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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society presents Marcelo Coronel

March 3rd, 2017

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets will be available at the door.

GENERAL – $25.00 (USD)

PCGS MEMBER – $10.00 (USD)


Marcelo Coronel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1962. As a child he learned to sing simple Argentine folksongs while playing along with a guitar. The styles of urban music later exposed Marcelo to a world of new sounds. He eventually entered the School of Music at the National University of Rosario, where he formalized his musical education before graduating with an advanced degree in Music – Emphasis on Guitar. Paralleling his university course work, Marcelo studied harmony and counterpoint with the composer Dante Grela. As a performer Marcelo has participated in a number of popular and chamber music ensembles.


March 3rd, 2017

 A program exploring the subtler expressions of national origin, headlined by the

New York Premiere of Donald Crockett’s unmistakably American guitar concerto

NEW YORK, NY –  Prizewinning classical guitarist Robert Belinić will join Maestro George Rothman and the Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday evening, April 1, in a diverse program of four works from the past 125 years whose geographical provenances surface in subtle ways, quite unlike the heated fervor characteristic of the latter 19th-century Romantics Nationalists. The most current example, West Coast composer Donald Crockett’s winsome, decidedly Americana En la Tierra (featuring Mr. Belinić) in its New York premiere, incorporates the composer’s love for Stravinskian economy and transparent textures into a twangy harmonic idiom working through an open-plains sonic canvas. This newish work is distantly mirrored by Gustav Holst’s quietly epic paean to English folk music (St. Paul’s Suite), while more cosmopolitan Prokofiev and Ravel masterpieces, the Classical Symphony and le Tombeau de Couperin respectively, nonetheless disclose the composers’ national origins, though in sublimated fashion.


Home Sweet Home

SATURDAY, April 1, 2017, 8pm

Featuring Robert Belinić, guitar

RAVEL   le Tombeau de Couperin (1919)

PROKOFIEV   Classical Symphony (1948)

CROCKETT   En La Tierra New York Premiere (2011)*

HOLST   St. Paul’s Suite (1912)


Tickets range in price from $32 to $64. Subscriptions, group rates, family plan, and student tickets are available. To purchase, please call (212) 864-4197 or visit

Three Guitars with a Twist

February 10th, 2017

Salon Series Concert Rescheduled Three Guitars with a Twist


Due to inclement weather, the Salon Series: Three Guitars with a Twist has been cancelled and rescheduled for next Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 PM at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.


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):


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.

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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 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  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.

30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030


A Christmas Pastorale Concert with Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

December 4th, 2016


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:

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.

 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