Archive for January, 2018

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society presents Celil Refik Kaya

January 16th, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

3:00 PM

Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: General $25.00; PCGS Member $10.00 Student/Senior $15.00

More information: https://pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2588211

Since his concert debut at the age of 6, Celil Refik Kaya has received high promised repetitions and accolades for his myriad accomplishments at an early age, winning First Prize in the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic; prizewinner of international guitar competitions including Sofia Bulgaria, Naxos Greece, Vienna, Istanbul, and throughout the United States, highlighted awards winner at top competitions such as 2012 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Indiana International Guitar Competititon, Boston Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Schadt String Competition, Philadelphia Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Indiana International Guitar Compeition and Boston Guitar Competition. In 2017 He has been awarded “Rising Young Musician of the Year” by the Donizettti Music Classical Awards in Istanbul.

“The Genesis of Fantasy” — Stanley Alexandrowicz at 1867 Sanctuary

January 16th, 2018
Saturday February 3rd @ 8:00 pm
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
Tel: 609-392-6409 or E-mail: 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org
“The Genesis of Fantasy” — Internationally Acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz performs an evening of virtuoso guitar works spanning four centuries. Beginning with the masterful “Ouverture de la Grotte de Versailles (de Lully)” by Robert de Visee (court guitarist to Louis XIV), his program will feature masterworks by the 19th Century’s greatest composer-guitarists: Napoleon Coste (France), J. K. Mertz (Hungary), and Johann Dubez (Vienna). Contemporary compositions by some of America’s greatest living composers dominate the second half of the program, and include Ernst Bacon’s tuneful “Americana—Hymn-tune Suite,” Edward Green’s powerful “Genesis—Variations for Guitar,” Brian Fennelly’s urbane “Maverick Prelude and Tango,” and conclude with Eric Sessler’s fantasy-work “Bombadiliana” — based on Tolkien! 

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Presents Behdad Moghaddasi

January 3rd, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 3:00 p.m.

Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia PA 19147

Admission: General,$25.00; PCGS Member, $10; Student/Senior, $15.00

Iranian guitarist and composer, Behdad Moghaddasi, is the former chair of the guitar program at Theran Azad University, before immigrating the United States in 2000. Mr. Moghaddasi is the first Iranian solo guitarist to ever step on stage with Iranian Symphony Orchestras to perform Concerto de Aranjuez. He has also performed several solo concerts throughout the United States Canada,Germany, and England. Mr. Moghaddasi has been hailed as an innovator when it comes to composing music for classical guitar.

More information: https://pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2588210