Events in the Area

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September 2014

Open Stage - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) - Open Stage
Date: September 20, 2014, 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


October 2014

Manuel Barrueco Master Class - Master Class
Date: October 05, 2014, 01:00 PM
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class with MANUEL BARRUECO - part of Free Fall BALTIMORE on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1-4 PM. The master class will take place at the Cohen Davison Theater of the Peabody Conservatory, 1 E. Mt. Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202. Performers will be pre-college students by invitation only.

Auditors welcome! There is a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with preferred seating for the BCGS members. Registration is required. Please register by filling out the form. Click HERE to sign up http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Risa Carlson Lecture/Workshop - Lecture/Workshop
Date: October 12, 2014, 01:00 PM
Location: An Die Musik
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class/Lecture with RISA CARLSON - part of Free Fall BALTIMORE on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 1-4 PM. The workshop will take place at An Die Musik in Baltimore and will be on "The Art of Listening to Classical Guitar." For directions click on the "About Us" tab.

Auditors welcome! There is a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with preferred seating for the BCGS members. Registration is required. Please register by filling out the form. Click HERE to sign up: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Odair Assad Master Class - Master Class
Date: October 17, 2014, 07:00 PM
Location: Towson University
Length: 3 hours

BCGS and Towson University present a Master Class with ODAIR ASSAD on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 7-10 PM at Towson University. (Hall tbd)

Performers will be student from the Towson University guitar department, but auditors are welcome! There is a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with preferred seating for the BCGS members. Registration is required. Click HERE to sign up: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Odair Assad - Concert
Date: October 18, 2014, 08:00 PM
Location: Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

"For four decades, Odair Assad has performed extensively with his brother Sergio, but a solo concert is a rare opportunity to hear the expressive gifts and expansive artistry that are the hallmarks of this member of Brazil’s First Family of the Guitar. His spontaneity, ease of technique and precision intonation set him apart as “A soulful, virtuosic player holding the spotlight alone.” The New York Times
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/206/odair-assad_-solo-concert
Contact: admin@bcgs.org

Franco Platino Master Class - Master Class
Date: October 19, 2014, 01:00 PM
Location: An Die Musik
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class with FRANCO PLATINO- part of Free Fall BALTIMORE on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 1-4 PM. The master class will take place at An Die Musik in Baltimore. For directions click on the "About Us" tab.

Auditors welcome! There is a limited number of tickets available. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with preferred seating for the BCGS members. Registration is required. Please register by filling out the form. Click HERE to sign up: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes_form
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes


November 2014

Open Stage - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) - Open Stage
Date: November 08, 2014, 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


December 2014

Grisha Goryachev - Flamenco solo - Concert
Date: December 06, 2014, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.​
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/events/641/grisha-goryachev_-flamenco-solo
Contact: admin@bcgs.org


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 25, 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


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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