Greetings WCGS Members!
Salon coming up this Sunday! Concerts coming up all over the place! The season is in full swing.
Upcoming Concert: Andrea González Caballero
We’re kicking off our eleventh concert season on October 19th at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant with the incredibly talented Spanish guitarist Andrea González Caballero. Considered one of today´s most acclaimed young guitarists, Andrea distinguishes herself with her confident, sensitive and expressive playing. Andrea is a laureate of multiple prestigious international guitar competitions, receiving First Prize and Special Prize at the “XL International Competition F. Sor” (Rome), and First Prize at the “XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition” (Valencia), of which she was the youngest guitarist to receive first prize. Already a veteran performer, Ms. González has been lauded for many performances all over the world. We feel incredibly fortunate to have her opening our season with her Delaware debut!
Works by Clerch, Rodrigo, Britten, and Albeníz.
Guest Opening Artist: Peter Delaplane
We’ve been sharing a lot of videos of her on our Facebook page and Facebook WCGS Members Group page, so if you’re not already following us or joined in the group, be sure to Like our page and join our group page to be a part of the buzz. This concert is going to be awesome.
Tickets are on sale now in our Online Store. For your WCGS Member discount, place a General Admission ticket in your cart, and input the code ‘gonz’ for $10 off your General Admission ticket. If you’re a family member, use the code ‘gonzfam’ for $10 off up to 4 tickets. You can of course get your discount at the door as well. Yes, we will check your membership status before granting you the discount, so please be sure your membership is current.
Upcoming Masterclass with Andrea González Caballero
Performers wanted! We only have a few performance slots left, so be sure to signup ASAP if you’d like to perform.
Andrea González Caballero will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon of Saturday October 19 at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian 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 Ms. González has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Andrea and have her critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
Fourth Annual WCGS Members Showcase Concert:RECAP
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Fourth Annual WCGS Members Showcase at the Delaware Art Museum. When they approached me about hosting our event there, they asked me how many people to expect. I guessed 60? Well, 60 chairs were in place and full 15 minutes before the concert was to start, and dozens of people were still pouring in. All told, around 150 patrons passed through, with 135 seated at the beginning of the show. What a day!
Performers included Bill Simmons, John Nguyen, WCGS Secretary Graham Williamson, PCGS President Kevin Cope, WCGS Treasurer Simon Varley, Dulcet Guitar Duo (Caroline Kubach & Alex Pollock), Alan Ens & WCGS President Matthew Lavanish, and Brendan Evans.
Wilmington Classical Guitar Season 2019-20
I’m happy to say, in addition to booking some incredible artists for next season, I also just managed to finish booking all of our opening arts for next season. Check our our artists 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 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 this Sunday, September 29th 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 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 October 27th. Mark your calendars!
2019 Salon Schedule
- September 29
August Meeting Recap
Thanks to everyone who came to our August salon. We had a great turnout, and some great performances in anticipation of our Members Showcase Concert. Stop by this coming Sunday for more fun!
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Viet Nguyen: La Negra by Antonio Lauro
Joanna Daneman & Matthew Lavanish: Duet #8 by Fernando Carulli
Simon Varley: Mazurka-Chôro from Suite Populaire Brésilienne by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Seth Hammonds: Terruño by Quique Sinesi
Robbie Berge: Waltz by Bartolomé Calatayud
Robert Guerrero: Souvenir D’Automne by Simone Iannarelli and Etudes Simples by Carlo Domeniconi
Graham Williamson: Allemande, Minuet and Sarabande from Cello Suite No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Alan Ens & Matthew Lavanish: Scherzino Mexicano and Scherzino by Manuel Ponce
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, September 28 at 5:00 pm – Simon Powis (LCGS)
Sunday, September 29 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, October 6 at 3:00 pm – Andrew Zohn (PCGS)
Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm – Masterclass with Andrew Zohn (JHU)
Friday, October 11 at 12:30 pm – Friday Noon:30 (JHU)
Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 pm – Junghong Kuang (UUCC)
Thursday, October 17 at 4:00 pm – Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)
Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am – Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (BCGS)
Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm – Masterclass with Andrea González Caballero (WCG)
Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm – Stephan Hayes Student Recital (WCU)
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm – Andrea González Caballero with special guest Peter Delaplane (WCG)
Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 pm – Sharon Isbin (BCGS)
Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 pm – Masterclass with Manuel Barrueco (JHU)
Wednesday, October 23 at 8:15 pm – Chamber Strings Concert featuring David Cullen (WCU)
Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 am – Masterclass with Meng Su (BCGS)
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm – Eliot Fisk – Fundraising Concert for the Bill Viola Memorial Fund (PCGS)
Sunday, October 27 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm – Adam and John Kossler (PCGS)
Wednesday, November 13 at 8:15 pm – Guitar Ensemble (WCU)
Friday, November 15 at 7:00 pm – Masterclass with Marcin Dylla (BCGS)
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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