NYC Guitar Orchestra Spring Concert: Premieres

Annual spring concert featuring premieres of newly-commissioned works

Friday, May 16, 2014, at 7:30 PM

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues)
New York City (see map)

Tickets: $15 / $10 for students, seniors, and NYCCGS members. Join now.
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ANDREW YORK Catwalk (world premiere)
CLARICE ASSAD Magnetic Trance (world premiere)
RICHARD CHARLTON Inner Voices (world premiere)
CARLO DOMENICONI Vier Stücke für vier Gitarren
VIVALDI Concerto for Lute and Viola d’Amore, RV 540 (arr. J. Sagebiel; Yishai Fisher and Joseph Parisi, soloists)
BACH Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042 (arr. J. Sagebiel; John Olson, soloist)

The New York City Guitar Orchestra is a performing collective that unites all levels of musicians with a passion for the distinguished heritage of the classical canon. The Orchestra was established in 2010 by the New York City Classical Guitar Society. It is a welcoming and professionally-run organization dedicated to providing valuable ensemble experience for guitarists of diverse backgrounds, while maintaining musical excellence and a commitment to fostering the creation of new music.

Guitarists in the Orchestra celebrate the instrument’s vibrant history while remaining progressive and contemporary through exploring classical music’s melding with other genres and styles. Through its New Music Project — made possible by the generous support of The Augustine Foundation — the Orchestra has commissioned new works from a wonderfully eclectic roster of respected musicians. Among the commissioned composers are such diverse artists as Emmy-winning composer/guitarist/lutenist Frederic Hand, and B-52s member Pat Irwin. The Orchestra is directed by Jason Sagebiel, a critically acclaimed artist and educator.

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