August 4, 2018
Guitar Sundays: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Sundays, 3 PM
This fall, the Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center), in association with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, will continue their series of live guitar performances called Guitar Sundays, produced and curated by Mitch Shuldman. These free concerts will be held at 3 PM, one Sunday per month, alternating locations between the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and the Haas Family Gallery and Recital Hall at PMAC.
Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.
September 9 @ PMAC
Jérôme Mouffe, Classical Guitar
Belgian guitarist Jérôme Mouffe has been a member of the String Department Faculty at New England Conservatory since 2013. He also serves on the faculty of Bridgewater State University (MA). In 2017, Jérôme became the director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. He has a Master of Music degree from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles; a Postgraduate Diploma at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, studying with the renowned maestri Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen, and was the first guitarist to ever receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory of Boston. He has performed for master classes with David Russell, Angel and Pepe Romero, among others. He teaches master classes and lectures thoughout the United States. View this event on Facebook!
October 14 @ Portsmouth Public Library
Mitch Shuldman, Classical Guitar
Mitch has a BA in Music History & Literature with a concentration on classical guitar. He also holds a MS in Library Science, and an in Ed.D in Education. Mitch was a media librarian at UMass Lowell for nearly 34 years. He currently studies online with Jason Vieaux through Artistworks. (Mr Vieaux currently heads the guitar departments at both the Cleveland & Curtis Institutes of Music). He has recently performed in master classes for Jason Vieaux, David Russell and Petra Polackova. Mitch had a weekly classical guitar radio show on NHPR in the early 80s (1980-84). He currently sings with Portsmouth Pro Musica and plays in a duo of classical flute and guitar (Noteworthy). View this event on Facebook!
November 4 @ PMAC
Jim Dozet, Jazz Guitar
Jim Dozet has a B.M in Jazz Performance from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied under David Newsam. Jim has taught master classes in funk guitar styles at S.Y.M.S (Summer Youth Music School) and regularly appears at UNH giving lectures and running clinics for the guitar students there. He currently is on the faulty at the Portsmouth Music and Art Center teaching guitar, bass, composition, songwriting and theory. Jim currently performs regularly, both locally and regionally with various groups and across many different styles.
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December 2 @ Portsmouth Public Library
Jamie Monck, Classical Guitar
Jamie Monck is a 2017 graduate from the Univeristy of Louisville School of Music. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory where he studies with Eliot Fisk. Jamie did quite a bit of concertizing during his undergarduate career in Kentucky and continues performng around the Boston area while he continues his studies. He has performed at the Hingham Library guitar series also sponsored by the BCGS as well a performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez as part of the New England Conservatory Guitar Studio Concerto Project. View this event on Facebook!