Pre-Concert Speaker: Dr. Candice Mowbray

— Dr. Candice Mowbray will be the speaker for the Pre-Concert Talk before Lukasz Kuropaczewski’s performance, February 24, 2018, 8pm.  Tickets: MarlowGuitar.org  —

MowbrayPromoStripes_BW Regarded for her beautiful tone and sensitive music-making, classical guitarist Candice Mowbray shares the expressive and communicative qualities of her playing through programs of modern and classic works: from the playful acrobatics in music by French guitar virtuoso Ida Presti to the elegance and solemnity of Fernando Sor’s Fantaisie élégiaque, listeners enjoy her artful programming and thoughtful interpretations.

Appearing as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer, Dr. Mowbray has been a featured artist at many prestigious festivals and concert series such as the Guitar Foundation of American Convention in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Series, Knoxville Guitar Series, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest, Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Kreykenbohm Lecture Series and Maryland Symphony Orchestra “Let’s Talk Music” Series. She has been a featured soloist with the National String Symphonia, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, Satori Chamber Ensemble and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the later with whom she premiered two dedicated arrangements.

A sought-after collaborator, Mowbray is highly active as a chamber musician and can be regularly heard performing in The Fairfield Duo with flutist and shakuhachi player, Nora Suggs.

Mowbray was profiled in Classical Guitar Magazine’s, “Letter from New York” and her lectures have been described as “enthusiastic” and “insightful” in Classical Guitar Magazine and The Morning Call. Her recent solo CD, ‘Reverie’, has been met with positive acclaim and was featured on radio shows such as The Intimate Guitar (Dayton, OH) and Musica Mundi (Boulder, CO). The album features an evocative program of twentieth-century and contemporary French compositions including rarely recorded solo works by Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya.

Mowbray earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory. Private lessons with Dr. Glenn Caluda and the internationally renowned Paraguayan guitarist, Berta Rojas, greatly informed her playing. Also influential were lessons and masterclasses with many distinguished performing artists including Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Angel Romero, Ricardo Cobo, Eduardo Isaac, Maximo Diego Pujol, Victor Villadangos and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

As a clinician and adjudicator, Mowbray has worked with students of all ages at festivals and special programs including the TESS Guitar Festival in Connecticut, Mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival and Performing and Visual Arts Northwest Governor’s School. Dr. Mowbray has taught courses in music and appreciation of the broader humanities at Shenandoah Conservatory, Hagerstown Community College, and other colleges and schools of music in the mid-Atlantic region. She also enjoys writing about music. Her publications include “Recordings to Revisit: Ida Presti’s Solo Recordings” in Soundboard and “A Piece of Carnegie Hall Comes to Maryland” in Bravo! Magazine.

from our website

A December Serenade

Join us for the next Marlow Serenade
Sunday, December 10th

 

 

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce the next Marlow Serenade House Concert will take place Sunday December 10th, 4:00 pm at the home of MGI board member, Duane Morse, in Falls Church, Virginia (address provided upon reservation).

In this concert, The Marlow Trio of Danielle Cumming, Joao Figueiroa and Candice Mowbray will team up to provide a enjoyable program of solos, duos and trios, some of which will celebrate the holiday season.

Doors will open at 3:00PM; the music starts at 4:00PM; and the program will last about an hour. Light snacks and wine will be served, but please feel free to BYOB. The event will finish by 6pm. The suggested donation is $25 per person. Seating is limited therefore reservations are required.

To reserve your seat, please RSVP through the link: http://Marlow.rsvpify.com. If you need to cancel your reservation, please notify me at least 72hrs in advance as there may be a waiting list.

We look forward to sharing the afternoon with you.

