Archive for November, 2016

Stanley Alexandrowicz – Thanksgiving Weekend Guitar Recitals

November 24th, 2016

Friday November 25 at 2:00 PM

Saturday November 26 at 4:15 PM

Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave., (Route 124)

Madison, New Jersey 07940


 Please join me this Holiday Weekend in Madison NJ, for two concerts featuring the Lovely, Thrilling, Inventive, and Virtuosic music of Internationally Renowned Composer-Conductor Maestro Robert W. Butts! I will be performing his Most Beautiful “Early Morning Suite“ (directly after its highly successful Italian Premiere earlier this month on my Italian tour with “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara!), and other works. Also featured will be vocal selections form Maestro Butts’ operas: “Wilde’s Wild West, Cask of Amontillado, Gesualdo, Mark Twain & The General, and West of the Acropolis. A Great way to celebrate your Thanksgiving, and our “Thanksgiving for Great American Music!”

December Meeting

November 22nd, 2016

These pieces were played at the December 11 meeting in Warren:

Dave Starbuck (mandolin), Jeff Griesemer (mandolin), and Bob Ey (octave mandolin)

  • The Sussex Carol – Trad., adapted from a guitar arrangement by Allan Alexander.

Dave Starbuck

  • Variations on a Theme by Cabezon – Ponce

Idyllwood Trio: Anthony Campanella (guitar); Kris Lamb (baroque flute, recorder, whistle); Roma Blanchet (bar flute, recorder)

  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; Lo, How a Rose; The Sussex Carol; Auld Lang Syne
  • Greensleeves

Gary Lee

  • Prelude from Sonata No. 5 – Silvius Leopold Weiss
  • Let Go – Benjmin Verdery
  • Tardia Con Lluvia con Cafe – Simone Ianarelli
  • The Water is Wide – Trad., arr. by F. Hand

Kevin Lutke

  • Peccadilloes importune – Erik Satie
  • Two Minor Etudes – K. Lutke

Jeff Griesemer

  • Georgia On My Mind – Hoagie Carmichael, arr. Richard Drueding/Jeff Griesemer
  • Crazy – Willie Nelson
  • Sound of Bells – Joao Pernambuco

Dana Hamilton

  • Romance Antiguo – Anon.

Robert Ey

  • Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi che per ti moro; Bianco Fiore – Chilesotti
  • Scarborough Fair – arr. Debbie Cracknell; The Parting Glass – arr. John Mock

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Professional Members Concert

November 21st, 2016
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 PM
  • Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
  • General Admission — $25; PCGS members — free; Student/Senior –$15.00.

Tickets will be available at the door.

 Acknowledging and appreciating the artists that live in our vicinity is essential to ensuring the longevity of all fields of the arts. The arts flourish not just in distant havens such as Paris, New York, or Tokyo, but also in the homes of our neighbors in Philadelphia. Our talented membership includes guitar builders, composers, instructors, professional performers, and college professors. This annual concert is our homage to the many talented members of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.

We invite you to join us for the concert and stay for our post concert Holiday Party where you can meet other members and local artists and celebrate the holiday season.

Featuring performances by: Penn-Hanrahan Duo (John Penn & Dan Hanrahan); Jim Hontz; Philip Smith; Matthew Lavanish; Dulcet Guitar Duo (Alex Pollock & Caroline Ck); PCGS Concert Ensemble; Keith Calmes; Kevin J. Cope; Gillead Trio; Brendan Evans



Philadelpha Classical Guitar Society presents Frank A. Wallace November 6

November 4th, 2016
The Philadelpha Classical Guitar Society is thrilled to be presenting the phenomenal guitarist and performer Frank A. Wallace this coming Sunday at 3pm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Settlement Music School at our second concert for our 50th Anniversary Season. Frank will be presenting this concert on three fantastic Spanish guitars (Gutierrez, Ramirez, Fleta) with music appropriate to each instrument plus several of his own compositions. We hope to see you there!
More info for our 50th Anniversary Season:
This extraordinary 1910 Manuel Ramirez guitar is featured in concerts and the new CD by Frank Wallace, Four Extraordinary Spanish Guitars: Homenaje a Tárrega by Turina on 1910 Manuel Ramirez guitar