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    La Guitarra California Dedicates Festival to Christopher Parkening

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    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.

     

    Guitar Chamber Concert Performance, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

    Tonight, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. the guitar students of Christopher Parkening will present a Guitar Chamber Concert featuring the music of composers Schubert, Bellinati, York, Piazzolla, and others. One highlight of this recital will be graduating seniors Sergio Gallardo and Cody Noriega performing the energetic “La Vida Breve” by Manuel de Falla.
     
    Held at the Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California, this concert is free and open to the public.

    Pepperdine Classical Guitarists Prepare for Senior Recitals

    Music majors Cody Noriega and Sergio Gallardo will give two recitals in preparation for their upcoming senior recitals.

    Classical Guitar student performing at the Guitar Student Series at Pepperdine University.

    The first concert will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine Malibu campus.  Included in this recital will be pieces by Bach, Debussy, Barrios, Tedesco, and others.

    Then on Friday, April 7 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sergio and Cody will perform in concert at the Malibu Public Library, 23519 Civic Center Way in Malibu.

    Both Cody and Sergio are classical guitar students of Pepperdine’s Distinguished Professor of Music Christopher Parkening.

    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.

     

    Tired of Election News?

    PeCome and hear a performance of Distinguished Professor of Music Christopher Parkening’s classical guitar students tomorrow, November 8, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine Malibu campus.

    This recital will feature works by Barrios, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Dyans, Granados, and De Falla, among others.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

     

    Parkening Performance in New York

    Christopher Parkening will perform with baritone Jubilant Sykes this Saturday, September 10 at Hamilton College near Syracuse, New York. For more details, see http://www.hamilton.edu/performingarts/performing-arts

    Parkening Students Perform in Chamber Music Concert

    Guitar Chamber Music ConcertOn Tuesday, April 19, 2016, students taught by Distinguished Professor of Music Christopher Parkening will present the bi-annual Guitar Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.

    The recital will feature guitar students performing masterpieces from the classical guitar literature spanning multiple centuries and include composers from around the world.

    This concert is free and open to the general public.

    Parkening Students Perform Recital

    The Pepperdine University Guitar Department presents a concert featuring current students studying with world-renowned virtuoso and Distinguished Professor of Music Christopher Parkening.  This concert will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in the Surfboard Room of the Payson Library on the Pepperdine Malibu Campus, and will feature guitarists Sergio Gallardo and Cody Noriega performing masterpieces from the classical guitar literature spanning multiple centuries and include composers from around the world. All concerts are free and open to the general public.

     

    Parkening to Perform in Dallas, Texas

    Just a reminder to our friends in the Dallas, Texas area–Christopher Parkening will perform with baritone Jubilant Sykes at the Meyerson Symphony Center tomorrow, Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, visit the Meyerson Symphony Center site.

    Payson Library Concert Takes Place Tonight!

    Tonight, Tuesday, November 10 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. the Pepperdine University Guitar Department will present a concert featuring Sergio Gallardo and Cody Noriega, current students studying with Distinguished Professor of Music Christopher Parkening.

    This recital will take place in the Surfboard room of the Payson Library on the Pepperdine Malibu Campus, and will feature guitar literature spanning multiple centuries written by composers from around the world. This concert is free and open to the general public.