Bcgs10 11 Program

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The annual season program for Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, a client of mine for 6 years running.

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Bcgs10 11 Program

  1. 1. RolaDyens Saturday,October16,2010,at8p.m. BaltimoreMuseumofArt ScottTennant Saturday,February5,2011at8p.m. BaltimoreMuseumofArt JohnWilliams Friday,March18,2011at8p.m. HaroldJ.KaplanConcertHall, TowsonUniversity AlturasDuo Saturday,April30,2011at8p.m. HaroldJ.KaplanConcertHall, TowsonUniversity BCGSHolidayCelebration Sunday,December5,2010at2p.m. AnDieMusikLIVE! BCGS•4607MapleAvenue•Baltimore,MD21227•443-296-BCGS(2247)•www.bcgs.org Pleaseshowyoursupportbydoingbusinesswithouradvertisers. 2010-2011ConcertSeason BaltimoreClassical GuitarSociety TheBCGSprogramsaresupportedbyTheMarylandStateArtsCouncil,The CityofBaltimore,TheBaltimoreCountyCommissiononArtsandSciences, TheWilliamG.Baker,Jr.MemorialFund,TheD’AddarioFoundationforthe PerformingArts,andFreeFallBaltimore,whichismadepossiblebyagrant fromMayorStephanieRawlings-BlakeandtheBaltimoreOfficeofPromotion &TheArts.SpecialthankstoFreeFallBaltimoremediasponsors:TheBaltimore Sun,TheCityPaper,TheUrbanite,WYPRRadio,MarylandPublicTelevision, WBAL-TV,WJZ-TV,WBFF/Fox45-TV,CW/Baltimore-TV,WMAR-TV, WUTB-TV,RadioOne,Magic95.9,Spirit1400,WOLB,92Q,andCityPeek. ExceptionalIndividuallyHandcrafted ClassicalGuitars FromAroundtheWorld 216.752.7502 www.guitarsint.com Cleveland,Ohioinfo@guitarsint.com GUITARSINTERNATIONAL BYARRANGEMENTWITHARMINKELLY Warm,Powerful,Brilliant&True DistributedinNorthAmericabyGuitarsInternational GalliGeniusStrings 216.752.7502 www.guitarsint.com Cleveland,Ohioinfo@guitarsint.com
  2. 2. BCGS.org Visitusonlineatwww.bcgs.organdsignupforour mailinglist,becomeamember,buyasubscription, andmakeadonation.Professionalmembersmaypost theirinformationonadesignatedpage,andallofthe BCGSguitareventsinformationisrightatyourfingertips. BCGSMasterClasses TheBCGSisproudtobringclassicalguitarmaster classestoeveryone! OctoberisthemonthfortwodistinguishedFREE masterclasses.Bothclassesareopentoperformersand auditors.Toattend,youhavetoregisterontheBCGS website,gotoEVENTSandfillintheinformation.All classestakeplaceatHopePresbyterianChurchandare FREEforalltoattend(registrationisrequired). TroyKing:Sunday,Oct.24,2010from1-4p.m. MarthaMasters:Sunday,Oct.31,2010from1-4p.m. Inadditiontotheclassesabove,theBCGS willpresentthesemasterclasses: RolandDyenswillpresentamasterclassincollaboration withtheTowsonUniversity,Friday,October15,2010at 7p.m.PerformerswillbestudentsofTowson;however,the classisalsoopentoauditorsfora$5fee.Toregister,goto bcgs.org,toEVENTSandfillouttheform. ScottTennantwillpresentamasterclassaroundthetime ofhisperformancewiththeBCGSinFebruaryof2011.Exact date/timewillbepostedontheBCGSwebsite AlturasDuowillpresentamasterclassaroundthetimeof theirperformancewiththeBCGSinAprilof2011.Exact date/timewillbepostedontheBCGSwebsite Ensemble TheBCGSensembleisalwayswelcomingnewmembers! Composedofmostlynon-professionalguitarists,thisunique