FEB. 25 Sun. @ 3:00 Morton Library, Rhinecliff, NY
I am "curating" and playing in the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society's theme program "Guitar Fantastique: Music of the Supernatural, Magic & Dreams" -- featuring music by Koshkin, Brouwer, Mertz, Cottin, Sainz de la Maza, Towner, de Falla, anfd others, and my arrangement for guitar quartet of the "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" from "Symphonie Fantastique" by Hector Berlioz.
JAN. 6 Sat. @ 7:30 (snow date: Sun. 1/7 @ 3:00) -- Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY
I am playing Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" (once again!) with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, Jonathan Handman, music director; the program also includes Rossini's "Italiana in Algeri" Overture
and Beethoven's 7th Symphony
Admission $25 adult $20 senior $5 student
DEC. 8 Fri. @ 6-9 pm -- Barnes & Nobles, on Ulster Ave. in Ulster, NY
the SUNY Ulster Guitar Ensemble will repeat its program from 12/7 as part of the "Bookfair" for the
benefit of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra; I'll also do a set of solo guitar pieces;
and a performance with clarinetist Kay Sutka (Saint-Saens, Ravel & Rodrigo)
DEC. 7 Thurs. @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theatre at SUNY Ulster, on Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY
this semester's Guitar Ensemble participates in the Choral & Guitar Ensemble Concert, playing my arrangements of The Raspberries' "Go All The Way," Sor's Largo ma non tanto from Op. 7, and the
opening mvt. of Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez"
NOV. 24 Fri. @ 8 -- Uncle Willy's Lounge, on North Front St., Kingston
the long-awaited (by us) club debut of "The West Saugerties Boys" rock band, with me on vocals & guitar,
playing classic rock from the '60s to the '80s
OCT. 11 Wed. @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster, on Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY
This semester's Guitar Ensemble will perform my arrangement of The Raspberries' hit song "Go All The Way" on the Music Department's Showcase Concert
admission: $10 family $5 adult $3 student
OCT. 8 Sun. -- private function in Milton, NY
SEPT. 23 Sat. -- private function in Barryville, NY
SEPT. 17 Sun. @ 3:00 -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY
I'll play music by Joaquin Rodrigo, Edward MacDowell & Agustin Barrios in the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society's "Nature" program
SEPT. 12 Tues. @ 8:00 -- Studley Theatre at SUNY New Paltz, on Plattekill Ave., New Paltz, NY
I'll play my new arrangement of Granados' Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza"
SEPT. 9 Sat. @ 8:00 -- High Falls Cafe, Stone Dock Road, High Falls, NY
"Fishbowl" with our new keyboard player Harvey Boyer (a fellow Ars Choralis alumnus) -- on loan to us
from Blue Gardenia and the Will Smith Trio -- play hit songs from the disco/funk/pop/rock catalogue for
your dancing pleasure; 2 sets followed by a set from The Handsome Devils
AUG. 13 Sun. @ 3:00 -- Ellenville Public Library & Museum, Ellenville, NY
I play triangle (along with other colleagues in a "parade" percussion section) in a performance of "La Promenade du Boef Gras" from Adolfe Blanc's "Symphonie Burlesque" as part of the MISU Community String Ensemble's annual "Summer Afternoon Chamber Music Concert"
JULY 15 Sat. -- private function in Tivoli, NY
JUNE 17 & 18 Sat. @ 7:00 & Sun. @ 3:00 -- Maverick Hall, Woodstock, NY
I'm singing with Ars Choralis in a concert of Haydn ("Mass for Troubled Times") and Copland
(Four "Old American Songs"); plus a Haydn cello concerto featuring Erica Pickhardt & ensemble
admission $20 ($18 advance sales)
JUNE 10 Sat. -- private reception in Woodstock, NY
JUNE 1 Thurs. @ 9:00 -- Mohonk Mt. House in New Paltz, NY
"Fishbowl" is the closing act at an art event
MAY 7 Sunday @ 3:00 -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff, N.Y.
