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November 2018

Kazuhito Yamashita

November 3, 2018, 8:30 pm
Kazuhito Yamashita

Buy Tickets Today! Legendary Japanese guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita is one of the most acclaimed and daring artistic visionaries of our time. His international career began after victories in three of the most important guitar competitions, and he has since recorded almost 80 albums. His stunningly original arrangements, including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition  and Dvorak's Symphony from the New World  have revolutionized what is possible on solo guitar. In 1989, the Casals Hall in Tokyo, considered to be one of the finest…

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February 2019

The Great Necks

February 8, 7:30 pm

Scott Borg, Adam Levin and Matthew Rohde Lauded by Eliot Fisk as “charismatic, entertaining, and spontaneous young masters”, The Great Necks (Scott Borg, Adam Levin, and Matthew Rohde) lie at the intersection of performance and arts advocacy. They have ravished audiences with their ambitious arrangements and whimsical, interactive, and daring performances. As soloists, they have distinguished careers of their own, marked by regular festival and concert appearances across five continents and a growing solo discography on the Naxos, Odradek, and…

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March 2019

New England Guitar Ensembles Festival Featuring Pavel Steidl

March 23 - March 25
Pavel Steidl

Two full days of workshops, classes, and concerts focus on the guitar as an ensemble instrument. This year, we are particularly excited to announce the premiere of a new commission by one of the most significant composers today: Pavel Steidl. Pavel Steidl was born in Rakovnik (Czech Republic). Since he won first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982 he has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. Before that he studied…

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April 2019

Rene Izquierdo

April 26, 8:30 pm

Rene Izquierdo, a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. While at Yale he represented the university in an exchange program with the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse du Paris and worked with guitarists Olivie Chassain and Roland…

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July 2019

Presentation by the Jose Ramirez Family

July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ramirez Family

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Stoughton Music Center will host Christina Ramirez and Jose Enrique Ramirez Jr., children of Jose Ramirez IV, to present a brief history of the Ramirez Legacy and lead a dialog on the new directions for the company. A short concert by guitarist Luis Regidor Pain will follow the presentation.

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September 2019

Adam Levin, Classical Guitar

September 8, 3:00 pm

Adam Levin is a native of Chicago’s North Shore. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University in Music Performance, Psychology, and Pre-Med. He completed his master’s degree in guitar performance at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Eliot Fisk. Levin is a professor of guitar at the University of Rhode Island and also teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Adam is an avid chamber musician. He has performed with orchestras, string quartet, and various instrumental and vocal duo…

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David Newsam, Guitar and Margaret Herlehy, Oboe

September 22, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
David Newsam & Margaret Herlehy

David is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where he works as an assistant professor of guitar. He also directs the Guitar Program at the University of New Hampshire. David performs solo and group engagements throughout New England and is a former director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. Margaret is an active chamber musician and performer throughout the United States and Europe. She is a resident artist in music at University of New Hampshire and performs with…

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Manuel Barrueco

Manuel Barrueco

September 28, 7:30 pm

The BCGS is proud to welcome Manuel Barrueco back to start off the 2019-20 Artist Series. Internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time, Barrueco has been continually described as a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gift. Get your tickets early!

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Steve Rapson, Solo Guitar

September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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October 2019

Carl Straussner, Classical Guitarist

October 13, 3:00 pm

Carl Straussner is a Classical Guitarist, Composer, and Audio Engineer originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Performance and Composition from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance under Eliot Fisk at The New England Conservatory.  He is both a soloist and an avid chamber musician who regularly performs concerts in the United States and South Africa. He is recognized composer writing music for guitar but also composing music for animated films, as well…

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