Events in the Area

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January 2015

Open Stage - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) - Open Stage
Date: January 10, 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


February 2015

Marcin Dylla - Solo guitar - Concert
Date: February 28, 2015, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

Hailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers certify that he is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, among others, to unparalleled number of awards including 19 First Prizes from 1996-2007 at the most prestigious international music competitions around the world culminating with the Gold Medal of the ‘2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition’ in Los Angeles, also known as the most prestigious guitar contest which earned him tour of over 50 cities in North America, Mexico and Canada during 2008-09 season, live recital video recording for Mel Bay Publications and CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos ‘Top 10 Bestselling Albums’ in September 2008. His live recital DVD “Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk” was nominated for 2010 Fryderyk Award (equal to American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/22/marcin-dylla_-baltimore-premiere
Contact: admin@bcgs.org


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


April 2015

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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