Duo Montagnard, saxophonist Joseph Murphy & guitarist Matthew Slotkin, will perform a recital at Drexel University in which the composition "Origin Unknown: A Pole Was Journeying" will be performed. This work was originally commissioned by the group and recorded on their CD "Interspheres."
Kevin J. Cope will perform a recital of his own solo guitar compositions including works from his recently released CD "Destination Unknown" which was described by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a fascinating and stimulating debut that gets better and better the more you listen to it."
Sean Brennan will be performing Folie Circulaire by Kevin J. Cope on his graduate guitar performance recital at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Other works by Marek Pasieczny, Leo Brouwer, Nigel Westlake, Lorenzo Paloma, and Andrew Norman will also be performed.
Composer Kevin J. Cope will perform his own solo guitar compositions in this concert at Susquehanna University.
Pneuma (2016) Kevin J. Cope (b. 1981)
Suite No. 1 (2006-2011)
I. Tango de la Tentadora
II. Sikah Baladi
III. Medianoche Habañera
IV. Sikah Baladi
Ithnaan Maqamat (2014)
Five Studies (2013)
Quatre pieces breves (2005)*
Folie Circulaire, "Circular Insanity" (2017)
*Composed under the tutelage of Dr. Patrick Long
Kevin plays a 2015 Douglass Scott guitar
Joseph Murphy, saxophone; Matthew Slotkin, guitar; John Michael Vaida, violin; Eun-Joo Kwak, piano
Kevin J. Cope will perform several of his own compositions with a total length of approximately 8 minutes.
Acknowledging and appreciating the artists that live in our vicinity is essential to ensuring the longevity of all fields of the arts. The arts flourish not just in distant havens such as Paris, New York, or Tokyo, but also in the homes of our neighbors in Philadelphia. Our talented membership includes guitar builders, composers, instructors, professional performers, and college professors. This annual concert is our homage to the many talented members of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.
We invite you to join us for the concert and stay for our post concert Holiday Party where you can meet other members and local artists and celebrate the holiday season.
Kevin J. Cope will perform:
from Quatre pieces breves by Kevin J. Cope
Folie Circulaire by Kevin J. Cope
Darlington Arts Center, in Garnet Valley, invites the community to their annual Back to School Arts Party on Saturday, September 29 from 6-8 p.m. The free event marks the fortieth year of Darlington Arts Center as a vital connection point and teaching institution for the arts. Included during the evening will be displays of artwork from Darlington Teaching Artists and students augmented by music performances. Attendees have opportunities to utilize their artistic skills and participate in collaborative art projects along with creating their own unique work of art. The Back to School Arts Party offers a relaxed environment to honor the arts while bringing the community together
A Teaching Artist recital and art gallery exhibit featuring a variety of musical performances and works on display will highlight the evening. Musical performers scheduled are Duo Festivo, Kevin Cope, and Geri Smith. Visual artists displaying work include Rebecca D’Angeli, Erika Matyok, Diana Stevenson, and Darlington students. Guests are encouraged to explore Darlington’s facilities, meet the teaching artists, enjoy food and drink, and be a part of the center’s collaborative community art project. Teachers and volunteers will help guide participants through creating individual pieces that will be assembled and unveiled as the event finale.