Archive for April, 2015

Keith Calmes Solo Recital

April 30th, 2015
Nicholas Roerich Museum in NYC.
Sunday, May 17th at 5:00
Premieres of music by Tim Broege, Will Ayton and Stepan Rak. Also music by Maximo Diego Pujol, Savio, Stanley Myers and others.
Free admission
YOU are invited!

Kouyoumdjian Plays Bach: New Transcriptions for Guitar

April 23rd, 2015

Promotional concert of “Kouyoumdjian Plays Bach: New Transcriptions for Guitar”, the second album release of Brazilian classical guitarist João Kouyoumdjian. Featuring unaccompanied works for cello and violin by J. S. Bach transcribed to the classical guitar by João Kouyoumdjian. The album is a Pomegranate Music production.


Saturday, May 2,  4:00 pm

Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark NJ – Map: 89 Lincoln Park – Google Maps

Admission: Free; no tickets required

Contact: (973) 642-0133(Venue’s phone number)

Artist’s website:

May Meeting

April 21st, 2015

These pieces were played at our May meeting in Wayne.

Frank Sole

  •  JS Bach: Prelude for lute, Dm
  •  John Carlini: Pickin’ the Blues
  •  Antonio Lauro: Venezuelan Waltz 3

Chris Freitag

  •        JS Bach: Prelude from Prelude, Fugue and Allegro
  •       JK Mertz: Romance, An Malvina

Jim Tosone

  •  Francis Poulenc: Sarabande
  •  Leo Brouwer: Etudes 1 and 6

Gad Berger

  • Luiz Bonfa (arr .Noriyasu Takeuchi):  Manha de Carnaval  by
  •  Matteo Carcassi: Op. 60 No. 3

Robert Ey

  • Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
  • Rory O’Caithan: Give Me Your Hand
  • Mike Christiansen: Dreamcatcher

Hackensack River Guitar Quartet (David Graessle, Gary Lee, Roberta Wallis and Jeff Wilt)

  • Peter Maxwell Davies (arr S. Tennant): Farewell to Stromness
  • Georges Bizet (arr. J. Sparks): from Carmen: Entr’acte, Habanera, Toreadors

Jeff Wilt

  • Per-Olov Kindgren: Cancion de Cuna Bajo la Luna (Lullaby under the Moon)
  • Agustin Barrios: Julia Florida

Gary Lee

  • Ralph Towner: Always by Your Side

Jeff Griesemer

  •  J. Griesemer: Airwaves
  •  Lennon/McCartney (arr. Griesemer): When I’m 64

Deb Mukherjee

  •  Fernando Sor: Estudio 5
  •  Adrian La Roy: Branle de Bourgognese

Jung Joo (John) Suh

  • Miguel Llobet: El Testament D’Amelia
  • British Folk Song: Scarborough Fair

NJ Music Society

April 19th, 2015

Note: the following is an announcement for an independent group.  This group is not affiliated with the New Jersey Classical Guitar Society.


Hello guitarists! I am a professional classical clarinetist in Northern NJ and have been working to develop a music series here in Northern and Central NJ. I thought I would reach out and see if any of you would be interested in being part of the roster for chamber concerts. We were called the New York Chamber Virtuosi in NYC, and now I reformed the group and it’s called New Jersey Music Society. Our site is – all performances give a stipend, and the musicians work together to create fun programs for different audiences. I’ve played with guitarists in the past, and love the repertoire (we used to play some of the flute/guitar repertoire and it worked well!) If interested, please send your materials (head shot, resume, sound file) to Looking forward to meeting you and making music together!

Michael Partington – Recital and Masterclass

April 7th, 2015

Montclair State University, Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Maestro Partington will be giving a short recital from 1-2PM featuring the works of Piazzolla, Johanson, Albeniz, and Giuliani.  Following the recital will be an hour long Masterclass from 2-3PM featuring Cali School of Music student guitarists, Alex Campbell and John Kelly.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall located in Chapin Hall (John J. Cali School of Music).  Parking is available nearby in the Red Hawk Parking Deck.
For more information, please contact:
Darren O’Neill, Coordinator of Guitar Studies