Savannah Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar, 2006 GFA.

Thomas Viloteau, 1st Prize, 2006 GFA Competition, Columbus, Ga. USA

2011 East Coast Guitar Concerts/Festivals/Events (USA)

Winter 2011

February 26 and 27, 2011 - Columbus, Georgia. The 12th Annual Columbus State University Guitar Competition & Symposium.  Concerts, master classess, lectures - Artists include:  Xuefei Yang, Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo, Jan Bartlema, Dr. Kevin Manderville, and Andrew Zohn, Director.

April 1-3, 2011 - (Friday - Sunday) - Appalachian Guitar Festival, Boone, NC.  Guest Artists include: Elliot Frank,  Alan Mearns,  Andy Page Trio, and Matt Palmer.

Winter/Spring 2011 - Troubadour Series, Wofford College, Spartenburg, SC (note, search for 'Troubadour Series' if needed...)

Summer 2011

June 3-5, 2011 - Memphis. Tennessee (USA.)  Memphis International guitar Festival and Competition - concerts, master classes and competition; artists include:  Lily Afshar, Edoardo Catemario, Ernesto Tamayo and Cyrus Forough (violin.)

June 28-July 3, 2011 - Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition.  Location: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, Georgia (USA); Hosted by the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University.  Artists/Lecturers include:  Alberto Mesirca, Alvaro Pierri, Colin Thurmond, David Russell, David Starobin, Duo46 , Gaelle Solal, Galen Wixson, Henderson-Kolk Duo, Ioannis Andronoglou, Jeffrey McFadden, Jim McCutcheon, Keith Calmes, Kolk Duo, Luigi Attademo, Matanya Ophee, Matthew Gould, Michael Dias, Nigel North, Paris Guitar, Paul Galbraith, Rafael Aguirre, Ren Merry, Ricardo Cobo, Scott Tennant, Soloduo , Stephen Goss, Steven Walter, The Czar's, Thomas Heck, Tom Amoriello.

 

Winter 2010

Assad Duo; concert during 2006 Guitar Foundation of America in Columbus, Ga - Photo by Dale Reagan.

March 19, 2010 - The Assad Brothers are scheduled to perform during the Savannah Music Festival - these are two world class performers - get your tickets early!

February 27 and 28, 2010 Columbus, Georgia - 11th Annual Columbus Guitar Competition & Symposium.  Guest artists include:  Carlos Perez,  Solo Duo (Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli), Duo Spiritoso (Jeffrey McFadden & Andrew Zohn), and Elliot Frank.

February 21, 2010 - 9:55 AM - Noteworthy Duo at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island, SC.  Noteworthy plays an extended 20 minute prelude prior to the 10:15am service, also for the offertory, and communion.

February 21, 2010 - 16:30 Noteworthy Duo  at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Savannah, GA

February 27 and 28, 2010 Columbus, Georgia - 11th Annual Columbus Guitar Competition & Symposium.  Guest artists include:  Carlos Perez,  Solo Duo (Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli), Duo Spiritoso (Jeffrey McFadden & Andrew Zohn), and Elliot Frank.

 

March 6, 2010 - GUILFORD COLLEGE (Greensboro, NC) CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS and GUITAR ENSEMBLE - perform at venues in Savannah including The Episcopal Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Saturday, March 6th, 7:30 PM),  All performances are free and open to the public. 

 

March 7, 2010 - GUILFORD COLLEGE CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS and GUITAR ENSEMBLE - perform at The Telfair Museum Jepson Center, (Sunday, March 7th, 12:30 PM) and Skidaway Presbyterian Church (Sunday, 7:30 PM).

 

April 9-11, 2010 (Friday - Sunday) - Appalachian Guitar Festival, Boone, NC.  Note - 2010 information soon.

May 13-16, 2010 (Thursday - Sunday) -Rosario Guitar Festival, Columbia, SC.  Performances and master classes with artists: performances by Stephen Aaron, Marina Alexandra, Mir Ali, Christopher Berg, José Lezcano, and Marco Sartor.

Summer 2010

July 23-26, 2010 - Greenville, NC - East Carolina University Guitar Workshop - Classes, competition and concerts.  Performers/instructors include:  Elliot Frank, Duo Spiritoso Jeffrey McFadden and Andrew Zohn), Stephen Aron, Jason Vieaux, Bustos/Weverka Duo, Soloduo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli.) "Greenville is 40 miles east of I-95 on US 264. Visit the ECU Directions page for maps and full driving directions." [ ~ 80 miles east of Raleigh ]

 

Winter 2009

January 15, Thursday, 7:30 PM - Guitarist Petar Jankovic performs works by Villa-Lobos; Wesleyan College, Olive Swan Porter Building, Burden Parlor - 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, Ga - tickets: (478) 743-6940.