groupperformsunderthebatonofdistinguishedguitaristand musicprofessorRonaldPearl.Typicallytheyperformatleast twiceaseason,thisseasontheywillperformatourBCGS HolidayCelebrationonSunday,December5,2010at 2p.m.atAnDieMusikLIVE!RehearsalsareweeklyatLoyola College;seebcgs.org,OPPORTUNITIES. OpenStageMeetings Lastseason,theOpenStage(BYOG=BringYourOwn Guitar)meetingswereahugesuccess.Takeadvantage ofauniqueopportunitytoplayanyatanylevel,infront ofahand-clappingaudience.Alllevelsofclassicalguitar playersarewelcometoplay,or,youcanjustcometo mingleandlistentoothers. Thisseason,themeetingstakeplaceontheseSaturday eveningsatHopePresbyterianChurchinBaltimore. September11,2010from7-10p.m. November6,2010from7-10p.m. January22,2011from7-10p.m. March26,2011from7-10p.m. May14,2011from7-10p.m. PleasegotoourwebsiteandclickonOPPORTUNITIES. Thereyouwillfindmoreinformationonthemeetings, datesandcontactinformation. Volunteer ContributetotheBCGSbybecomingavolunteer!We arealwayslookingforenthusiasticguitarloverstohelp outatconcerts:usher,distributeprograms,drivean artist,aswellasphotographBCGSevents.Please contactusbyfillingoutthecontactformonourweb siteifyouareinterestedinbecomingmoreinvolved BecomeafanonFacebook BecomeafanoftheBCGSonthenewFacebookpage! Youcanlookupevents,seewhomightbegoingto concerts,makeguitarfriends,chatwithother membersandpostyourthoughtsandsuggestions, photosandmusic.Youwillfindustherebysearching forthe“BaltimoreClassicalGuitarSociety.” BCGSMissionStatement TheBaltimoreClassicalGuitarSocietyisanon-profitorganizationdedicatedtofosteringtheawarenessand appreciationoftheclassicalguitar.Webelievethattheguitarisanaccessibleandversatileinstrumentthatisuniquely capableofbringingclassicalmusictoeveryone. BaltimoreClassicalGuitarSociety 2010-2011ConcertSeason RolandDyens Saturday,October16,2010at8p.m. BaltimoreMuseumofArt “RolandDyens,oneofthefewindividualsworthyofthemantleof master.”(BBCRadio3) RolandDyenssharesthejoyofhismusicaltalentwhileperforming, composing,andteachingthroughouttheworld.Thistri-dimensionaloffering providesthebasisforthephenomenalsuccessofthismusicianandhis ongoingevolution.Neverfallingshortofafullevent,hisconcertsunfoldforhis audienceasapersonalexperienceofemotionalawakening.Hehasasensitive andcolorfulapproachtotheguitar–anunfailingopen-mindednesswhich bringstogetherallformsofmusictoeachandeveryoneofhisprograms.His stagepresence,hisimprovisedopenings,anduniquerelationshipwiththe listeners,undeniablypositionhimattheforefrontofguitarperformance. Formanydecades,hismusichasbeenanintegralpartoftheinstrument’s repertoire,placinghimattheheartofaselectgroupofcontemporary guitarist/composerswhoenjoysuchaprivilegedposition.RolandDyens’ compositionsandarrangementsarewidelyperformedandhighlyacclaimed throughouttheworld.Theyprovideanewbreathoflifefortheguitar asthisplayerandcomposerneverceasestochallengethelimitationsof hisinstrument. Saturday,February5,2011at8p.m. BaltimoreMuseumofArt “Tennantfulfillseverycriterion:taste,touch,interpretation, programming,insightandenjoyability!” (AmericanRecordGuide) Belovedbyaudiencesaroundtheworld,ScottTennantisafavoriteguest