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Band Performance Carroll Community College

Chaz Aguado Classical Guitar Concert

Saturday, April 20 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Distance Learning Lab – L287 | FREE

The selected works being performed in this concert were written by the following nineteenth and twentieth century composers: Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806 – 1856), Dilermando Reis (1916 – 1977), Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885 – 1994), Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949), and Roland Dyens (1955 – 2016).  In the nineteenth century, the guitar was not considered an orchestral instrument and became less attractive to composers.  This was due to many factors including the limited volume and lack of knowledge regarding the timbral and compositional capabilities of the instrument.  Orchestral scores presented many capabilities of evoking the sounds and timbres associated with guitar, particularly because of the allure of flamenco and Spanish folk music from Andalucía.  However, composing the same folk songs and dances for guitar would be redundant and unnecessary because the orchestra could produce the same result for larger venues.  Despite these negative implications, nineteenth century composers such as Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806 – 1856), Napoléon Coste (1805 – 1883), and Giulio Regondi (1822 – 1872) composed major works for classical guitar.  At the onset of the twentieth century, the classical guitar was revived with new repertoire, pedagogical methods, and orchestral concertos that would feature classical guitar as the soloist.  This resurgence would be in large part due to the Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia who sought to rescue the guitar from its Spanish folklore elements.  Segovia commissioned music for the guitar, which in turn would influence other guitarists to commission works from prominent twentieth century composers.  As a result, the classical guitar saw a vast expansion of repertoire that is still growing today.  More importantly, the unique and innovative guitar works from the twentieth century are revered for their distinct styles and timbres that are associated with the classical guitar.

Booking Tours & Making Money from Shows
(Presented by The Cadence Labs)

Thursday, April 25 | 6:00 p.m.
PNC Rehearsal Hall – T404 | FREE

For many musicians, playing a live show is the bread and butter of music. It’s where you make fans and meet supporters. At this free workshop, we will review how to book your own shows (whether they are single or a tour) and how to ensure that you have everything in place to not only gain fans but make money at every show. We’ll be exploring marketing tactics both on and off social media. Whether you are playing in your hometown or somewhere brand new, there are approaches that can make your promotion approach successful.

Registration is required due to limited seating.

Evolution of Song

Wednesday, May 1 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Scott Center Theater – T Building (Room 304)

This program features an exciting variety of classical music works, representing key developments throughout the early evolution and diversification of the genre. From Classical oratorio to Romantic German lieder, comic operetta to flowery French mélodie, there is something for everyone in this classical music “tasting menu”. Works by Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Donizetti, Strauss, Faure and more.

How to Run a Successful Album Release
(Presented by The Cadence Labs)

Thursday, May 2 | 6:00 p.m.
PNC Rehearsal Hall – T404 | FREE

As a musician, your discography is like a biography for your art. It represents tangible milestones along your journey as an original musician. And just because we live in a streaming world doesn’t mean that albums are dead. At this free workshop, we’re going to look at effective ways to ensure that your album release is a success. It all starts with defining what success means to you. Is it making money? Focusing on fans? A balance of both? We are going to look at why albums are still viable products for musicians and how we can make money off of them still.

Registration is required due to limited seating.

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