Greetings WCGS Members!
Warm weather is finally here! Rejoice! Hope to see you all at our upcoming Members Salon this Sunday the 19th. Sunday’s salon will take place in the sanctuary for the first time, giving our member performers a chance to practice before next Saturday’s concert. We’ll be limiting discussion to give our performers more time on the stage, so come and enjoy! More details down below.
Upcoming Concert May 25th: 7th Annual WCGS Members Concert!
The time has come again for our annual Members Concert, and I’m really excited about the lineup this year. Of course, I am every year. We are really fortunate to have so many generous and talented individuals in our group.
Our performers, in no particular order:
Dulcet Guitar Duo (Caroline Kubach and Alex Pollock)
Ens, Evans, Lavanish Trio (Alan Ens, Brendan Evans, Matthew Lavanish)
and maybe a couple others…
Not performing this year? Well, we’re still depending on you to fill some seats and support our performers. Please make plans to be there and bring some friends! It’s a free concert (donations accepted), so it’s a great time to introduce people you love to the classical guitar and what WCG has to offer.
This year’s members concert takes place Saturday, May 25th at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Doors open at 7:00. Get there early and get a great seat!
Annual Members Potluck BBQ
Summer is well nigh upon us, and with the emergence of summer and the conclusion of our tenth season(!) we’ll be looking to celebrate! We’re tentatively planning our mostly-annual potluck BBQ for the afternoon of July 13th, so get it on your calendar! Sure fun for the whole family.
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 oin 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 [TENTATIVE] – WCGS Members Showcase at Delaware Art Museum
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, May 19th 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
**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.
*NOTE: The following salon will take place on June 30th. Mark your calendars!
2019 Salon Schedule
- May 19
March Meeting Recap
Thanks to everyone who came to our March salon. We had a great turnout, with several new members, and a great night for music. Check our Facebook group for pictures from the event!
Here’s a list of last month’s performers:
Gregg Tashker – “Padre” by Tommy Emmanuel
John Nguyen – Mi Favorita, a 19th century Mazurka, and Gavotte from Cello Suite No.6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Robert Guerrero – March from the notebook of Anna Magdelena Bach, attributed to CPE Bach
Debbie Mulrooney – Estudio 9 by Fernando Sor
Seth Hammnods – Estudio Book 2, No.22 by Julio Sagreras
Scott Kurkendall – Españoleta by Gaspar Sanz and Op.60 No.7 by Fernando Sor
Graham Williamson – Sarabande from Cello Suite No.1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Simon Varley – White Horse by Simone Lannarelli
Carl Abramson – Estudio Op.60 No.5 by Fernando Sor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Joanna Daneman – Nostalgia by Carlo Domeniconi
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, May 19 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – 7th Annual Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Members Concert (WCG)
Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 pm – WCGS Salon (WCGS)
Saturday, July 13 at noon [TENTATIVE] – 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.
To submit an event, please Email our event calendar coordinator at email@example.com.
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