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Concerts and Events, 2016

1/13/2016.  Concert at Quito’s Casa de la Musica (Ecuador); solo guitar works and duo works with flutist Gustavo Lovato; works by Lezcano (Sonatina Tropical; Mojito, Flauta, Habano, y Guitarra), Piazzolla, and De Visee; 8 pm.

1/29/2016.  Faculty concert, KSC, guitar solos (Sor Fantasy in D minor, Sevilla) and duos with flutist Robin Matathias (Rodrigo, Ibert, Calliendo).  7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College

2/3/2016. Identidades International Guitar Festival.   Cuban premiere of “Sojourners” Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings.  Antipe di Stella, flute; J. Lezcano, guitar; Orquesta de Solistas de la Habana, Ivan Valiente, conductor, Basilica de San Franscisco de Asisi, La Habana, Cuba, 6 pm.   Also Cuban premiere of Lezcano, “Habano y Mojito” for solo guitar.

2/7/2016.  Identidades International Guitar Festival.  Performance  of Lezcano, “Suite Cayo Hueso,” with Duo Con-trastes, guitarists Zuleida Suarez and Susan Frade; Teatro Gonzalo Roig, La Habana.

2/14/2016.  Faces of Love Valentine Concert, with pianist Virginia Eskin and soprano Jazmina McNeil.  Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for Music and Culture, Peterborough, NH. Works by Falla, Albeniz, Tarrega (Recuerdos), Lezcano, and more.

2/28/2016.  New York premiere of Lezcano’s “Postcards” for flute and piano, on North-South Consonance Series, “Intermezzo.”  With Max Lifchitz, piano; Lisa Hansen, flute.  121 Ludlow Street (bet Rivington & Delancey), 3 pm, free admission.

3/2/2016.  KSC Faculty Composer’s Concert.  Local premiere of Lezcano’s “Mojito, Flauta, Guitarra, y Habano” for flute and guitar, with Robin Matathias.  7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College.

3/13/2016.  “From Bach to Brazil.” With cellist Rebecca Hartka.  Works for cello & guitar, duo and solo music from Cuba, Brazil, the first Bach cello Suite and the Chaconne.  The Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, 01301, United States, Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 children.

3/19/2016   Boston Guitar Society Ensembles Festival.  Boston premiere of Lezcano’s Sonata for Cello and Guitar, with Rebecca Hartka; 7:30 pm.  Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

4/7/2016.  New England premiere of Ken Johnsons Concertino for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion.  James Chesebrough, conductor; KSC Guitar Orchestra and Concert Band.  Redfern Arts Center, Main Theater, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.

4/13.  KSC Guitar Orchestra and  Latin American Ensemble.  Jose Lezcano, Dir. Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Hall, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.

5/5/2016.  Private event, Manchester Country Club, 5:30 pm.

5/14/2016.  Private event, Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont, 3:30 pm

5/20/2016.  NHHC Concert-Lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” Litchfield Seniors, 259 Charles Bancroft highway, Litchfield, NH, 2 pm.

5/23/2016.  Unity of the Keys Concert Series, with singer Melody Cooper, 7:30 PM at Unity of the Keys   1011 Virginia St      tickets $20    305 296 5888

5/28/2016.  Duo concert with pianist Virginia Eskin, Sumner Knight Chapel, Keene, NH. 2pm.   Music of Bach, and music from Spain and Mexico.

8/21/2016.  Duo concert with cellist Rebecca Hartka, Sunday afternoon 2 pm.  Music of Bach, Brazil, and Iberia.  Including works by Gnattali, Falla, and Lezcano.


Concerts and Events, 2015

1.18.2015  Hingham Library Guitar Series, for Boston Guitar Society, “Sunday Sounds.”

1.21-2.5.2015  Concerts and clinics in Manta, Ecuador.

2.18.2015  Loyola College concert.  “Music of the Iberian World for solo guitar.”

3.4.2015   Faculty Composer’s Concert, Canciones de Lluvia with Rosa Tamarit

3.6.2015.  Duo concert with Rosa Tamarit, soprano, 12:30 pm. at

Mason Library, Keene State College; and at Heritage Heights Center, Concord, NH, 4:30 pm.

March 8 – April 30, sabbatical projects in Barcelona and Tarragona, for Universidad Rovira Virgili (Tarragona), Universidad de Barcelona, and with vocal artists Patricia Caicedo and Rosa Tamarit Sumalla.  Recording of new song cycle, “Canciones de Ausencia,” text by Ms. Caicedo, music by Jose Lezcano.

4.24.2015.  Concierto-Charla (Lecture-concert) at The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 12 noon.

5.14 – 17, 2015.  Guest artist and clinician at Shephardsville Guitar Festival, West Viriginia.  Solo recital on Saturday, 5.16.2015.

5.24.2015.  Duo concert with Melody Cooper, at Key West, Florida, Unity of the Keys Concert Series.

5.26.2015  Solo Recital at Center for Latin American Music, University of Florida, Room 101, 7:30 pm.  For more information contact 352-273-472 or Welson Tremura at

5.28.2015  Sarasota Bay Club, Solo Recital, 7:00 pm.

5.30 – 6.6.15 Quito Festival; concert with Franziska Huhn, harp.  Premiere of new Lezcano work, “Fantasia Latina.”

6.8 – 6.20.15 KSC course, IAMU 312

6.29.2015   Barcelona Festival of Song.  Premiere of new Lezcano song cycle for mezzo and guitar, Canciones de Ausencia, text by Patricia Caicedo.  Lezcano-Caicedo duo, and solo works by Bach, Sanz, Paganini, Sor, Albeniz, Lezcano, Lauro, and more.

