congratulations to Molly Alcott for a very successful first live performance!
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Carl Abramson – Andantino by Fernando Sor
Simon Varley – III. Valsa Choro from Suite Populaire Brasilian by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Joanna Daneman – Study in E minor by Francisco Tarrega
Robert Guerrero – Op.50 Nos. 19 & 5 by Mauro Giuliani
Molly Alcott – Lesson 19 from Nuevo Metodo by Dionisio Aguado and Waltz by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Graham Williamson – Allemande from Cello Suite No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ralph Dominica – Leccion in a minor by Antonio Cano and Fleur de Lotus by Roque Carbajo
Derek Mansen – Estudio Op.31 No.3 by Fernando Sor
Scott Kuykendall – Op.60 Nos. 8 & 4 by Fernando Sor
The calendar is winding down for the summer, but we’ll continue to inform you if anything comes up. 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 up.
- Sunday, July 28 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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President & Artistic Director – The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society