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Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Annual Concert & Holiday Party

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Once again it’s the time that all guitar lovers in Philadelphia get to sit back and listen to some of the finest classical guitarists in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society presents their annual concert and holiday party. After the concert, attendee’s and performers have the opportunity to mingle and party like it’s 1984.

Performing this year are guitarists Keith Calmes, Ross Man, Joseph Mayes, Tom Amoriello & Eileen Cooper, James Hontz, Brendan Evan Behdad Moghaddasi. The performers each bring a rich background to the cultural make-up of Philadelphia.

The program for December 8th includes:

Joseph Mayes
Passemezze by Adrien Leroy (1582-1598)
Lachrimae Pavan by John Dowland (1563-1626)

Tom Amoriello
Five Quiet Songs by John Duarte (1919-2004)
(with Eileen Cooper, soprano)

Jim Hontz
Ricercare No. 1 by Franceso da Milano (1497-1543)
Fantasy No. 27 by Franceso da Milano (1497-1543)
Ricercare No. 34 by Franceso da Milano (1497-1543)
Les Soirées d' Auteuil by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)

Brendan Evans
En Los Trigales by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Junto al Generalife by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
El Vito by Sainz de la Maza (1903-1982)

- Intermission –

Keith Calmes
Little Mermaid (premiere) by Stepan Rak (b.1945)
Remembering the Good Old Days (premiere) by Keith Calmes
Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison (1943-2001), arr. Goran Sollscher
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blaine, arr. Howard Heitmeyer

Amoriello/Calmes Guitar Duo
Six Pieces for Children (1985) Vladimir Tsytovich (1931-2012)

Behdad Moghaddasi
Persian Suite Behdad Moghadassi (b. 1958)

Ross Mann
Tango en Skai by Roland Dyens (b. 1955)
Deixa by Baden Powell (1937 - 2000), arr. Toquinho (b. 1946), trans. Ross Mann
Zambi by Vincius de Moraes (1913- 80) & Edu Lobo (b. 1943), arr. Toquinho (b. 1946), trans. Ross Mann

The concert starts at 3pm on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Settlement Music School 416 Queen Street. Party follows concert Parking if free.

The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society founded in 1968 is a community of members both supporters and musicians of all ages and accomplishments dedicated to the advancement of the art of the classical guitar. Through encouraging classical guitar activities throughout the Delaware Valley the PCGS present concerts throughout the year along with informal Guitar Salons and a Classical Guitar Orchestra providing members of all levels performance opportunities.


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