7.25.2015 Monadnock Lyceum, Peterborough NH, 10:30 am, with flutist David Fleming,

7.29.2015 Pleasantview Gardens, Private Event, 5:30 pm.

7.30.2015  Popular Music of Cuba, with Trio Carioca, at Piedra Fina, Marlbourough NH, 6-9 PM

8.1.2015  Popular Music of Cuba, with Trio Carioca, at Piedra Fina, Marlbourough NH, 6-9 PM

8.2.2015 Monadnock Lyceum, Peterborough NH, 10:30 am, with flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris,

8.7.2015 Peterborough Players, 7 pm, Guitar music of Brazil and Latin America, prior to show of Charley’s Aunt.

8.8.2015 Peterborough Players, 7 pm, Guitar music of Brazil and Latin America, prior to show of Charley’s Aunt.

8.9.2015 West Claremont Center for Chamber Music, 4 pm.  Music of Lezcano (Poemas Concertantes for flute, guitar & strings); Paganini, Vivaldi, and more.  With flutist Melissa Richmond, violinist Lisa Ferrigno, and more.

8.15.2015.  Performance with Electric Earth Concerts.  Golijov’s “Ayre.”  At Ahavas Acham in Keene, NH.

8.19-20.2015.  Golijov’s “Ayre” at Portland Festival of Music, Maine.

8.24.2015.  Monday evening; Wisteria Chamber Music Society, “Concerts at 7,” Plainfield Mass.  “Fantasia: Spanish and Latin American music for guitar, flute, and soprano.

9.5.2015 Keene Music Festival, Sumner Chapel, Keene, 2 pm, Sor’s Fantaisie in D minor, and Villa-Lobos Aria (Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5) with soprano Laura Wiener.

9.16.2015 Solo Recital, Music of Spain & Latin America, Seacoast Repertory Theater, NH, 7 pm,

9.17.2015.  North Hampton Library.  NHHC Lecture, The Guitar in Latin America.  7:30pm – 8:30pm

9.19.2015  Solo sets at Piedra Fina, Marlborough, NH.  Latin, Brazilian & Cuban solo guitar; 6 – 9 pm.

10.13.2015      Faculty Concert, Keene State College.  “Celebrating Music of the Americas.”  Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 pm.  Recent works by Lezcano, and works by Gnattali, Ponce, Harrison, and more.  With Marcia Lehninger, violin; Christopher Swist, percussion; Rebecca Hartka, cello; Virgnia Eskin, piano; and Jose Lezcano, guitar.

11.10.2015      Keene State Guitar Orchestra, dir. Jose Lezcano.  Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 pm.

11.12.2015  NHHC lecture Plymouth, NH, Pease Public Library, “The Guitar in Latin America.”  Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth, NH 03264, 603.536.2616.,

11.17.2015  Private Event, Woodstock Inn & Resort, 5:30 pm.

11.21.2015, Solo guitar at Piedra Fina, Marlborough, NH, 6 – 9pm.


Feb 1 – 6, Guest artist, Identidades Festival, Havana, Cuba.

Concerts & Events, 2014

1.9.2014  Casa de la Musica, Quito, Ecuador.  Duo concert with flutist, conductor, and CM director Dr. Gustavo Lovato.  World premiere of Lezcano, “Flauta, Mojito, Habano, y Guitarra.”

1.23.2014 Solo recital for Sarasota Bay Club. Private event, 8 PM.

1.24.2014 Islamorada, Fla. Private event at Southern Division Estate, M.M. 82, 4:30 PM.

1.25.2014 Hallandale Beach Library, Florida. 4 PM Solo Guitar Recital, “Latin Landscapes and Caribbean Currents,” Guitar Music of Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, and Spain. Presented by Friends of the Library.

2.13.2014 Faculty duo recital, “Romanze: Music for Guitar and Harp.” With Franziska Huhn. At Keene State College Redfern Arts Center.

2.21,22,23, 2014.  Three concerts with Wisteria Chamber Music Society; “Cafe Buenos Aires,” in Greenfield, MA & Brattleboro, VT.  Works by Lezcano, Villa-Lobos, Pujol, and Jobim.

3.16.2014 Guest artist, “Composers in our Midst,” performing Lezcano, Sonatina Tropical, with flutist Robin Matathias, for Brattleboro Music Center.

3.29.2014 Duo concerto with harpist Franziska Huhn, “Bards and Troubadors.” Hingham Library, Hingham Mass, for Boston Guitar Society, Saturday Sounds. 3 PM.

4.16.2014 KSC Guitar Orchestra Concert, Jose Lezcano, Director, Keene State College

4.30.2014 Guitar solo concert, lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” at NH Correctional Institute, Berlin, NH. Sponsored by NHHC.

5.13.2014 The Guitar and the Devil: Music Magic & Ritual in Ecuador. Lecture / concert, for NHHC lecture series, at Canterbury, NH, 7 pm.

5.28.2014 The Guitar in Latin America; lecture-recital.  George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library
Francestown, NH 03043, 6:30 pm.  For NHHC lecture series

6.28.2014, Monday.  Wisteria Chamber Music Society, at Plainfield Congregational Church, Mass.  “Fantasia,” with Virginia Eskin, pianist; Heather O’Connor, soprano; and Jose Lezcano, guitar.  Music of Torroba, Ponce, Piazzolla, Falla, Lezcano, and more.  More information:

7.3.2014 Private event, Meredith, NH.  Dotty Treisner & Peter Miller, hosts.  Duo concert with Franziska Huhn, harpist.  “Romanza: Music of Paganini, Telemann, Diego Pujo, and more”

7.10.2014 West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.  “Music of Italy and Cuba; Guitar Quintets by Castellnuvo-Tedesco and Boccherini, and a premiere performance of Lezcano’s Mojito for flute, guitar, and strings.  With Melissa Richmond, flute; Carlos Boltes, viola; Lezcano, guitar, and guest artists.   Union Church, Claremont.  More information at

9.19.2014 Friday night concert, 7:30 pm, at Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House. José Lezcano, Classical Guitar concert.

