Archive for March, 2016

2016 NJMEA Guitar Festival

March 24th, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ


Admission $10

2:00 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble Rehearsal (closed to public)

3:00-3:55  Guitar Showcase Recital Featuring the NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble,  The College of NJ Guitar Quartet, NJ City University Guitar Quartet, Wall High School Guitar Ensemble and more

4:00-4:45  Atlantic Guitar Quartet Recital

5:00-6:00    Master Class with AGQ   (Montclair State University Guitar Quartet,  Open Slot 1,  Open Slot 2)       Master Class Fee $50

Contact: Tom Amoriello,

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, April 9 & 10

March 21st, 2016


2016 Philadelphia 

Classical Guitar Festival


April 9 Opening Concert: 

General: $30; Student/Senior: $20; Member: $15

Premium Seating & Post-Concert Reception: $75 for one/$100 for two

Antigoni Goni performs

Antigoni Goni performs “Un Sueno en la Floresta” by A. Barrios

April 10 Full Day Festival

9:30AM – 6:00PM

  Settlment Music School, free parking

Full day festival pass: General $45; Members $40 

Closing Concert (4pm): General $25; Senior/Student $15; Member $10

Student Recitals: $10

Antigoni Goni Masterclass (2pm): $15

Alec Holcomb Recital/Student Competition Finals/Professional Workshops: Included with Any Other Individual Ticket

Events include:

2015 PCGS Competition Winner Recital: Alex Holcomb

Vendor Fair


Student Recitals

Closing Concert featuring guitar virtuoso Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer plays Villa-Lobos Etude No. 2

Matthew Palmer plays Villa-Lobos Etude No. 2


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, 2038 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Recital and master class featuring soprano, Charlotte Mundy, and guitarist, Jordan Dodson, April 3

March 21st, 2016

The recital is entitled “The Guitar Songs of Elliot Cole and John Dowland.”  Elliot Cole is a young and prolific composer who has written some engaging works for Charlotte and Jordan; and, specifically, a new work to be premiered on April 3

Following the recital, there will be a master class from 3-4pm featuring two of our student, voice and guitar duos:  Claire Tsiporukha (soprano) and Christopher Zak performing two songs by John Dowland; Alethea Wilhelm (mezzo) and Carmine Scordo performing two songs by Ramon Carnicer (1789-1855).

Sunday, April 3, from 2-3pm in Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall (John J. Cali School of Music – Montclair State UniversityThe entire event from 2-4pm is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:

Darren O’Neill, Coordinator of Guitar Studies

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Master Class with Antigoni Goni

March 11th, 2016
April 10, 2016
Masterclass with Antigoni Goni
Submission Deadline EXTENDED: March 23, 2016
Don’t let your students miss the chance to perform in a master class with Antigoni Goni at the 2016 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo at Mannes March 11, Fort Lee School of Music March 12

March 11th, 2016
Newman OltmanMannes Ensemble-In-Residence, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, will perform their annual residency concert at Mannes this Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM.
Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall,
Arnhold Hall, 4th floor
55 West 13th Street,
New York, NY 10011
Admission is free; no tickets or reservations required

Dusan Bogdanović (b. 1955)
No Feathers on this Frog

Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
Paul Moravec (b. 1957)
Raritan Triptych
Alfonso Montes & Irina Kircher
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Rumores de la Caleta
Preludio from Cantos de España
PLUS, a selection of Irish and Celtic Tunes by Turlough O’Carolan and others, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
And on Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 PM, come to the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s special master class for young artists and mini-concert at the Fort Lee School of Music.

Visit for details.

Watch for all details of the 16th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, July 5 – 11, 2016, at our new home:
Mannes School of Music
College of Performing Arts at The New School
55 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village, New York, NY.


Art of the Guitar: Yamandu Costa Plays Traditional Brazillian Seven-Stringed Guitar

March 9th, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

The young Brazilian guitarist and composer Yamandu Costa is already considered among the guitar world to be a giant of the seven-stringed instrument, the violão de sete cordas.  He returns to 92Y with a program which highlights South American composers, as well as many of his own compositions.  Mr. Costa, revered in many styles of guitar repertoire, is especially praised for his command of the choro, a Brazilian style known for its virtuosity, fast tempo, and modulations.  Now in its fifteenth season, 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed Art of the Guitar series has become one of the most esteemed concert series in New York to champion classical guitar repertoire and the instrument’s foremost artists.

YAMANDU COSTAChoreco; Sarará; El Negro del Blanco; Samba pro Rafa; Menino Baden; Mangore; Entidade; Bachbaridade; Mexidão; Sambeco
MONTAÑA: “Porro” from Suite colombiana No. 2
TRAD. RUSKA ROMANISokolov’s Polka (arr. by Sergei Orekhov)
Other works to be announced

Admission includes pre-concert talk with Art of the Guitar artistic director Benjamin Verdery of Yale University one hour before the performance.

Tickets: $25 (35 and under), 35, 45, 55
Artist Website: 
Yamandu Costa