Photos: Classical Guitar, Lukasz Kuropaczewski

Classical Guitar, Lukasz Kuropaczewski

Sound check.

Pre-Concert Talk by Dr. Candice Mowbray

Performance

Intermission and Raffle Selection

by Debbie Smith Mezzetta
Display Styled by Debbie Smith Mezzetta

“Meet-The-Artist” Wine & Cheese Reception

by William Herrmann

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

Candice Mowbray
Candice Mowbray

“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

Photo Gallery: Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser

Sound Check!

Seth Kibel in the Pre-Concert Lecture

Guy Van Duser signs a CD for a listener

Billy Novick and listener









Classical Guitarist Antigoni Goni, GREECE

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ANTIGONI GONI, CLASSICAL GUITARIST Photo: Simone Scozzari

The Greek guitarist, Antigoni Goni, enjoys a truly international career, having performed throughout Europe, the US and Japan, from Carnegie Hall to the Bolshoi Theater, from Wigmore Hall to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Acropolis (Athens).

Having studied with such great masters as Evangelos Assimakopoulos, John Mills, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin and Oscar Ghiglia, Goni brings her internationally acclaimed expertise to universities around the world through seminars and master classes. She is Professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and Artist-in-Residence for San Francisco Performances. She is also Founder and Artistic Director of the Volterra Project Summer Guitar Institute, an annual international festival in Tuscany. Prior to this she was Founder and Chair of the Guitar Department at Julliard Pre-College Division in New York City.

Goni’s career blossomed in the mid-1990s after she won the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Competition which resulted in some 65 concerts in North America and a contract with Naxos Records for whom she has recorded three highly respected and successful CDs.

Goni’s most recent CD, Hymn to the Muse, released in 2016 is a recording of works inspired by the Greek culture and heritage, composed and dedicated to her.

The John E. Marlow Guitar Series Premieres Greek Guitarist, Antigoni Goni

 “An eloquent player with a graceful touch and a rich sound”
New York Times

 Performing pieces from her 2016 CD Hymns to the Muse, along with pieces by Tárrega, and Mangoré and Merlin

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm
Westmoreland Congregational Church
1 Westmoreland Circle | Bethesda, MD 20816

Tickets: Adult $28 – http://www.marlowguitar.org

Students (18-22) $14, Under 18 Free with Adult, please call 301.799.4028

Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm
FREE “Meet the Artist” reception after concert.

Audience Review: Jorge Caballero, PERU

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Jorge Caballero

I looked around for a second guitarist as Jorge Caballero played J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and I wondered how he would later bring out the orchestra in Pictures at an Exhibition. We were not disappointed. 

We found out he was only eleven when he first attempted Kazuhiko Yamashita’s arrangement of Pictures and nineteen when he finally understood it enough to play and recorded it publically. Caballero intimated that the multifarious avant-garde sounds were best brought out using classical guitar techniques. Pictures at an Exhibition was a long piece that sounded very short, and he treated us to big orchestral sounds on just a six-string guitar!
Mky

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