9.21.2014  Sunday at 3 pm.  Keene State College Faculty Concert Series.  “From Appalachia to Argentina: Music of the Americas.”  Works of Beaser, Piazzolla, and Lezcano.

9.22.2014  Monday evening.  Guilford House Concerrt Series, with Karrie Griffiths, flute; Jose Lezcano, guitar.  “From Appalachia to Argentina: Music of the Americas.”  Works of Beaser, Piazzolla, and Lezcano.

9.25.2014 Thursday.  NHHC Lecture/Performance, Concord, NH, for Heritage Heights Retirement Community, “The Guitar in Latin America.”

10.4.2014 Impresaria productions presents Lezcano / Huhn Duo, Guitar & Harp, in program titled “Romanze.” at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain, MA.

10.26.2014 Private Event, Sturbridge, MA. With violinist Marcia Lehninger.

12.13.2014 Private Event, Whitefield, NH.  Mountainview Grand Resort.

11.7.2014  Keene State College Guitar Festival.  All-day, Details forthcoming.

11.10 through 11.15.2014.  Festival of Contemporary Music, Havana, Cuba.  Cuban Premiere of Lezcano’s “Poemas Concertantes” for flute, guitar, and strings.

1.18.2015  Hingham Library Guitar Series, for Boston Guitar Society, “Sunday Sounds.”

Calendar of Events, 2013

Concerts and Private Events, New England & Florida

Jose Lezcano, guitar

2.16.2013.  Saturday, 7.30 PM.  Jose Lezcano, guitar, and Franziska Huhn, harp.  “Bards and Duendes: Music for Harp and Guitar.”  Works by Paganini, Andriessen, Telemann, Beethoven, and more.  At Stone Arts Church Series, Bellows Falls, Vt.

3.6.2013   KSC  Composer’s Concert, Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, RAC.  US premiere of Lezcano / Nef, “Canciones Nostalgicas,” with Heather O’Connor, soprano, and Lezcano, guitar.

3.8.2013    Private Event, McArthur Golf Park, Hobe Sound, Florida, 6 PM.

3.9.2013    Private Event, Town Center Marriott, Boca Raton, Florida. 7:30 PM.

3.17.2013.  Sunday Sounds Guitar Series.  Hingham Library, Hingham, MA.  3 PM, free admission.  Works by Bach, Pereira, Lezcano, and world premiere of “Del Himnario” by Texas composer Dr. William Brusick.

3.25.2013   Concert and Lecture at Loyola College, Baltimore, Md.  Music of Spain & Latin America for Guitar.  4 PM.

3.27.2013   Concert and Lecture at Northern Virginia Community College, 7 PM.  “The Guitar in Latin America,” for Multicultural Week.  15200 Neabsco Mills RoadWoodbridge, Virginia 2219.  Contact: Dr. Carmen Figueroa, 703-878-5861.

4.6.2013   Keene State College Guitar Festival.   All-Day Performances by Festival guest artists (Aaron/Berkner Duo, August Watters) and faculty (Profs. Swist, Mann, Milligan, and Lezcano).  Premiere of “Marimba, Mojito, Habano, y Guitarra,” by Lezcano, for marimba and guitar.  Performances by KSC Guitar Orchestra, Boston Guitar Orchestra, KSC Festival Orchestra, and selected HS ensembles.

4.17.2013  KSC Guitar Orchestra & Latin Ensemble. Music by Arvo Part, Dvorak, Brouwer, and more.  7:30 PM, Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, RAC.

4.28.2013   Mariposa Musuem, Peterborough, NH.  Duo concert with mandolinist August Watters.  Music of Immigrant Communities for mandolin and guitar.

5.18.2013  Private Event, Lands End Inn, Provincetown, MA.  2 PM.

June, 2013.  Artist in Residence, month-long, at Studios of Key West, Florida.  On the deck event, June 12.  Collaborations with Key West Musicians, presentation of original and collaborative work.

8.10.2013             Cuzin Richard presents; NH League of Craftsmen, 30-40 minute sets, at 11, 1 and 3; Lake Sunapee

8.15.2013             Littleton, “The Guitar in Latin America.”  New Hampshire Humanities Council sponsored lecture/concert.  1 PM.  Contact: Phyllis Gonyer ,

8.17.2013             Private event, Newbury NH, The Fells, 4:45 – 6:30 PM.

9.7.2013               Private Event, Weare, NH.   4 PM.  Jackie Xuereb, client.

9.212013              Private event; duo guitars with Colin Isotti; Monica Ruiz, client.

10.18.2013           Solo concert, Impresaria Productions, with Elisabeth Taylor, soprano.  At Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St, 2nd floor, Arlington, MA 02476 behind Town Hall

10.19.2013            Private Event, Cape Cod.  Wychmere Harbor Club.  3 PM.

11.11.2013        Premiere of newly revised Concierto Cubanero, Guitar Concerto no. 2, with Jose as composer and soloist, Christ and St. Stephens Church, North-South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifcthiz, director.  Part of Latin Heritage Week in NYC.

Past concerts, in 2012


NH premiere of Concierto Cubanero.  Jose Lezcano, soloist.  Keene State College Faculty Ensemble, Keene State College Composer’s Concert Series, 7:30 PM.  229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431


Concert with soprano Melody Cooper.  Unity Church Concert Series.  Key West, Florida.


Private performance.  Hemingway House, Key West, Florida.


Faculty Recital, KSC, 7:30 PM.


Solo Recital, Hingham Library Guitar Series.  Sponsored by the Boston Guitar Society.  Hingham, Mass.


Duo performance with harpist Franziska Huhn.  Suite Magica by Maximo Diego Pujol.  At Festival 21, Boston Guitar Society.  Also, Jose will conduct KSC Guitar Orchestra at this event.

