Week of January 18 2016

"Tangos, Last Dance!" Highlights: This radio show shares the music of our up-coming guests Duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta! Hailing from Italy, Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini and bandoneon player Cesare Chiacchiaretta perform works hailing from Argentina on their recent album 'Hombres du Tango.' You don't want to miss their St. Louis debut concert at ‪The Sheldon Concert Hall‬, this Saturday, 7:30 PM!

Week of January 11 2016

"Tangos, Part Two!" Highlights: All pieces from tonight's show are Astor Piazzolla compositions or arrangements. One of the most celebrated Piazzolla works for the guitar, 'Histoire du tango,' is a four movement suite arranged for guitar and flute. Each movement represents a different era of the tango in South America: I. Bordel (Cabaret bar) II. Cafe III. Nightclub IV. Concertd'aujord'hui (Modern Concert). We have featured a different ensemble performing each movement of 'Histoire du tango.'

Week of January 4 2016

Highlights: “Tango Assassins!” The compositions of Astor Piazzolla combine styles of traditional South American and classical music, all inspired by tango dance. John McClellan and the Hanser-McClellan Duo perform Piazzolla, and as well as our up-and-coming concert series guests Giampaolo Bandini - Cesare Chiacchiaretta Duo, guitar and bandoneon, who will be performing at the Sheldon on Friday, January 22nd.

Week of December 28 2015

Highlights: Classical guitar plays Rock n' Roll! St. Louis' own John McClellan performs 'Paint it Black,' a Rolling Stones classic. Michael Chapdelaine's arrangements from his album "Grapevine" include such favorites as Eric Clapton and the soulful tune 'I Head it Through the Grapevine.' The later half of the show has even more surprises... Two tracks from the LAGQ album "Guitar Heroes" and classical arrangements of the band Queen's pop rock ballads.

Week of December 14 2015

Highlights: It's beginning to feel a lot like (guitar) Christmas... Check out the set list for tonight's 'Inside Classical Guitar' radio show, linked below, which includes holiday classics for guitar solo, duo, flute duet, and quartet. A fantastic show for this season.

Week of December 7 2015

Highlights: We enter the world of the Opera for this week's program for the "Inside Classical Guitar" radio show. All selections are from "The Cavatina Duo at the Opera," the latest release from duo and husband and wife, Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner and Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagic.
Arrangements for guitar and flute appear on this album from the following operas: 'Der Freischütz,' 'Carmen,' 'The Magic Flute,' 'Tancredi,' and 'The Carnival of Venice.'
Also, John Clayton announces an exciting award given to the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society...

See our Recent Article in the Saint Louis County Community News (October 28, 2015) entitled "Reaching out with Music," where Society Executive Director William Ash is interviewed by staff writer Sara Hardin:

See "Reaching Out with Music"

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Week of November 23 2015

Highlights: "Charlie Byrd and The Washington Guitar Quintet"- A Jazz guitarist on nylon strings, Charlie Byrd plays Gershwin classics such as 'I've Got Rhythm,' along with Jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke arrangements, and ends on an homage of the great Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. John Clayton also shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

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