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March 2015

Open Stage - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) - Open Stage
Date: March 07, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

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, we encourage anyone who performs to be a BCGS member.

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.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage
Contact: admin@bcgs.org

GFA Winner: Anton Baranov - Concert
Date: March 21, 2015, 05:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 1.5 hours

This is a special concert, not part of season subscription. It takes place at 5 PM upon completion of the Guitar Day activities which run from 10-5 PM. Guitar Day registration does not cover entrance to this concert, separate tickets are needed.

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more then fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.

Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”

As part of his prize from winning the GFA competition, Mr. Baranov will embark on a 50-city concert tour throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, and has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label. Mr. Baranov has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. He currently teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Anton Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia. He graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/1459/special-concert_anton-baranov-gfa-winner

Kupinski Guitar Duo - Concert
Date: March 26, 2015, 08:00 PM
Location: An die Musik Live
Length: 1.5 hours

PROGRAM

Gioacchino Rossini – La gazza Ladra – Ouverture*

Fryderyk Chopin –
Mazurka op. 24 no. 2*
Mazurka op. 17 no. 4*
Mazurka op. 41 no. 3*

Manuel de Falla -
Danza Ritual del Fuego/arr. Gruber-Maklar Duo/
La vida breve /arr. Emilio Pujol/

Dušan Bogdanović – Sonata Fantasia (1955)

Astor Piazzolla – Invierno Porteño (1921-1992)

George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue* (1898-1937)

* arr. Kupiński Guitar Duo

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The Kupiński Guitar Duo is the peerless example of artistic talent in the world of classical music and one of Europe's most renowned guitar duos. Acclaimed by both the public and critics the two musicians are equipped with a brilliant technique, passion, quality of sound and an infinite elegance.


Web Link: http://www.andiemusiklive.com/EvntDtl1.cfm?&E1CNTR=7143&YR=2015&MN=3&DY=26&T=072504


April 2015

Sharon Isbin Performs Chris Brubeck - Concert
Date: April 11, 2015, 08:00 PM
Location: The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD
Length: 2 hours

Multiple GRAMMY award-winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." She has given sold-out performances in the world's finest concert halls. Her catalog of over 25 recordings--from Baroque, Spanish/Latin, and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion--reflects remarkable versatility. GRAMMY-nominated composer Chris Brubeck, son of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, has become the go-to composer for genre-bending classical music. His Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, written for Isbin, will receive its world premiere performance by the MSO.
Web Link: http://www.marylandsymphony.org

Manuel Barrueco & Beijing Guitar Duo - Concert
Date: April 25, 2015, 08:00 PM
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

Grammy nominated Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.

As recipients of the “Solomon H. Snyder Award,” the Beijing Guitar Duo made its New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2010 with critical acclaim.

This concert will have solo, duo and trio performances.

Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/773/manuel-barrueco-and-beijing-guitar-duo-(solo-duo-trio)
Contact: admin@bcgs.org


May 2015

Open Stage - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) - Open Stage
Date: May 02, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

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, we encourage anyone who performs to be a BCGS member.

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.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage
Contact: admin@bcgs.org

 

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