6/2/2012 – 6/9/2012

In residence at Luciano Carrera Internationl Music Festival, Quito, Ecuador.

6/30/2012 – 7/7/2012

In residence as composer and guitarist at Barcelona Festival of Song, Barcelona, Spain.

10/06/2012, 4 PM

Duo concert with violinist Marcia Lehninger at St. James Church, West Street, Keene NH.  Works by Paganini, Piazzolla, Bach, and more.

10/10/2012 7:30 PM

Faculty recital, Keene State College.  Jose Lezcano, Marcia Lehninger, Christopher Swist.  Works by Harrison, Piazzolla, Paganini, Swist, and Barrios.

10.21.2012, 4 PM, Sandwich, NH

The Guitar in Latin America: Continuities, Changes and Bicultural Strumming Contact: Pam Elliot 284-7211

In this presentation, twice Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Jose Manuel Lezcano, Keene State College Professor of Music, will present an evening of music and lecture. This multi-media presentation will showcase the guitar in Latin America as an instrument that speaks many languages. Lezcano will present a variety of musical styles: indigenous strummers in ritual festivals from Ecuador, Gaucho music from Argentina, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, and Afro-brazilian samba-pagode. He will play pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Lauro, Barrios, Pereira, and examples from his Fulbright-funded research in Ecuador. Location: Doris L. Benz Community Ctr., 18 Heard Rd., Center Sandwich

10/26/2012 12 PM

Mason Library Music Series, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene NH. Solo recital of works by Bach, Lezcano, Albeniz, Rodrigo, and more.

11/04/2012 4PM

Sunday afternoon guitar recital, Jose Lezcano.  Trinity Klein Lutheran Church, 5201 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, Texas (near Houston).   World premiere of new work by Wiliiami Brusick.  Other works by Lezcano, Vivalid, Bach, Barrios, and Villa-Lobos.

11/14/2012  7.30 PM

KSC Guitar Orchestra and Latin ensembles.  Conducted by Dr. Jose Lezcano.  Guest soloist, Alturas duo (Carlos Boltes, charango & viola; Scott Hill, guitar).

11.30.2012 Friday, 12 PM.  Mason Library Series.  Keene State College, 229 Main St, Keene NH.  Pearl Street String Quartet.  Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D major, with Jose Lezcano, guitar solo.

12.8.2012.  Saturday, 7.30 PM.  Jose Lezcano, guitar, with August Watters, mandolin.  Boston Mandolins.  At Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.  For more information, see or

12.15.2012. Private Event in Manchester, MA.  6:30 to 8 PM.

Concerts, 2011

4/8/2011         Keene State Guitar Festival, all day.  Jose will perform Hovahness Sonata for Guitar and Harp with Franziska Huhn.  Also featured are performances by William Yelverton, Frank Wallace, Ted Mann, KSC alumni David Ross and Jeremy Milligan, and the Keene State Guitar Orchestra.  Special guest ensembles include the Boston Guitar Orchestra directed by Scott Borg and the Timberlane High School Guitar Ensemble directed by John Zevos.  Evening concert at 7:30 PM,229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.  Redfern Recital Hall.

4/13/2011     Keene State Guitar Orchestra and Latin Ensembles, Dr. Jose Lezcano, director.  Works by Hindemith, Schubert, Alvarez, and the famous Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.  Karin Leach, student soprano soloist.  229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.  Redfern Recital Hall, 7:30 PM.

5/22/2011.   World Premiere of “Concierto Cubanero” for guitar and small orchestra, with composer as soloist.  North-South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, conductor/director.    120 West 69th Street (between Broadway & Columbus), New York City , 3 PM (free admission).

6/8/2011.  South American premiere of “Concierto Cubanero” with Luciano Carrera Festival Orchestra.  Performance with Latin Landscapes Trio; premiere of Lezcano’s “Homenaje a Victor Jara” for basoon, flute, guitar, and narrator.

7/2/2011 through 7/9/2011.  Performances and masterclasses at the Barcelona Festival of Song.  See

7/17/2011.  All-Lezcano concert at Music in Miami, Home of Miami’s Classical Chamber Concert Series.  Works include Diarios Suite, Sonatina Tropical, and Sonata for Viola and Guitar.  Miguel Bonachea and Jose Lezcano, guitarists; Karrie Griffiths, flute, and others.

9/4/2011.  Sundays on the Hill Concert Series, Weston, Vermont.  Latin Landscapes Trio; works by Jose Lezcano and Latin American composers.

9/16 KSC showcase, 5 pm

10/2  NHHC Lecture / Recital, “The Guitar in Latin America,” home of Dean Nona Feinberg, Amherst, NH.

10/12 /2011 Faculty recital, Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall. Works by Piazzolla and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Collaborative performances with Robin Matathias and David Ross.

10/22/2011 Concert, 4:00pm. With Melissa Richmond, flute. St. Luke’s Church – 188 Main St (right in the middle of town, on the left coming from Keene on 12A) Charlestown, NH.

10/30 thru 11/5 Concerts, classes in Wooster and Akron, Ohio

11/1/2011 Concert with Carrie Culver, soprano. Songs of Jose Lezcano, “Canciones de Lluvia” and “Canciones de Alfonsina.” College of Wooster, Ohio. 7:30 PM.

11/4/2011 Solo recital, Oberlin College of Music, Ohio. 8 PM. Music of Lezcano, and Latin & Spanish composers.

11/5/2011 Concert of works for guitar and winds by Jose Lezcano. With students of Oberlin College performing.

11/11 Lenox, MA. Private event. 4:30 PM

11/18 Bards and Duendes: Music for Harp and Guitar. With harpist Franziksa Huhn. Middlesex Community College’s Fall 2011 A World of Music Concert Series. MCC Concert Hall of the Bedford Campus. North Academic Building.

