pgs Guest artist series
COVID-19 has affected all of us in both big and little ways. PGS hopes that everyone is healthy and safe during this difficult time. Unfortunately, our monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum and all other in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We are saddened that circumstances have come to this and are eager to meet in-person again.
However, we are pleased to announce that we will continue our guest artist series via Zoom! The PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month. During these Zoom meetings we will premier video recordings submitted by our guest artist and attendees, have Q & A sessions, and provide an opportunity for live performances. To join these monthly Zoom meetings please submit a request to join to email@example.com.
All attendees are invited to submit videos for viewing at monthly Zoom meetings. If you would like to submit a video please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your requests to join the meeting well in advance of the meeting date. If we receive a request during meeting time there's no guarantee we will be able to respond.
If you are submitting a video please do so 48 hours prior to the Zoom meeting date. All video submissions received after the 48 hour cut-off will be premiered during the next month's meeting.
December Guest Artist:
Noah Weig-Pickering is a graduate from the Bolton Guitar Studies Program at the
University of Arizona, taught by Tom Patterson; he holds a BA in
Classical Guitar Performance and a Minor in East Asian Studies.
In 6th grade, Noah showed great interest in playing the guitar. He started his journey at Albuquerque Academy, in New Mexico, and studied under Mickey Jones and Jeremy Mayne.Throughout his high school career, he was blessed with many opportunities, like being a part of the 2011 Austin Pictures Festival, performing on the Austin City Limits Stage, and even participating in the World Premier of Roland Dyens' composition, “Carillons”, as part of the 2012 New Mexico Classical Guitar Summer Festival.
As a member of the Albuquerque Academy Honor Guitar Quartet from 2012-2014,
Noah was able to open concerts for internationally renowned artists such as: Soloduo
and The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Additional key artists he worked with during his high school career include: Martha Masters, Vladimir Gorbach, Ben Verdery, and many others.
Attending the University of Arizona allowed Noah to grow immensely as a
musician. During his undergraduate career, he had incredible opportunities to work
with, and soak in new ideas from amazing artists such as: Sergio and Odier
Assad, David Russell, Judicaël Perroy, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukic, Lorenzo
Micheli, Mateo Mela, Thomas Viloteau, Beijing Guitar Duo and many others.
During the summer of 2017, Noah traveled to Quebec, Canada to participate in a
Classical Guitar Festival and was able to work with Alvaro Pierri, Patrick Roux,
Bruce Holzman, and others. Over the years, Noah Weig-Pickering has given multiple
performances and recitals, with the largest audience being ~2,500 people at the UA Science
Lecture Series in 2018. Recently In 2019, he placed 3rd in the Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition.
Outside of performing and the world of classical guitar, Noah is also a composer, music producer, studio musician, and teacher.
"I am beyond thankful for all the experiences and opportunities I’ve had
throughout my career. Everyday I strive to be better at the guitar, to be a better
musician, and to be a better person. I never want to reach a point in my life
where I am complacent with how things are, and my biggest aspiration is to continue to strive for never-ending improvement.”
- Noah Weig-Pickering
About our monthly meetings:
The Phoenix Guitar Society (PGS) Guest Artist Series at the Tempe History Museum is an informal, monthly, open-mic style gathering. We encourage guitar players of all ages, levels, and styles to gather and share music. Our monthly meeting space is hosted in the Community Room; a quiet, attentive space where the audience can engage in the performance in an intimate setting and enjoy the music. Please join us every second Sunday of the month between 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the Tempe History Museum. We start with a performance from our guest artist followed by an open stage where any guitarist from the community is encouraged to perform for a live audience. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you play!
REMINDER: Monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum are postponed until further notice. All meetings are held via Zoom.
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