Concerts & Events, 2018
1/31/2018. José Lezcano, guitarra; & Antipe di Stella, flauta. Program part of Festival Identidades. 7pm. Teatro del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba. Cuban premiere of Lezcano works for flute and guitar: Key West Suite, and Mojito.
2/18/2018. Duo concert with mezzo-soprano Jazmina MacNeil. Music of Spain & Latin America. Works by Granados, Falla, Lezcano, and more. Rivermead Concert Series, Peterborough, NH (private concert).
3/1/2018. Lecture-performance, “The Guitar in Spain & Latin America: The Hemiola as World-Traveller.” Concord Community Music School, Box Lunch Lecture Series, 12:10 to 12:50. Music from the Spanish Renaissance to the contemporary Latin American folk idioms
3/7/2018. Faculty Composer’s Concert. Keene State College, 7:30 pm. With flutist Robina Matathias; Lezcano’s Key West Suite for flute & guitar and H. Gilligan’s “Peregrine”; US premiere of KW Suite in this version.
4/19/2018. The Guitar in Latin America; NHHC lecture-concert presented by José Lezcano. 7 pm. Rennie Timm, Adult Services and Public Outreach; Whipple Free Library, New Boston, NH.
4/30/2018. The Guitar in Latin America; NHHC lecture-concert presented by José Lezcano. 6:30 pm, Kimball Library, 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH 03811 contact: Lois Powers, Technical Services/E-Resource Librarian and director of Adult Programming. 603-362-5234. http://www.kimballlibrary.com
6/29/2018. Recital of Iberoamerican works for solo guitar, Convento de San Agusti, Barcelona, Spain; as part of the Barcelona Festival of Song.
7/15/2018. North Hall Concert Series, Huntington, Mass. Duo Mundo (Jose Lezcano, guitar, and Rebecca Hartka, cello) in “Crosscurrents” program.
7/21/2018. At 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Claremont, NH. Music of Mostly Immigrant Communities, music from Italy, Brazil, Spain, Cuba @ Union Episcopal Church, with Virginia Eskin, piano; August Watters, mandolin; Melissa Richmond, flute. http://www.wcc-ma.org/calendar/#.W1B9xdVKjIU
7/22/2018. At 2 pm. Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH. Summer Concert Series. Music of Mostly Immigrant Communities, music from Italy, Brazil, Spain, Cuba with Virginia Eskin, piano; August Watters, mandolin; Melissa Richmond, flute.
8/19/2018. Performance before Monadnock Summer Lyceum. 25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH. Unitarian Church. Works by JS Bach. 10:30AM https://www.monadnocklyceum.org
9/1/2018. Solo guitar recital of works by J.S.Bach. Bach Moosefest, Gorham, New Hampshire, 7:30 pm. Medallion Opera House 20 Park Street Gorham, NH 0358. https://www.nhgrand.com/event/big-moose-bach-fest-guitar-soloist-jose-lezcano/
9/23/2018. Keene State College Faculty concert, “Jose Lezcano & Friends.” Jennifer Ellowtich, violin, & Members of Portland Chamber Music Festival, in works for guitar & strings by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Lezcano. Dr. Christina Wright, collaborative keyboard artist & continuo. Special guest: Ecuadorean flutist Karla Ortega; North American premiere of Karlos Ortega’s Concerto for Piccolo & Piano.
9/28/2018. Shelbourne Falls Library, Noon. Duo concert with cellist Rebecca Hartka.
10/14/2018. BLMA Concert Series. Duo concert with cellist Rebecca Hartka. 2:30 pm. Brookline Public Library, located on 361 Washington Street in Brookline.
11/14/2018. KSC Concert. KSC Guitar Orchestra & Latin American Ensemble, Jose Lezcano, director. Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College, 7:30 pm.
Concerts and Events, 2017
2/3/17 KSC Faculty Recital, 7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall.
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.