11/27 Solo concert, Quito, Ecuador, Casa de la Musica, with guest flutist Gustavo Lovato. 8 PM. 

11/28 through 12/2 Cuenca International Festival of Guitar. Cuenca, Ecuador.

Concerts, 2010

7/10/2010  House Concert, Latin and Spanish music, with oboist Kathy Di Cola, and narrator / singer Laura Morisette.   17 Keets Rd Deerfield MA – on the road going up toward Woolman Hill Conference Center.  7 PM, suggested donation $10.

7/11/2010  Sundays on the Hill, Church on the Hill, Weston Vermont.   4PM, $5 admission, children free.  See for details.  Jose Lezcano, solo guitar recital.  Music of Lauro, Lezcano, ‘Lobos, Malats, and lots more!

7/17/2010   Duo concert with violist Brett Deubner; works by Lezcano, DeFalla, and Piazzolla; Claremont Congregational Church Series, Claremont, NH.

Saturday, September 11, 2010
3:00PM – Private Event
Wester Chesterfield, NH

Friday, September 17, 2010
11:30AM – Concert – Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington , DC

Saturday, October 16, 2010
4:30PM – Private Event – Shattuck Golf Club
Jaffrey, NH

Sunday, October 17, 2010
3:30PM – Concert at Chromatic Club with Harpist Franziska Huhn
Boston, MA

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
7:30 PM – Faculty Concert – N.A. premiere of Maximo Diego Pujol,
“Suite Magica,” for guitar and harp, with Harpist Franziska Huhn

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
7:30 PM – Guitar Orchestra and Latin Ensemble, Keene State College
Keene, NH

Saturday, December 4, 2010.  Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth NH, 7 – 9 PM.  Holiday music and classics with flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris.

Monday, December 06, 2010
7:30PM – Avery Heights Premiere Series, with harpist F. Huhn
Hartford, CT

Thursday, December 9, 2010.  Holiday Christmas Event for City of Keene.  Keene Rec Center on Washington Street.  11:30 AM.  With KSC Guitar Orchestra.  Holiday favorites and classics.

Friday, December 10, 2010.  Keene State College Mason Library, “Music in the Library” Series.  Solo Guitar concert, Marion Woods Reading area.  12:15 PM.  Free.

Thursday, December 16.  Sarasota Bay Club, Sarasota, Fla.  Solo guitar concert.   7:30 PM

Saturday, December 18, 2010
3:30PM – Hingam Library Guitar Concert Series, Solo recital
Hingham, MA

Concerts, 2010, prior to July
1/7/2010 8:00 PM at Casa de la Musica
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Concierto con la Orquesta de Camera de la Casa de la Musica. Conciertos en Re y Do mayor de Antonio Vivaldi para Guitarra y Cuerdas. Tango-Obertura para Cuerdas, otras obras con flauta y cuerdas. Dirige el Maestro Gustavo Lovato, flautista. Jose Manuel Lezcano, solista de guitarra

3/26/2010   Faculty Artist Concert.  7:30 PM.  Works for guitar and harp by Hovahness (Sonata 1983), Galilei, Ponce, and Morel.  Franziska Huhn, harp, and Jose Lezcano, guitar.  Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene NH 03431.

3/27/2010   Mocha Rizing Coffeehouse concert, Sandwich, NH.  7:00 PM.   Works for guitar and harp by Hovahness (Sonata 1983), Galilei, Ponce, and Morel.   Solo works for guitar by Mudarra and Albeniz; solo works for guitar by DeFalla.   Franziska Huhn, harp, and Jose Lezcano, guitar.

4/10/2010    Jose conducts premiere of his new work, “Homenaje a Victor Jara,” for Guitar Orchestra, at the Boston Guitar Society Festival Twenty-One.  Jose and his Latin Landscapes Trio also perform a 45 minute concert of original ensemble works for guitar and winds, including “Diarios,” “Cuban Sketches, ” and more.

04/11/2010  Jose plays Boccherini’s  Guitar Quintet in D (Fandango), with violist Brett Deubner, and members of New Jersey Symphony, at Montclair Festival “Music and More,” in New Jersey.

05/3/2010 Solo recital, Sarasota Bay Club.

05/15/2010 08:00 PM – University of South Carolina Rosario Guitar Festival.  Jose plays a solo recital of works by Mudarra (Harp Fantasy), Aguado (Rondo in a minor), Albeniz (Sevilla), Malats (Serenata Española), Pereira ( Num Pagode en Planaltina), and Lezcano (Suite “From Havana to Miami,” and Goya Portraits); teach masterclass; also judge in international guitar competition.  Columbia, South Carolina, US
5/27 /2010 through 5/29/2010   Directing members of Keene State College Guitar Orchestra in concerts in Quito, Ecuador, at the Casa de la Musica, la Universidad de los Hemisferos, and PUCE (Univ. Catolica).  Premiere of Brian Campbell’s Rio for Guitars; S.A. premiere of Lezcano’s “Homenaje a Victor Jara.”

5/31/2010   Duo with flutist Martha Councells; selections from Beaser, Mountain Songs.  Quito, Ecuador; Luciano Carrera International Music Festival.

6/1/2010   Latin Landscapes Trio concert; works by Bach and Lezcano.  Matthew Shubin, bassoon; Paul Schliffer, flute; Jose Lezcano, guitar.  Quito, Ecuador; Luciano Carrera International Music Festival.

6/4/2010  S. A. premiere of Lezcano, Viola Concerto, with Brett Deubner, soloist, and members of Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador; Casa de la Musica.  Part of Luciano Carrera International Music Festival.

Past concerts, 2009

11/06/2009 08:00 PM – Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Cost:  Free
Description:  Jose participates in a Global Symnposium Panel on “Keene State Faculty in the Field,” discussing his research among Ecuadorean mestizo guitarists.