I'll be presenting the last concert in the current season of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society: "Greg Dinger & Friends" featuring solo guitar music ranging from the 16th to the 20th centuries (by Mudarra, Sanz, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Alard, Granados, Podesta/Barrios & Consuelo Velazquez), and music with violist Anastasia Solberg (by Schumann & Torroba) and flutist Marisa Trees (two original folk music-derived arrangements); and the three of us will end the show with an entertaining & unique Beatles arrangement
MAY 5 Friday @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater in Vanderlyn Hall at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
As part of the end-of-semester Choral & Guitar Ensemble Concert, this semester's group will play new arrangements I've created of short dances by Handel and Ligeti, "Reverie" by Debussy, "Granada" by Albeniz, and a new medley of songs covered (early in their career) by The Beatles (lotsa fun!).
admission by donation
MARCH 26 Saturday @ 7 -- Holy Cross Church in Kingston, N.Y. & Sunday @ 4 -- Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock, N.Y.
In addition to singing with Ars Choralis in the "Into The Light: Music of Women Composers Lifted
from Centuries of Obscurity" concert I'll be playing steel-string acoustic guitar in the "bluegrass band" ensemble as part of their presentation of Carol Barnett's bluegrass mass, "The World Beloved."
admission $20 $18 (advance sales)
MARCH 3, 4 & 5 Friday, Saturday @ 7:00, Sunday @ 2:00 -- Cairo-Durham High School in Durham
I'm playing electric & acoustic guitars in a terrific production of the sophisticated Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Evita," a score filled with tango, samba, rock and ballads
MARCH 2 Thursday @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater in Vanderlyn Hall at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
I'll be playing two "fantasias" by Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra in the annual Faculty Recital
admission by donation
FEBRUARY 26 Sunday @ 3:00 -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff, N.Y.
I'll be premiering my new arrangement of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture" for 2 guitars (with David Temple), and a 4-guitar "Promenade" by Mussorgsky on a Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society program of Russian music
JANUARY 28 Saturday @ 7:30 -- The Sheeley House in High Falls, N.Y.
I'll be playing in a reprise of the Hudson Valley Recital Project's multi-media "A Night in Argentina" show (from Oct. 2016) this time as part of the Ars Choralis "Artist Within" concert series; guitar music by Sagreras, Gomez Crespo, Morel, Cardoso & Maximo Diego Pujol
admission: by donation
DEC. 8 Thursday @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater in Vanderlyn Hall at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, N.Y.
My SUNY Ulster Guitar ensemble will share the stage with the college's Choral ensembles. We'll be performing my arrangement of: Rodrigo's "En Los Trigales," a suite of pieces from Schumann's "Kinderscenen," and a Beatles medley inspired by the recent documentary "Eight Days A Week"
OCT. 19 Wednesday @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater in Vanderlyn Hall at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, N.Y.
I'll be playing as a member of the SUNY Ulster Guitar Ensemble in the Music Department's Showcase Concert featuring all the school's music ensembles.
The guitar ensemble will be playing my arrangements of two pieces: No. 1 from "Scenes from Childhood" by Robert Schumann & "En Los Trigales" by Joaquin Rodrigo
admission by donation (benefits the Music Dept. operating funds)
OCT. 14, 2016 Friday @ 7:30 -- ASK (Arts Society of Kingston) Gallery, in Kingston, N.Y.
as part of the Hudson Valley Recital Project series I'll play music by Jorge Gomez Crespo, Julio Sagreras, Jorge Cardoso, Maximo Diego Pujol & Jorge Morel on a program incorporating poetry & video called "A Night in Argentina."
SEPT. 18, 2016 Sunday @ 4:00 -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff, N.Y.
I'll play Fernando Sor's Variations on the Scottish Air "Ye Banks & Braes" Op. 40 on the "Return to the British Isles" program of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society
SEPT. 13, 2016 Tuesday @ 8:00 -- Studley Hall at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, N.Y.
I'll perform several pieces from Torroba's "Castles of Spain" in the Faculty Showcase concert
AUGUST 27, 2016 Saturday -- private memorial service with The Arabesque Trio at Mohonk Mountain House, in New Paltz, N.Y.
AUGUST 13, 2016 Sat. -- private wedding in Phoenicia, N.Y.
AUGUST 12 thru SEPTEMBER 11 2016 Thurs. (except not 8/11), Fri., Sat. @ 8 pm, Sun. @ 2 pm -- Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, N.Y.
