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November 2016

Frank Wallace: Three Spanish Guitars - Concert
Date: November 09, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: An die Musik Live. 409 N. Charles St. Baltimore MD
Length: 1 hour

“. . . a true master of his instrument . . . His dynamic range is impressive, and his gradations of tone, constantly singing line, and sensitive musicianship confirm his ‘elegant virtuosity’ (www.classicstoday.com)” – Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare

With echoes of medieval, Latin, and classical music, as well as jazz and the blues, Frank Wallace's music has been called "contemporary musical emancipation" by Frank Oteri of NewMusicBox.org. His compositions showcase the classical guitar in solo, duo, and ensemble works from 3-6 guitars; and in chamber works with voice, flute, cello, English horn, mandolin, and piano. As a performer, Wallace is known for his “elegant virtuosity” (Classics Today) on the solo guitar as well as his mastery of self-accompanied song. He tours internationally as a soloist, and with mezzo-soprano Nancy Knowles, as Duo LiveOak. Wallace is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, with a BM in guitar performance. He has taught at the New England Conservatory, Emmanuel College, and Franklin Pierce University, as well as Lute Society Seminars, the Guitar Foundation of America, and others. His debut recording as composer/guitarist, Frank Wallace — His Own New Works (Gyre 2000), won him a 2001 Artist Fellowship award from the Arts Council of New Hampshire, as did Duo LiveOak’s first recording of Wallace’s songs in 2006. In 2007, Wallace founded the Boston Classical Guitar Society’s Festival 21, and served a two-year term as the Society’s artistic director. In New York City, he founded and co-directed the Second Sundays Classical Guitar Series in conjunction with the NYC Classical Guitar Society and Roger Smith Arts. In 2014, The Hartt School commissioned Wallace with a major grant from the Augustine Foundation to write a one hour chamber suite for the Guitar Department’s 50th Anniversary. One year later, he was a featured recipient of the Ewing Arts Award. He has written works for ChromaDuo, Edel Muñoz, Jugend Zupf Orchestra, Mare Duo, and others. Fanfare magazine has dubbed him a composer with “an authentic expressive voice” and a “high standard of musical interest” who performs with “flawless technical proficiency”. The complete catalog of Wallace’s recordings and compositions is available at www.gyremusic.com, a site rich with information, sheet music and audio samples.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Web Link: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=2B0C05B0-09B5-E9C7-09B0293D300117BA


December 2016

BCGS Orchestra FREE Concert - Concert
Date: December 15, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Senior Living Community
Length: 1 hour

BCGS Community Guitar Orchestra will perform works by various composers.
Web Link: https://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/1486/bcgs-orchestra-free-concert


January 2017

OPEN STAGE - Open Stage (Bring Your Own Guitar)
Date: January 14, 2017, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

Polish your guitar and come to the Open Stage. If you love playing the guitar, we hope you will come and share your music with an appreciative audience and play up to 10 minutes of music, solo or in ensemble. Players of all levels are welcome. Enjoy food and drink afterward and socialize with other guitar enthusiasts, and make new friends!
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

Meng Su Master Class - Master Class
Date: January 22, 2017, 02:00 PM
Location: UMBC
Length: Three hours

Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

NEW: Part of this class will be dedicated as group practice. Everyone can bring their guitars and practice with the teacher, learn some warm up routines, an efficient way to practice scales and arpeggios, apoyando and tirando (rest stroke and free stroke), and there will be a Q&A session. We are planning on streaming this part of the class. Stay tuned for more information.
Web Link: https://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

MENG SU - Concert
Date: January 28, 2017, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. She began studying the guitar at the young age of five in Quingdao, China and at the age of nine moved to Beijing to study with Professor Chen Zhi. Soon after she began to attract international attention by winning international competitions on three continents: The Vienna Youth Guitar Competition at the age of fourteen, the Tokyo International Guitar competition at the age of seventeen and the Parkening Youth Competition in the US at the age of eighteen. In 2015, Meng Su won 1st prize in the Parkening International Guitar Competition which launched her solo career.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/641/meng-su-(winner-parkening-competition)

