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Voices of the Guitar: The NYCCGS Concerts

International Artist Series

Angel Romero with the Aeolus Quartet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 7:30 PM

The legendary Spanish maestro, in a program of solo works and ensemble music with the Aeolus Quartet

“An artist of unfailing musicality … His playing is virtuosic but inevitably dignified.”Tim Page, The New York Times

Junhong Kuang

Friday, December 11, 2015, at 8:00 PM

The 15-year-old Chinese phenomenon, in his first full-length New York concert

“[Kuang] performs the Bach Chaconne with not only technical command, but with impressive understanding of the architecture of the piece.” — American Record Guide

Benjamin Verdery

Friday, January 15, 2016, at 8:00 PM

The eclectic virtuoso and composer, celebrating his music with special guests and a nod to his 60th birthday

“A natural and seemingly effortless connection with his chosen instrument … an ebullient performer, a musician of fluent and authoritative technique and high emotion” — Cape Cod Times

Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM

The renowned Brazilian master, performing solo works and duets with Larry Del Casale

“Barbosa-Lima has technique that is staggering and uses dynamics that few guitarists seem capable of … he is able to create utterly enduring jewels in music.” — All About Jazz

Salon Series

At the Diller-Quaile School of Music.

Simon Powis

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 7:30 PM

With formidable technique and a passionate, expressive style, making his mark in major venues throughout Europe, his native Australia, and the Americas

“Simon displayed outstanding sensitivity and a musical maturity … I know we will be hearing much more from this young man.” — Huffington Post

Colin Davin

Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 7:30 PM

One of today’s most dynamic young artists, pushing the envelope with repertoire from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary

“The real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination.” — American Record Guide

Celil Refik Kaya

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 PM

The phenomenal young Turkish guitarist/composer, a top prize winner in numerous international competitions

“The clean precision of Kaya’s playing, against the rushing sea of the orchestra, was spectacular and beautiful.” — Sheila Abrahams, NJArtsMaven.com

Ian O’Sullivan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Versed in classical technique, composition, and the slack-key tradition of his native Hawaii, embodying the emerging genre of Hawaiian classical guitar

Born and Raised [O’Sullivan’s debut album] is beautiful acoustic music and a memorable introduction to a versatile new talent.” — honolulupulse.com

Member Events

Free and open to all members and first-time guests. Featuring special presentations and Open Mic performances.

October 2015 Special Event: Richard Savino

Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 PM

Switch Hitting in the Modern World
How to address balance performance practice “authenticity” with maintaining a modern classical guitar identity and technique

November 2015 Meeting: Yen Lee

Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 PM

Sor Fantasias

December 2015 Meeting: João Kouyoumdjian

Thursday, December 3, at 7:00 PM

Fingerings in the Unaccompanied Music by Bach: An approach in Step-wise Motion

January 2016 Meeting: Benjamin Verdery

Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

February 2016 Meeting: Colin Davin

Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

March 2016 Meeting: Celil Refik Kaya

Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

April 2016 Meeting: Harris Becker

Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM

On New Music
This lecture will focus on commissioning new works for guitar and ensembles, working with non-guitarist composers, editing, and rehearsing contemporary pieces. With Veronica Salas, viola.

May 2016 Meeting: Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

June 2016 Meeting: João Luiz

Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 7:00 PM

The Brazilian Guitar Works of the Generation after Villa-Lobos
Gnattali and the influence of Gershwin, the national school of Guarnieri, Mignone and Afro-Brazilian connections, and the pluralism of Gismonti