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    Christopher Parkening Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Russ DeAngelo presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Christopher Parkening

    At this year’s La Guitarra California Festival held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on September 22-24, Christopher Parkening was presented their Lifetime Achievement Award “presented biennially to an acclaimed musician whose accomplishments have greatly increased the world-wide appreciation of classical guitar.”

    Festival Director Russ DeAngelo presented the award on Friday night, followed by a brief concert by Mr. Parkening with baritone Jubilant Sykes.  Mr. DeAngelo commented, “We are supremely honored to etch the name of Maestro Christopher Parkening into the La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award in perpetuity.”

    On Saturday morning of the Festival, Mr. Parkening gave an informative master class to an appreciative sold-out audience.  Four classical guitar students played their pieces, and were given practical ideas on how to improve their technique.

    Blair Jackson, editor of Classical Guitar Magazine, who attended the weekend’s events, published a review of the festival online.  His article may be found here.

    La Guitarra California’s Lifetime Achievement Award sculpture

     

    La Guitarra California Dedicates Festival to Christopher Parkening

    Parkening-Sykes

    Guitarist Christopher Parkening and baritone Jubilant Sykes

    This weekend, September 22-24, 2017, La Guitarra California Festival will be held on the Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo campus.  As part of Friday night’s festivities, Christopher Parkening will receive the La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award “presented biennially to an acclaimed musician whose accomplishments have greatly increased the world-wide appreciation of classical guitar.”

    Following this presentation ceremony, Mr. Parkening and baritone Jubilant Sykes will perform a brief concert in the Cohan Center at Cal. Poly SLO.

    Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Christopher Parkening will lead a master class featuring several local guitarists.  The class will be held at Philips Hall,.

    Tickets for these events, and others at the Festival, are available through the La Guitarra California Festival site at http://www.laguitarracalifornia.com.

     

    Parkening Holds Master Class February 4

    This Saturday, February 4, Christopher Parkening will present a public Master Class from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California.

    Prof. Parkening will coach his classical guitar students, as well as outside performing players.

    Guest Artist Jubilant Sykes will work with vocal students, accompanied by Mr. Parkening’s students.

    There is no charge to audit this class, and no reservations are needed.  For more information see the master class web site.

     

    Parkening Master Class Featured Andrew York

    On Saturday, September 24, Distinguished Professor of Music held his semi-annual master class at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  This class featured a guest appearance by Grammy® award winning guitarist, Andrew York coaching Mr. Parkening’s students who performed Mr. York’s compositions.

    Mr. York also lectured and took questions from Dr. Lincon Hanks’ composition students.

    The next Master Class is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Raitt Recital Hall on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.

    Christopher Parkening, Andrew York, and participating students at the September 24, 2016 Master Class

    Christopher Parkening, Andrew York, and participating students at the September 24, 2016 Master Class

    Parkening Master Class to be Held at Pepperdine University

    Pepperdine University presents a master class with guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening once each semester in the Raitt Recital Hall on the Malibu Campus at 24255 Pacific Coast HighwParkening Class Flyer Sept 2015.indday, Malibu, CA 90263.

    Join us on Saturday, February 6 from 2:00 to 6:00 for the Spring, 2016 semester’s class, featuring guitarists performing masterpieces from the classical guitar literature spanning multiple centuries and include composers from around the world.

    This class will include a coaching session with baritone Jubilant Sykes, working with vocal students accompanied by Prof. Parkening’s guitar students.

    This master class is free and open to the general public.

     

    Parkening Master Class Scheduled for September 19, 2015

    Student Kevin Enstrom at a Parkening Master Class.

    Student Kevin Enstrom at a Parkening Master Class.

    Coming up soon: The Christopher Parkening Master Class held once each semester on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California. This semester’s class will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Raitt Recital Hall.

    Come and watch guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening teach guitar technique and interpretation, with a Q&A at the end of the class.

    This September 19 master class is free and open to the public. For more information see the Master Class web site.

     

    Parkening Master Class at Pepperdine University

    This Saturday, February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening will present a master class in Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine University campus in MalibParkening Class Flyer Feb 2015u, California.  Students will perform works by Albéniz, Vivaldi, Rodrigo, Bach, Brouwer and others.

    This class is open to the public, and there is no charge to audit the class.

    For more information, click here.

    Parkening Master Class Scheduled for Saturday

    This Saturday, September 30, Christopher Parkening will hold his semi-annual public Master Class from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

    For more information, see the Master Class web site.

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