Meng Su Master Class - Master Class
Date: January 29, 2017, 02:00 PM
Location: UMBC
Length: Three hours

Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

NEW: Part of this class will be dedicated as group practice. Everyone can bring their guitars and practice with the teacher, learn some warm up routines, an efficient way to practice scales and arpeggios, apoyando and tirando (rest stroke and free stroke), and there will be a Q&A session. We are planning on streaming this part of the class. Stay tuned for more information.
Web Link: https://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes


March 2017

EDEN STELL DUO - Concert
Date: March 04, 2017, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

Eden Stell Guitar Duo – Mark Eden & Christopher Stell
Internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo has “breathed new life into the world of the classical guitar.” (Rotterdam Dagblad). Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/22/eden-stell-duo

EDEN STELL DUO - Master Class
Date: March 05, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: Towson University
Length: 3 hours

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form. Performers will be students of the Towson University guitar department. This class is organized in collaboration with the Towson University guitar department.

Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

OPEN STAGE - Open Stage (Bring Your Own Guitar)
Date: March 11, 2017, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

Polish your guitar and come to the Open Stage. If you love playing the guitar, we hope you will come and share your music with an appreciative audience and play up to 10 minutes of music, solo or in ensemble. Players of all levels are welcome. Enjoy food and drink afterward and socialize with other guitar enthusiasts, and make new friends!
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

JUNHONG KUANG (Yale Gordon Winner) - Concert
Date: March 26, 2017, 02:00 PM
Location: Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
Length: 2 hours

16-year-old Junhong Kuang, has achieved tremendous notoriety in a very short amount of time. He began receiving professional training in classical guitar under the guidance of Professor Xu Bao in August 2009. Two years later, he won first prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition, and shortly thereafter, he was awarded a prize for best interpretation of a Spanish work and a work by J. S. Bach, at the Iserlohn International Guitar Competition in Germany. This past season, Junhong Kuang received 1st prize in the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at the Peabody Conservatory.

He has given almost a hundred concerts in his young life, including a New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Oriental Art Centre Hall in Shanghai, and Beijing Poly Theatre among others. In August 2014, he was invited to give the opening concert at the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium in Germany and in the 2015-2016 concert season he performed four recitals in the United States: New York, Baltimore, Salisbury, and Miami, and he toured with dozens of concerts in China.

Junhong has worked with conductors such as Hu Yongyan, Fu Long, Peng Jiapeng, and Chen Lin, and has performed as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Dance and Theatre in Beijing, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in a New Year’s Celebration Concert this past season.

Junhong Kuang was accepted into college in the fall of 2015 at the age of 15, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Maestro Manuel Barrueco.

Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Seniors, $10 Students
Web Link: http://www.cmsmd.org/#!yale-gordon-winner/dqkdf


April 2017

DAVID RUSSELL - Concert
Date: April 29, 2017, 08:00 PM
Location: Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University
Length: 2 hours

GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/773/david-russell


May 2017

DAVID RUSSELL - Master Class
Date: May 02, 2017, 03:00 PM
Location: Cohen Davison Family Theater, Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

uditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory guitar department.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

BCGS Orchestra FREE Concert - Concert
Date: May 04, 2017, 07:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Senior Living Community
Length: 1 hour

BCGS Community Guitar Orchestra will perform works by various composers.
Web Link: https://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/1548/bcgs-orchestra-free-concert

OPEN STAGE - Open Stage (Bring Your Own Guitar)
Date: May 06, 2017, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

Polish your guitar and come to the Open Stage. If you love playing the guitar, we hope you will come and share your music with an appreciative audience and play up to 10 minutes of music, solo or in ensemble. Players of all levels are welcome. Enjoy food and drink afterward and socialize with other guitar enthusiasts, and make new friends!
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

 

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