pgs Guest artist series

Classical Guitar. Finger-style Picking.  All ages.  All levels.   

Live, Guest Artist Series: 

Sunday September 11, 1:30pm

The Phoenix Guitar Society is pleased to announce that we will resume live Guest Artist Series on Sunday September 11, 2022 1:30pm. Our new venue will be there First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004. We will be in Freedom Hall inside the church.

 

Prior to our guest artist performance there will be an open stage creating opportunities for amateur student guitarists to share their music and develop their artistic skills,

and perform for a live very appreciative audience. 

 

PGS is extremely pleased to be returning to hosting Iive performances. 

 PGS will also be continuing our virtual Guest Artist Series on Zoom, Sunday October 9, 1:30. We have many friends in other countries and this is a great way to continue to hear their music.  PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM.

 

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 open stage performances from other musicians.

 

To join these monthly for Zoom meetings please RSVP to phoenixguitarsociety@gmail.com and we will send the Zoom address to you. If you would like to submit a video to be played during our open stage, RSVP to the same email address above.

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. 

Sunday, September 11, 1:30 PGS Guest Artist Series

Presents:

Tucson Guitar Quartet

 

 

Tucson Guitar Quartet

 

 

 

Founded in 2019, Tucson Guitar Quartet is led by driven performers, and educators.  Brought together by their devotion to chamber music, TGQ provides a unique experience because of their eclectic backgrounds, unconventional repertoire, and approach to Latin-American music.

 

The members of the group are George Ramirez (Arizona), Alfredo Vazquez (Arizona), Michael Nigro (California), and José Luis Puerta (Puerto Rico).

 

Latin American Soundscapes (2020), is the quartet’s debut album. Recorded at the Haskell Recording Studio at the University of Arizona. The album emphasizes music revolving around traditional, folkloric, and contemporary Latin American themes. Featuring works  by Juan Morel Campos (Puerto Rico), Julio Cesar Oliva (México), Marcelo Coronel (Argentina), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Sergio Assad (Brazil), and Edwin Guevara (Colombia).  Amongst the music recorded there are two World Premieres and performances attributed to the quartet:  An American in Bahia by  Brazilian composer and Grammy Winner Sergio Assad, and Costa-Tucson composed by Naxos recording artist Edwin Guevara. 

 

TGQ has been invited to perform at the XI International Tucson Guitar Festival, V Festival de Guitarra Clásica Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Colombia),  Tohono Chul Concert Series, Tucson Guitar Society, ASA Concert Series, Stringing our Community Together Concert Series, Phoenix Guitar Society, Art Llobet Guitar Festival (Barcelona), Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia (Mexico).

 

The Phoenix Guitar Society is a not-for profit charitable organization and we depend on your contributions to enable us to continue to bring you great classical guitar performances.

PGS is asking for a $10 donation at the door.

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First Church UCC, 1407 N. 2nd Street Phoenix, Az. 85004