11/12/2009 08:00 PM – The Heights  Concord, New Hampshire
US ,
Description: Jose Lezcano and Jennifer Yeaton Parris perform a program of Latin American works for guitar and flute.

11/13/2009 07:30 PM – Keene State College
229 Main Street Keene NH
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Cost: Call box office 603-358-2170
Description: Villa-Lobos Retrospective Concert, Keene State College. Jose will play four etudes by Villa-Lobos and the Sextet Mystique, a rarely performed chamber work for guitar, flute, oboe, sax, harp, and celesta, composed in 1917.

11/18/2009 07:30 PM – Keene State College
229 Main St
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Description: Dr. Jose Lezcano directs the Guitar Orchestra and Latin American Ensembles, in a program entitled “Bach to Bachianas.” Music of Telemann, Bach, Villa-Lobos, and Machado.

12/12/2009 08:00 PM – Strawbery Banke

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Description: Jose Lezcano and John Mantegna, guitar duo, perform Holiday music and light classics at Strawbery Banke Candlight Stroll.

12/19/2009 07:00 PM – Mariposa Musuem of Art

Peterborough, New Hampshire
Description: Jose lectures and performs, “The Guitar and the Devil,” Music and Magic in South America.

12/26/2009 08:00 PM – Hyatt Classic Residence

Lantana, Florida
Description:  Jose Lezcano plays a solo recital for residents of Classic Hyatt in Florida


06/03/2009 08:00 PM – Salon de las Cameras, Quito, Ecuador
Jose Lezcano with Ensemble Resonance, Paul Schliffer, flute, and Matthew Shubin, bassoon, at Luciano Carrera Orquesta festival.

06/17/2009 06:00 PM – “Art of Survival” Fundraiser Concert for IRIS.
Campus of Yale University, call for more information
New Haven, CT, Connecticut 06511
Benefit solo guitar concert for IRIS–Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. Call Lucille Bruce, 203 – 562 – 2095 for more information.

06/29/2009 07:00 PM – Abbey Delray South
Delray Beach, Florida: Solo guitar recital for Abbey Delray South.
07/03/2009 08:30 PM – Biblioteca de Catalunya C/ Hospital
Barcelona, Barcelona ES
Concierto de guitarra de repertorio español, catalán y latinoamericano. Viernes 3 de julio, 2009, José Lezcano, guitarra. Lugar: Biblioteca de Catalunya C/Hospital, 56, Hora: 20:30hs

07/11/2009 08:00 PM – Barcelona Festival of Spanish and Latin Song
Barcelona, Barcelona ES
Patricia Caicedo, soprano; Jose Lezcano, guitar, at Barcelona Festival of Song, for more information visit

07/19/2009 03:00 PM – Hillsboro Center Congregational Church
Hillsboro, New Hampshire
Solo recital by Jose Lezcano, guitar; works from Latin America, Spain, Japan and US.

08/01/2009 – Keene First Baptist Church, 3 PM

Latin Landscapes Trio (Matthew Shubin, bassoon; Paul Schliffer, flute; Jose Lezcano, guitar).  Works from Latin America and original compositions by Jose Lezcano.  To Benefit the Church’s Relief Fund.

08/02/2009 02:00 PM – St Gaudens Historic Site
139 Saint-Gaudens Road
Cornish, New Hampshire 03745
From Bach to Bachianas Latinas. Works by Bach and Latin works inspired by Bach. Latin Landscapes Trio, Jose Lezcano, guitar, Matthew Shubin, bassoon, Paul Schliffer, flute.

08/05/2009 08:00 PM – Starving Artist Collective
10 West Street
Keene, New Hampshire
Duo concert with Ivana Zahirovic, flute, of the Munich Symphony, Germany; and Jose Lezcano, guitar, in works by Lezcano, Tedesco, Carulli, and others.

08/06/2009 07:30 PM – Studio 99 Nashua
Nashua, New Hampshire
Duo Concert with Ivana Zahirovic, and Jose Lezcano

CONCERTS in 2008-09

8/3/2008 Short program of Cuban and Latin pieces, by Jose on guitar, at 10:40, Monadnock Summer Lyceum, Peterborough, NH; preceding lecture by Robert Kirsch, on “Guantanamo Detainees: Legal Challenges.”

8/6/2008 Duo Concert, Jennifer Yeaton Parris, flute, and Jose Lezcano, guitar, 7:30 PM at Mariposa Museum of World Culture, Peterborough, NH. “Musical Pleasures for flute and guitar.” Works by Piazzolla, Rodrigo, De Visee, Carulli, and Lezcano.

8/21/2008 Eagle Square Summer Music Series, with Trio Lezcano. Jose Lezcano, guitar; Jennifer Yeaton Parris, flute; Stefani Burke, oboe perform vibrant works from Cuba, Latin America and Spain, including original works and arrangements by Jose.

9/21/2008 Peruvian Premiere of Jose Lezcano’s Guitar Concerto, with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional del Peru, conducted by Mina Maggiolo, composer as soloist.

9/22/2008 Solo recital at ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano); works by Raul Garcia Zarate, Brouwer, Aguado, M. Albeniz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Takemitsu, Torroba, Pereira, Pernambuco, and Lezcano. Masterclass earlier in the day.

9/25/2008 Private performance for United Way; at Statehouse, Concord, NH, 5:00 PM

9/26/2008 Performance with jazz flutist and saxophonist Scott Mullett; at Fritz, downtown Keene, NH, 7:00 PM

9/27/2008 Private performance with flutist Jennifer Yeaton Parris; 10 AM, Concord.

10/11/2008 Duo concert with soprano Patricia Caicedo                ; “Latin and Spanish songs,” Union Episcopal Church, Claremont, NH, 3 PM.