I'm playing guitars for the musical revue "8 Track: the Sounds of the Seventies" featuring such hits as The Emotions's "Best of My Love,” Rare Earth's "Get Ready," Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)," the Doobie Bros.'s "Takin' It To The Streets," Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade,” 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," the Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight," Joe Cocker's "The Letter," Rose Royce's "Car Wash," Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs,” and, of course, a fabulous Disco Medley. Wear bell-bottoms!
call the Shadowland (647-5511) for ticket info
JULY 20, 2016 Wed. @ 7:00 -- Enchanted Cafe in Red Hook, N.Y.
I'll be among the players in the debut of a classical guitar open mic session presented monthly by the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society at this really nice coffeehouse in Red Hook
JULY 17, 2016 Sund. @ 4:00 -- MusicLab (former Zena Elementary School) in Zena, N.Y.
I'll be singing in the chorus assembled for a premiere of "Messages, Notes and Beyond" by Bonnie Meadow, presented by the Sage Arts organization in their "Musical Celebration of Woodstock Elders" concert.
JUNE 25, 2016 Sat. -- private wedding in Rosendale, N.Y.
JUNE 18 & 19, 2016 Sat. @ 7:00 and Sun. @ 4:00 -- Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock
as part of Ars Choralis' "Musica Hispanica: Then and Now" concert I'll accompany the chorus in the virtuosic "Baladilla de los Tres Rios" by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,
and play in Ariel Ramirez' "Missa Criolla" -- as well as sing in the bass section of the chorus
admission: $20 ($18 advance sales )
JUNE 12, 2016 Sun. -- private wedding in Oliverea, N.Y.
JUNE 11, 2016 Sat. -- private wedding in Woodstock, N.Y.
JUNE 3, 2016 I'll play with flutist Barbara Rizek-McGuckin at an art show event at the Old Library in Pine Plains, N.Y.
MAY 21, 2016 Sat. -- private party in High Falls, N.Y.
MAY 7, 2016 Sat. @ 1:45 and 2:15 -- Barnes & Nobles bookstore on Ulster Avenue in Kingston (Ulster)
as part of a fundraiser for the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra I'll play solo & with the SUNY Ulster Guitar Ensemble.
MAY 2, 2016 Mon. @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
my SUNY Ulster Mixed Instrument Ensemble participates in the String Ensemble Concert and will play my arrangements of music by Mainerio, Praetorius, Gervaise, Chopin & The Beatles ("And I Love Her").
APRIL 28, 2016 Thurs. @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
my SUNY Ulster Guitar Ensemble participates in the Choral & Guitar Ensemble Concert and will play my arrangements of music by Fernando Sor, Josquin Depres, Gyorgy Ligeti ("White On White" Etude No. 15) & Steve Miller's "Rockin' Me, Baby"
MARCH 15, 2016 Tues. @ 7:30 pm -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
on the Faculty Recital: I'll play my arrangements of 3 Beatles songs (2 Lennon & McCartney, 1 George Harrison)
FEB. 28, 2016 Sun. @ 3 pm -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY
as part of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society's concert "Classical Guitar Goes to the British Isles" I'll play 2 Beatles songs
FEB. 18, 2016 Thurs. @ 8 pm -- Shepard Recital Hall in College Hall in SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
My faculty recital this winter is called "Popular Meets Classical" and presents tunes from the Renaissance & Elizabethan periods (by anon., Josquin, Narvaez and Cutting), Fernando Sor's Variations on a Scottish Air, William Foden's entertaining "Grand Fantasie of American Songs," my complete "The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy, & my arrangements of some songs by Queen and The Beatles
Admission: $8, seniors $6, students $3
DEC. 19, 2015 Sat. @ 3 pm -- Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville, N.Y.
