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March 2017

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:!yale-gordon-winner/dqkdf

April 2017

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.
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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 Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory guitar department.
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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.
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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!
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