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JOSE LEZCANO, COMPOSER/GUITARIST

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Performance Calendar 2018 & 2017

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 jhummel@capitalcc.edu.  860.906.5039