10/12/2008 Duo concert with soprano Patricia Caicedo                ; “Latin and Spanish songs,” at the Heights, Avery Heights, Hartford, CT, 3 PM, contact Carol Patton at

10/12/2008 Carnegie Hall performance of Lezcano Viola Concerto, with Brett Deubner, Astoria Symphony, New York City.

10/13/2008 Duo KSC concert with guest soprano Patricia Caicedo                ; “Latin and Spanish songs, with faculty pianist George Loring and guitarist Jose Lezcano; Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 PM. Sponsored by Women’s Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Arts and Humanites, and Class of 39.

10/29/2008 “Muito Obrigado,” a concert of Brazilian music, at Keene State College, with guest artists Toninho Carrasquiera, flute, and Maria-Jose Carrasquiera, piano, assisted by KSC faculy Marcia Lehninger (violin), Chris Swist (percussion), and Jose Lezcano (guitar); Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 PM. Sponsored by Music, Arts and Humanites, and Class of 39.

11/08/2008 Lecture/Demo on Flamenco in classical guitar repertory; Fitchburg State College, 7:00 PM.

11/12/2008 KSC Guitar Orchestra and KSC Percussion Ensembles, Jose Lezcano and Chris Swist, directors.

11/14-15/2008 Concerts with Rochester Folk Art Guild, Middlesex, NY; CD release of “Latin Landscapes: the Music of Jose Lezcano,” with grants from Rochester Folk Art Guild ( and New York State Music Fund & Rockefeller Philanthropy Associates. Featuring Jose Lezcano, guitarist/composer, Matthew Shubin, bassoon, and Paul Schliffer, flute.

12/14/2008 “Musicians of Wall Street” at Strawbery Banke. Jose Lezcano, guitar; Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute. Holiday music and light classics. In Cider Shed, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

1/25/2009 Hingam Library Series. Sponsored by Boston Guitar Society. Jose Lezcano, solo guitar recital.

3/12/2009 Abbey Delray Community, Delray Beach, Florida, Solo recital, 7 PM.

3/19/2009 Sarasota Bay Club, Sarasota, Florida, solo recital, 8 PM.

6/29/2009 Abbey Delray South, Delray Beach, Florida, solo recital, 8 PM.

Past concerts, 2008

1/10/08 Sarasota Bay Club, Fla, recital, more information 203.285.7677

2/15/08 Faculty concert, Keene State College, Torroba Sonatina for guitar and piano with pianist George Loring

3/15/08 World premiere of Lezcano Viola Concerto, with soloist Brett Deubner and Astoria Symphony, Good Shepherd Faith Church, West 66th Street, Manhattan

3/16/08 Brett Deubner soloist in Lezcano Viola Concerto, with Astoria Symphony, 43 – 19 30th Ave. @ 43 Street, Astoria, Queens, NYC.

3/30/08 Guest artist on Emily Zucker’s graduation recital, KSC, in Lezcano, “Cuban Sketches.”

4/3/08 Apple Hill Chamber Players, “Playing for Peace” concert at Keene State College Alumni Recital Hall. Carulli Duo in G, op. 34, with Tanya Twal & Jose Lezcano, guitars.

4/9/08 KSC Guitar Orchestra, 7:30, Redfern Arts Ctr

4/16/08 Solo recital, Jose Lezcano, Franklin Pierce University,
Rindge, NH, 12:30 PM, Music Department. Works by Bach, Torroba, Tarrega, Aguado, Takemitsu, Lezcano, and others.

4/19/08 Gayle Ravlin, flutist, graduation recital, KSC, Lezcano: Sonatina Tropical, accompanied by Dr. Lezcano.

4/23/08 Orchestral banjo in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” with KSC Chamber Orchestra conducted by Don Baldini, Maura Glennon, soloist

4/24/08 Featured soloist at Governor’s Arts Awards, Colonial Theater, Keene, NH.

4/26/08 Boston Guitar Society New Music Festival, 1:00 PM concert, includes Lezcano: Sontina Tropical, with Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, Jose Lezcano.

5/1/08 Currier Musuem of Art, Manchester, N.H. Private reception, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

5/2/08 Legnani-Behrend, “Legniana,” Concerto for flute, guitar, and strings, with Sergio Pallottelli, New Haven, CT. Dress Rehearsal: 4/30/08

5/4/08 Latin Landscapes, trio concert, Jose Lezcano with members of Rochester Folk Art Guild (Matthew Shubin, bassoon; Paul Schliffer, flute); “Latin Landscapes:” works by Lezcano, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Granados, and others. Newport Library Arts Center, Newport, NH, for more information call Doris Nelson at 603.863.3040,

5/05/2008 New York premiere of Lezcano’s “Tango-Overture” for string orchestra, with North-South Consonance Contemporary Ensemble

5/29/08 Nashua Public Library Lecture, “The Guitar and the Devil: Music, Magic, and Ritual among Ecuadorean Indians,” New Hampshire Humanities Council lecture, Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua 03060, 603.589.4600, contact: Carol Eymann,

6/2 – 6/7/08 Music Festival, Quito, Ecuador, performance with “Luciano Carrera” Festival Chamber Orchestra, International Flute Festival. Carulli: Concerto in G for flute, guitar, strings, 2 oboes, and 2 horns. South American premiere of Lezcano, “Viola Concerto,” with virtuoso soloist Brett Deubner; chamber music concert, Lezcano / Deubner, works for guitar and viola by Falla, Lezcano, others.

6/10 – 6/13/08 Residency in Loja, Ecuador; masterclasses at Loja Conservatory of Music; Carulli double concerto with Orquesta del Municipio de Loja, Jose Lezcano and Karla Ortega, soloists; Lezcano Viola Concerto with Brett Deubner, soloist.