February 14, Saturday, 7:30 PM - Noteworthy Duo - Michael Nigro: Guitar and Lisa Schroeder: Flute. Cost: $10.00 - Reservations are required: 912-635-2600 - Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, Ga.

February 15, Sunday, 7:00 PM - Noteworthy Duo - Michael Nigro: Guitar and Lisa Schroeder: Flute. Arlington Congregational Church, 431 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL - 904-724-7433 for ticket information - tickets also available at the door.

February 17, Tuesday, 7:30 PM - Noteworthy Duo - Michael Nigro: Guitar and Lisa Schroeder: Flute.  Jacksonville Public Library (main library, 303 North Laura St, Jacksonville FL.  FREE -  "Music @ Main"

February 22, Sunday, 4:30 PM - Noteworthy Duo - Michael Nigro: Guitar and Lisa Schroeder: Flute. 
The Episcopal Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 1802 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA.

February 28 - March 1 - 10th Annual Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, Columbus, GaArtists include:  Jeffrey McFadden, Thomas Kirchoff, Dale Kavenaugh, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, Marko Feri.  The symposium includes:  concerts, master classes and a competition (two divisions - grades 9-12 and Collegiate/Graduate levels.).

March 21 - 26 - Middle Tennessee Guitar Festival, Murfreesburo, TN.  Artists include:  William Yelverton, Lucas Finney, Roger Hudson and Bella Musiqa, Mir Ali, Carolina String Duo, Ben Bolt, Erol Ozsever,Virginia Luque, and the Rucco-James Duo.

March 26, 2009 - Savannah, Ga - Guitarist Manuel Barrueco performs at Temple Mickve Israel as part of the Savannah Music Festival (tickets $45.)  [[ The last classical guitarist to perform during this festival was David Russell, in 2006.]] 

April 3-5, 2009 - Boone, NC - Appalachian Guitar Festival - annual festival with concerts, master classes and a competition - Photos from the 2008 Appalachian Guitar Festival. 2009 artists include:  Matt Palmer, Michael Partington, Carlos Perez and Rucco-James Duo.

April 24-26, 2009 - Columbia, SC - Rosario Guitar Festival and Competition, Masterclasses and Concerts.  Artists include:  Stephen Aron, Christopher Berg, Valerie Hartzell, Jonathan Gangi and Marina Alexandra.

Fall 2008

October 28, 2008 - Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island (Brunswick), Ga - Guitarist Brad Richter.

October 30, 2008 - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC - Guitarist Brad Richter and Cello (TBA).

September 30, 2008, 7:30 PM - Brewton Parker College, Mount Vernon, Ga - Guitarist Michael Nigro performs

September 29, 2008, 7:00 PM - Wesley Monumental Church, Savannah, Ga - Guitarist Michael Nigro.

September 28, 2008, 7:00 PM - The Palms Presbertarian Church, Jacksonville, Fl  - Guitarist Michael Nigro

September 27, 2008. 7:00 PM - Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island (Brunswick), Ga - Guitarist Michael Nigro.


Notes about the Wofford College Troubadour Series AND the Middle Tennessee Guitar Festival - In addition to presenting a slate of exceptional performers, Admission to the series is free and open to the public - truly a model of what can be done with local, regional, national and private arts funding.  Of course my guess is that the organizers would be happy to accept your contributions - support the arts!  :)

January 27, 2008 - Guitarist(s): North Carolina School of the Arts Guitar Quartet - Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA

February 23-24, 2008 - The 9th Annual Columbus State University Guitar Competition & Symposium
 Columbus (GA) USA.  Artists: Jeffrey McFadden, Pasquale Rucco & Douglas James, Solo Duo: Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli, The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Columbus Symphony Orchestra George del Gobbo, Conductor, and Andrew Zohn, (Festival Director.)

February  26, 2008 - Guitarist: Thomas Viloteau - Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA

March 8, 2008 - Georgia Guitar Quartet, Brunswick, Ga  Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520.  (912) 262-6934

March 10, 2008 - Guitarist: Robert Sharpe - Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA

March 15-20, 2008 - Middle Tennessee Guitar Festival, Murfreesboro, TN. Guest Artists:  William Yelverton, Roger Hudson, Valerie Hartzell, Randy Reed, Duo Firenze, Christopher Berg, Johns Johns, Matt Palmer

April 11-13, 2008 -  The Annual Appalachian Guitar Fest and Competition, Boone, NC.  Guest Artists: Douglas James, Alexander Dunn, Elliot Frank, William Kanengiser (LAGQ member), and Stephen Robinson.  Douglas James, Festival Director.  2008 Photos will be located here.


