Greetings Guitar Enthusiasts
Thanks to all of those who attended the open stage and holiday party, it was a great day of music making and celebrating a great first half to our season. We will be taking a little break over the holidays, but we will be returning strong in January with our next guest artist, Matt Palmer. See below for details!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI
535 W. Michigan Street
Time: 7:30 pm
$15 General Admission / $10 for Students / Free for ISCG Members
Visitor parking is available, for a small fee, at the Gateway Parking Garage (525 N. Blackford St.) directly Northwest of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex.
Guitarist Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” (Premier Guitar Magazine), “highly expressive and technically virtuosic” (Modern Guitars Magazine), and “a truly accomplished and refined musician” (Cleveland Classical). An active performer, winner of numerous guitar competitions, and author of The Virtuoso Guitarist method, Matt Palmer is gaining worldwide recognition as a virtuosic and soulful concert artist.
His debut CD, Un tiempo fue Itálica famosa, has been applauded by Guitar International Magazine as “an album of the highest quality…with flawless technique, deep levels of personal expression, and an artistic integrity that seems far too rare these days.” Classical Voice of North Carolina proclaims Matt’s “positively nuclear” debut displays “stunning precision and unwavering accuracy enclosed in a huge dynamic envelope.” In addition, Matt’s pioneering guitar method, The Virtuoso Guitarist, has been recognized as a valuable addition to guitar pedagogy, and “indispensable for any advanced guitarist or teacher to include in their library” (Classical Guitar Review).
Matt Palmer holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Arizona, where he studied with Thomas Patterson and Artists-in-Residence David Russell, Sergio Assad, and Odair Assad. Self-taught as a youth, he began his formal studies at age 20 with William Yelverton at Middle Tennessee State University, and later received his M.M. at Appalachian State University, where he studied with Douglas James. In demand as a performer, Matt’s recent concert engagements have taken him to numerous universities, guitar societies, and dozens of international guitar festivals throughout the world.
You can watch this prize winning artist in action here: http://www.mattpalmerguitar.com/video/
We look forward to seeing you at there!
President – Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar
ISCG on the Radio
ISCG President John Alvarado recently spoke with Sharon Gamble on WFYI's The Art of the Matter to discuss the 2014-2015 season. If you missed the interview you can catch it at the link below! Our spot begins around the 13 minute mark.
Our Next Event:
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI
535 W. Michigan Street
Cost: $15 General Admission / $10 for Students / Free for ISCG Members
Click here to purchase tickets online
Win a New Guitar!
Win a New Guitar! Cordoba Guitars has donated us a new GK Studio Negra classical guitar. We will be selling tickets for the guitar at our concerts throughout the 2014-2015 season. We will draw a winner at the final concert of the year in March, 2015. Tickets will be $10 each and you may purchase as many as you like. All proceeds go to support the operating costs of the ISCG.
The Cordoba GK Studio Negra model features a solid European Spruce top but with Indian rosewood back and sides to bring out a full bass and robust tone. The contrasting maple binding and black ebony tuners add to this guitars' overall beauty. A Fishman Presys Blend pickup comes installed, making this guitar a perfect gigging instrument. You can read more about the guitar at Cordoba’s website here.