Peace, Love and Guitars

Ben Verdery and Friends in two world premiere video concerts

Friday, April 23, 2021, at 8:00 PM EDT

The New York City Classical Guitar Society is proud to present two premiere video concerts featuring Ben Verdery and Friends.

These events are free; please register to attend.

The first concert took place February 12. Register for the April 23 event and get access to the February 12 video concert as well.


These events are benefits for the following organizations; if you choose to donate, you can do so when you register:
World Central Kitchen • Americans for the Arts • Volunteers of America 


Click here for a PDF of the full April 23 concert program.

Jeff Peterson, steel-string guitar, Ian O’Sullivan, ukulele, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
PETER MOON Guava Jam (arr. O’Sullivan)
Tina Bouey, violin, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
Ben Verdery, classical guitar
BACH Prelude from Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012 (arr. Verdery)
BACH Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (arr. Verdery)
BACH Allegro, from Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 (arr. Verdery)

Ben Verdery, classical guitar
SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN Searching for a Chorale

Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
VERDERY Lightmaker (world premiere performance)

James Taylor, tenor, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
SCHUBERT “Tränenregen” and “Pause” from Die schöne Müllerin

Ettore Causa, viola, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
VERDERY Tibetan Song (world premiere performance)
Rie Schmidt, alto and C flutes, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
SERGIO ASSAD New York Sketches: I. Greenwich Village, 1966; II. 72nd Street Dakota; III. 92nd Street, Scherzo (world premiere performance)

Bill Coulter, steel-string guitar, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
EDDIE VEDDER Rise (arr. Coulter/Verdery)
Simon Powis and Ben Verdery, classical guitars
VERDERY What He Said

Latitude (Craig Peyton, vibes, programming, and mixing, and Ben Verdery, classical, steel-string, and electric guitars)
PEYTON/VERDERY Deep Other Side (world premiere performance)
Video filmed and edited by Craig Peyton

Jack Vees, 8-string bass, bowed bass, and 4-string fretless bass, and Ben Verdery, various guitars
VEES/VERDERY Don’t Think: Look (world premiere performance)
JIJI and Ben Verdery, classical guitars
JIJI/VERDERY Yesun Leaves the Night and Meets the Morning (world premiere performance)
Andy Summers, archtop and electric guitars, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar
SUMMERS/VERDERY Bream Dream: A Tribute to Julian Bream (world premiere performance)
Elizabeth Brown, theremin, and Ben Verdery, classical guitar with slide
BROWN Atlantis
Video conceived, filmed, and edited by Lothar Osterburg

Ben Verdery, classical guitar