I will play an "Afternoon With The Classics" program including my complete "The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy, short pieces by Mudarra, Cutting, Sanz & Bach,
several of Torroba's "Castles of Spain" & my "White Christmas" Fantasia
freewill offering benefits Greenville Area Food Pantry
DEC. 3 & 7, 2015 Thurs. & Mon. @ 7:30 -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
On 12/3 I will be playing with/directing my SUNY Ulster Guitar Ensemble in the college's "Choral & Guitar Ensemble" concert -- songs I've arranged by J. S. Bach,
Orlando Gibbons, Lennon & McCartney, Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean") & Kinley Lange (his choral piece "Esto Los Digo")
On 12/7 I will be playing/directing my SUNY Ulster Mixed Instrument Ensemble in the college's "Strings & Mixed Instrument Ensembles" concert. We'll be playing a Spanish/Latin American set of pieces by Manuel De Falla, Federico Moreno Torroba, Isaac Albeniz & Astor Piazzolla
NOV. 28, 2015 Sat. @ 1 (to 3 pm) -- Barnes & Nobles in Kingston (Ulster)
I will be playing a set of pieces (some Torroba and my setting of the choral piece "Bow Down Low") as part of an Ars Choralis fundraising event at B&N
NOV. 27, 2015 Fri. @ 1 (to 3 pm) -- Barnes & Nobles in Kingston (Ulster)
I'll be playing a set of pieces (some Bach, some Wizard of Oz, etc.) as part of a Woodstock Chamber Orchestra fundraising event at B&N
NOV. 19, 20, 21 & 22 2015 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. @ 7 pm and Sun. @ 2 pm -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
I will play my arrangements of tunes from the show "Spoon River" as an overture to each act of the production by the SUNY Ulster Theatre Dept.
suggested donation: $10
NOV. 1, 2015 Sun. @ 3 pm -- Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie
The Knights of Columbus Bishop Mestice Council presents a Fall concert where I'll be playing my complete "Wizard of Oz" Fantasy, pieces from Federico Moreno Torroba's "Castles of Spain" and several pieces by Argentine guitarist/composer Jorge Morel. A reception follows the one-hour concert.
suggested donation: $10/adult $5/child $25/family
SEPT. 26, 2015 Sat. @ 8 -- Ivan's Restaurant at the Rondout Golf Club in Accord, N.Y.
the debut of "Decoy" in a "Get Back to the new season, Ars Choralis" show ("Dance-Party with Decoy"). 3 sets of "classic-rock" from 8 - 11
admission by donation
SEPT. 15, 2015 Tues. @ 8 pm -- Studley Theatre at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
on the Music Faculty Showcase concert I'll play the Overture & Finale to my "The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy
admission: $8, $6 seniors, $3 students
SEPT. 13, 2015
Sunday @ 3 -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff
as part of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society's "Classical Guitar Goes To The Movies" program I'll be playing part of my new "The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy
MAY 23, 2015 Saturday @ 2 pm -- Woodstock Historical Society Museum in Woodstock
as part of the Ars Choralis 50th Anniversary Year celebrations I'll be singing madrigals with a sub-group of Ars Choralis and playing guitar in Renaissance music with Mary Leonard, Nicole Minielli & Dewi Pangibaruan
APRIL 19, 2015 Sun. @ 2 pm -- Ellenville Public Library in Ellenville
"Four Centuries of Classical Guitar" featuring music by Gaspar Sanz, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Jean-Delphin Alard, Manuel Ponce, Jorge Morel, and -- with violinist Akiko Kamigawara -- Gyorgy Ligeti and Pablo de Sarasate
MARCH 21, 2015 Sat. @ 4 pm -- Overlook United Methodist Church in Woodstock
as part of "A Concert Celebrating the 330th Anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's Birthday" I'll play his Prelude BWV 999 & the Sarabande from Lute Suite No. 2 BWV 997
MARCH 8, 2015 Sun. @ 3 pm -- "Highpoint" (the home of George Tsontakis) in Shokan
a benefit concert for the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra with myself and violinist Akiko Kamigawara, titled "Music of Two Eras" featuring Romantic pieces by Paganini, Alard (solo guitar) & Sarasate (new arrangements), and 20th century music by Ysaye (solo violin), Ligeti (new arrangements) and George Tsontakis (newly arranged)
$40 donation suggested
MARCH 5, 2015 Sun. @ 7:30 pm -- Quimby Theater at UNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
on the Faculty Recital I'll play 2 Etudes in A: Op. 35 No. 9 by Fernando Sor and my arrangement of Op. 19 No. 2 by Jean-Delphin Alard
FEB. 24, 2015 Tues. @ 8 pm -- Shepard Recital Hall in College Hall at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
