Prez Sez
Sept/Oct 2019

Happy New TGS Season!!!

We have three big events in a six-week period, Oct. 12 to Nov. 9:

Introducing André Tempera
Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Road, Durham, admission $12 members, $20 nonmembers. Take the second entrance (from U.S. 15-501) into the church area and go around the back of the big church building and park at the northeast corner in the back and walk in the closest door you see. This room is not the sanctuary put a nice, intimate room able to seat 100, with a stage and movable chairs and great lighting.

Adam Holzman master class
Oct. 24, 7 to 9 p.m., Nelson Music Room, in the East Duke building on the East Duke University Campus. $15 for TGS members to audit and free for Duke students. More on parking suggestions will be coming. There will be four performers, each with a 25-minute open lesson and a brief Q&A. Email Dennis Aberle to audition as a performer (two performing slots are available at this time).

Kossler Duo
House recital/party Nov. 9, $24, members only and guests of members, in a lovely house in Hope Valley, Durham. Hosted again by members Jane and John (many more details for TGS members to come after you reserve a spot with Billy Switzer). Thank you, Jane and John!

Dear friends,

We have all of this fall’s details set and two or three events planned in spring of 2020.

Let’s all welcome André Tempera into our guitar community, and let’s all show up to hear him play. André had contacted me to tell of his arrival in Raleigh this past summer. We spent an afternoon getting to know each other, and he was happy to come onto our board as well. André is a fine player and a great guy, very smart, with three degrees and great experience. His dissertation is on performance anxiety, and I am certain we will want to ask him to do a class on this topic for us, as we have never had this opportunity. We will have a reception for André after the concert at my house or maybe a bigger house. ... Stay tuned.

Our second artist is Adam Holzman.  I studied with Adam’s brother Bruce Holzman at Florida State University! Adam still remembers running to catch his plane after he had come to play for my students at the University of Texas at El Paso decades ago. We are very lucky to have Adam present a master class for TGS.  He is a fine pedagogue like his brother. He is a first-prize winner of the famed Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and an international performing and recording artist. Adam’s playing has been hailed by The New York Times as “polished and quite dazzling.” It will also be a treat to experience this master class in the Nelson Music Room as well. This is a TGS event on the Duke Campus.

Please watch for Paul Bonner’s article on the Kossler Duo, our third event, in the November/December members' newsletter.

Coming in Spring 2020: Great Necks Guitar Trio: TGS’ good friend Adam Levin and his trio!

So, dear friends send in your TGS annual dues, mark your calendars and plan on enjoying a strong year of concerts and events.


“Prez” Randy Reed