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On behalf of the Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series we would like to thank the following sponsors which makes this season’s series possible:


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Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is the exclusive hotel of the 2014-2015 series!  Call 503-684-8900 to book your room at a discounted rate!

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Season Passes and Tickets are now sale for all concert and events of the 2014-1015 Season.
For tickets call 503-654-0082
 
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The concert venues this season will be:

Marylhurst University Wiegand Hall
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43),
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261.
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see map)

Marylhurst University's St. Anne's Chapel and Wiegand Hall
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43),
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261.
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see map)

First Congregational Church
located at:
1126 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR  
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see map)

 

 

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If you or your company would like to sponsor the series, please contact William Jenks at 503-654-0082 or email info@williamjenks.com

 

 

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Eliot Fisk
“It was a pleasure to perform on the series of Portland Classic Guitar.  I particularly enjoyed the warm family feel and enormous warmth of the audience.  The work that William Jenks and his colleagues are doing is truly important for our country.  I wish my friends in Portland many more years of great success.” 

David Russell
“This last year I had the pleasure of playing a concert and conducting a masterclass for “Portland Classic Guitar”. The organization was wonderful and I loved meeting the members, who worked hard to make the event a success. I am sure that with their enthusiasm and generous dedication the future of the guitar in Portland is in good hands.”

Scott Tennant
"I had a great time performing for Portland Classic Guitar. It's the kind of venue I love to play because it makes me feel like the audience and performer are really communicating with one another, and I like listening to music in such an environment for the same reason! I feel that both the player and listener walk away having experienced a connection."

Ana Vidovic
"I had the privilege to perform twice at the "Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series" and had a wonderful time! Mr. Jenks has done such an amazing job with the venue that has been featuring great guitarists from all over the world. The venue is quickly becoming one of the most prestigious in the country. I was especially impressed with the warmth and the intimacy of the venue. The audience is very appreciative of the music and very warm and responsive. Please come to the "Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series"! You will have a wonderful time and will certainly be back!"

Dennis Azabagic
“William, your guitar series is one of the most memorable for me. I remember playing solo at your series, and I had a great time, so I was sure the same would be the case when I came back with my duo. The intimate space creates an atmosphere and connection to the audience that is really very special.”

 

 

Brasil Guitar Duo

Brasil Guitar Duo

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Marylhurst University Wiegand Hall
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43),
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261.

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2014-2015 Series Schedule

I. Brasil Guitar Duo
Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Marylhurst University’s - Wiegand Hall
www.brasilguitarduo.org

II. Jason Vieaux
Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Concert Venue: Marylhurst University St. Anne's Chapel)

Master Class - Thursday, October 9th at 7:00 PM Marylhurst University Wiegand Hall

III. Ana Vidovic
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Concert Venue:
Marylhurst University St. Anne’s Chapel

Master class - Friday, November 7th at 11:00 AM
M.U. Wiegand Hall

www.anavidovic.com

IV. Anton Baranov
Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM -
 M.U. Wiegand Hall

V. Pepe Romero
Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Concert Venue: First Congregational Church

Master class - Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Marylhurst University's Wiegand Hall
www.peperomero.com

VI. John Doan
Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8:00 PM 
M.U. Wiegand Hall

VII. Jeremy Jouve
Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Marylhurst University - Wiegand Hall
www.jeremyjouve.com

VIII. William Jenks
Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Marylhurst University – Wiegand Hall

IX. Roberto Fabbri & Alberto Cumplido
Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Marylhurst University – Wiegand Hall

www.robertofabbri.com www.albertocumplido.scd.cl

X. Roland Dyens
Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 8:OO PM
Concert Venue: First Congregational Church

Master Class - Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Marylhurst University – Wiegand Hall
www.rolanddyens.com

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2014 -2015 PCG Student Recital Schedule
The students of William Jenks perform quarterly in Marylhurst University's Wiegand Hall. These recitals are free and open to the public.

* Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:00 PM

* Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 4:00 PM

* Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 4:00 PM

* Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 4:00 PM

 

2014-2015 Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series

  Portland Classical Guitar (PCG) is proud to announce its 2014-15 concert season-marking the ten-year anniversary of this important and much-loved series, which continues to bring world-class talent to the greater Portland area. This season’s lineup is stellar, with a number of outstanding headliners, including Pepe Romero, Roland Dyens, Ana Vidovic, and Jason Vieaux. Concerts will be held in various locations: either the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, or St. Anne’s Chapel or Wiegand Hall, both on the campus of Marylhurst University. All performances begin at 8 PM sharp.

The series will kick off in Fall 2014 with a special Gala Concert at St. Anne’s Chapel on Friday, September 12. This concert will showcase PCG proprietor William Jenk-performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major with members of the Portland Chamber Orchestra—as well as a number of solos and duets by other prominent and respected local guitarists, including Jeff Ashton, Peter Zisa, Dan Cosley, and Mario Diaz. Following the Gala Concert, the series proper begins with the wonderful Brasil Guitar Duo, performing on Friday, September 26, in Wiegand Hall. A 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition—and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity”—the Brasil Guitar Duo is adept at both classical and Brazilian repertoire.

