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Stanley Alexandrowicz, “The Kaleidoscopic Classical Guitar”

September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Stanley Alexandrowicz

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz back to the 1867 Sanctuary for an afternoon matinee program, The Kaleidoscopic Classical Guitar.

This program presents a Baroque through Contemporary Journey of Virtuoso Masterpieces! Works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Napoleon Coste, Felix Mendelssohn, Ivan Padovec, Luigi Legnani, Ernst Bacon, Kendall Kennison, Robert W. Butts, and Manuel Ponce.


Aria con Variazioni detta “la Frescobalda”
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583—1643)

La Source du Lyson (Fantasie), op. 47
– Introduction – Allegro
– Andante sostenuto
– Rondeau Villageois
Napoleon Coste (1805—1883) 

Venetian Boat Song Op, 19 No.6
Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847)

Variationen über Schubert’s beliebten Trauerwalzer
Ivan Padovec (1800-1873)

Grand Caprice pour la Guitare Op. 34
Luigi Legnani (1790 –1877)


Two Pieces for Solo Guitar
– Parting
– Fulfillment
Ernst Bacon (1898-1990)

Sonata No.1 for Solo Guitar
– Backanally
Kendall Kennison  (b. 1967)

Tombeau—In Memoriam Václav Kučera
Robert W. Butts (b. 1950)

Sonatina Meridional
– Campo
– Copla
– Fiesta
Manuel Ponce (1882—1948)

Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz   (stanleyalexandrowicz.com/) is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by composers from Europe, Asia, the United States, Cuba, and Latin America.

A scholar and specialist in the field of 19th Century music, he often features unknown compositions by the Romantic guitar composer-virtuosi, playing on period instruments and revitalizing works which have lain dormant (often in manuscript form) for over a century. He has given lecture-recitals internationally on both Romantic and Contemporary music, including the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton – USA), the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey – UK), the Baltimore Museum of Art (USA), and, the Harp-Guitar Foundation of America.

In addition to his work as an international soloist, he collaborates regularly in chamber music performances with some of the world’s leading musicians ― including internationally renowned soprano Dominika Zamara ― bringing together the worlds of opera, lieder, song, and contemporary music in realizations of unmatched sonic beauty and deep musical intelligence (stanleyalexandrowicz.wordpress.com/dominika-zamara-duo-voice-guitar). Their duo debut CD Ivan Padovec: Music for Guitar and Soprano was issued on SHEVA Collection Recordings Italy (http://www.shevacollection.it), summer, 2015.

Performance highlights during recent concert seasons include London, New York, Venice, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Princeton, and include the U.S. premiere of Vácav Kučera’s Concierto Imaginativo-Homenaje a Salvador Dali for guitar and string orchestra (Baltimore) in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday year.

Dr. Alexandrowicz (D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music) is currently Artistic Director of the New York Classical Music Society (NYCMS), and Artist-Performer & Professor of Guitar – Alion Baltic International Music Festival
(http://alionbalticfestival.com/alexandrowicz.html). He has served as Professor of Guitar at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Director of the Bronx House Music School (New York), and has been on the faculty of Mercy College, New York (where he additionally taught music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear-training skills). A world-renowned pedagogue and “master teacher” he is an expert on guitar ergonomics.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.

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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September 28, 2019
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map