Wednesday 22nd June, four members of the Liverpool Guitar Society provided Spanish music for the opening of the Picasso Linocut Exhibition. A mixture of duets and quartets provided a superb sounscape for the opening of this prestigious event which runs until January 2017. This is the first time these Linocuts have been outside the British Museum.
On Wednesday 18th November at 12:30pm soloists from Liverpool Guitar Society will be performing a selection of popular pieces from all eras of the classical guitar repertoire at the Floral Pavilion Plaza as part of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.
This concert is part of a series of free lunchtime shows at the festival and Liverpool Guitar Society are grateful to the festival for inviting us back after last year’s successful show.
Members of Liverpool Guitar Society will be performing at Lark Lane Community Centre on Saturday, 5th of December 2015 at 7:30pm as part of the ‘ARIAS, SONGS & ART’ event. The concert is part of Gallery For All Arts’ ‘Soul Food’ comprising of classical music recitals and art exhibitions.
Soloists and possibly a trio from Liverpool Guitar Society will play a selection of pieces from all eras of the classical guitar repetoire.
Addionally there’ll be performances of classical and early music by Nicole Bartos (soprano), Martin Robinson (keyboard) and Ally Tremarco (guitar). This will include vocal selections of ‘arie antiche’ and pieces from composers such as Handel, Puccini, Verdi, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Chaikovsky, Bizet, Saint-Sains, etc.
Tickets for the event are £10.00 and £5.00 for concessions.
Our next meeting will feature Spanish guitarist Rafael Serrallet who will hold a small master class for Society members before performing a concert for us.
We’ll be using our normal normal meeting room at the Bluecoat as a venue.
Hailing from Valencia, Rafael studied with Andres Segovia’s pupil and assistant, Jose Tomas; he also attended the Spanish Academy in Rome; and received a doctorate in music (PhD) by the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and a Master of Education by the UNED.
This concert will be for Society members and by invitation, so other local guitar societies and friends are welcome to attend. The concert is free. Please contact us if you are wishing to attend and how many guests you might wish to bring so we can sort seating out in advance.
Our friends from Chester Guitar Circle have a Guitar Orchestra which is playing in Ellesmere Port on Saturday 13th of June.
The Chester Guitar Orchestra is 14 guitarists strong and will perform works by Corrette, Haydn, Coquery, Faure, Albeniz, Ditters, Vivaldi…
Trinity Methodist Church iis on Whitby Road in, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AB. Directions
We’ve just had our annual general meeting in which we decided to change the structure of our meetings a bit so please see the updated meeting page with details of when we meet and what happens at a meeting. Please check this out if you’re interested in joining us.
We also looked back over 2014 and all the things we’ve been involved in.
At the end of 2013, at the AGM Liverpool Guitar Society decided to focus their activity in 2013 on playing more concerts, as soloists and with quartets.
We began January with a new meeting venue at the Bluecoat.
In March Artisans Fair asked to provide background music at Palm House. Soloists and a quartet from the Society performed throughout the afternoon.
In March we had our first joint venture with Chester Guitar Circle. After months in planning we put on a concert featuring two great guitarists Gerard Cousins and Derek Gripper in Chester attended by about 80 people. This collaboration with and assistance to Chester was a great success.
We also initiated contact initiated with North Wales Guitar Circle around this time.
Many members attended ex-member Jenny Nelson’s solo concert in Liverpool in April and an associated guitar show from another ex-member Tony Nugent (Nugent Guitars).
We noticed that Swedish guitarist Johannes Moller would be playing solo concert in Hope
University in May. So we managed to arrange a master class for the following day which was a great success.
We organised but unfortunately had to cancel at short notice private concert with Australian guitarist Philip Morris concert in October. Hopefully we’ll get another opportunity sometime.
In October we had a visit from Sheffield Luthier James Lister who gave a very interesting talk on guitars.
As with the previous two years we arranged some slots to take part in the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain on the Wirral. Discussed collaboration with Chester for quartet show, which was extended to include a duo from North Wales Guitar Circle. This culminated in the “3 Circles Concert” in November in New Brighton.
We also provided solo performance opportunities for members at New Brighton Floral Pavilion lunch to a large audience that month.
We’re lining a few events up for 2015. Watch this space!