artistinmusicseriesandguitarfestivals.Afoundingmemberofthe Grammy-winningensembleLosAngelesGuitarQuartet,ScottTennant ishimselfconsideredtobeoneoftheworld’stopclassicalguitarists.Past seasonshavetakenhimtofestivalsinEurope,Japan,theUnitedStates, andCanada. HehasmadenumerousrecordingsasasoloistontheGHAandDelos labels,andasamemberoftheLosAngelesGuitarQuartetontheGHA, Delos,SonyClassical,WindhamHill,DeutscheGrammophon,andTelarc labels.TheirTelarcrelease“LAGQLatin”wasnominatedforaGrammy, andtheircurrentTelarctitle“LAGQ’sGuitarHeroes”receivedaGrammy asthe“BestClassicalCrossoverRecording”in2005. ScottTennanthasauthoredseveralbooksandarticlesonguitartechnique, includinghisbestseller“PumpingNylon,”whichhasattaineda“cult”classic status.HeisonthefacultyoftheUSCThorntonSchoolofMusic. ScottTennant Friday,March18,2011at8p.m. HaroldJ.KaplanConcertHall,TowsonUniversity “…thefinestguitaristbeforethepublictoday.” (TheNewYorkTimes) JohnWilliams’nameisonethatmostmusiclovershaveknownfor aslongastheyhaveknownanythingatallaboutclassicalguitar. BorninAustralia,Mr.Williamshastraveledtheworldsincethe early1960’s,concertizingsoloandwithsuchmusicalcollaborators asJulianBream,ItzhakPerlman,andAndréPrevinamongmany others,andwithhisensembles. Hisrepertoireisevidenceofrichlyvariedmusicalinterests,ranging fromRenaissancemusicthrough19thand20thcenturymusicof manynations.HisCDsincludehisensemble’srecordingof adaptationsofAfricanmusic,andasolorecordingofVenezuelan works.Withoverthirtybest-sellingrecordingsinhisdiscography, JohnWilliamshasalsoplayedforsuchfilmsasTheDeerHunterand AFishCalledWanda. JohnWilliams AlturasDuo Saturday,April30,2011at8p.m. HaroldJ.KaplanConcertHall,TowsonUniversity “…marvelousvirtuosity...” (TheWashingtonPost) TheAlturasDuohasbeenrecognizedasoneofthemostengaging ensemblesperforminginthechambermusicworldtoday.The onlygroupofitskind,theAlturasDuowasformedwiththeidea ofplayingSouthAmericanandclassicalmusicbybringingtogether theunusualcombinationoftheviola,charango,andguitar,andin doingso,creatingpassionatemusicthatmovesateasebetween theBaroque,SouthAmericanfolkrhythms,andnewpieceswritten especiallyfortheduo. The2009-10concertseasonwillseetheduomaintainingabusy scheduleofconcerts,masterclassesandlecturesinCanada,the UnitedStates,PuertoRico,Bolivia,andBrazil.Theywillcollaborate withflutistsJessicaWarren-AcostaandJamesStrauss,aswellas withCoralCantigasofWashington,D.C.,theNewHavenChorale, theCrescendoChoir,andtheWaterburySymphony. TheAlturasDuotookfirstprizeatthe2006NewEnglandInternational ChamberMusicCompetition,andrecentlywonthe2009Chamber MusicAmerica/AmericanSocietyofComposers,Authors,andPublishers Awardforadventurousprogramming. BCGSHolidayCelebration Sunday,December5,2010at2p.m. AnDieMusikLIVE! PleasejoinusincelebratingtheholidayswithguitarloversandfriendsoftheBCGS.Withitsjoyousblendofwonderfulmusicandintense collaboration,the60-minuteconcertfeaturesavarietyofmusicalcollaborationsinadditiontothetwenty-memberBCGSEnsembleconducted byRonaldPearl.Weinviteyoutojointheartistsinareceptionimmediatelyfollowingtheconcert.

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