Posts Tagged ‘2015’

Classical Guitar Night at Montclair State University – Wednesday 12/9

November 30th, 2015
Please join the Guitar Studio at Montclair State University for Classical Guitar Night on Wednesday 12/9 at 8PM in Room 201 in Chapin Hall (John J. Cali School of Music). Student performers will showcase guitar music from Argentina – solos and ensembles. Featured will be “An Homage to Sagreras:” a unique tribute to the great, Argentine guitarist and composer, Julio Salvador Sagreras (1879-1942).
Admission is free. Parking available in the Red Hawk Parking Deck (a short walk from Chapin Hall).
For more information, please contact:
Darren O’Neill, Coordinator of Guitar Studies

December Meeting

November 27th, 2015

These pieces were played at the December 13 meeting in Wayne:

David Starbuck (baroque lute)

  • Prelude and Allemande from Suite 14– S.L. Weiss

David Starbuck (mandolin)  and Robert Ey (guitar, octave mandolin)

  • Jenny Pluck Pears – John Playford, Arr. Allan Alexander
  • St. Francis and the Birds – John Goodin

Robert Ey

  • Coventry Carol – arr. Allan Alexander

Robert Ey and Irene Ey (soprano)

  • The Holly and the Ivy – Arr. Frederick Noad
  • All Through the Night – Arr. Frederick Noad

Roberta Wallis

  • Cuban Folk Songs: Guajira; Berceuse; Ojos Brujos – Arr. Leo Brouwer

Jim Tosone

  • Suite in Dm: Prelude; Allemande; Gavotte; Bouree; Gigue – Robert de Visee

Gary Lee

  • Prelude in Dm (from the Moscow Manuscript) – S.L. Weiss
  • Lesley’s Song – Frederic Hand
  • L’Ultimo Cafe Insieme

Gary Lee and Candace Lee (piano)

  • He is Born the Divine Child – Robert Beaser

New Guitar Quartet about Fernando Sor –Kickstarter Campaign

November 6th, 2015

I am a New Jersey based guitarist and composer and have recently started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the premier, studio recording, and video recording of my original six movement suite for guitar quartet entitled Per Fernando. The suite chronicles the life of the Spanish guitarist and composer Fernando Sor. One of the main objectives of the suite, is to expand the repertoire for guitar quartet, as most of the rep is comprised of arrangements.

Best wishes,

A.D. Silverstein



November Meeting

October 18th, 2015

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

David Starbuck, Jeff Griesemer and Robert Ey (mandolin trio)

  • St. Francis and the Birds – John Goodin
  • The Sussex Carol – Trad. (adapted from a guitar solo arrangement by Allan Alexander)

David Starbuck

  • Prelude and Allemande in C. Major – S.L. Weiss

Ming Chao

  • Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy – S.L. Weiss

Gary Lee

  • Prelude in Dm (from the Moscow Manuscript) – S.L. Weiss
  • Lesley’s Song – Frederic Hand

Jeff Griesemer

  • Alfie – Burt Bacharach (arr. Grisemer)
  • Sounds of Bells – Pernambuco

Robert Ey

  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • Se io m’accorgo ben mio d’un altro amante – Chilesotti

Voice & Lute Concert In Princeton Sunday, October 4

October 3rd, 2015

Emma Kirkby

The Golden Age Revived

Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jakob Lindberg, lute

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University
Sunday, October 4th, 7.30pm

Though admission is free, a ticket is required.
For tickets, call 1-609-258-9220

The Golden Age Revived

Every era has had its coterie of sensitive souls, nostalgic for earlier, purer and more beautiful times; some of them merely bemoaned what was lost, but others strove to revive and refashion previous cultures .  Through the Renaissance a recurring fascination with Greek and Roman art, literature and philosophy informed the work of the finest artists, writers and composers.   While often they turned out to be working on inaccurate information, still the results at times were wonderful – witness, for example, Monteverdi’s generation, in its search for the expressive power of Classical Greek tragedians, which resulted in the prototypes of opera in Europe – or, in a similar spirit, the search for Greek “pykna” (“points of colour”) in the chromatic madrigals of Gesualdo and his colleagues, themselves the spur for Stravinsky’s experiments four centuries later.

