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Stanley Alexandrowicz, “The Kaleidoscopic Classical Guitar”
September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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
Ernst Bacon (1898-1990)
Sonata No.1 for Solo Guitar
Kendall Kennison (b. 1967)
Tombeau—In Memoriam Václav Kučera
Robert W. Butts (b. 1950)
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
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**
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