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Allen Krantz: Music of Three Continents: Guitar Music from Latin America, Europe and Japan

July 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey welcomes classical guitarist Allen Krantz back to the warm acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary with Music of Three Continents: Guitar Music from Latin America, Europe and Japan. The concert will feature music by Sor, Diabelli, Barrios, Villa Lobos, Tarrega, Weiss and Yocoh.

The program will include:

Andante largo, Fernando Sor (1778–1839)

Variations on Sakura, Yukiero Yocoh (b. 1925)

Sonata no.2 in Ama, Anton Diabelli (1781–1858)

Allegro risoluto


Allemande and Allegro from Suite 42 in Ami, Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)

Prelude 4, Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959)

An Alm for the Love of God, Agustin Barrios (1885 – 1944)

Capricho Arabe, Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University, Allen Krantz has received acclaim as a solo guitarist and chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.

Recent compositions include a Guitar Quintet, a book of Guitar Etudes and “Marilyn Cycle”, a setting of Marilyn Monroe’s poetry for voice, clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. “On the Road” and “Little Elegy” for voice and string quartet, were commissioned by Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. Other recent pieces are “Quartet for Piano and Strings”, which premiered at Gretna Music, “Passacaglia” for trombone, guitar and piano, premiered by Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; “Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra”, “Sacred Places” for solo guitar, and “American Document” commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company. “A Musical Walk”, a children’s piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and “Under One Roof”, a trio for trumpet violin and piano was written in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mr. Krantz heads the guitar program and teaches chamber music at Temple University. He also serves on the Artistic Committee for the Gretna Music festival. Krantz has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance among others. Allen Krantz’s compositions are published by the Theodore Presser Co. and Falls House Press. His solo and chamber music arrangements for guitar are published by International Music. Allen Krantz’s recordings for the DTR label include “Notes” for flute and guitar with Mimi Stillman, “Summer Music”, “The Romantic Guitar”, and “The Philadelphia Connection”. He has also recorded for Albany and Crystal Records labels.

Additional information about Mr. Krantz is available on his web site, www.allenkrantz.com

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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July 29, 2018
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map