October Meeting

September 30th, 2015

These pieces were performed at our October meeting in Hopewell.

David Starbuck (mandolin) and Robert Ey

  • Jenny Pluck Pears – John Playford (adapted from a guitar arrangement by Allan Alexander)

Robert Ey

  • Vaghe bellize et bionde treccie d”oro vedi che per ti moro – Chilesotti
  •  Bianco Fiore – “”
  • Dreamcatcher – Mike Christiansen

Gad Berger

  • Manha de Carnaval – Luis Bonfa
  • La Rose – Mauro Giuliani
  • Air on a G String – J.S. Bach

Ming Chao

  • Passacaille – S.L. Weiss

Peter Serrao

  • Distance – Peter Serrao
  • Delay – “”
  • Yeah – “”

Jeff Griesemer

  • Georgia on my Mind – Hoagy Carmichael (arr. Grisemer)
  • When I’m Sixty-Four – Lennon/McCartney (arr. Grisemer)
  • Here, There, and Everywhere – “”


September Meeting

August 27th, 2015

These pieces were played at our September meeting in Wayne.

David Starbuck

  • Fernando Sor: Op. 44 No. 15 and 16

Robert Ey

  • Chillesotti: Vaghe bellize et bionde treccie d”oro vedi che per ti moro
  •  ” : Bianco Fiore
  • Johann Pachelbel: Canon

Gad Berger

  • Mauro Giuliani: La Rose Op.46, No.9
  • Matteo Carcassi: Study in A, Op. 60, No. 3

Ming Chao

  • S.L. Weiss: Fantasia
  • Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata K. 483

Peter Serrao

  • Peter Serrao: Goodbye
  • Alaskan Sunrise

Raul Huaman

  • Alfonsina y el Mar (arr. Huaman)
  • Victor Young: Sella by Starlight (arr. Huaman)

Jim Tosone

  • Anonymous: Minuet in G
  • Fernando Sor: Op. 35, No. 17 (Segovia No. 6)
  • Robert Johnson: Alman

Gary Lee

  • Edin Solis: Prelude from Pasaje Abierto
  • Giulio Regondi: Etude No. 8



July 7th, 2015

July 18th, 2015 (Ticketed event)

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Newark School of the  Arts

$30.00 Registration Fee Required

We are dedicating an entire day to the guitar this summer!

Hosted by our teaching artists Daryl Hester and Joao Kouyoumdjian.

Guitar Day will feature lectures, demonstrations, performances, ensembles, special guests, vendors and more.

Come take part in this special event!

June Meeting – Annual Picnic, in Hopewell

May 31st, 2015







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Raritan River Music Festival May 16 concert LA GUITAROMANIE

May 14th, 2015

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo with Collegial Colleagues
La Guitaromanie

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clinton Presbyterian Church
91 Center Street
Clinton, NJ  08809

Advance tickets $21; $14 for students and seniors.  (Tickets at the door, if available $25; $15 for students and seniors.)  For more information and reservations:  Phone: 908-213-1100.  E-Mail:   Website:

Music by Schubert, Rossini, Giuliani, Diabelli.

Laura Oltman, Michael Newman, Jorge Torres, guitars; Marcy Rosen, cello; Boya Wei, soprano; John Laughton, clarinet; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Larry Stockton, percussion.

The 26th Raritan River Music Festival continues with concerts in May. Guitar Mania is the name given to an incredible vogue of the guitar in European capitals during the late-18th and early-19th centuries, most popular among women.  Cultural movements like Romanticism and Beidermeier figured prominently in creating this fashion trend. With wars resolved and middle class prosperity growing, a tremendous new market flourished for music to be played on household instruments.  Enjoy an evening of music from the salons of Vienna and Paris, featuring the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo’s faculty colleagues from Mannes College of Music (Marcy Rosen, cello), The College of New Jersey (John Laughton, clarinet), Lafayette College (Jorge Torres, guitar and Larry Stockton, percussion) and Princeton University (Jayn Rosenfeld, flute).