July 13-25, 2008 - Winston-Salem, NC - North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Guitar Workshop. directed by Joseph Pecoraro. Resident and guest artists include: Luke Payne, David Burgess,Robert Trent, and the Blue Ridge Guitar Quartet.   "The NCSA Summer Guitar Workshop is an outstanding opportunity for young artists to develop their love for and abilities on the classical guitar. High School, College, and Junior High students of all levels of experience are eligible for admission."

July 16-19, 2008 - Alexandria Guitar Festival and Suzuki Guitar Institute (July 12-20), Alexandria, VA. Artists include: Solo Duo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli), Bruce Holzman, Adam del Lamonte, Marcin Dylla, Ana Vidovic, Nathan Fischer, Andrew Zohn, Kevin Ernste, Ricardo Cobo and Julian Gray.

2007 East Coast Guitar Events (USA)

February 24-25, 2007 - Columbus State University Guitar Competition and Symposium Columbus, Georgia, USA  Guest Artists:  Judicaël Perroy, Marc Teicholz, Jeffrey McFadden, David Rogers, Patrick Lui.  Andrew Zohn, Festival Director

April 13-15 2007 -  The Annual Appalachian Guitar Fest and Competition, Boone, NC.  Guest Artists: Lily Afshar, Carlos Pérez,  Andrew Zohn and Douglas James, Festival Director..

September 28-30 2007 - Music Academy of North Carolina, 3rd Annual Competition , Greensboro, NC.  Guest Artists:  Stephen Aron, Douglas James, Elliot Frank and Duo Spiritoso. The web site is having problems (August/07) so the Brochure and Application are available here (download for more information.)

September 27, 2007 - Guitarist: Marcos Diaz - Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA - WOW - awesome Bach!

September 30, 2007 - World-renowned classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening and baritone, Jubilant Sykes will be in concert Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 pm in the Roswell UMC Sanctuary. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door and are available at 770.594.0512 or online at www.itickets.com Roswell UMC is located at 814 Mimosa Blvd in Roswell GA 30075. 

October 19, 2007 - Guitarist: Francois Fowler- Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA

November 8, 2007 - Guitar Duo: Zohn-McFadden Duo - Wofford College Troubadour Series, Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) USA

Savannah, Ga - November 15, 2007 - Guitarist Jhon Akers in concert at the Telfair Museum.

2006 East Coast Guitar Events (USA)

May 26 - 31, 2006 - The Stetson International Guitar Workshop - (Near Orlando Florida) - UPDATE - this has been cancelled. (when reviewed on 2/22/06.) 

October 10-15, 2006  Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Convention - Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, Columbus Georgia, USA.  This is an annual, international gathering of guitarists - a great festival to hear exceptional performers, try out super guitars and in general, have a fun time with other guitarists.  

New - Images from 2004-5 Classical Guitar Events

2004 East Coast Events (USA)

Email and Web page: Guitar News (from western NC, USA) - weekly updates.  This covers events in the southeast US as well as some international festivals.  This is a great announcement list for anyone in the southern US.

February 21-22, 2004 - Columbus State University Guitar Competition and Symposium Columbus, Georgia, USA  Andrew Zohn, Director, Guest artists:  Adam Holzman, Bruce Holzman, Patrick Kearney, Lorenzo Micheli, Leo Welch.  [I attended this event in 2004 and found the venue and and the competition level to be exceptional.  It was worth the ~6 hour drive.  It was also great to see young players in the mix (elementary, middle and high school.)  The collegiate/graduate level performances were quite good - it is great to see that we have such talent.]

April 1-4, 2004 -  The Annual Appalachian Guitar Fest and Competition, Boone, NC, Douglas James , Festival Director; Featuring Guest Artists:  Aron/Ali Duo, Michale Chpadelaine, Rucco/James Duo, and Stanley Yates.. 

May 28 - June 2, 2004 - The Stetson International Guitar Workshop - recitals and personal coaching by the distinguished artist faculty. Stephen Robinson, Artistic Director, The Canadian Guitar Quartet, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Fernandez, Oscar Ghiglia, Adam Holzman, Bruce Holzman, Douglas James, Judical Perroy and Jason Vieaux..

