Concerts and Events, 2016
1/13/2016. Concert at Quito’s Casa de la Musica (Ecuador); solo guitar works and duo works with flutist Gustavo Lovato; works by Lezcano (Sonatina Tropical; Mojito, Flauta, Habano, y Guitarra), Piazzolla, and De Visee; 8 pm.
1/29/2016. Faculty concert, KSC, guitar solos (Sor Fantasy in D minor, Sevilla) and duos with flutist Robin Matathias (Rodrigo, Ibert, Calliendo). 7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College
2/3/2016. Identidades International Guitar Festival. Cuban premiere of “Sojourners” Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings. Antipe di Stella, flute; J. Lezcano, guitar; Orquesta de Solistas de la Habana, Ivan Valiente, conductor, Basilica de San Franscisco de Asisi, La Habana, Cuba, 6 pm. Also Cuban premiere of Lezcano, “Habano y Mojito” for solo guitar.
2/7/2016. Identidades International Guitar Festival. Performance of Lezcano, “Suite Cayo Hueso,” with Duo Con-trastes, guitarists Zuleida Suarez and Susan Frade; Teatro Gonzalo Roig, La Habana.
2/14/2016. Faces of Love Valentine Concert, with pianist Virginia Eskin and soprano Jazmina McNeil. Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for Music and Culture, Peterborough, NH. Works by Falla, Albeniz, Tarrega (Recuerdos), Lezcano, and more. http://www.nhmagazine.com/Calendar/index.php/name/The-Faces-of-Love-Virginia-Eskin-Jose-Lezcano-and-Jazimina-MacNeil/event/14660/
2/28/2016. New York premiere of Lezcano’s “Postcards” for flute and piano, on North-South Consonance Series, “Intermezzo.” With Max Lifchitz, piano; Lisa Hansen, flute. 121 Ludlow Street (bet Rivington & Delancey), 3 pm, free admission.
3/2/2016. KSC Faculty Composer’s Concert. Local premiere of Lezcano’s “Mojito, Flauta, Guitarra, y Habano” for flute and guitar, with Robin Matathias. 7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College.
3/13/2016. “From Bach to Brazil.” With cellist Rebecca Hartka. Works for cello & guitar, duo and solo music from Cuba, Brazil, the first Bach cello Suite and the Chaconne. The Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, 01301, United States, Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 children.
3/19/2016 Boston Guitar Society Ensembles Festival. Boston premiere of Lezcano’s Sonata for Cello and Guitar, with Rebecca Hartka; 7:30 pm. Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
4/7/2016. New England premiere of Ken Johnsons Concertino for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion. James Chesebrough, conductor; KSC Guitar Orchestra and Concert Band. Redfern Arts Center, Main Theater, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.
4/13. KSC Guitar Orchestra and Latin American Ensemble. Jose Lezcano, Dir. Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Hall, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.
5/5/2016. Private event, Manchester Country Club, 5:30 pm.
5/14/2016. Private event, Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont, 3:30 pm
5/20/2016. NHHC Concert-Lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” Litchfield Seniors, 259 Charles Bancroft highway, Litchfield, NH, 2 pm
5/23/2016. Unity of the Keys Concert Series, with singer Melody Cooper, 7:30 PM at Unity of the Keys 1011 Virginia St tickets $20 305 296 5888
5/28/2016. Duo concert with pianist Virginia Eskin, Sumner Knight Chapel, Keene, NH. 2pm. Music of Bach, and music from Spain and Mexico.
7/17/2016 Solo Spanish guitar performance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid). Contact [email protected] for more information.
8/03/2016 Private event, Pleasant View Gardens, 7316 Pleasant St, Loudon, NH 03307, 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
8/07/2016 Solo Spanish guitar performance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid). ). Contact [email protected] for more information.
8/13/2016. Private event with Rebecca Hartka, cellist, in Hudson, New York.
8/14/2016 Solo Spanish guitar performance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid). ). Contact [email protected] for more information.
8/21/2016. Duo concert with cellist Rebecca Hartka, Sunday afternoon 2 pm. Music of Bach, Brazil, and Iberia. Including works by Gnattali, Falla, and Lezcano. www.northhallhuntington.org.
9/16/2016 Heritage Heights, Concord NH, Solo Guitar recital, 4 pm.
9/26/16. Music of Terezin. 7:30 PM. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall.
10/9/16. Solo recital, “Five Centuries of Spanish Guitar.” With narrator Dr. Patricia Pedroza, and soprano Heather O’Connor. 3 pm. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall.
10/19/16. Solo recital at Univ. of South Carolina School of Music, Columbia, SC. 7:00 pm, followed by clinic.
10/21/16. Solo recital of Latin American works, for GuitarMuse Society, directed by guitarist Marina Alexandra.
11/1/16 through 11/5/16. Artist Residency at Performing Arts Academy of University of Trinidad and Tobago. Rehearsals; Clinics; Lectures; and performance as solo recitalist and collaborative artist with PAMA Ibis Ensemble in works by Paganini, Sor, Bach, Kruisbrink, Lauro, and Lezcano.
11/9/16. Keene State Guitar Orchestra & KSC Latin Ensemble. 7:30 pm.
11/13/16. “Brundibar,” Children’s opera originally performed at Terezin. Performance I – Sunday, November 13 @ 2 PM (an afternoon concert for families, Brundibar only). Performance II – Sunday, November 13 @ 7 PM.
11/14/16. Duo concert with harpist Franziska Huhn. Avery Prestige Series, Hartford, Conn. 7:30 pm. North American premiere of "Fantasia Latina" for harp & guitar.
12/3/16. Private Event, Sacred Heart Church, North End, Boston, MA 02113, Sat, December 3, 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Concerts and Events, 2017
2/10/17 Hartka-Lezcano Duo at series in Newton, Mass. 7 pm.
2/12/17 2 pm. NHHC Lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” Tucker Free Library, 31 Western Ave, Henniker, NH 03242, United States.
2/26/17. Hartka - Lezcano Duo at Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH. 3 pm, tickets $10.
3/8/17. KSC Faculty Composer's Concert; Keene premiere of "Fantasia Latina" for harp and guitar, with Franziska Huhn, harp, and Jose Lezcano, guitar.
3/11 – 3/18/17. Performances in Havana, Cuba, with cellist Rebecca Hartka, at Cello Festival and major music organizations.
4/12/17. Premiere of Lezcano's "Nunc Dimittis" for mixed choir, solo guitar, solo flute and guitar ensemble; with KSC Chamber Singers, Sandra Howard, conductor. Redfern Alumni Hall, KSC campus, 7:30 pm.
6/7/17. New York Premiere of Lezcano's "Sorjourners" Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings. With North-South Consonance, Max Lifchitz, conductor; Lezcano, soloist; Lisa Hansen, flute.