Upcoming Concerts

Wednesday 20 April, 2016 @ 1:00 PM 
Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Address: 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Web: tickets.ocean.edu

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6pm
Embassy of Croatia 2343
Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., 20008
RSVP: rsvp.washington@mvep.hr

 

Sunday – June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM
Dolan Hall, The Annunciation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.

Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ)
Maestro Robert W. Butts, conductor

Also featuring legendary French hornist Robert Watt
With special guests Jeff Scott and Marshall Sealy and pianist Lynn Czae
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony #34
Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto in Re Maggiore

https://baroqueorchestra.org

BONJ Aranjuez

REVIEW from NJ Arts Maven. com: http://www.njartsmaven.com/2016/06/baroque-orchestra-ends-season-with.html

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Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Duo Recital featuring “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara
Mercer County Library – Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
GPS: 40.266154, -74.718522
Contact: Lawrence Programs 609-989-6920 lawprogs@mcl.org

MCL Duo August10

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Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3:15 PM (Lecture-Recital) & 7:30 (Concert)
Mary Taylor Methodist Church
168 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460
Lecture-recital: “The Evolution of the Romantic Multi-Bass 10-String Guitar.”

“The Harp Guitar Gathering® is an annual event celebrating the instrument known as the harp guitar, as well as its players, builders and history. It is hoped that musicians, luthiers, scholars and fans alike will participate in and benefit from the synergy resulting from ‘gathering’ together for this purpose.

HGG14 – October 14-16, 2016
For further information, schedule, and registration:
http://harpguitars.net/hgg/hgg.htm

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 PM
Windsor Art Center
40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-2528
windsorartcenter.org
“Romantic and Contemporary Masters” — virtuoso guitar works by 19th Century master guitarist-composers Ivan Padovec, J.K. Mertz, Luigi Legnani, Johann Dubez, and Contemporary compositions by today’s master-composers: Maestro Robert W. Butts, Paul Wilkinson (both of whom are NYCMS Artists), Kendall Kennison, and Ernst Bacon. Three premieres highlight the program: the US Premiere of British composer Paul Wilkinson’s poignant and atmospheric “A Walk on Fort Island,”  the CT Premiere of Baltimore composer Kendall Kennison’s  phantasmagorical “Guitar Sonata #1” , and, the CT Premiere of “Composer Emeritus” Robert W. Butts’ beautiful and virtuosic “Early Morning Suite”—which will bring the concert to a rousing finale! Presented by the New York Classical Music Society (NYCMS).

A note for guitar players and aficionados: Today’s concert artist will be performing on a specially built, double-neck 10-string “A-Series” guitar by famed British luthier Gary Southwell (guitar maker for Julian Bream and David Starobin amongst others). Fashioned from 5,000 year old “Fenland Black Oak” and the most select spruce (from the stock of Julian Bream and hand-picked by legendary luthier David Rubio), this instrument has been described as “magical sounding” by those who have head it!

http://www.southwellguitars.co.uk

($20 general admission — $10 Students/Seniors)

 

 

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
50 York St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 397-2425
http://www.standrewslambertville.org

“Romantic and Contemporary Masters” — virtuoso guitar works by 19th Century master guitarist-composers Ivan Padovec, J.K. Mertz, Luigi Legnani, Johann Dubez, and Contemporary compositions by today’s master-composers: Maestro Robert W. Butts, Paul Wilkinson, Kendall Kennison, and Ernst Bacon. Two premieres highlight the program: the NJ Premiere of British composer Paul Wilkinson’s poignant and atmospheric “A Walk on Fort Island,”  and the NJ Premiere of Baltimore composer Kendall Kennison’s  phantasmagorical “Guitar Sonata #1!” Composer Emeritus Robert W. Butts’ beautiful and virtuosic “Early Morning Suite” — will bring the concert to a rousing finale!

 

 

Sunday October 23, 3:30 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
Telephone: (443) 573-1700
https://artbma.org

Please join me this Sunday October 23, 3:30 PM at the Baltimore Museum of Art for my guitar recital in celebration of the “Matisse/Diebenkorn Opening Celebration!” Included will be works by France’s greatest 19th Century guitarist Napoleon Coste, Kendall Kennison’s “Guitar Sonata No.1” and his “Backanally for Solo Guitar” (inspired by Diebenkorn), and works by American composer Ernst Bacon. Baltimore composer Kendall Kennison will speak about his guitar works (and their relationship/inspiration from Diebenkorn), and “Memories of Richard Diebenkorn” from his Daughter will precede my recital at 2 pm. 

 

 

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ITALIAN TOUR:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
Duo-Recital with “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara
Ivan Padovec: Complete Croatian Songs for Voice and Guitar & Guitar Solos by Luigi Legnani, Johann Dubez, and Ivan Padovec

Please join “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara and myself for our upcoming Venice Recital on 2 November! We continue our “Ivan Padovec World Tour” in the Beautiful “Palazzo Cavagnis” in Venice —one of the most beautiful places in all the world, (and the favorite city of such eminent figures as composer Benjamin Britten!). Featured are Padovec’s “Complete Croatian Songs for Voice & Guitar” as well as guitar solos by Padovec, Italian Romantic virtuoso composer-guitarist Luigi Legnani, and the transcendent Viennese guitar virtuoso Johann Dubez!

