Clare Callahan, whom it would be fair to call The Mother of Guitar Instruction in our fair City just sent us a “Classical Guitar Aficionado” newsletter.
We hope that other blogs will pick up the good news therein and spread the good word, as the letter/newsletter covers everything being plucked or strummed this side of the Ohio River over in these parts and Indiana plus a good deal of Kentucky happenings.
And, one more thing, we are grateful that Clare is still in the teaching trenches at CCM after all these years.
Here’s the essential information:
Cincinnati Guitar Society (www.cincinnatiguitarsociety.org) …
… has three gigs lined up all at St. John’s Unitarian Church, all on Saturdays (evenings, I assume):
September 23 – Jeremy Bass (jeremybass.bandcamp.com)
October 21 – Richard Goering (www.reverbnation.com/richardgoeringguitar)
December 9 – Jeremy Collins (www.jeremycollinsguitar.com )
Here he is, playing his own Meditation: (https://youtu.be/P_Rr9zDRex8)
Christopher Wilke’s Caladrian Ensemble (firstname.lastname@example.org) presents the Pittoni Theorbo Duo on Saturday November 18th. Where and when TBA…
Music for All Seasons at Historic Peterloon
(http://www.musicforallseasons.wordpress.com) will have James Meade
(www.jamesmeadeguitar.com) on Sunday October 8th at 2 pm., playing Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Francisco Tárrega’s Danza Mora, Marieta, Estudio Brillante and Recuerdos de la Alhambra, which you can listen to here: (https://youtu.be/Ql_RtkCDjdQ .
It is impossible to avoid conflicts of scheduling, what with so much that goes on in Cincinnati! In fairness we should mention that Oscar Ghiglia will be playing his annual concert at CCM that same afternoon.
Here’s hoping that CCM can see its way clear to putting Mr. Ghiglia on stage anytime after 4 pm. That will allow guitar aficionados to travel from the Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill to CCM in Clifton after the end of the Music for All Seasons concert (around 3:30 pm) without risking a speeding ticket.
There is more, much more in the way of guitar music in Cincinnati and beyond. Much of it is a direct result of Clare Callahan’s advocacy on behalf of the gentlest and oldest of instruments.
Rafael de Acha