solo guitar Faculty Recital: "Three Centuries of Music for the Classical Guitar" featuring music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Fernando Sor, my premiere arrangements of violin music of Jean-Delphin Alard, and South American guitar music by Manuel Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos & Jorge Morel
admission: $8, $6 senior, $3 students
FEB. 22, 2015 Sun. @ 3 pm -- Morton Library in Rhinecliff
as part of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society's concert "A Classical Guitar Tribute to Flamenco" I'll play my arrangements of two Spanish Dances by Pablo de Sarasate with violinist Akiko Kamigawara
FEB. 14, 2015 Saturday @ 8 pm -- Sheeley House in High Falls
Ars Choralis' 50th Anniversary Year "Best of the Valentine's Shows 2010-2013" with me, Chuck Snyder, Jim Noecker, Laurel Herdman, Barbara Berlind, & Karen Levine doing heartfelt love songs by Billy Joel, Jerome Kern, Buddy Holly, Duke Ellington, the Everly Bros., Paul McCartney, Rodgers & Hart & others, a classical guitar reprise of "Besame Mucho," a best of the "Anti-Love Song" medley, and an early-Beatles acapella finale
admission by donation
OCT. 16, 2014 Thurs. @ 12:15 pm -- Old Dutch Church in Kingston
as part of Susan Parkyn Strauser's concert "Music of the Heart and of the Cross" I'll play William Foden's "Grand Fantasie of American Songs" and my adaptation of the Shaker hymn "Bow Down Low"
SEPT. 9, 2014 Tues. @ 8 pm -- Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
on the Music Faculty Showcase concert I'll play Fernando Sor's Etude in E Op. 6 No. 11 (Segovia #17) & Menuet in G from Op. 3
admission: $8, $6 seniors, $3 students
SEPT. 7, 2014 Sun. @ 1 pm -- Manor Lake estate in Kingston
as part of a Gala Outdoor Benefit Concert for the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra I'll play music by Handel, Schubert & Villa-Lobos with soprano Kimberly Kahan, and music by Teleman, Bach, Bartok & Machado with flutist Marisa Trees
donation: $50 suggested
MARCH 13, 2014 Thurs. @ 7:30 pm -- Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
on the Faculty Recital: I'll play music by Jorge Cardoso & Emilio Pujol, and my "Passacaglia on a Gershwin Song" with Anastasia Solberg (viola) & Susan Seligman (cello)
MARCH 5, 2014 Wed. @ 12 noon -- First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie
portions of the "Love, Jealousy & Despair" program for the Lunch 'n' Listen concert series: music by Cardoso, E. Pujol, Piazzolla and the Tchaikovsky "Romeo & Juliet"
FEB. 27, 2014 Thurs. @ 8 pm -- Bard Hall at Bard College in Annandale
a repeat of the concert on Feb. 20 -- another opportunity to celebrate Love, Jealousy & Despair!
FEB. 22, 2014 Saturday @ 8 pm -- The Sheeley House in High Falls
Ars Choralis' "Artist Within" series presents "A Special Valentine" with the SAGAD Trio & guest vocalist, Stefanie Backofen. Music by Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, Lennon & McCartney, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky & Nino Rota. Poetry & lyrics read by Jim Ulrich, Christina Gardner & Ray Cocks
admission by donation
FEB. 20, 2014 Thurs. @ 8 pm -- Shepard Recital Hall in College Hall at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
solo guitar Faculty Recital: "Love, Jealousy & Despair" (this year's Music Dept. theme) featuring Tarrega's Fantasy on "La Traviata," my premiere arrangement of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo & Juliet" Fantasy-Overture, and milongas & tangos by Jorge Cardoso, Emilio Pujol, Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla & Roland Dyens
admission: $8, seniors $6, students $3
DEC. 1, 2013 Sun. @ 3 pm -- Walkill Reformed Church in Walkill
as part of the Winter Celebration Concert I'll play several Renaissance pieces by Luis Milan & Alonso Mudarra, and my arrangements of the Prelude No. 1 from the "Well-Tempered Clavier" & Gavotte en Rondeau by J. S. Bach and the Sonata Kk. 380 by Domenico Scarlatti
admission by donation
SEPT. 10, 2013 Tues. @ 8 pm -- Studley Theatre at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz
on the Music Faculty Showcase concert I'll play Manuel Ponce's "Estrellita" & my own transcription/arrangement of Consuelo Velasquez's "Besame Mucho" on solo guitar, and with Carole Cowan (violin) & Susan Seligman (cello) my arrangement of the traditional American song "Shenandoah"
admission: $8, $6 seniors, $3 students
receive a GDG Editions catalogue of music for guitar arranged by Gregory Dinger or order the CD "Reverie" by The Arabesque Trio
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