Archive for the ‘Concert’ category

Stanley Alexandrowicz, “ROMANTIC VIRTUOSO GUITAR WORKS,” in Philadelphia

January 24th, 2017
Please join me for my upcoming recital on 1 February at the lovely Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Featured will be “ROMANTIC VIRTUOSO GUITAR WORKS” by the 19th Century’s greatest composer-virtuosi: Ivan Padovec, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez & the Philadelphia Premiere of famed American composer and conductor Maestro Robert W. Butts’ “Early Morning Suite!”
Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-1267

Guitar Marathon at 92Y

January 20th, 2017

Date: Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 2 pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Benjamin Verdery, artistic director; John Schaefer, host; Brasil Guitar Duo; Jorge Caballero; Eden Stell Guitar Duo; Benjamin Verdery; Ana Vidovic

Program includes:

MOZART: Adagio in B minor, K. 540 (arr. B. Verdery)

TAKEMITSU: Selections from 12 Songs for Guitar (transcriptions of pop songs)

VILLA-LOBOS: Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 (arr. R. Dyens)

POULENC: Suite in C major (arr, C. Stell for guitar duo)

MOMPOU: Selections from Cançons i Danses (arr, C. Stell for guitar duo)

Selected songs (arr. B. Verdery):

JIMI HENDRIX: Purple Haze

PRINCE: Kiss (arr. B. Verdery)

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (trans. K. Yamashita for solo guitar)

This all-day event continues with Session 2 at 8 pm.

Separate tickets required for each session.

More Information

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Sharon Isbin

January 18th, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Sharon Isbin. Sponsored by The Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation-Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3PM. $49-39-29

Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.

Sharon Isbin

Acclaimed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time,” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. Winner of the Toronto, Madrid and Munich Competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik and Guitar Player’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, she has been artistic director/soloist of festivals she created for Carnegie Hall and NPR. A frequent guest on All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, she has been on the cover of over 45 magazines, profiled on CBS Sunday, and featured soloist in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed. On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial, at the White House by invitation of President Obama in 2009, and was the only classical artist to perform in the 2010 Grammy Awards. Her PBS television performances include the Billy Joel Gershwin Prize, Tavis Smiley, and the acclaimed one-hour documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations across the US and winner of the 2015 ASCAP Television Broadcast Award.

Ms. Isbin’s catalogue of over 25 recordings—from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion – reflects remarkable versatility. Her latest releases, Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums and Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions with rock/jazz guests Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo, have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon.com.  Her 2010 Grammy-winning Journey to the New World with guests Joan Baez and Mark O’Connor spent 63 consecutive weeks on top Billboard charts. She received a Latin Grammy nomination for her Rodrigo Aranjuez disc of concertos with the New York Philharmonic, their only guitar recording.   Sharon Isbin has been acclaimed for expanding the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of the century. She has commissioned and premiered more concerti than any other guitarist, as well as numerous solo and chamber works. Her American Landscapes is the first-ever recording of American guitar concerti and features works written for her by John Corigliano, Joseph Schwantner and Lukas Foss.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Isbin has performed with the Emerson String Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a Guitar Summit tour with jazz greats Herb Ellis, Stanley Jordan and Michael Hedges, trio recordings with Larry Coryell and Laurindo Almeida, and duo recordings with Carlos Barbosa-Lima. She collaborated with Antonio Carlos Jobim, and has shared the stage with luminaries from Sting to Aretha Franklin.

Recent highlights include premieres of a concerto written for her by Chris Brubeck and a co-commission by Carnegie Hall for their 125th anniversary and Chicago’s Harris Theater, a 21-city Guitar Passions tour, and tours with opera star Isabel Leonard. Sharon Isbin began guitar studies at nine in Italy, and later studied with Andrès Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia and Rosalyn Tureck with whom she collaborated in publishing and recording first performance editions of the Bach lute suites for guitar. She authored the Classical Guitar Answer Book, and directs guitar departments at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School, which she created in l989 becoming the first and only guitar instructor in the institution’s 100-year history.

 bergenPAC
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030
www.bergenpac.org
www.ticketmaster.com

 

A Christmas Pastorale Concert with Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

December 4th, 2016

xmas-pasdtorale

Join us for a Special Holiday Concert Encore Performance!

A Christmas Pastorale:

600 Years of Carols, Chorales,

Preludes, & Pastorales

 

featuring the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman, guitars

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

6:00 PM doors open for wine tasting (and ordering optional food plates and wine)

7:00 PM music begins

 

Villa Milagro Vineyards

33 Riegelsville – Warren Glen Road (Route 627)

Finesville (Riegelsville), New Jersey 08865

Seating is limited.  For ticket information visit:  www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com

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!”

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.

https://pcgs.wildapricot.org/event-2269424

 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

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: http://www.raritanrivermusic.org/

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
http://www.standrewslambertville.org/concerts_at_saint_andrews
(609) 397-2425

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.

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Program:
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