Archive for October, 2016

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo Join Famed Folksingers in Concert

October 30th, 2016

Celebrate Veterans Day With A Special Sunday Afternoon Concert Featuring:

Sally Rogers And Claudia Schmidt
And Special Guests
Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

   Rounder Records and Red House Records recording artists Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt, two of America’s favorite singer-songwriter-story tellers, will join together and bring their musical magic that delights listeners of all ages to the rural Hunterdon countryside at historic Bethlehem Presbyterian Church near Pittstown, New Jersey.

   Both Sally and Claudia have been featured on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and have been heard at festivals throughout the world.

  Renowned classical guitarists Laura Oltman and Michael Newman will join Sally and Claudia for “Ashokan Farewell” (theme from the Civil War TV series), along with other musical selections to honor America’s veterans.  All the musicians have received awards and recognition for their musical work with children.

   All audience members are invited to a reception to meet the performers following the concert.  Bethlehem Presbyterian Church’s facilities are fully accessible, with a ramp and an elevator.

Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 PM

Bethlehem Presbyterian Church

2 Race Street, Pittstown, NJ  08867

Tickets $20; Veterans $10; Students FREE

Information and Tickets:

Stanley Alexandrowicz Concert in Lambertville, October 22

October 19th, 2016

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

These pieces were played at the November 13 meeting in Wayne:

Jim Tosone

  • Impromptus 3 and 4 – Richard Rodney Bennett

Ming Chao

  • Love light In My Heart – H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, arr. Frederic Hand
  • L’Hymne A L’Amour – Marguerite Monnot/Edith Piaf, arr. Roland Dyens
  • Agua e Vinho – Egberto Gismonti, arr. Daniel Wolff

Dane Christopher Wagner

  • Danza del Altiplano – Leo Brouwer
  • Rumores de la Caleta – Isaac Albeniz

David Graessle

  • Julia Florida – Agustin Barrios Mangore
  • Fandaguillo – Joaquin Turina

Gary Lee

  • Sonata No. 37: Prelude, Allemande and Courante – Silvius Leopold Weiss, trans. Gary Lee

Jeff Griesemer

  • Gymnopidie I – Erik Satie
  • Georgia On My Mind – Hoagie Carmichael, arr. Richard Drueding/Jeff Griesemer
  • Sonata K. 69 – Domenico Scarlatti

Robert Ey

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

NYCCGS presents Marcin Dylla

October 13th, 2016

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

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
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!