Photo Gallery: Classical Guitarist, Jorge Caballero, PERU

Photos from the Jorge Caballero performance, January 28, 2017 -Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.

Sound & lighting check
An audience member investigating the guitar
A detail of one of the guitars to be raffled
Miroslav Lončar presents the pre-concert lecture.
Tim Healy and Danielle Cumming
Intermission
Duane and Diane Morse, Frank B and another audience member
Danielle Cumming and João Figueirôa
Danielle Cumming and audience members
Intermission
Post performance questions with the artist, Jorge Caballero


João Figueirôa, Danielle Cumming, Jorge Caballero, Tim Healy

Audience Review: Rene Izquierdo, CUBA


A couple with season tickets gave their friends a pair of tickets to experience Rene Izquierdo’s performance and this is what they said after the concert:

Cuban Guitars Rock!

At least one of them truly does.

Rene Izquierdo performed a dazzling array of Cuban and European guitar compositions to a full house last evening at the Westmoreland UCC church.  We loved every moment and thank you for the privilege of attending — in second row seats, no less.

Izquierdo introduced virtually every composition he played, providing his audience with helpful background.  The printed program added more.

Izquierdo’s mastery of his instrument was notable throughout the evening,
sometimes sounding like a harp, sometimes a harpsichord, sometimes a
dulcimer or a viola.  Amazing.

Thank you again,
Steve and Pat

Jason Vieaux performs October 22, 2016

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. His latest solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. (more)

Tickets and program are available on the marlowguitar.org website, as well as a sample music clip.
jv_med_sqGrammy-winner Jason Vieaux “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. His latest solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music. Recent and future highlights include performances at the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Ravinia Festival, New York’s 92Y, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, and many others. He has performed as soloist with nearly 100 orchestras and his passion for new music has fostered premieres by Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, José Luis Merlin, and more. Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well, and has released thirteen albums, most recently Together with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Vieaux recently recorded Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar for a Ginastera Centennial album which will be released in fall 2016 on Oberlin Music. His album with bandoneonist Julien Labro will be released in fall 2016 on Azica.
In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and in 2015 was invited to inaugurate the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival. Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001. In 1992 he was the youngest ever winner of the GFA International Guitar Competition. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series.
NPR’s Tiny Desk episode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf_Lolpumi4
Tickets are available on the marlowguitar.org website for Jason Vieaux’s October 22, 2016 performance.

Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser, USA : April 22, 2017 8pm

bg_med_sqWe conclude with the great fun and sweet melodies of Swing jazz. This fabulous duo of guitar and clarinet will carry us through the Big Band, gypsy jazz and American Songbook eras.

“Smooth-struttin’ jazz and smokey blues…a rare fusion of emotion and intellect.”
– – Montreal Gazette

“A sound so full that it’s hard to believe only two people hold the stage.”
– – Calgary Herald


Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
1 Westmoreland Circle,
Bethesda, MD 20816

Season Tickets available now: marlowguitar.org
Music Clip: http://marlowguitar.org/Season23/Music/Billy.wav
Individual Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 15, 2016, which is TODAY!

— We can’t wait. Hope to see you there. —
photo supplied by artist
Sponsored by Shereen Remez

Margarita Escarpa, SPAIN: March 18, 2017 8pm

me_med_sqSpanish guitarist Margarita Escarpa, a Marlow audience favorite, celebrates her Marlow return with a special program of Spanish and Mexican repertoire.

A winner of international competitions, Margarita combines impressive technique with warm interpretation and musicality.

“ … Escarpa held the audience under her seductive and bewitching spell. She indeed is a musical sorceress.”
The Tribune, Salt Lake City

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
1 Westmoreland Circle,
Bethesda, MD 20816

Season Tickets available now: marlowguitar.org
Music Clip: http://marlowguitar.org/Season23/Music/Escarpa.wav
Individual Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 15, 2016.

— We can’t wait. Hope to see you there. —
photo supplied by artist

Sponsored by Duane Morse

Antigoni Goni, GREECE : February 25, 2017 8pm

AG_Med_SQ.jpgSince first winning competitions and public admiration in the 1990s with her colorful and virtuosic playing, Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni has gone on to an international career, performing throughout Europe, Russia, North and South America and Asia.

Antigoni’s Marlow debut coincides with the release of her beautiful new solo album, ‘Hymn to the Muse’, a recording of works inspired by Greece.


Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
1 Westmoreland Circle,
Bethesda, MD 20816

Season Tickets available now: marlowguitar.org
Music Clip: http://marlowguitar.org/Season23/Music/Goni.wav
Individual Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 15, 2016.

— We can’t wait. Hope to see you there. —
photo by Simone Scozzari

Zoran Dukiç, CROATIA: January 28, 2017 8pm

zd_med_sqReturning to Marlow after his stunning 2015 series debut, Zoran Dukiç is a phenomenon not to be missed. His effortless fluidity and depth of expression astound audiences around the world.

“A thrilling concert… the audience was on its feet after the first piece… a phenomenal evening.”
–Gevelsberger Zeitung, Germany

Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College
Silver Spring/Takoma Park
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Season Tickets available now: marlowguitar.org
Music Clip: http://marlowguitar.org/Season23/Music/Dukic.wav
Individual Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 15, 2016.

— We can’t wait. Hope to see you there. —
photo by Mario Majcan.