CGSA News Letter March 2014

The Auckland Guitar Society


Date:   Sunday, 9th March 2014

Venue:            All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:              7.30 pm

Format:1st Half : Open floor  2nd Half: Guest Artist

Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)


The first part of the evening will be open stage and then
our Guest Artist for the second part of the meeting will be Hermelindo Ruis.
He will give a talk on ‘The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean’ covering improvisation and the traditions of music from this part of the world,
to help a better understanding of composers such as Leo Brouwer,Manuel M. Ponce, Antonio Lauro and others.
There will be a normal Door Charge for this evening.



Hermelindo Ruiz Concert
8pm, 8th March at
1012 East Coast Rd, Torbay, 
RSVP  to Rod.  ph. 473 2226
Described as a “refined composer, creative guitarist and an individual of great virtues”, by the P.R. Assoc. of UNESCO, Hermelindo Ruiz has established himself with an international career that impress at his age.
Having played in venues of the prestige of Carnegie Hall in NYC, Ruiz is preparing a year of engagements in the continents of Australia, South America, Europe and Asia. The winner of numerous awards, he was recently awarded the Andrés Segovia’s Prize in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.
A sought-after composer, his music has been played in Spain, Slovenia, France, Portugal, Italy, South Africa, China, Thailand, Russia, among others countries. His first book, “Con los dedos entre hilos”, includes 8 of his first compositions and was published in 2008 to critical acclaim. He is about to bring out his second publication, a re-discovery of one of Puerto Rico’s music treasures: the music of composer Juan F. Acosta.
Ruiz holds two degrees from world-renowned Yale University and his teaches includes Benjamin Verdery, Luis E. Juliá and José A. López.

More information in
Check the videos online:
Chamber Music with Guitar-10th Annual soundSCAPE Maccagno Italy
Thought your members might be interested in learning about soundSCAPE,a composers and performers exchange. Dr. Matt Gould who was the cover story July 2013 “Classical Guitar ” magazine directs guitar studies . The Sudbury guitar Trio and several guitar composers will also be on the bob,guitar plus international(sponsor of 2 guitar studies partial scholarships)


ANNUAL SUBS: Renewal subscriptions to the Auckland Guitar Society are due on 1st April 2011. Becoming a financial member of the Auckland Classical Guitar Society entitles you to free admission to all Guitar Society concerts for the year 1st April 2010 to 31st March 2011 and discounts at other events.

Subs are: Individual Adult: $30.00

Individual (Senior/Unwaged) $20.00

Family $35.00


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