Greetings WCGS Members!
It’s summer! Don’t leave your guitar in the car!
Annual Members Potluck BBQ
Summer is upon us, and with the emergence of summer and the conclusion of our tenth season(!) we’re looking to celebrate! It’s time for our mostly annual WCGS Members Potluck BBQ. The potluck BBQ will be held the afternoon of July 13th, from noon – 4:00 pm, so get it on your calendar! We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and light refreshments. Please bring along your favorite dish to make it complete! BYOB
Fun for the whole family, so bring your loved ones along. Provided the weather is nice, the pool will be open for swimming and other aquatic shenanigans. It’s not uncommon to play some music at these shindigs as well, so why not bring a guitar?
The WCGS Members Potluck BBQ will be held at The Varley’s home – 8 Saw Mill Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
If you’re planning on coming, please sign up on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/events/340650156831572/ or send me a quick message to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re coming and how many you’ll be bringing. Thanks!
Please Join our brand new Members Only Facebook Group!
We always have such a great time talking at concerts, salons and other gatherings that we thought it would be a great idea to have an easy place to continue the conversation between events. 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, June 30th 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 July 28th. Mark your calendars!
2019 Salon Schedule
- June 30
May Meeting Recap
Thanks to everyone who came to our May salon. We had an amazing turnout, and a lot of fun playing on stage in the sanctuary for a change. It was also really nice to take a break from our usual critiquing and discussion to just enjoy everyone’s playing. Rest assured we’ll be doing it again, probably September or October when the sanctuary has cooled down again… Check out pictures from our salon in the Facebook group.
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Simon Varley – Guatemalan Prelude by Agustin Barrios
Robert Guerrero – Sadness by M. Sydney Pratten
Scott Kuykendall – Study Op.60 No.6 by Fernando Sor
Derek Mansen – Etudes Simples No. 1 & 5 by Leo Brouwer
Alan Ens, Brendan Evans, and Matthew Lavanish – O trio magico by Roland Dyens and Trio Op. 12 Allegro by Fillippo Gragnani
Debbie Mulrooney – Waltz by Bartalome Calatayud
John Nguyen – Preludes 9, 10, and 14 by Francisco Tarrega
Ralph Dominica – Study in D by Julio Sagreras, Romance (yes, that one) by Anonymous and Una dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer
Robbie Berge – First Study in Sixths by Fernando Sor
Nathan Ames – Woven World from Woven Harmony by Andrew York
Viet Nguyen – Prelude from BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach and Romance by Rene Bartoli
Joanna Daneman – Study Op.241 No.19 by Fernando Carulli
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, June 30 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Saturday, July 13 at noon – WCGS Members Potluck BBQ
Sunday, July 28 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our event calendar at https://wilmingtonguitar.org/calendar.
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