Benjamin Verdery: Upcoming Concerts of Note

 (Full Concert Listing Below)

November 5, 6, 2012, Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, CA 95819
Nov 6 – Concert at CSUS Music Recital Hall, 8pm

This is an exciting concert of all new American music written for Ben by Yale School of Music colleagues. Featured composers include Bresnick, Laderman, Theofinitis, Alexander, Vees, and Verdery. Ben plpans to record all of the works and believes them to be some of the finest works that have ever been written for him.

Jack Vee’s piece for electric guitar, National Anthem, includes pre-recorded music from the celebrated Indie band The National’s recording, High Violet. Bresnick’s hauntingly beautiful three movement work, Joaquin Is Dreaming, provides a great contrast to Ezra Laderman’s firey On Vineyard Sound. A great- and appropriate- concert for Election night!
http://www.csus.edu/music/fenam/

November 17, 2012. Concert: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th St., NYC 10011
World premiere of NYSCA commission for Guitar and Koto by Benjamin Verdery .The
Japanese vituoso Yumi Kurosawa  
is the Koto Player.

This unusual concert will include a world premier of Ben’s new work Standing In Your Own Light for Koto and Classical guitar. It is a 12 minute virtuoso work based on a ground which explores the colors and ranges of the instrument. The Japanese Koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa will be premiering his work with Ben. The concert will also feature Ben playing his work Now and Ever. Shakuhachi, featuring composers and players James Schlefer and John Neptune, will also be premiering their own works. The Tenri gallery is a wonderfully intimate and beautiful sounding room to hear music in.

http://www.nyoraku.bizland.com/kyoshinan/index.php?section=projects&subsection=koto_%26_guitar_duo

Full Concert Listing:

October 13, 2012, 8pm. Concert: Pensacola, Florida 32504

World premiere of commissioned work for the Pensacola Guitar Orchestra
http://www.pensacolastate.edu/sites/mt/html/mdept.asp

October 18, 2012, 7:30pm
. Presentation: Dix Hills, NY 11746-5857

 “Inside the Guitarists Studio” with Benjamin Verdery & Paul Bollenbach

http://www.dhpac.org/music/

October 27, 2012, Performance: Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Woodstock, NY 12498

Ben will perform a 15 minute set all on the guitars of Master Luthier Jeff Traugott.

http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/woodstock-invitational-luthiers-showcase-saturday-october-27-2012

October 28, 2012, 3pm. Masterclass: 92Y, Weill Art Gallery. New York, NY 10011

http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=86320


October 30, 2012. Visiting Professor/Masterclass: : U of Ottawa Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

http://www.music.uottawa.ca/performance/guitar.html

November 3, 2012, 2-5pm. Masterclass: University of Santa Cruz, CA 95064

http://music.ucsc.edu/

November 4, 2012, 3pm. Recital: St. John's Episcopal Church, Aptos, CA  95003

info@sjlife.org

November 5, 6, 2012: Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, CA 95819

 Nov 6 – Concert at CSUS Music Recital Hall, 8pm

http://www.csus.edu/music/fenam/

November 7, 2012: Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA

 Nov 7 - Concert at Riverside Community College, time tba

November 17, 2012. Concert: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th St., NYC 10011

World premiere of NYSCA commission for Guitar and Koto by Benjamin Verdery .The

Japanese vituoso Yumi Kurosawa  
is the Koto Player.

http://www.nyoraku.bizland.com/kyoshinan/index.php?section=projects&subsection=koto_%26_guitar_duo

December 7, 8, 2012. The Amsterdam Electric Guitar Festival

Ben appears with Andy Summer.

http://www.amsterdamelectric.com/nl/programma

December 13, 2012. Concert: Yale Chamber Music, Ben with Students
 06511

http://music.yale.edu/