2018-18 Guitar Series


Guitar 2018-10

July 11 - David Sinclair plays Flamenco music

A Canadian artist, Toronto native and trained at WLU - but his love of Flamenco music drew him to Spain where he has lived for more than a decade, absorbing this music to the full. He plays ten works, composed by himself, reflecting the music of many regions of Spain.


September 23 - Marcus Scholtes, violin; Stephen Zurakowsky, guitar - $25/$15
Two well-known local musicians join to form one of the guitar world’s classic combinations.

Program Schubert Sonata in A minor D. 821, "Arpeggione" -
Ludovico Einaudi: Oltremare (arranged by Zurakowsky); Aleksey Igudesman: Selected Latin duets; Piazolla Tango duets; Zurakowsky - Original solo guitar and guitar/violin works; tba: Solo violin work; Paganini: duets for guitar and violin - to be determined

16 [tues] Artyam Dervoed, guitar [highly acclaimed Russian] $35 (st $20)

Artyom Dervoed is the head of the classical guitar department at the Bashmet Center in Moscow and teaches a select group of young players at the prestigious Gnessin Academy as well as the Moscow State University of Culture & Arts.[4] He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the annual Guitar Virtuosi Moscow International Festival, presented by the Moscow Philharmonic at the Tchaikovsky Hall. ... Last year’s festival opened with Mr. Dervoed’s performance of his own transcription of Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo.


December 9 - Jasmin Lacasse Roy (Montreal) - $30/$20

top prize winner in many international music competitions including: Canadian Music Competition, Clermont Pépin competition -- featured soloist at several international classical music festivals such as the Domaine Forget Music festival, the Guitar Festival of Ottawa and many guitar societies. With a Doctorate in guitar performance from the University of Montreal, Jasmin is taking on the guitar world!

Febuary 27 [wed] Michael Kolk/Laurence Kayaleh guitar/violin $35 (st $20)

Both of these Canadian artists are highly acclaimed in their own country, and Ms. Kayaleh over much of the world as well.

Works by Paganini, Rebay, de Falla, Piazzolla, and Canadian Composer: Patrick Roux

March 28 [thurs] Dmitri Kotranakis, guitar $35 (st $20)

He is one of Europe’s most acclaimed guitarists; this will be his third appearance with us.

Vicente Asencio (1908 – 1979): Suite Valenciana

Mario Gangi (1923 - 2010): (Metodo per Chitarra / Terza     Parte) #21, 9, & 19

Vojislav Ivanovic (b. 1959): Café no. 2 , 5 , 3

Gerard Drozd (b. 1955): Adagio (Omaggio a J. S.     Bach)  op.44
Štěpán Rak (b. 1945): Kaygorodl Balalaika

April 17 [wednesday] Robert Gruca - from Cleveland, Ohio

Bob has played several times for KWCMS, and is one of the midwest’s foremost guitarists. He has brought out some very impressive CDs, and performed very widely including with the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra.

Program tba.