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The Wilmington Classical Guitar Society event calendar features classical guitar events throughout the Delaware Valley and the greater Delaware area. If you would like us to include your event, please send us the information via our contact page with the date of the event as the subject line.

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December, 2018

16

WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday December 16, 2018 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
January, 2019

6

Hao Yang (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 6, 2019 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

Chinese guitarist Hao Yang, 18, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2014 and studies with renowned guitarists David Starobin and Jason Vieaux.

Ms. Yang has won top prizes in numerous guitar competitions. She is the fourth prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the first prize winner of the Youth Competition. She was awarded first prizes in both high school and college divisions at the Columbus State University International Guitar Competition. She is also the first prize winner of the Andres Segovia 7th International Guitar Competition.

Ms. Yang has been invited to perform at music festivals including the Cleveland, Panama, and Beijing International Guitar festivals. She has performed concerts in major venues such as Miller Theatre, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and Subculture NYC. As a chamber musician, Ms. Yang has made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, premiering duo piece ‘Talking Guitars’ by world renowned composer Paul Lansky and recorded it with the Grammy award winning label Bridge Records Inc.

For more information about PCGS, please visit www.phillyguitar.org

 

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Kevin J. Cope (DAR)

Add event to googleSaturday January 12, 2019 at 4:00 pmShow in Google mapDarlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, USAAdmission:
Location: Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Parking: Free in lot
Organizer: Darlington Arts Center

Guitarist and composer Kevin J. Cope will perform original solo guitar compositions as featured on his CD Destination Unknown as well as several recent compositions.

For more information about Kevin J. Cope, please visit kevinjcope.com
For more information about Darlington Arts Center, please visit www.darlingtonarts.org
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday January 27, 2019 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 
February, 2019

10

Yenne Lee (PCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pmShow in Google mapSettlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAAdmission: $25/$15 (Students/Seniors), $10 (Members)
Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Parking: Free in lot or on street

A native of South Korea, Yenne Lee is a classical guitarist who is not shy to play other genre music. By arranging and playing popular songs, she wants to expand the audience base of the instrument, hoping that would lead to more people learning the classical guitar. 

Her first album, Beautiful (2016), features her own arrangements of popular songs from the 1970's. Her second album which will be released in 2018 features her own classical interpretation of some jazz standards. The first arrangement she completed for this jazz album was Autumn Leaves, which she made a YouTube video for Guitar Salon International’s YouTube channel in 2017. The video has gotten over 4 million views as of August 2018.

She has a strong background in classical music. She recorded for Sony Classical Korea as the first guitar of Botticelli Guitar Quartet in 2008. She received a doctorate from Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of the Grammy-winning musician David Starobin. Her dissertation was on Fernando Sor’s fantasies and their Romantic features. She studied with Michael Newman at Mannes College of Music and has a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. She was a prizewinner at the Indiana International Guitar Competition in 2013 and at several competitions back in Korea.

Her recent performances include the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, Vietnamese American Classical Guitar Society, and Korean American Guitar Society. 

She teaches guitar at Vassar College and Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division. 

For more information about Yenne Lee, please visit www.yennelee.com

For more information about PCGS, please visit www.phillyguitar.org

 

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Sergio & Odair Assad (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday February 16, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $40 Members, $50 General
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

“Sergio and Odair Assad have been the preeminent classical guitar duo of the last 40 years, having set the standard for technical excellence, sensitive musicianship, and innovative repertoire choices. Their performances are all the more sought after in recent years as they have become more selective about their engagements and less-easily seen. Sergio has used the time to compose a series of brilliant scores and to become the guitar world’s most sought-after composer. Odair, meanwhile, has enthralled audiences with a series of solo performances and recordings that have received rave reviews.”

San Francisco Classical Voice

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/sergio-odair-assad/
 

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WCGS Salon (WCGS)

Add event to googleSunday February 17, 2019 at 6:00 pmShow in Google mapPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809The guitar salons are a monthly gathering of WCGS members. We strive for a welcome and inviting atmosphere that will appeal to players of all levels of ability - from very beginners to professionals. Everyone is invited to play and take part in discussions.

Attendance is restricted to WCGS members or by invitation only. For information about joining WCGS or to request an invitation, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.org.  
 

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Masterclass with Dr. Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 23, 2019 at 1:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: Free to audit, $20 to perform
Location: The West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot or on street
Presenter: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

A masterclass is a public lesson in which a visiting artist listens to and critiques students one at a time in front of an audience so that everyone in attendance may benefit from their instruction.

The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Dr. Jeremy Lyons and Lisa Perry have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jeremy and Lisa and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies).

Space is limited. Reserve your spot as a performer or auditor today!

Be sure not to miss our concert with Jeremy Lyons & Lisa Perry February 23 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant! View full event info and read more about Alec at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....erry/.

Please register for the class through our online store at www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....erry/.
 

