Benjamin Beirs, classical guitarist, presented by the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
General Admission: $25; Student/Seniors - $15; Members - $10; 12 & under: Free
Described as a "brilliant young classical guitarist" by the D.C. Examiner, Benjamin Beirs, a performer, teacher and aspiring composer, trained at Peabody Conservatory under Julian Gray. His Duo Transatlantique with the French guitarist Maud Laforest has established his young career on two continents. He is the recipient of numerous prizes from international guitar competitions including; 1st prize in the 2010 University of Texas at Dallas Competition, 1st prize in the 2008 Appalachian GuitarFest Competition, and 1st prize in the 2007 National Guitar Workshop Competition. His new album, "Widening Circles," is described as "a complete success" by Fanfare magazine. Benjamin lives in Baltimore, MD, where he teaches guitar at the Peabody Preparatory and regularly performs throughout the region.
Laments, Dances and Lullabies by Miroslav Tadic (b. 1959)
Suite, BWV 996 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Fluidity by Benjamin Beirs (b. 1984)
Collectici íntim by Vicente Asencio (1903-1979)
American Suite by Marek Pasieczny (b. 1980)
The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society founded in 1968 is a community of members both supporters and musicians of all ages and accomplishments dedicated to the advancement of the art of the classical guitar. Through encouraging classical guitar activities throughout the Delaware Valley the PCGS present concerts, throughout the year along with informal Guitar Salons and a Classical Guitar Orchestra, providing members of all levels performance opportunities.