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Martha Masters at Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society

February 6th, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

3:00 PM

Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA

Registration: Tickets will be available at the door.

GENERAL – $25.00 (USD)

PCGS MEMBER – $10.00 (USD)


The Illinois Times wrote that guitarist Martha Masters “is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory.” Masters’ playing has been described as “seductive” (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), “intelligent and natural” (Guitar Review), and “refined and elegant” (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras.

Guitar events at Berrie Center, Ramapo College

February 1st, 2017

February 25, 8pm

Les Paul Festival featuring Frank Vignola Trio with Vinny Raniola and Gary Mazzaroppi

Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List.”

Tickets: $30/27/24

April 1, 8pm (Adler Theater)

Mark Sganga “Celebrating the Beatles and Beyond” Solo Acoustic Guitar Concert
2009 International Fingerstyle Champion Mark Sganga’s finger-style guitar weaves a rich tapestry of beautiful melody, dynamic rhythm, and imaginative improvisation. Fusing influences from South America and around the world, Mark creates an entrancing travelogue, as an instrumentalist, bandleader, singer/songwriter and educator.

“A bright new light in the Jazz/Brazilian music scene” – John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“One of the top guitarists in the New York area” – Brian Wilson, WOR-AM Radio

Tickets: $25; Ramapo Students: $8

Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

For tickets and more information on these events call the Berrie Center Box Office at 201-684-7844, or visit

Rupert Boyd “Fantasías” CD Release Concert in Greenwich Village

June 16th, 2016

June 16th 2016: New York, NY –
New York “Fantasías” CD Release Concert, 7:30pm
Greenwich House School of Music

46 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village
Tickets: $20, $15 Concession (free GHMS students)
Available at the door (cash only)
[in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors in the concert hall]

April Meeting

March 25th, 2012

These pieces were played at the April 22 meeting in Warren:

David Starbuck

  • Campanella by David Kellner

Gad Berger

  • Dreamcatcher by Mike Christiansen
  • Jerusalem of Gold arr by John Clarke

Ming Chao

  • Valses Poeticos by E. Granados

Gary Lee

  • Study #1 by Fred Hand
  • Study #8 by G. Regondi

David Segarnick

  • Prelude and Allemande by de Visee
  • Prelude #1 and Choro #1 by H. Villa-Lobos

January Meeting

January 3rd, 2012

These pieces were played at the January 29 meeting in Hopewell:

 Robert Ey (Irish bouzouki) and Irene Ey (soprano)

  • Three songs  from Father Fox’s Feast of Songs – Clyde Watson & Wendy Watson
  1. Piggy Back Song
  2. Old Tin Cup
  3. Belly and Tubs

Jeff Grisemer

  • Hey, Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams (Sr.)

Madison Meeting 2/21/10

February 22nd, 2010

Well, we had a rip-roarin’ group last night…lots of players and good music.
Gary brought a brand new guitar…a cedar/cedar sandwich top that just blew us all away. I think its his best one yet. Anybody who’s in the market for a new guitar better get one of Gary’s while the getting’s good. They are that good.

Tom Silver:
1950s-60s medley:
Come Softly to Me
You’re Mine
Stairway to Heaven
Minuet in C – Sor
Classical Gas – Mason Williams

David Graessle (new member):
Prelude BWV 999 – Bach
Prelude #5 – Tarrega
Las Abejas – Barrios
Preludio from La Catedral – Barrios

Ed Hummel:
Study in A, Opus 60 # 3 – Carcassi
Loch Lomond – Arr. David Russell

David Segarnick:
Chaconne in Dm, BWV 1004 – Bach
Suite in Dm – Robert De Visee

Fred Dilzell:
3 pieces from Bach E Major
Lute Suite 1006a:

Gary Lee:
Waiting for Dawn – Andy York
Andreina – Antonio Lauro
El Marabino _ Lauro

December meeting

November 29th, 2009

Hi All:

We’ll be meeting in December at my house on the 20th.