At the Diller-Quaile School of Music.
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
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
International Artist Series
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
Free and open to all members and first-time guests. Featuring special presentations and Open Mic performances.
Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM
Application of Classical Turkish Music Techniques on the Classical Guitar
The presentation will explore the specific features of the great masterpiece Morning in the Village, which is originally written for oud, and the process of arranging it for the classical guitar
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.
Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM
Topic to be announced
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