Joao Figueiroa
Executive Director
joao@marlowguitar.org

A comment on our last Marlow Serenade

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“Bravo to the Marlow Guitar Series for organizing an intimate late Sunday afternoon house concert by the talented guitarist Candice Mowbray in an “up close and personal” home setting. Candice Mowbray plays in a sensitive cantabile style and she presented a thoughtfully crafted program of mostly late 20th century and contemporary lyrical guitar pieces offset by a legendary composition by Fernando Sor, Beethoven’s contemporary and acquaintance.  The classical guitar is beautifully suited for an intimate home concert setting where you can enjoy every nuance of the melodic phrase and the supporting choral voices in a “living room musical conversation.” It was an enriching, moving and enchanting experience and I urge others not to miss any future opportunities that Marlow may offer.”

– Warren Hamerman

Marlow Serenade: Candice Mowbray

Marlow Serenade
October 8, 2017: Candice Mowbray

Our second Marlow Serenade. Don’t miss out on the next one – sign up for the next announcement: http://eepurl.com/tEz9H

 Program

La Vie En Rose         Edith Piaf (1915-1963) and Louis Guglielmi (1916-1991)
arr. J. Raymond

Manha de Carnival                                                       Luiz Bonfa (1922-2001)
arr. B. Powell

Vals pour Atom                                                        Laurent Boutros (b. 1964)

Gnossienne, no. 1                                                           Erik Satie (1866-1925)
arr. R. Dyens

Etude, no. 2                                                                 Ida Presti (1924-1967)
Danse rythmique

Reverie                                                             Alexandre Lagoya (1929-1999)

Fantaisie Elegiaque, Op. 59                                    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
I. Introduction: Andante largo
II. Marche funebre: Andante moderato

Song for the Rainforest                                               Glenn Caluda (b. 1948)

 

As mentioned above, we will be announcing the next Marlow Serenade on our email list. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/tEz9H

Although these house concerts are open to the public, Marlow Guitar International Members are given special benefits, such as early reservations and, depending on the level, two free tickets.  For more information on Membership, visit the website.

 

This immersive weekend – February 25, 2017

Can we rename this weekend February Classical Guitar Immersion weekend?

For classical guitar students and musical aficionados of any age, this weekend is reaching immersion-style proportions, would you agree? Also a great environment for those planning on competing in the Beatty Music Scholarship Competition in March, eh?

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 Master Class @ 6pm
(Free for listeners. Auditors are pre-selected.)

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Master Class with Antigoni Goni, classical guitarist from Greece.

With Levine Music, Silver Spring Campus
Silver Spring Public Library
900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910


Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 @ 4pm

Loudoun Youth Guitars @ 4pm Twinbrook Public Library. Free for listeners.
Twinbrook Public Library
202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville, MD 20851

Direct from Twinbrook Library website:

“Do you enjoy music? Do you love guitars? Loudoun Youth Guitars, formed by talented guitar students from middle to high schools in Loudoun County, will perform pieces from classical to contemporary composers like Handel, Vivaldi, Bizet and Chick Corea.

Conducted by Dr. Miroslav Loncar, the group has performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Croatian Embassy, the National Institutes of Health, the Composer Society of Montgomery County, Loudoun County Public Libraries, Salisbury University, Shepherd University, and other venues.”

More info: http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=112358


Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 7pm

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Pre-Concert Lecture by Candice Mowbray (included in your Antigoni Goni concert ticket: Get your ticket here: marlowguitar.org)

Westmoreland Congregational Church
1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816

 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8pm

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Classical Guitarist, Antigoni Goni, from Greece
(Get your ticket here: marlowguitar.org)

Westmoreland Congregational Church
1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816

 

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 after the concert

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Meet-The-Artist Reception with Antigoni Goni
(included in your Antigoni Goni concert ticket: Get your ticket here: marlowguitar.org)

Westmoreland Congregational Church
1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816

Bring your purchased CD or concert program to have it signed by Antigoni. Feel free to share your impressions of her performance and ask questions if you have them.

We encourage you to share! Bring friends or family.

Hope to see you at any or all of these! If you take pictures, tag us on Twitter @marlowguitar or @intlcmusic or Facebook and we’ll share!