Guitar Sunday at PMAC: William Ghezzi

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Guitar Sundays: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

This popular series from Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center) is back! Guitar Sundays will continue this year indoors, produced and curated by Mitch Shuldman.

Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.

February 20 @ Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
3 PM
William Ghezzi

Guitarist William Ghezzi has performed extensively with orchestras, chamber ensembles, choruses, dance companies, in theater and opera, and for films, radio and television. He has appeared with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, the Harry Partch Ensemble, the Philadelphia Guitar Ensemble, and in many other chamber music settings. Mr. Ghezzi can be heard on Pandora, Internet Radio, and SoundCloud his videos can be seen on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and ​Twitter. His latest recording, Still Life: Baroque Music for Guitar, is available at Bandcamp.

He has commissioned numerous solo and chamber music compositions for himself, the Newman/Ghezzi Guitar Duo, the Baxter/Ghezzi Flute & Guitar Duo and the Philadelphia Guitar Ensemble including works by Robert Maggio, Laurie MacGregor, Kile Smith, Robert Capanna, and Jan Krzywicki. In 2013 he premiered "The Great Valley No.7", for solo guitar, part of a series of pieces composed by Paul A. Epstein, inspired by the paintings "La Grande Vallée" by the abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, and dedicated to the memory of Mr. Ghezzi's teacher, Peter Segal.

Ghezzi holds a music degree from Temple University, College of Music where he studied with Peter Segal and Anna Kotsaranko. He has studied privately with Phillip de Fremery, Eliot Fisk and Vladimir Mikulka. He has been on the music faculties of Temple University, Chestnut Hill College, and Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Mr. Ghezzi lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Currently, he is giving private guitar instruction at all levels remotely from his home.

William Ghezzi performs on a Bruno Boutin guitar.

This event will be held at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center.

Registration is required.

Attendance is limited to 30 people.

Masks are required.