Greetings WCGS Members!
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Salon coming up this Sunday (tomorrow)! Concerts coming up all over the place! Hope you’re getting out and enjoying yourself before it gets too cold.
Concert Recap: Junhong Kuang
Thanks to everyone who came out to see Junhong Kuang play last Saturday night. What a concert! David Pan did an excellent job opening the concert as well. Really unbelievable performances from these two young musicians; it’s a shame there weren’t more people in attendance. Don’t forget to invite your friends to our upcoming concert with Bokyung Byun! Tickets are on sale now.
Suite española by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 by J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op.9 by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Danzas Españolas, Op 37 by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Castillos de España by Federico MorenoTorroba (1891-1982)
Rumor de copla
Manzanares el Real
Capriccio Diablolico, Op. 85 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Junhong Kuang, guitar
Pictures will be up on Facebook shortly.
Upcoming Special Event: 2019 Potluck Lecture Salon and Annual Meeting
We had a great time last year at our December salon, where we all enjoyed a lecture on interpreting the music of Bach by Simon Powis, and a look into luthier David Pace’s journey making classical guitars, and insight into what David thinks is the most important thing he’s learned about classical guitar making. If you missed last year’s December salon, you missed a great time. But you’re in luck! We’ve got another great potluck salon coming up this December.
Join us Sunday, December 15th at 6 pm for our second WCGS Potluck Lecture Salon, featuring composer, guitarist, lecturer and conductor Kevin Sherwin, and guitarist Danielle Cumming, professor at Salisbury University and Artistic Director of Marlowe Guitar.
Kevin Sherwin will give a 45-minute presentation on performance practice and techniques from the early 20th century, as exhibited in the historical recordings from that era. Mr. Sherwin will include recordings as well as live examples during his presentation, giving listeners the opportunity to see and hear firsthand how modern performance practice differs from that of the past, giving us all a greater appreciation of the thought put into making music then and now.
Professor Danielle Cumming from Salisbury University will discuss the practice of yoga and how it can help guitarists remain limber and perform their best. Keeping strong and flexible is critical for achieving and maintaining our best performances. The audience is welcome to join in the exercises; no yoga mats are required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2019-20
I’m going to leave this in the newsletter as a constant reminder of the fantastic concerts we have coming up this season. Take advantage of your member discounts and come out to some great shows! Check our our artists on YouTube and share some of your favorite videos with us on the Facebook group too. Tickets are on sale now for all shows in our Online Store, and Member Discount Codes are posted in our Facebook Group.
September 15 – WCGS Members Showcase at The Delaware Art Museum (FREE admission)
October 19* – Andrea Gonzalez Caballero, classical guitar with special guest Peter Delaplane at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
November 16 – Junhong Kuang, classical guitar with special guest Haoyang (David) Pan at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
February 22* – Bokyung Byun, classical guitar with special guest Tom Potts at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
March 21* – Patrik Kleemola, classical guitar with special guests Un/Strung Guitar Duo (Greg Hayes and Jacob Lyerly) at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
April 18* – GFA Winner’s Tour featuring Raphaël Feuillâtre, classical guitar with special guests Robert Richey, composer and Matthew 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 tomorrow, November 24th at 6 pm (doors open at 5:45). Monthly salons take place in the West Room 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 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 December 15th. Mark your calendars!
2019 Salon Schedule
- November 24
October Meeting Recap
Thanks to everyone who came to our October salon. I’m always inspired by your playing and conversation. Stop by this coming Sunday for more fun!
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Scott Kuykendall – Allemande by Robert de Visee
Simon Varley – Illyrian Lullaby by John Addison
Scott Kuykendall and Joanna Daneman – Duet Op.27 No.8 by Ferdinando Carulli
John Nguyen – Mara by Francisco Tarrega and Lession 4, No.13 by Julio Sagreras
Graham Williamson – Endecha y Oremus by Francisco Tarrega and Op 60, No.13 by Julio Sagreras
Carl Abramson – Talking about Sarabande from Violin Partita No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Debbie Mulrooney – Espanoleta Rujero by Gaspar Sanz
Gregg Tashker – Stay Close to Me by Tommy Emmanuel, and Prelude of the Bridal Suite by Eric Tingstad
The concert season is back in full swing, and the concerts look great. 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.
- Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 pm – Leonard Ranallo
Sunday, November 24 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 pm – Professional Members Concert & Holiday Party (PCGS)
Tuesday, December 3 at 4:00 pm – Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)
Thursday, December 5 at 4:00 pm – Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)
Saturday, December 7 at 12:00 pm – Zach Alex Student Recital (WCU)
Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm – John Marcel Williams (PCGS)
Sunday, January 26 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 email@example.com.
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