4/14/17. Keene State Guitar Festival. 10 am to 9 pm. At Redfern Arts Center. Guest Artists and Clinicians: Duo Amaral, John Zevos and trio, and Eduardo Martin & Galy Martin Duo.
5/14/17. Hingham Library, Hingham, Mass. “The Guitar in Spain: Musical Reflections of a Turbulent History.” 3 pm. 66 Leavitt St, Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 741-1405
6/7/17. New York Premiere of Lezcano’s “Sojourners” Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings. With North-South Consonance, Max Lifchitz, conductor; Lezcano, soloist; Lisa Hansen, flute.
7/8/17. Crotched Mountain Private Event, Wine-tasting fundraiser. Devine Millimet, 111 Amherst St., Manchester, NH 03101, 5:30 pm.
7/9/17. Brattleboro Music Center sponsored private event. Dummerston, Vt. Scott Farm. 2:45 – 3:45 pm
8/2/17. Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, NH. Private event. 5:30 – 9:30 pm
8/5/17. Private Event, Greenfield NH, 2 – 5 pm, with violinist Marcia Lehninger.
8/6/17. Lyceum Concert with August Watters, mandolin. Peterborough Unitarian Church, 10 am.
8/9/17. Noche de Tango, with Tango singer Roy Caceres. Butler Park, Hillsborough, NH,
5:00 to 8:00 pm. Free admission; Argentine specialties available from Caceres Kitchen; Tango Dancers & Lessons. Part of “Summer in the Park” by Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce.
8/19/17. Solo guitar recital, “Five Centuries of Spanish Guitar.” Including the Bach Chaconne. Contact: Jim Walsh, Ellingwood Concerts, 33 High Street, Nahant, MA 01908. 8 pm.
8/26/17. West Claremont Center for the Arts, Chamber Music Series. With Melissa Richmond, flutist, director; and Carlos Boltes, Viola. Works by Schubert (Arpeggione Sonata); Lezcano (Key West Suite); and more. 7 pm.
8/27/17. St. Gauden’s Summer Concert Series, Cornish, NH. . With Melissa Richmond, flutist, director; and Carlos Boltes, Viola. Works by Schubert (Arpeggione Sonata); Lezcano (Key West Suite); and more. 2 pm.
9/16/17. Portland Chamber Music Society, (Maine) with Jennifer Ellowtich, violin; Jose Lezcano, guitar, and colleagues. Music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Guitar Quintet); Boccherini (Fandango from D minor Quintet); Paganini (Sonata Concertate for violin & guitar); and more
9/17/17. Athaneum Concerts, Portsmouth, NH. ) with Jennifer Ellowtich, violin; Jose Lezcano, guitar, and colleagues. Music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Guitar Quintet); Boccherini (Fandango from D minor Quintet); Paganini (Sonata Concertate for violin & guitar); and more
9/23/17. Crotched Mountain Harvest Tasting and Dinner Event, 6 – 9 pm; Songs of Spain & Latin America, with Barcelona-based soprano Dr. Patricia Caicedo, and Dr. Jose Lezcano, guitar. Crotched Mountain Foundation, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047. Jeannette Nieder Corporate Relations, Events and Volunteer Manager, jeannette.nieder@CrotchedMountain.org, web: http://www.CrotchedMountain.org
9/24/17. Keene State Faculty recital, with guest Patricia Caicedo, soprano. Spanish & Latin songs, including US premiere of Canciones de Ausencia, with lyrics by Patricia, music by Lezcano. 3 pm.
9/25/17. Avery Heights Recital, Hartford, CT. With Patricia Caicedo. Spanish & Latin songs, including Connecticut premiere of Canciones de Ausencia.
10/8/17. Solo guitar recital at Capitol Community College, Hartford, CT. 8 pm. Contact: Prof. Joshua Hummel, interim music program coordinator, Capital Community College email@example.com. 860.906.5039