Stanley Alexandrowicz Concert in Lambertville, October 22

October 19th, 2016 by bob No comments »

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Please join me on Saturday October 22 for my program “Romantic and Contemporary Masters” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lambertville NJ. My recital will feature virtuoso guitar works by 19th Century master guitarist-composers Ivan Padovec, J.K. Mertz, Luigi Legnani, Johann Dubez, and Contemporary compositions by today’s master-composers: Maestro Robert W. Butts, Paul Wilkinson, Kendall Kennison, and Ernst Bacon. Two premieres highlight the program: the NJ Premiere of British composer Paul Wilkinson’s poignant and atmospheric “A Walk on Fort Island,” and the NJ Premiere of Baltimore composer Kendall Kennison’s  phantasmagorical “Guitar Sonata #1”.  “Composer Emeritus” Robert W. Butts’ beautiful and virtuosic “Early Morning Suite” —which will bring the concert to a rousing finale!

Dr. Stanley W. Alexandrowicz – Classical Guitarist

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
50 York St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 397-2425

November Meeting

October 17th, 2016 by bob No comments »

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m. in Wayne.

NYCCGS presents Marcin Dylla

October 13th, 2016 by bob No comments »

This Friday: Marcin Dylla in Concert

“Among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” — The Washington Post

Friday October 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Tickets: $30 / $25 for students, seniors, and NYCCGS members. Join now.


Members: Enter your discount code on the ticketing page and choose the member pricing.
Box office fees apply.

GIULIANI Sonata in C Major, Op. 15
VILLA-LOBOS Five Preludes
SIERRA Sonata para guitarra
PONCE Theme, Variations and Fugue on “Folia de España”
BRITTEN Nocturnal, Op. 70

Rupert Boyd Recording Project

October 13th, 2016 by bob No comments »

Dear Friends:


Laura and I are very excited to go into the studio in two weeks time to record our debut album together as Boyd Meets Girl. Thank you to all the donors who have already made a contribution to this project. We have raised over 50% of the costs, but still need to raise the remainder of the funds. All donations are fully tax-deductible, and we would be most appreciative of contributions of any size (and as they say in the busking world, it doesn’t matter if you donate a little or a lot, so you may as well donate a lot…). This is a very special project for us, and we thank you in advance for considering to help make it a reality.



My album Fantasías has continued to receive media attention. While Soundboard described the variety and order of the repertoire as “peculiar in the extreme”, American Record Guide called the album “a delightful program of rarely heard works, beautifully performed and arranged in a truly satisfying order”. If anyone has had a chance to listen to the full album, and has any thoughts, I’d love to know what you think.

The album is available for downloadstreaming, and in physical CD format here:

All best wishes for the Fall (north) // Spring (south),

Rupert Boyd


October 5th, 2016 by bob No comments »
Sunday, October 9th
Free Admission
Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
I. Keith Calmes, Guitar
A Day in November by Leo Brouwer
Mountain Spring by Jurg Kindle (FIrst Performance)
II. Carnatic Percussion Solos
To be announced from the stage
III. Carnatic Percussion and Guitar
Blues in Adi Talam by Vinayakram and Calmes (FIrst Performance)
Ganesh’s Golden Guitar Jubille by Vinayakram and Calmes (FIrst Performance)
     (written for the 50th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society)
Vikku Vinayakram and his family are the foremost percussionists of Carnatic (South Indian) music. Their rise to fame in the West came largely via involvement with the groups Shakti, Remember Shakti, Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum.
Here’s the program for this Sunday.
Hope that some of you can come- in person or even in spirit!

Francisco Roldan, solo recital, Sunday Oct. 2, 2 p.m.

September 29th, 2016 by bob No comments »
Francisco Roldan


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at 92Y

September 28th, 2016 by bob No comments »


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & Pre-Concert Talk at 7 pm

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 8 pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Price: from $40.00

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
John Dearman
Matthew Greif
William Kanengiser
Scott Tennant


BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 (arr. J. Smith)
TILMAN HOPPSTOCK (as Allan Willcocks): Suite Transcendent*
COPLAND: Two Mexican Pieces (arr. W. Kanengiser)
Paisaje Mexicano
Danza del Jalisco

Four Renaissance French Chansons:
FRANCESCO DA MILANO: Mon pere si ma marie (arr. R. Savino)
PIERRE CERTON: Je ne l’ose dire (arr. S. Tennant)
JOSQUIN DES PRES: Adieu mes amours (arr. S. Tennant)
PIERRE PASSEREAU: Il est bel et bon (arr. S. Tennant)

PAT METHENY: Road to the Sun* (New York Premiere, 92Y co-commission)

* Written for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Join us for a free pre-concert talk one hour before every performance with your ticket, led by Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

 For more information:

October Meeting

September 20th, 2016 by bob No comments »

These pieces were played at the October 16 meeting in Warren:

David Starbuck

  • Guardame Las Vacas – Luis de Narvaez
  • Six Variations on a Theme by Milan – Joaquin Nin-Culmell

Gary Lee

  • Leslie’s Song – Frederic Hand
  • The Water is Wide – Trad., arr. Frederic Hand
  • Sonata K. 69 – Domenico Scarlatti

Ray Butler

  • Prelude No. 1 –  Heitor Villa-Lobos

Robert Ey

  • Saltarello – Chilesotti
  • Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi che per ti moro – “
  • Bianco fiore – “
  • Liverpool Handy – Gordon Bok

Adult Chamber Music Program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, NJ includes Classical Guitar!!

September 16th, 2016 by bob 1 comment »

Guitarists- Now’s the time to join The Adult Chamber Program at Mason Gross School for the Arts. Last year, two classical guitarists participated with 2 flutists to form a quartet that worked beautifully. This year we hope to have more guitarists join. Join alone and look for a group with other participants–or join with your guitar or other musician friends (any instruments or vocalists) and form your own trio, quartet or more to be coached.

Leighann Narum–one of Mason Gross’s Extension Division College faculty members,
will again be coaching ensembles with guitarists and she really looks forward to having members of the NJ Guitar Society and their friends join ! 

Semester begins: Sunday, October 16, 2016Sunday, April 30, 2017
for 12 two-hour coaching sessions (monthly or bi-monthly) as well as
performance forums where ensembles have the opportunity to perform for one another.For more information go to :
For musicians under 18 years old, we have a separate Chamber group:


Ronn McFarlane, Lute

September 2nd, 2016 by bob No comments »

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Sunday, October 02, 2016, 3:00 PM

Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA

Hosted by Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society


  • Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Tickets will be available at the door.