2 November, 2016, 6:00 PM
Palazzo Cavagnis
Sestiere Castello, 5170
Venezia, ITALY

 

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00 PM
Solo Recital: “Romantic and Contemporary Masters” — virtuoso guitar works by 19th Century master guitarist-composers Ivan Padovec, J.K. Mertz, Luigi Legnani, Johann Dubez, and Contemporary compositions by today’s master-composers: Maestro Robert W. Butts, Paul Wilkinson, Kendall Kennison, and Ernst Bacon. Three Italian premieres highlight the program: British composer Paul Wilkinson’s poignant and atmospheric “A Walk on Fort Island,” Baltimore composer Kendall Kennison’s phantasmagorical “Guitar Sonata #1” and, “Composer Emeritus” Robert W. Butts’ beautiful and virtuosic “Early Morning Suite”—which will bring the concert to a rousing finale!

Palazzo Zacco Armeni, 8:00 PM
Piazza Prato della Valle, 82
Padova (Padua) ITALY

 

 

Music of Maestro Robert W. Butts

Friday November 25 at 2:00 PM
Saturday November 26 at 3:00 PM
Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave., (Route 124)
Madison, New Jersey 07940

Please join me this Holiday Weekend in Madison NJ, for two concerts featuring the Lovely, Thrilling, Inventive, and Virtuosic music of Internationally Renowned Composer-Conductor Maestro Robert W. Butts! I will be performing his Most Beautiful “Early Morning Suite“ (directly after its highly successful Italian Premiere earlier this month on my Italian tour with “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara!), and other works. Also featured will be vocal selections form Maestro Butts’ operas: “Wilde’s Wild West, Cask of Amontillado, Gesualdo, Mark Twain & The General, and West of the Acropolis. A Great way to celebrate your Thanksgiving, and our “Thanksgiving for Great American Music!”

 

 
Wednesday 1 February, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Solo Guitar Recital
Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-1267
“Romantic Guitar Works by Ivan Padovec, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez & the Philadelphia Premiere of Robert W. Butts’ “Early Morning Suite”
Duo Recital featuring “Soprano Extraordinaire” Dominika Zamara
Princeton Public Library
May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States
“The internationally renowned duo presents a recital of arias, songs, and solos. Romantic-era songs by Croatia’s preeminent 19th century composer-guitarist Ivan Padovec will be featured.”

 

Solo Recital
“Salon by the Sea” – Mr. Flannery and His Concert Series
Saturday, 27 May @ 7PM
29 Simpson Ave
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Ticket Availability Inquiry and RSVP: michaelsflannery@gmail.com
Phone: 917 603 3825

“Romantic and Contemporary Masters” — virtuoso guitar works by 19th Century master guitarist-composers Napoleon Coste, Ivan Padovec, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez, and Contemporary compositions by today’s master-composers: Ernst Bacon, Kendall Kennison, Brian Fennelly, and Maestro Robert W. Butts (who will also speak about his composition “Early Morning Suite.”

 

Special Guest Artist with the Locrian Chamber Players NYC
Friday, June 2 at 8PM
Riverside Church (10th Floor Performance Space)
490 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027
Locrian.org  — “Dedicated to the Music of Our Time”

Brian Fennelly “Maverick Prelude & Tango” for Solo Guitar
World Premieres by Carlton Wilkinson, David Macdonald
Other Works by George Crumb, Michael Gordon, Toshio Hosokawa

The Locrian Chamber Players are a group of performers and composers dedicated to the music of our time. Their concerts are devoted exclusively to works less than a decade old, and their programs include both established and emerging composers. They perform contemporary music without pre-concert discussions and voluminous program notes, believing that the best music, when presented directly, speaks for itself. Since their first concert in 1995, The Locrian Chamber Players have presented over thirty world premieres and have given first New York performances of works by George Crumb, Philip Glass, Morton Subotnick, Joan LaBarbara, James Tenney, Alvin Curran, George Tsontakis, Roger Reynolds, Jo Kondo and many others.

With Great American Composers David MacDonald and Carlton Wilkinson in NYC after the Locrian Chamber Players Concert! I performed Maestro Brian Fennelly’s Maverick Prelude & Tango, and World Premiers by David and Carlton were featured!

 

 

 

Solo Recital: Thursday 6 July, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
1867 Sanctuary Classical Concert Series
101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
609-392-6409 Weblink for Tickets:  http://1867sanctuary.org/150festivalCC0706.html

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I will be performing soon in New Jersey (6 July, 2017 @ 8:00 pm) a recital devoted to 19th Century Romantic Virtuoso Guitar Composers – Luigi Legnani, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez, and to Contemporary American Masters – Ernst Bacon, Brian Fennelly, Kendall Kennison, and Maestro Robert W. Butts! Kendall and Robert will be in attendance to introduce and speak about their compositions (“Sonata No. 1 for Solo Guitar,” and “Early Morning Suite respectively”). The recital will take place in the “sonically magnificent” 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing New Jersey!

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2 thoughts on “Upcoming Concerts”

  1. Barry Williams said:

    Will you be in Massachusetts in 2017?

    • Hi Barry, Yes I hope to perform at the Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church in the Spring (being organized and finalized as we speak) – I’ll post here! Thanks for your interest! Best Wishes! Stanley

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