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November 2019

David Newsam (classical guitar) and Margaret Herlehy (oboe)

November 3, 2019, 3:00 pm

Music from South America for oboe and guitar. Margaret Herlehy is an active chamber musician and performer. She is a resident artist in music at UNH and performs with the UNH faculty trio Sospiri.   David Newsam, guitar, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston but also completed his studies in the Modern ... Read more

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December 2019

TJ Wheeler, Blues & Jazz guitarist

December 1, 2019, 3:00 pm

TJ Wheeler is a treasure of American Roots music performing a gumbo of Blues, Jazz, and Ragtime on a wide variety of instruments. He has been a staple around the Seacoast for over 30+ when we used to run into one another in the early days of Pressroom.  His reputation as a blues artist and ... Read more

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March 2020

David William Ross, Classical Guitar

March 1, 2020, 3:00 pm

David Ross is a guitarist/composer living in New England and serves on the faculty of Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, The Vermont Jazz Center, the Concord Community Music School, and Elm City Music. He has done recording work for PARMA Records and works as a session/studio player specializing in new music and improvisation in ... Read more

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April 2020

Bokyung Byun, Classical Guitar

April 5, 2020, 3:00 pm

Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as “confident and quite extraordinary.” Korean guitarist, Bokyung Byun enjoys a rising reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation. She is the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. Ms. Falletta herself described Bokyung’s performance as "stunning, showcasing her gorgeous tone, ... Read more

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May 2020

The Hampton Trio

May 31, 2020, 3:00 pm

The Hampton Trio is an ensemble of mandolin, mandola, and classical guitar (Robert Margo, mandolo/mandolin, Beverly Davis, guitar, and Mark Davis, guitar/mandolin). Their program is varied and reflects their interest to popularize and add to the existing repertoire for this particular group of instruments. Their programs often include classical guitar duos by Mark and Beverly ... Read more

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September 2023

Colin Davin

September 10, 2023, 6:00 pm

Augustine Foundation Concert “Precision, musical intelligence and passion” are words that have been used to described guitarist Colin Davin.  He has been hailed as “the real thing;  a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination” (American Record Guide). For the past seven years Colin has served on the conservatory ... Read more

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October 2023

Val Ramos, flamenco guitar

October 22, 2023, 3:00 pm

With: Tere Luna, Bolero and Rumba Flamenca singer Portsmouth’s Guitar Sunday Series proudly presents international Flamenco guitar master Val Ramos performing a recital of traditional and contemporary Flamenco guitar music, with a cameo performance by Rumba Flamenca singer Tere Luna. Val Ramos is recognized internationally as one of the best Flamenco guitarists in the United ... Read more

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November 2023

Bokyung Byun

November 3, 2023, 7:00 pm

Bokyung Byun enjoys a reputation as one of the most sought-after guitarists of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, where Falletta herself described Bokyung’s performance as "stunning, showcasing her gorgeous tone, immaculate technique, and sophisticated musicianship.”

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December 2023

Catherine O’Kelly

December 3, 2023, 3:00 pm

Classical guitarist Catherine O’Kelly is an active performer throughout New England, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She performs regularly as part of the concert series for The Shirley Meeting House in Shirley, MA.  In June 2020 she founded and directed the Online Guitar Festival, providing performance opportunities, master classes, composition classes, ... Read more

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February 2024

Peter Blanchette, Archguitar

February 18, 3:00 pm

Peter Blanchette is known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. He is a guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor and  has released 17 albums of performance on the archguitar on the Dorian label and his own imprint, Archguitar Music. His albums receive heavy radio airplay.   He performs and records in solo recital ... Read more

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