Archive for February, 2016

Celil Refik Kaya at Fort Lee School of Music

February 26th, 2016

Sunday February 28, 2016 the Fort Lee School of Music will host its first International Artist Concert with guitar virtuoso Celil Refik Kaya from Istanbul, Turkey.  We are honored to have the ability to host such events that enrich the community and enhance the cultural landscape of Fort Lee.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fort Lee School of Music Concert Space
2175 Lemoine Ave, #503
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 970-7500

Celil Refik Kaya is an artist of exemplary talent having received a full scholarship from Mannes College the New School for Music (Master of Music) in New York City and the University of Texas (Doctoral of Musical Arts).  When he was just 19, Celil earned his Bachelor Degree of Music from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory with the Highest Honor Degree in Istanbul, and was granted the “Excellence” Scholarship from the Turkish Educational Foundation.  Celil Refik Kaya is an accomplished guitarist having been the top prizewinner at the most competitive international guitar competitions in the United States; Sofia, Bulgaria; Naxos, Greece, and Vienna, Austria.

Mr. Kaya is a world-class performer and this is a concert that you will not want to miss.  We hope to see you this Sunday!

Purchase tickets here:

Students enrolled in our Event program must RSVP:

March Meeting

February 22nd, 2016

These pieces were played at the March 20 meeting in Wayne:

Ming Chao

  • Aria from Goldberg Variations – JS Bach
  • Valseana from Aquarelle – Sergio Assad

Jim Tosone

  • Sarabande from Partita No. 1 for Violin, BWV 1002 – JS Bach
  • Bouree I from Cello Suite, originally in C major, BWV 1009 – JS Bach

Mike Topolski

  • Wild Mountain Thyme – Traditional
  • Valses Poeticos – Enrique Granados
  • Prayer – Frederic Hand
  • Andecy – Andrew York

Reiner Hupert

  • Just Passing – Billy Arcila
  • Prelude No. 1 – Heitor Villa Lobos

Gary Lee

  • Let Go – Benjamin Verdery
  • Alma Verde – Maximo Diego Pujol

Raul Huaman

  • Ausencias – Raul Huaman
  • Oracion del Labriego – Felipe Pinglo arr. Huaman

Robert Ey and David Starbuck (mandolin)

  • Jenny Pluck Pears – John Playford

Robert Ey

  • Dreamcatcher – Mike Christiansen
  • Give Me Your Hand – Rory Dhall O’Cathain

Duo Canitiga – Kathrine Harris, soprano & Christopher Kenniff, guitar – Sunday, February 21, 2 pm

February 18th, 2016


Loren Fortna Plays Music of Johann Kaspar Mertz at Salon 33

February 18th, 2016

Friday, February 19th

Pot luck from 7:00-8 PM | Music at 8 PM. BYOB

LOCATION: 794 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ

No Charge – Donations Help the Music Happen!

For more information contact Rob at Salon33 @ outlook .com or 609 630 0098

Keith Calmes Recital in Neptune

February 18th, 2016


I’m playing a solo classical guitar recital in Neptune this Sunday  (2/21) from 3:00 to 4:00.The concert will be at Holy Innocents Catholic Church (3455 West Bangs Ave.). Admission is by Free Will Offering.

The repertoire will be three large sets of music- traditional repertoire, South American pieces and new commissioned works.

Best wishes,

Keith Calmes

Fort Lee School of Music Guitar Faculty Concert

February 17th, 2016

This Sunday the Fort Lee School of Music will host its first Guitar Faculty Concert.  This will be a great opportunity for students to see Fort Lee School of Music teachers perform in a concert setting.  Studying music sometimes involves attending concerts, supporting your local music scene and hopefully being inspired by a performance.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fort Lee School of Music Concert Space
2175 Lemoine Ave, #503
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 970-7500

Reserve your seat by clicking here:

Keith Calmes Recital in Medford

February 2nd, 2016
I’m giving a solo classical guitar recital on 2/14 in Medford, NJ from 3:00-4:00.It would be great to see you there.
This concert was postponed from our recent onslaught of snow.
The concert is at the Medford Arts Center:
I’ll be playing traditional classical repertoire (Sor, Bach, Tarrega, etc.), some South American favorites (Lauro, Barrios, etc.) and some newly commissioned works (Will Ayton, Timothy Broege, Stepan Rak and Maximo Diego Pujol).
Best wishes,