Concerts in 2007

Lezcano concert and recording/rehearsal dates

June 4 – 11 Mitad del Mundo Festival, Quito, Ecuador. Works for guitar and flute,
masterclasses at National Conservatory of Music

June 22 Lezcano’s Poemas Concertantes with Orquesta Sinfonica de Loja
Double concerto for guitar and flute, with Jose as soloist,
Karla Ortega, flute.

July 22-27 Latin American Music Institute, KSC

July 11 Plymouth State University, solos and duos with J. Yeaton-Parris

July 15 Private event, Spofford Lake

8/4/2007 Private event, 4 PM, Portsmouth, with flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris

8/18/2007 Private Event, Allison’s Orchard, Walpole, NH

9/10/07 Avery Heights Chapel, Hartford CT (with flutist Sergio Pallottelli. Program includes Lezcano, Sonatina Tropical; Gnattali, Sonatina; Giuliani; Sonata in e minor; Devisee; Suite in G, and other works.

9/13/07 Winchester Historical Society, tentative, NHHC lecture,
“The Guitar and the devil, Music, Magic, and Ritual among Ecuadorean indians.” Contact Renee Brewer, 603.239.6350

9/28/07 Keene High School, guest lecture, “Latin American Studies.”

10/5-7 Concert & rehearsals with Rochester Folk Arts Guild Ensemble (10/7)
Premiere of new work for trio: guitar, bsn, flute, commissioned by
RFAG, thru New York State Music Fund and Rockefeller Foundation

10/11/07 KSC Faculty Concert: works by Turina, Torroba, & Barrios

10/15/07 Abbey Delray South, Delray Beach FL (solo)

10/16/07 Solo Recital, celebrating Hispanic Heritage, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hallandale Beach Library in Hallandale Beach, Florida, tel: 843-953-1413.

10/18/07 Abbey Delray Community, Delray Beach FL (solo)

10/20/07 Private event, Portsmouth, NH

10/27/07 Premiere of new Lezcano work, commissioned by New Hampshire State Music Teacher’s Association, at New England regional convention in Burlington, Vermont; Lezcano awarded 2007 Commissioned Composer of the Year by state organization. Soloists: Brett Deubner, viola, and Gary Kirkpatrick, piano.

10/28/07 Deubner/Kirkpatrick duo present program, including Lezcano concerto, at Keene State College

10/29/07 Deubner/Kirkpatrick duo, 2 PM workshop, KSC

10/31/07 Guitar Orchestra, KSC

11/02/07 Duo concert with Sergio Pallottelli, flutist; program includes Lezcano, Sonatina Tropical; Gnattali, Sonatina; Giuliani; Sonata in e minor; Devisee; Suite in G, and other works.

11/07/07 Private event, Manchester, with flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris

11/09/07 Concert with Rochester Folk Arts Guild at Keene State College, “Latin Landscapes” with bassoonist Matthew Shubin and flutist Paul Schliffer. Works by Lezcano, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Ramirez, and Jose White.
Premiere of new Lezcano work for trio: guitar, bassoon, and flute, “Diarios,” commissioned by RFAG

11/11/07 Jose Lezcano and RFAG, “Latin Landscapes,” at Mariposa Musuem, Peterborough, NH, 1:30 PM.

11/11/07 Matchbook Spotlight, Manchester Institute of Art, Manchester NH, solo appearance, 7 – 9 PM.

11/13/07 KSC Latin Ensemble and guest artists Alturas Duo, J Lezcano, conductor
included on Redfern Arts Center Subscription Series

12/09/07 Candelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, with
flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, 7 – 9 PM

12/12/07 Private event, Bedford Village Inn, 12 – 2 PM

12/19/07 New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center, Holiday Party, Hilton Garden Inn, Portsmouth, NH, 5 – 8 PM, with Lezcano Latin Guitar Trio (Joe Hartnett, Scott Sanchez, Jose Lezcano)

February 9 – 10, 2007 Solo recitals in South Carolina; at College of Charleson, Clemson University; masterclass at University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Feb. 16 Faculty Concert, KSC, with flutist Sergio Palotelli

February 28, 2007 Trio Lezcano (Jose Lezcano, guitar; Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute; Stefani Burk, oboe) play chamber works by Lezcano, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Piazzolla, and others. Walker Concert Series, Concord City Auditorium, Concord, NH. Free admission.

March 7 Faculty Composer Concert, KSC. Premiere of Lezcano’s “Tango-Overture” for string quartet

Concerts in 2006

March 22 Playing for Peace Concert, Apple Hill, at Keene State College
March 30 Currier Gallery of Art
April 12 Lezcano conducts Keene State Guitar Orchestra at Keene State College
April 14 Wells School, Harrisville, NH, solo concert and demo/lecture
April 22 – 29 Solo recitals at Guitar Festivals (Medellin and Ibague)
May 4 Lecture: “Our Man in Havana; a composer’s perspective,” Jose Lezcano
at Concord Community Music School
May 8 Boston University (with pianist Virginia Eskin): Music of Beethoven, Scarlatti,
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Ponce
May 9 Concert with Jose Lezcano and Musicians of Wall Street,
Simsbury Chamber Music Festival, Conn. Music by Lezcano, Piazzolla, Ramirez,
May 11 La Danza: Music from S. America with Jose Lezcano and Musicians
of Wall Street
May 30 Jose Lezcano and Simsbury String Quartet, play Lezcano’s
Concerto for Guitar and Strings
July 16 Lezcano and Musicians of Wall Street at St Gaudens Historic Site, Cornish, NH
August 12 Seacost Science Center, Rye, NH

August 18 Private party, duo performance with Jennifer Yeaton Parris, flute

August 26 Paul Hodes for Congress, Benefit “House” Concert

Oct. 5-7, Performances at International Guitar Festival of Quito Ecuador, Casa de la Musica

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