Concert Series

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The Columbus Guitar Society has, since 1992, presented the only concert series in the region dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar. Past seasons have included such luminaries as Jason Vieaux, John Holmquist, Roland Dyens, David Tannenbaum, David Leisner, Dale Kavanagh, The Falla Trio, Quaternaglia, The Pearl-Gray Duo, Carlos Perez, Stanley Yates, and many winners of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Solo Artist Competition. Concerts take place in the acoustically brilliant Huntington Recital Hall at the Capital University Conservatory of Music. See Maps and Details page for directions. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster as well as for purchase (cash,check, or credit card) at the door, one hour before concert start time.

ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 CONCERT SERIES:

 

 

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Raphael Feuillatre, Guitar Foundation of America champion

Capital University, Huntington Recital Hall

8:00 pm, Saturday, 12 October 2019

Parisian virtuoso Raphael Feuillatre studied at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (initially with renowned composer–pedagogue, Roland Dyens), receiving his diploma “with highest honors.” His studies continue at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice. His credentials as laureate of half a dozen international competitions include first prizes at Fontenay-sous-Bois, France; José Tomás Villa de Petrer, Spain; and, of course, the Guitar Foundation of America. Can you imagine a more exciting way to open our 29th guest-artist series on 12 October 2019?!
www.guitarfoundation.org

 

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AronBerkner Duo, flute and guitar

Capital University, Huntington Recital Hall

8:00 pm, Saturday, 18 January 2020

 

Described by the New York Times as “cultivated and musical,” Stephen Aron has established himself at the center of the American classical guitar scene. He has released seven CDs to critical acclaim and directs the Oberlin College and Conservatory’s guitar program. Flutist Jane Berkner has been on the Ohio Touring Artist’s Roster for more than 25 years and holds faculty positions at Ashland University and the University of Akron. Together, they bring us the sonorous artistry of The AronBerkner Duo on 18 January 2020.
www.aronberknerduo.com

 

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The Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet

Capital University, Huntington Recital Hall

8:00 pm, Saturday, 29 February 2020

 

Spanning more than a quarter century, Brazil’s Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (QGQ)—Sidney Molina, Fabio Ramazzina, Chrystian Dozza, and Thiago Abdalla—is acclaimed as one of the top ensembles of its kind and is recognized for its artistic excellence and its significant contributions to the expansion of the repertoire. The QGQ has established a wide canon of ambitious arrangements and original works through collaborations with currently prominent composers. Their nine CDs are perhaps best described as “fantastic,” as their return to our stage will be on 29 February 2020.
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David Jacques, Baroque guitar

Capital University, Huntington Recital Hall

8:00 pm, Saturday, 4 April 2020

 

Both as soloist and as a guest of numerous orchestras and early-music ensembles, David Jacques has appeared in more than 3,500 performances in 35 countries and on more than 50 recordings. Amazing! Notably, three of his CDs have won the Conseil Québécois de la Musique’s Prix Opus. He also has one of the most impressive historic-guitar collections of which I’m aware. David will close our season on 4 April 2020 with a program of Baroque music delivered using an original guitar by A. Voboam built in the 1660s! Wow.
www.david-jacques.com