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NYCCGS October Newsletter

John O.
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Group Organizer
New York, NY

Dear fellow guitarist,

I hope you've had a chance to make it to some of the New York City Classical Guitar Society events. If not, we have two events this month for you to check out. First is our regular monthly meetup, where you can hear a presentation by German guitarist and music publisher Norbert Dams as well as share music with others in our open playing time. Second is a concert by the fantastic and one-of-a-kind Threefifty Duo. If you've never heard them play, don't miss this chance - their unique sound is infectious. Details for both events are below. Hope to see you there!


October Meetup: Norbert Dams
Presentation: Rest in Pieces, Rest in Peace?
A reflection on note-values in the 19th century related to the development of musical notation

Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 7:00 PM
Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center (8th Floor)
311 West 43rd St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (map)
New York City

Our October meeting will feature a special presentation by Norbert Dams, German guitarist and music publisher through Edition Daminus, as he begins his 2011 American tour. The presentation will include music by Matiegka, Molitor, Sor, Diabelli, Süss, Rondorf and Kilvington. The presentation will be followed by open playing time, so bring your guitar, or just come and listen. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests. If you are not already a member, you can join online or at the meeting.

Threefifty Duo on the Second Sundays Series October 9

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4:00 PM
At the Solarium on the 16th floor of the Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave. at 47th St. (map)
New York City

Co-sponsored by the New York City Classical Guitar Society and RogerSmithArts.
Tickets $15 at the door (cash only); includes wine and cheese.
For reservations, email[/url] or call (212) 755-1400.

Threefifty Duo has been described as a "classical guitar duo with a rock edge," as musicians Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick seamlessly weave their contemporary rock sensibilities into the rich fabric of classical guitar. After years of writing and performing together and with a second album under Threefifty's belt, the duo's stylistic tendencies have further expanded, with genre blurred by an intensely personal sound that is rhythmic, engaging, and at once both new and accessible.

Formed in the halls of The Yale School of Music, taught by the renowned classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery, and molded by the multi-faceted music scene of their hometown New York City, Threefifty Duo has gone on to play in a diverse array of respected venues and festivals, such as the 92nd Street Y, Southpaw, Pianos, The New York Guitar Festival, The Monkey, Bennington College, Sarajevo's Dom Armije, Genghis Cohen, Connecticut Guitar Society, and California State University at Long Beach, where choreography was set to their music.

Check out their video, Victory Drill.

Stay connected with the NYCCGS!

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