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Jeremy Lyons, classical guitar and Lisa Perry, soprano with special guest Evan Conrad (WCG)

Add event to googleSaturday February 23, 2019 at 7:30 pmShow in Google mapChurch of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, USAAdmission: $20 General Admission / $15 Senior, Student / $10 WCGS & PCGS Members
Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road Wilmington, DE 19809
Parking: Free in lot
Presented By: Wilmington Classical Guitar wilmingtonguitar.org

Baltimore guitarist Jeremy Lyons has been a friend of the Wilmington Classical Guitar since the very beginning. Jeremy performed in our first concert in 2010, and we’ve been pleased to feature him twice more as a soloist, in 2014 at the Music School of Delaware, and in 2015 at West Chester University. Since that first performance with us Jeremy has completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees with the esteemed maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory, composed music for mixed ensembles such as the Pique Collective, and completed torturous training to become an ultra (100 mile) runner.

Jeremy is joined in this concert by accomplished soprano Lisa Perry, who perform together regularly. Lisa performs frequently in the greater Baltimore area with various ensembles and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Conservatory.

Jeremy and Lisa will perform a mixture of new and old works, written or arranged for voice and guitar, including German Lieder, Spanish canciónes, modern art song, and works from the bel canto operatic canon.

Works by Eckardt, Schubert, Falla, Sor, Musgrave, and Brahms.

Guest Opening Artist: Evan Conrad

A reception featuring MyHouse Cookies will follow the concert.

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MASTERCLASS
2/23/19: Jeremy Lyons and Lisa Perry will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, Saturday February 23rd at 1:30 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Jeremy and Lisa have to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Jeremy and/or Lisa and have them critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeremy Lyons
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jeremy Lyons began studying the classical guitar at a young age with his father Glenn Lyons, who founded the classical guitar program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In addition to the guitar, Jeremy studied the cello with Ovidiu Marinescu and performed as a member of several orchestras and ensembles.

Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Florida State University, where he studied with Bruce Holzman, and holds a MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy, a MM in Musicology, and a DMA all from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Manuel Barrueco.

While attending Florida State University, he also studied the viola da gamba with professor Pamela Andrews, the Renaissance lute with Anthony Rooley, and the gu-zheng (an ancient Chinese zither) with Haiqiong Deng. He was a member of the FSU Viols, the FSU Chinese Ensemble, and he regularly accompanied the FSU Early Music Ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell. Jeremy also participated in the Early Music Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory where he performed with the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Peabody Consort, both directed by Mark Cudek, and the Peabody consort of Viols, directed by John Moran.

As a guitarist, Jeremy gives solo recitals throughout the United States and he has also appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Warminster symphony orchestra, and the Tallahassee symphony orchestra. Jeremy continues to perform on viola da gamba, lute, and Baroque guitar, and he regularly appears with his duo partner Soprano, Lisa Perry. While maintaining an active performing career, Jeremy is the current guitar instructor at Artist music education center in Perry Hall Maryland, and he also teaches guitar at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C.

An advocate for contemporary music, Jeremy regularly writes music, collaborates with other composers, and enthusiastically participates in music that connects to a variety of audience members. He is a member of two Baltimore-based contemporary music ensembles: Mind on Fire and the Pique Collective. These ensembles explore the many sounds, sensations, experiences, and possibilities that arise from a performance, held in a public space, that invites the audience to immediately react and interact with the show that they attend.

Jeremy also delivers lectures concerning classical guitar history and the many influences that effect the repertoire of music available to the modern day guitarist. His research interests include pedagogical approaches to teaching the guitar, contemporary guitar literature, and the perception of a modern day guitarist as a musician.

Lisa Perry
Praised for her “pure, gleaming timbre” (Baltimore Sun) and “confident, penetrating account of lines” (Washington Post), soprano Lisa Perry has become a familiar face within the mid-Atlantic music scene. She has been seen on the operatic stage as the Mad Mermaid in Ophelia Forever (Amy Beth Kirsten), le feu, princesse, and rossignol in L’enfant et les sortileges (Maurice Ravel), Lady with the Hand Mirror in Postcard from Morocco (Dominick Argento), Ladybird Johnson in Camelot Requiem (world premiere; Joshua Bornfield) and the title role in Lakmé (Léo Delibes). Having a passion for contemporary repertoire, Lisa has been featured with new-music ensembles such as the Great Noise Ensemble (Washington, D.C.), SONAR New Music Ensemble (Baltimore, MD), Rhymes with Opera (New York, NY), Figaro Project (Baltimore), and the Peabody Camerata (Baltimore). She has held residencies with the Thompson Street Opera Company, PARMA Festival, New Music on the Point, Launch Festival, SUNY Fredonia, and was a New Music Fellow with SongFest in Los Angeles, CA. As is a founding member of Baltimore’s acclaimed LUNAR Ensemble Lisa has performed throughout Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with critical acclaim. In addition, Lisa regularly performs throughout the mid-Atlantic with her duo partner, award-winning guitarist Jeremy Lyons.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Theory from Michigan State University in 2008 and her Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute in Voice Performance in 2011. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody under the direction of Phyllis Bryn-Julson. 

For more information about Jeremy Lyons or Lisa Perry, please visit jeremylyonsguitar.com/ & lisaperrysoprano.com/

For more information about this event, please visit www.wilmingtonguitar.o.....erry/.
 
March, 2019

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Grisha Goryachev (BCGS)

Add event to googleSaturday March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pmShow in Google mapEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall,UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250Admission: $35 Members, $45 General
Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall,UMBC, 1028 Hilltop Road Catonsville, MD 21250
Parking: Paid in lot
Presenter: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.bcgs.org/event/grisha-goryachev/