Sérgio & Odair Assad at 92Y

April 21st, 2017 by bob No comments »

Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8 pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Price: from $40.00

“A kind of wizardry lies within the playing of Sérgio and Odair Assad … they produce a supple, flawless unified sound.” — The New York Times

The Washington Post has called the Assad Brothers “the best two-guitar team in existence,” and 92Y has been proud to be the duo’s artistic home in New York City. Returning after their 50th anniversary concert two years ago, they close 92Y’s classical concert season in Kaufmann Hall with a program that demonstrates their versatility and virtuosity.

Sérgio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar

SOR: Fantasia, Op. 54
ALBENIZ: “Cordoba,” from Cantos de España, Op. 232
ALBENIZ: “El Puerto,” from Iberia
RODRIGO: Tonadilla for guitar duo
DYENS: Excerpts from Côté Nord
VILLA-LOBOS: A Lenda do Caboclo (arr. S. Assad)
VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No. 5, “Alma Brasileira” (arr. S. Assad)
GNATTALI: Excerpts from Suite Retratos
JACOMINO (“CANHOTO”): Abismo de Rosas
POWELL: Tempo Feliz
PAULO BELLINATI: Jongo

Join us for a free pre-concert talk one hour before every performance with your ticket, led by Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

– See more at:

http://www.92y.org/event/sergio-and-odair-assad-guitar.aspx?utm_source=Facebook_Assad&utm_medium=Facebook__Assad_Apr2917&utm_campaign=Concerts

WPU Guitarfest 2017 Master Class with Paul Galbraith

April 19th, 2017 by bob No comments »
Dear guitar students and teachers,
We are very excited to have Mr. Paul Galbraith teaching a master class at our festival this year on April 29th.  We have openings for performers in the master class and we hope to fill those openings as soon as possible.
We are accepting audition recordings in video or audio form on disc sent to me by mail at:
Seth Himmelhoch
542 Sagamore Ave.
Teaneck, Nj 07666
Or you can send a me link to your audition recording on a hosting site such as YouTube or SoundCloud by email:
himmelhoch@verizon.net
Audition recordings must be submitted by Sunday, April 23rd.
The masterclass is being held from 11AM to 1PM on Saturday, April 29th.  The location is Shea Center recital hall (room 101), William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ.
The fee is $75 for chosen participants and this includes admission to the other events at Guitarfest.
If you have any questions, please email me at the above address or call or text my mobile phone, 201-486-7744.
Thank you for your interest in Guitarfest 2017!

Sincerely,

Seth Himmelhoch

William Paterson University Guitarfest 2017

April 19th, 2017 by bob No comments »
Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Paul Galbraith Master Class
2:30-4:00 p.m.  William Paterson University Guitar Student Concert
5:00-6:00 p.m. Gene Bertoncini and Paul Meyers, fingerstyle nylon string jazz guitar duo
8:00-9:30 p.m. Paul Galbraith, in concert

 Paul Galbraith  “Exhilarating beyond compare … a joy.”   Guitar Review
Gene Bertoncini and Paul Meyers, fingerstyle nylon string jazz guitar duo
Shea Center

William Paterson University Guitarfest 2017 takes place in the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. All events are held in the Recital Hall (room 101) in the Music Department.

Contact Information

For information, contact the William Paterson Music Department at 973.720.2315 or William
Paterson guitar faculty:

Professor Gabriel Handy, 646.382.1190 or Professor Seth Himmelhoch, 201.486.7744
www.wpunj.edu/guitarfest

Registration
•          Admission to the William Paterson University Guitarfest 2017 is $20.
•          Students wishing to participate in the master class with the Paul Galbraith will pay $75. Any student wishing to participate must contact Gabriel Handy or Seth Himmelhoch and submit an audition recording (see contact information on left panel). This charge will also include admission to all Guitarfest events.
•          All events are free to William Paterson students. (Please bring student ID.)
•          Registration is available at the door

Alion Baltic International Music Festival in beautiful and historic Tallinn, Estonia

March 27th, 2017 by bob No comments »

I am happy to announce that I will be a featured Concert Performer and Artist Faculty this Summer at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in beautiful and historic Tallinn, Estonia! This festival is quickly becoming the Premiere Music Festival of Northern Europe, and features a unique blend of concerts (by some of the leading classical artists in the world), and moreover offers unparalleled opportunities for students to study with these International Virtuosi. Tuition is comprised of an admixture of Private Lessons, Masterclasses, Chamber Music Coachings, along with numerous opportunities for students to perform in recitals—including that of “sharing the stage” with one’s Artist-Teacher on occasion! In addition to classical guitar, piano, strings, all orchestral instruments, composition, voice and opera are offered as fields of study.

For a detailed overview and consultation about the specifics of the classical guitar program❆ and to register to study with me, please contact via either e-mail (stanleyalexandrowicz@gmail.com), or FB Messenger, and I will be happy to respond to your inquiries. My ABIMF webpage and Artist Profile can be seen at: http://alionbalticfestival.com/alexandrowicz.html

General Festival Website: http://alionbalticfestival.com

Programs of Study range from 1-week, 10 Day, 2-week, and 3-week sessions.

Early Registration discounts are available for a limited period of time.

Set in the beautiful Baltic Region, students will additionally have performance opportunities in Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, St. Petersburg, and tourist activities ranging from historical sight-seeing to seaside, forest, and mountain day trips and explorations! A GREAT way to spend a “Musical Summer” in Historic Northern Europe!

❆ My Guitar Study Program of private lessons, master classes, and coaching will include:

⭐︎Mechanical and Technical Aspects of Guitar Performance

⭐︎Interpretation based on Stylistic, Theoretical, and Historical Analysis

⭐︎Guitar Ergonomics

⭐︎Performance Practice (from the Renaissance through Romanticism)

⭐︎Recital Preparation and Concert Programming

⭐︎19th Century Multi-bass & Harp-Guitars

⭐︎Contemporary Music

⭐︎Voice and Guitar Repertoire

 

Dr. Stanley Alexandrowicz – Artist-Performer & Professor – ABIMF & Academy

New Jersey Music Educators Association Guitar Festival

March 24th, 2017 by bob No comments »

May 6, 2017

The College of New Jersey

Music Department

200 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ 08628

 

12:00 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble- Loren Fortna, Director

12:30 Student Showcase

1:00 Guest Artist Performance- Candice Mowbray

(www.candicemowbray.com)

 

Tom Amoriello

tamoriel@fsrd.k12.nj.us

 

Keith Calmes

kcalmes@wall.k12.nj.us

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.

Performers

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!  
$50 APPLICATION FEE.
For complete rules, regulations, repertoire requirements, and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.wcguitarfest.com
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For additional information, please contact 262-439-5681 or
dsipe@wilson-center.com