Summer 2022 edition.

Made possible by a generous grant from the Cheshire County Board of Commissioners & the Cheshire County State Representatives, with special thanks to Commissioner Chris Coates.

Dr. José Lezcano, Professor Emeritus (Keene State College) and Coordinator of Cheshire County Classic Concerts.

  1. Cuarteto Carioca!                                                             July 9, Central Square, Keene, NH, 3 pm

Don Baldini, bass; Jose Lezcano, guitar; Marcia Lehninger, violin; Chris Swist, percussion; Carol Jean Swist, keyboards.

Vibrant Music styles of Brazil and Cuba: Brazilian Samba, Choros, & Bossa Nova; Cuban Sones and Boleros.

Son, and Bolero.

2. The Becker-Leach Duo, guitar & violin.                    July 17, Troy, NH, Gazebo on the Common, 2PM (Rain date, July 22)

                Sounds for a Summer Afternoon: Music by Piazzolla, Sor, Giuliani, and others.  Jayna Leach: violin, Alyssa Becker, guitar.

3. The Keelan – Matathias Duo.                                      July 22, Friday, Nelson Congregational Church, 830 Nelson Road, Nelson NH, 7 pm. 

Flute & Piano favorites from past & present: Hugh Keelan, piano; Robin Matathias, flute.

4. Duo Mundo: Lezcano-Hartka Duo                     July 30, Saturday, Nelson Congregational Church.  7 pm.

Viva Havana!  Sounds of Cuba, Music for guitar & cello with Duo Mundo: Jose Lezcano, guitar; Rebecca Hartka, cello.

5. Eskin-Lezcano Duo                                                           August 5, Friday, Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH, 7 pm.

                Spanish Nights!  The vibrant music of Boccherini, Torroba, and Ponce for guitar & piano; solo works by Malats, Piazzolla, & Lezcano. Virginia Eskin, piano; Jose Lezcano, guitar.

6. Hillside Trio                                                                         August 12, Friday, Dublin Community Church, 1125 Main St, Dublin, NH.  7 pm.

Works by Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, & Richard Rodgers.  Sussan Henkel, oboe; Doug Nelson, baritone horn; Barbara Summers, piano

7. Sounds of Syria & Ragtime classics!                           August 19, Friday, Swanzey Congregational Church, 7:30 pm

                Works by Joplin, Azmeh, and more.  Virginia Eskin, piano; Melissa Richmond, flute; Consuelo Sherba, viola.

8. Spanish & Mediterranean Nights, Volume II:.             August 27, Saturday, Dublin, NH. Dublin Community Church, 7:30 pm

Music of Spain & Italy: Boccherini, Scarlatti, Paganini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

9. Dreaming of Love: Music for Cello & Piano            September 3, Saturday, Swanzey Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH.  7:30 pm.

                Works by Liszt, Schumann, Fanny Hensel, Massenet, Rachamaninov, & Debussy.  Duo Déjà vu: Rebecca Hartka, cello: Barbara Lysakowski, piano

10. Music of Spain: Renaissance & Romantic Masterpieces, and favorite Latin standards. Mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeili; José Lezcano, guitar. Sumner Knight Chapel, Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH. Sep. 10, 4 pm

Free admission. Concerts made possible by a grant from Cheshire County Board of Commissioners & Cheshire County State Representatives.

Dr. Jose Lezcano, Coordinator

603 313 3027

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Jose Lezcano:

Twice Grammy-nominated Cuban American Guitarist and Composer
Folklorist and Fulbright Scholar
Professor Emeritus of Music, Keene State College

Jose Lezcano … is a superb guitarist as well as a first-rate composer and arranger.”

New Millennium Guitar

“an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer”

Fanfare Magazine

“Un guitarrista magnifico”

–Leo Brouwer

Jose plays on Optima Strings (made in Germany).

http://optima-strings.com

Watch Jose’s performance of Rodrigo’s beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez with John Page conducting the Portsmouth Symphony, Nov. 9, 2014, on the 74th anniversary of the Concerto’s premiere in Barcelona, Spain, on youtube: