Congratulations to the West Chester University guitar ensemble! Directed by Jeremy Lyons, the ensemble gave a wonderful performance on Friday, April 8th at West Chester University, and then delivered an encore performance at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society on Sunday, April 10th at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.
The ambitious program included music for two guitars by Fernando Sor and Igor Stravinsky, music for three guitars by Johann Mattheson and Béla Bartók, and music for four guitars by Georg Philipp Telemann and Leonardo Balada. The “Apuntes” by Leonardo Balada was performed using two guitars on each part and featured the whole ensemble making great music together!
The West Chester University Guitar Ensemble will be performing on Friday, April 8th 2016 in the Ware Family Recital Hall of the Swope Music Building, West Chester PA. The concert is free and open to the public. Directed by Jeremy Lyons, the ensemble features guitar duets, trios, a quartet and a septet. The diverse program contains works from earlier composers such as Johann Mattheson, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Fernando Sor, as well as the sounds of twentieth-century masters such as Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, and Leonardo Balada. The recital begins at 8:15 PM.
A wonderful crowd at the 2016 Bach marathon was rewarded with a hand-picked suite for guitar performed by Jeremy Lyons.
Prelude, BWV 999
March, BWV Anh.122
Gigue, from suite for solo violoncello BWV 1009
Chaconne, from partita for solo violin BWV 1004
Jeremy will be performing on Sunday, February 21st with Soprano, Lisa Perry during an evensong service at St. David’s of Roland Park. The music will begin at 4:30 followed by an Episcopal service. The program will feature Spanish music for voice and guitar. Details can be found by following the link below:
Jeremy will return to St. David’s of Roland Park to participate in this year’s Bach marathon on Sunday, March 13th. The event takes place from 2-7pm and Jeremy will be performing about 25 minutes of music including a Prelude, March, Gigue, and Chaconne all by J.S. Bach. For information about when you can catch Jeremy’s set, check the following link: (http://stdavidsrolandpark.com/music/the-baltimore-bach-marathon.html) in March when the program has been finalized for the 2016 event.
Below are some pictures from the solo recital and masterclass held at West Chester University on October 30th and 31st, and the Pitcher Perfect happy hour concert featuring the music of Judah Adashi at An die Musik on November 4th. The West Chester University event was the opening concert of the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society 2015-2016 season, while the happy hour concert was a production of the Lunar ensemble.
On Wednesday, November 4th 2015, Jeremy will be performing as a guest member of the Baltimore based contemporary music group, the Lunar ensemble. The concert is part of a happy hour series hosted at the Baltimore War Memorial. The concert will feature music by the Baltimore composer Judah Adashi. The event will begin at 5pm and features beer with the ticket price ($10). For more information concerning the happy hour concert, visit the Lunar ensemble website.
Jeremy will be giving a solo recital at West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Friday evening, October 30th at 7:30 pm. The recital is free and it is the opening event of the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society’s 2015-2016 season. The performance will feature works by Mauro Giuliani, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Alexandre Tansman. Jeremy will also hold a masterclass the following Saturday morning, October 31st at 2pm. For more information concerning the details and location of the event, check the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society website: http://www.wilmingtonguitar.org/jeremy-lyons-with-special-guest-dulcet-guitar-duo/ or stay updated in the evnt of changes by following the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071596062850404/
Congratulations to all of the students who performed at the Artist music guitar ensemble concert! Directed by Jeremy Lyons, the Artist music guitar ensemble currently consists of ten guitarists performing in quartet, trio, duo, and solo settings. Students interested in participating in the Artist music guitar ensemble should contact Artist music education Center in Perry Hall, Maryland. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Representing Artist music education, Jeremy will be performing in the Artist music faculty recital on Saturday August 22nd at Trinity Life Church in Lutherville, Maryland. The performance will feature music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Augustin Barrios. Jeremy will be sharing the stage with other distinguished faculty from the Artist piano and woodwind departments. The concert begins at 2pm and is free to the public.
Immediately preceding the faculty recital will be a student concert presented by the Artist music guitar ensemble. This ensemble, directed by Jeremy Lyons, will demonstrate pieces of music from a variety of time periods arranged for two, three, and four guitars. Jeremy’s students will also perform solos in what promises to be a fantastic display of the high level of musicianship and talent within the Artist guitar department. The guitar ensemble concert will begin at 1pm. See the attached poster below for more details.
Artist recital poster
Jeremy will be appearing Wednesday evening, July 8th at the Village Learning Place to perform music with soprano, Lisa Perry and flutist, Stephanie Ray. For information about the event and directions to the venue, follow this link: http://www.villagelearningplace.org/events/2nd-wednesday-the-search-for-earth-2-0/