We are working on bringing more wonderful guitar music to the Kittitas Valley community and beyond! Over the pandemic, we have been rehearsing a lot of new music – both from early nineteenth century archives and new music written for the Caulkins Guitar Duo.
Tentative dates for the Guitar in the Gallery series follow. Concerts will still take place on Sundays at 2:00 pm in the acoustically-resonant atrium upstairs at Gallery One, 408 N Pearl St. in Ellensburg, WA.
Mark your Calendars for 2022-23:
Sunday, Oct. 16 (pending!)
Sunday, Nov. 20: Caulkins Duo playing early Romantic music for their new CD. Music by Varlet, Courmont, Arbreu, and Würfel!
Sunday, Feb. 26: TBA
Sunday, April 2: Oleg Timofeyev (tentative)
Sunday, April 30: Caulkins Duo – back with new music written especially for us – several premieres!
To celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, we will be playing music on our early 19th century guitars at the Conservatory in Volunteer Park, Seattle, a place that has been special to us over the years. The program will include the first performance in the U.S. of a Duo by W.W. Würfel and a wonderful “Caprice” by A.H. Varlet.
We can host an audience of twenty-three. If you would like to attend, please send a check for $20 or more (proceeds will be donated to the conservatory) to POB 1676, Ellensburg, WA 98926 and we will hold a spot for you!
Join us for a concert of classical and Peruvian guitar music with solo guitarist John Paul Shields in the acoustically fabulous third floor atrium at Gallery One, 409 N Pearl St., in Ellensburg, on Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 pm. Suggested donation $10.
John Paul has performed worldwide in a colorful array of settings, from public festivals in Peru to Seattle’s esteemed Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, to live on radio and television. A graduate of the University of Washington in classical guitar, with a masters in guitar performance from the University of Idaho, J. P. has also studied in Peru, where he learned the rich intricacies of Andean folk guitar music. John Paul worked with several renowned musicians in Peru, including Frank Collazos, Luis Salazar Mejía and the legendary Ayacuchan guitarist Raúl García Zárate.
Contact concert organizers Neil or Tamara at CaulkinsGuitarDuo@gmail.com with questions. The space is accessible via elevator. Hope to see you there!