June 20- July 16,  2004 - Killington Music Festival  - The renowned Killington Music Festival announces its second annual classic guitar workshop to take place June 20 - July 16, 2004. Guitarist and teacher Gerald Klickstein will direct four weeks of intensive study at the beautiful Vermont resort of Killington.

July 10-14, 2004 - ECU Summer Guitar Workshop - Greenville, NC.  Featuring Andrew Zohn, Jeffrey McFadden and workshop Director,  Dr. Elliot Frank. "The East Carolina University Summer Guitar Workshop is aimed at students and aspiring  professionals of all ages who are interested in improving and acquiring skills in classical  guitar performance. The workshop is open to classical guitarists of all ages."

 

2002 East Coast Events (USA)

February 23-24, 2002 -  2002 Columbus State University Guitar Competition and Symposium, Columbus, Georgia, Andrew Zohn, Director with Matteo Mela (Italy), Jeffrey McFadden (Canada), and Elliot Frank (USA).   This event includes masterclasses, concerts and a competition.  

April 4-7, 2002 -  The Seventh Annual Appalachian Guitar Fest and Competition, Boone, NC, Douglas James , Festival Director; Featuring International Guest Artists:: Adam Holzman, Patrick Kearny, and Andrew Zohn. 

June 7-12, 2002 - The Stetson International Guitar Workshop - recitals and personal coaching by the distinguished artist faculty of Stephen Robinson, Artistic Director, Denis Azabagic, Arnaud Dumond, Roland Dyens, Nicholas Goluses, Julian Gray, Bruce Holzman, Eleftheria Kotzia, David Leisner, Peter McCutcheon, Michael Newman, Laura Oltman and Steven Thachuk.

June 12-21, 2002 - South Carolina Guitar Camp and Competition - Columbia, SC.  A week of concerts, classes, ensembles and a student competition.  Artist faculty: Mike Connors, Elliot Frank, Alan Knight, Rod Lewis, Greg Shirer, Andrew Zohn. 

June 25-27, 2002 - ECU Summer Guitar Workshop - Greenville, NC.  Featuring Jason Vieaux, Andrew Zohn, Patrick Kearne and workshop Director,  Dr. Elliot Frank. "The East Carolina University Summer Guitar Workshop is aimed at students and aspiring  professionals of all ages who are interested in improving and acquiring skills in classical  guitar performance. The workshop is open to classical guitarists of all ages."

July 7 - August 2, 2002 - Killington Music Festival  - The renowned Killington Music Festival has added a classical guitar division to its world-famous offerings. Distinguished guitarist and teacher, Gerald Klickstein, will direct four weeks of intensive study at the beautiful Vermont resort of Killington. Undergraduate and graduate college students, young professionals and advanced high school students are invited to apply. Lessons and classes will cover all aspects of guitar performance including musical interpretation, technique, practice methods, performance preparation, career development and more. 

Fall 2002 - Concerts at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

  • September 22: September Concerts: Boccherini guitar quintet 3:00, Christopher Berg and USC String Faculty USC School of Music Recital Hall (This is the one with the great fandango!)
  • September 29: September Concerts: Christopher Berg, solo guitar music 3:00 (Albeniz and Barrios) USC School of Music Recital Hall 

There is an admission charge for the School of Music's "September Concerts". Call 777-4280 for details or visit http://www.music.sc.edu/ and click on Events and Workshops.

  • October 7: Christopher Berg, Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, Georgia. 7:30 p.m. Max Noah Recital Hall, free (I think) 
  • December 3: Christopher Berg, guitar Music of Spain and the Americas
    7:30 pm USC School of Music Recital Hall - free

2001 Events 

April 5-8,  2001, Appalachian Guitar Fest and Competition - . Douglas James, Director,  guest artists include: Lily Afshar, Richard Savino, and Benjamin Verdery.  Masterclasses, concerts and a competition. 

June 8-13, 2001, Stetson International Guitar Workshop - Stephen Robinson, Artistic Director - Concerts, Classes, Seminars - Concerts by: Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Goluses, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Raphaella Smits, Antigoni Goni, Ocsar Ghglia, Michael Chapdelain, Lily Afshar, Dusan Bogdanovic, and Fabio Zanon.

August 12-19, 2001, The Castellani-Andriaccio Guitar Duo Summer Master Classes (Italy - June) Chautauqua, New York (August)

 

Savannah Classical Guitar

Solo Duo, 2006 Guitar Foundation of America concert, Columbus, Ga.

LAGQ - 2006 Guitar Foundation of America concert, Columbus, Ga.

SCG: Appalachian Guitar Festival 2008

SCG: Appalachian Guitar Festival 2008

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