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January 2016

Flavia Sala and Cesar Orozco - Concert
Date: January 29, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: An die Musik Live. 409 N. Charles St. Baltimore. 410-385-2638
Length: 1 hr.

FLAVIO SALA (Italy), classical guitarist and
CESAR OROZCO (Cuba), Latin jazz pianist
"TOGETHER AGAIN"

After their explosive concert at Goucher College last October, Italian guitarist Flavio Sala and Cuban Latin jazz pianist, arranger and composer Cesar Orozco will be "Together Again" at An Die Musik Live!

www.FlavioSala.com
Web Link: Flavia Sala and Cesar Orozco


March 2016

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Concert
Date: March 05, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

Guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski is well on his way to becoming a major figure on the worldwide classical music scene. Born in 1981 in the small Polish town of Gniezno, Lukasz began studying guitar at the age of ten.At 13 his early talent brought him to the attention of the distinguished guitar teacher Piotr Zaleski with whom he studied from 1994 to 2003.

Upon receiving a Masters degree from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, he came to the U.S. on a full scholarship to study with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD where he was awarded an Artist Diploma in 2008.

At the same time Lukasz was playing concerts in his native land and around the world, demonstrating his remarkable passion and precision to enthusiastic audiences. Always in great demand to play solo and with orchestras he has been invited to perform in France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Greece, Bulgaria, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Panama and the United States. Among his outstanding appearances have been solo recitals in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tshaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has collaborated in chamber music with musicians from his native Poland as well as from the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the San Antonio Symphony in a wide range of works from Vivaldi to Boccherini. He has received over the years an avalanche of praise from music critics in America and abroad.

“The fast and precise touch of this young musician electrified the audience.” (International Guitar Festival, Ameria, Spain) “Lukasz gave the most dramatic, dynamic and emotional recital I believe I have ever witnessed.” (Manuel Barrueco Masterclass, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD)

“Kuropaczewski understands music like nobody else does and he seems to love what he does.’ (Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland).

Mr. Kuropaczewski was a guitar teacher at the University of Pennsylvania in Phialdelphia, USA from 2008-2010. Currently he is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. He is also the Artistic Director of the Polish Guitar Academy Festival held in Poznan, Poland every year.( www.polish-guitar-academy.com ) He has recorded 6 CDs to date. His newest one "Nocturnal" was published by Ponte Art Production and National Polish Radio. The record is being greatly received by critics and press.

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

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 06, 2016, 06:00 PM
Location:
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

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

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 07, 2016, 06:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

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

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 08, 2016, 03:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

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

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: March 12, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

March 12, 2016
May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

Manuel Barrueco concert - Solo recital
Date: March 19, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC
Length: 2 hours

Solo recital with classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, sponsored by the Gudelsky Foundation and the Augustine Foundation, hosted by Levine Music.

Church of the Epiphany
Phone: (202) 347-2635
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

Valet parking available.

For tickets, please contact Levine Music.
Contact: info@levinemusic.org


April 2016

Alvaro Pierri - Concert
Date: April 16, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Towson University, Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

Alvaro Pierri is internationally acclaimed as a leading personality in the world of the guitar. Press reviews around the world praise "his masterly thought-out interpretations" ... "the breathtaking phrasing" ... and "the unmatched musical colour spectrum that he creates on the guitar".

Alvaro Pierri was born in Montevideo in Uruguay, in a family of musicians. He received his early musical education from his mother, Ada Estades, on the piano and his aunt, Olga Pierri, on the guitar. Later he studied with Abel Carlevaro, the composer Guido Santorsola and also at the Uruguayan National Institute of Musicology.

From the age of 11 he was already winning prizes in international guitar competitions, including 1st Prize in the International Guitar Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st Prize in the International Guitar Competition in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the Gold Medal at the 18th International Competition by France Musique/Radio France in Paris.

Pierri′s debut in the USA took place in New York and received outstanding reviews: ... ”Mr. Pierri revealed an artistic maturity not commonly encountered” ... ”compared to artists as Segovia, Bream, Williams” ... ”brilliant, sensitive, versatile, breathtaking” (New York Times & Continental Reviews). In 1983 he made his debut in Germany with the string soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and he subsequently appeared on numerous radio and television programmes produced by the German, Austrian, Danish, Spanish, French, Canadian, Korean and Japanese Radios.

As a musician popular with both the public and the critics, Pierri is a regular guest at the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Contemporary composers such as Leo Brouwer, Guido Santorsola, Jacques Hétu, Astor Piazzolla, Abel Carlevaro, Carlo Domeniconi and Terry Riley have written major works for Alvaro Pierri, in each case, he has premiered them brilliantly.

His manifest love of chamber music has resulted in collaborations with major musical figures including Astor Piazzolla, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Ernö Sebestien, Regis Pasquier, Hatto Beyerle, Philippe Müller, Leo Brouwer, Alcides Lanza, Terry Riley, Tracy Silverman, Maureen Forrester, Eduardo Fernandez, the Cherubini Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet, and he has also worked with conductors such as Pinchas Steinberg, Charles Dutoit, Wojciech Rajski, Mario Bernardi and Yannick Nezet-Séguin.

Alvaro Pierri′s CDs have been released by Metropole-Polydor (France), Blue Angel-2001 (Germany), Milan Records (Canada), Analekta (Canada), Amplitude (Canada), Madacy (Canada), HOMA (Japan) and Alpha Omega (Hong Kong). His discography includes solo recordings, chamber music, guitar concerts and electro-acoustic music. Several of his CDs have been honoured with prices and nominations, he received already twice the coveted Canadian FELIX award for the best classical CD of the year. Recently "Pioneer Classics Japan" brought out a DVD featuring Spanish and South American guitar music, and "Deutsche Grammophon" re-published a DVD with Astor Piazzolla's Double Concerto, Alvaro Pierri performing in duo with Astor Piazzolla.

Alvaro Pierri is also an internationally acclaimed teacher. Many of his students have won major international guitar competitions. He was professor at the University of Santa Maria in Brazil and subsequently ran a guitar class at McGill University and the UQAM (Academy of Music) in Montreal. In 2002 he was appointed professor at the famous Academy of music in Vienna (today University of Music and Performing Arts).

Pierri gives master classes at major music festivals such as the New York Manhattan Masters, GFA Guitar Foundation of America, Québec FIG, the SIG Séminaire International de Guitare in Paris and Bordeaux, in Barcelona, at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Wiener Meisterkurse, the Villa Musica in Mainz, and in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and Hong Kong a. o.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org


May 2016

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: May 07, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

Last Open Stage: May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

 

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