Next up is Jason Vieaux, performing on Friday, October 10, in St. Anne’s Chapel, with a master class on Thursday, October 9 at 7 PM—both in Wiegand Hall. Considered “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressive virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and is in demand internationally for performances, teaching, and recording. Recordings of Vieaux’s music are regularly heard on radio around the world, and he has been highly praised in such magazines as Acoustic Guitar, MUSO, Gramophone, and on NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence.” Following Vieaux is another series favorite: Ana Vidovic, the celebrated Croatian guitarist, who will be making her seventh appearance with PCG on Thursday, November 6, in St. Anne’s Chapel. (Vidovic will also conduct a master class on Friday, November 7 at 11 AM at Wiegand Hall). An extraordinary talent and perennial prizewinner, Vidovic has performed to great acclaim in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere. Her Mel Bay-released DVDs feature beautiful renditions of works from composers as diverse as Torroba, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Paganini, Walton, and Bach.

The first concert of the new year will feature recent Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition winner Anton Baranov (this is the eleventh time PCG has presented a GFA First Prize winner), who will perform Friday, January 9, 2015, at Wiegand Hall.

Following Baranov will be the much-loved Pepe Romero, performing on Friday, February 6, at the First Congregational Church (a master class will follow on Saturday, February 7, at 11 AM at Wiegand Hall). An undisputed living legend, Romero has been honored by kings and queens, heads of state, and major institutions, while staying connected to everyday audiences. He is considered by many an ambassador of the classical guitar. And no wonder: he is the second son of one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived—Celedonio Romero—and brother to two other masters of the instrument—Celin and Angel Romero. Alone and with his remarkable family, Pepe Romero has given literally thousands of concerts worldwide, and has worked with almost every major conductor alive, appearing on more than 60 recordings (among which are 20 concerto recordings with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields), and premiering works by some of the finest composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Lorenzo Palomo, Padre Francisco de Madina, Paul Chihara, Enrique Diemecke, Ernesto Cordero, and, most poignantly, Celedonio Romero.

Romero will be followed by Emmy-nominated John Doan, widely-acknowledged master of the twenty-string harp guitar, presenting his “Homage to Fernando Sor” program on Friday, February 27, in Wiegand Hall. This beautiful composition derives from Doan’s deep love for the works of Sor, an under-appreciated nineteenth-century composer. Following Doan will be Naxos recording artist Jeremy Jouve, performing on Friday, March 13 in Wiegand Hall. Based in Paris, Jouve has delighted audiences and competition judges worldwide. Jouve will be followed on April 24 by PCG proprietor William Jenks, also performing in Wiegand Hall. In addition to his widely-admired work as an educator and presenter, Jenks has an extensive performance history, receiving favorable notices from the Colorado Guitar Festival, the Portland Wine and Arts Festival, the Boulder Colorado Classical Guitar Society, the Newport Performing Arts Center, and Cycle Oregon. He has also performed internationally—in France, Germany, Italy, and the Dominican Republic. Jenks will be followed by Roberto Fabbri and Alberto Cumplido, performing on Friday, May 15, also in Wiegand Hall. Fabbri is a Sony Classical artist, renowned both as a soloist and for his work with the Roberto Fabbri Guitar Quartet. He is also the artistic director of the Fiuggi Guitar Festival. Cumplido is an adventurous guitarist who has collaborated with poets, dancers, and filmmakers; he has also had works commissioned by excellent guitarists like Christian Wernicke and Hilary Field.

Closing out the season will be Roland Dyens, performing on Friday, June 19, at First Congregational Church, and offering a master class on Saturday, June 20, at 11 AM, at Wiegand Hall. An internationally renowned performer, composer, and teacher (he is on faculty at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris), Dyens’ concerts unfold as experiences of emotional awakening for the listener, thanks to his sensitive and colorful approach to the guitar, his engaging artistic open-mindedness, his stage presence, and his prowess at improvisation, a technique not usually found in the modern classical music world. Dyens’ music has become an integral part of the instrument’s repertoire, placing him at the heart of a select group of contemporary guitarist/composers who enjoy such a privileged position.

Season Passes

Season Passes Include all of the following:

  • Reserved seating to all 11 concerts of the season (Best seats in the house from the front row back).
  • An audit to all four master classes.
  • Early entrance at 7:15 PM into each concert of the season (General Public gets let in at 7:30 PM).
  • Discounts to additional tickets ( You can purchase additional individual tickets to each performance and your guests can sit with you in the season pass area).
  • Transferable Passes (If you can't make a concert or master class, just email the names of the guests you would like to invite and we will have their names at will call).
  • An invitation to special events such as artist receptions.

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