Posted By WCGSadmin on August 9, 2016
We pulled out all the stops to bring in some of the very finest young guitarists for our eighth season of our Wilmington Classical Guitar Society concert series. I realize that, unless you’re steeped in classical guitar culture the way I am, names may mean very little to you. However, I do believe we have put on some incredible concerts in the past and you can take my word for it that this coming season will be every bit as good; we will surely not let you down.
Please take a moment to look up the artists websites and get acquainted with their playing. After doing so I’m sure you’ll be as eager for next season to begin as I am!
October 22 @ 7:30 pm – Alec Holcomb – http://alecholcomb.com/
November 19 @ 1:30 pm – Master Class with Colin Davin
November 19 @ 7:30 pm – Colin Davin – http://colindavin.com/
February 25 @ 1:30 pm – Master Class with Duo 220
February 25 @ 7:30 pm – Duo 220 – http://www.220duo.com/
March 25 @ 1:30 pm – Master Class with Gohar Vardanyan
March 25 @ 7:30 pm – Gohar Vardanyan from Armenia – http://goharvardanyan.com/
April 22 @ 7:30 pm – GFA Winner Thibaut Garcia from France – http://www.thibautgarcia-guitarist.com/en/
April 23 @ 1:30 pm [TENTATIVE] – Master Class with Thibaut Garcia
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – Fifth Annual WCGS Members Concert
All of our concerts and master classes will take place at our new home, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in the Bellefonte neighborhood of Northern Wilmington. The Church of the Covenant has welcomed us with open arms and is quite excited to have us, and we’re quite excited to be a part of their community. The sanctuary, where we’ll be presenting our concerts, is beautiful, and most importantly for classical guitar, quiet with a wonderful acoustic. The West Room, where we will be holding our master classes and meetings, is a nice, intimate setting for classical music performance and discussion and guitars sound great inside.
The Church of the Covenant, at 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809 is easily accessible from 95 and has ample parking on the street and in a private parking lot. We looked at many different venues in anticipation of this move and we couldn’t be happier with the Church of the Covenant. I hope you’ll come out to a concert and hear for yourself just why we love this church!
In addition to our concert and master class series next season we also plan to begin bringing more classical guitar out into the local community with school presentations and pop-up concerts. Look for our first pop-up concert on September 23rd @ 7:00 pm to usher in the new season!