Westminster Conservatory Presents: The Guitars of Westminster

March 23rd, 2017 by bob 3 comments »
Westminster Conservatory Presents: The Guitars of Westminster
A benefit concert

The Westminster Conservatory of Music presents an evening of music for classical guitar. Enjoy The Guitars of Westminster as they give an electrifying performance of works by Brouwer, Lhoyer, Biberian, Telemann, Joplin and a world premiere written by Jennifer Castellano.

Help support The Guitars of Westminster Fund as we send the group to compete in concerts and festivals. An awards presentation and reception will follow.


The Guitars of Westminster

Ticket Information

Free-will offering at the door

Event Schedule
Saturday, March 25, 20177:30 p.m.
Hillman Performance Hall, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane

Princeton, NJ, 08540

April Meeting

March 20th, 2017 by bob No comments »

These pieces were played at the April 23 meeting in Wayne:

Ray Butler and Kevin Lutke

  • Canon – G.P. Telemann

Ray Butler

  • Mombassa – Tommy Emmauel arr. Classical gtr Ray B
  • Maria -Francisco Tarrega

Kevin Lutke

  • Two Part Etudes – Kevin Lutke
  1. Prelude
  2. Bourree
  3. Allemende
  4. Courante
  5. Gigue

Anthony Campanella

  • Jag Rag – Bernard Bigo
  • Caleche Rag   “

Jeff Wilt

  • Evocacion – Jose Luis Merlin
  • Adios a Ocumare – Angel Maria Landaeta, arr. Antonio Lauro
  • If You Were Here – Per-Olov Kindgren

Jim Tosone

  • Cuckoo’s Nest – trad., arr. Norman Blake/Jim Tosone
  • Edelweiss -Richard Rodgers, arr. unknown
  • Blackbird – The Beatles, arr. Soren Madsen

Gary Lee

  • Let Go – Benjamin Verdery
  • Kinkachoo, I Love You – Phillip Houghton
  • Estudio Sencillo No. IX, Ommagio a Szymanowski – Leo Brouwer

Michael Topolski

  • In Her Family – Pat Metheny
  • Spatter In the Dew – Celtic
  • Cappricio Catalan – I. Albeniz

Jeff Griesemer

  • Here, There, and Everywhere – Lennon/McCartney, arr. J. Griesemer
  • Sound of Bells – Joao Pernambuco

Bob Ey (Irish bouzouki)  and Jeff Griesemer (mandolin)

  • Port Sgian – Traditional Celtic, arr. Bob Ey

2017 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival

March 20th, 2017 by bob No comments »

April 8 & 9, 2017

Boyd Meets Girl Concert

March 16th, 2017 by bob No comments »

NEW YORK: Very excited for a concert next Wendesday (March 22nd, 7:30pm) for the New York City Classical Guitar Society, with my ensemble Boyd Meets Girl, with my wife, cellist Laura Metcalf:

The concert will be held in the beautiful recital hall at The Diller-Quaile School of Music, and we will perform works by J.S. Bach, Piazzolla, Zenamon, Falla, Edwards, et al. Tickets and details can be found here: http://nyccgs.com/rupert-boyd/

ALBUM: For those not in New York, we have recorded much of this repertoire for our forthcoming debut album as an ensemble, and very excited to share it with you when released in a few months time!

2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival

March 8th, 2017 by bob No comments »
August 17-19, 2017
   Be a part of a celebration of the greatest guitarists of today & tomorrow!
Featuring four separate competitions—Classical, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Rock & Blues—the Wilson Center Guitar Festival is open to competitors of all ages. Thanks to the generosity of our Competition Prize Money Sponsors Mark & Sharon Cameli in memory of John Cameli, our fifth anniversary Festival will feature increased prize money totaling $32,000. First-place winners will also open for guitar legend and Festival headliner Kevin Eubanks.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2017. Open to all ages!  
For complete rules, regulations, repertoire requirements, and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.wcguitarfest.com
For additional information, please contact 262-439-5681 or

The Art of Song  Sungji Kim (soprano) – Stanley Alexandrowicz (classical guitar) Sunday, March 12

March 6th, 2017 by bob No comments »

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Students, Opera & Guitar Aficionados,

Please join Internationally renowned soprano Sungji Kim and myself for a recital on Sunday, 12 March, 2:00 PM, at the Mt. Laurel Library. Featured will be Italian arias  by the great virtuoso guitarist-composer Mauro Giuliani; German songs by Franz Schubert (including three of his most famous lieder masterpieces: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Ave Maria, and Gretchen am Spinnrade); Heitor Villa-Lobos’ beloved Bachianas Brasileiras No.5; and solo guitar works by the Romantic Era’s greatest composer-guitarists J.K Mertz, Ivan Padovec and others. “Di tanti palpiti” — based upon Rossini’s famous operatic aria – and set for in grand operatic style for voice and guitar by Giuliani — will highlight the program. We hope to see you there!


Sunday, 12 March, 2:00 PM

Mt. Laurel Library

100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


Phone: 856-234-7319


Dr. Stanley W. Alexandrowicz – Classical Guitarist

754 Pilgrim Ave.

Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648-4617


Telephone (609) 393-4262

Cell: (609) 721-3160

E-Mail: stanleyalexandrowicz@gmail.com


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society presents Marcelo Coronel

March 3rd, 2017 by bob No comments »

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 by bob 3 comments »

 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 www.riversidesymphony.org.

March Meeting

February 20th, 2017 by bob No comments »


These pieces were played at the March 19 meeting in Hopewell Borough:

Gad Berger

  • Star Wars (Main Theme) – Arr. Pete Billman & Jeff Jacobson
  •  Han Solo and the Princess – “”

Robert Ey

  • Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi che per ti moro – Chilesotti
  • Bianco Fiore – “
  • The Boys of Blue Hill/Reedsdale Hornpipe – Arr. Gordon Bok
  • Give Me Your Hand – Rory Dhall O’Caithan

Gary Lee

  •  Prelude from Sonata No. 29 – S.L. Weiss
  • Lesley’s Song – Frederic Hand
  • The Water is Wide – Trad., arr. Hand

Kevin Lutke

  • Prelude No. 3
  • Prelude in C
  • E Minor Suite: Introduction and Waltz

Ray Butler

  • Si Ela Perguntar – Dilermando Reis
  •  Natalia – Antonio Lauro
  • Miller’s Dance– Manuel DeFalla

Jeff Griesemer

  • Port Skeain (on mandolin) –Trad. Irish
  • Soldier Boy – Luther Dixon and Florence Greenberg, arr. Griesemer
  • Theme from a Summer Place – Mack Discant and MaxSteiner


The remaining meetings this season are scheduled for these locations:

April 23 – Wayne

May – Warren

June – Picnic in Hopewell Borough

Three Guitars with a Twist

February 10th, 2017 by bob 1 comment »

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.