Ocean Grove Presents Solo Guitarist Chaconne Klaverenga

Ocean Grove Presents Solo Guitarist Chaconne Klaverenga

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association's "Summer Stars Classical Series" Continues with Celebrated Guitarist CHACONNE KLAVERENGA Thursday, July 27th - The Great Auditorium - 7:30PM

Ocean Grove's popular "Summer Stars Classical Series" continues with melodic delight with the young, highly accomplished classical guitarist CHACONNE KLAVERENGA. She will perform in The Great Auditorium on Thursday, July 27th at 7:30pm - an exquisite reminder that classical music isn't played just by orchestras and chamber ensembles. Individual tickets are $16.00; $10 for students; and $75 (plus applicable fees) for the full series. The Great Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. All facilities are handicapped accessible. For reservations: phone 800-590-4064 or go online to www.oceangrove.org.

About Chaconne Klaverenga

At just 25 years old, this Indiana native is already an international classical guitar champion. She was named for J.S. Bach's Chaconne BWV 1004, which is one of her favorite pieces to play. She began studying piano at age two and guitar at age six with her parents, both professional musicians. She began competing internationally in classical guitar and performing solo concerts at age 14. To date, she holds 13 national and international championship titles in junior, senior and collegiate divisions, seven of which were First Place finishes. And you may have seen her at festivals or on her YouTube channel.

Ms. Klaverenga studied privately with Denis Azabagic in Chicago from age 13 to 18. "I had typical tastes as a young classical musician. I liked fast, flashy music! I liked Bach Allegros and the fast Spanish music most guitarists would play, like Sevilla by Albeniz. As a pianist at the time, I also really liked pieces from composers like Rachmaninov and Liszt. I enjoyed anything that would get me excited," says Ms. Klaverenga. She is now continuing her studies in Classical Guitar Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jason Vieaux. She has also studied privately or in masterclasses with Eliot Fisk, Sergio Assad, Pavel Steidl, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, David Tanenbaum, Adam Holzman, Anne Waller and many others.

In 2010, Chaconne Klaverenga was honored by the Indiana State House of Representatives for her many accomplishments in the world of classical guitar with best wishes for future success and many thanks for her contributions to the Indiana art community. In 2012, she performed the world premiere of the Guitar Concerto in A Minor by Rene Schiffer with the 77-member Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette, Indiana - which was specially commissioned for her performance. Afterwards, René Schiffer, a founding and current member of the Apollo's Fire Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, presented the concerto to Ms. Klaverenga as a gift for her to use alone in concert and refused payment for the composition. This talented young artist's guitars include a 2011 Steve Connor and the 2004 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Thunderbolt. Among her albums are Scarlatti Regondi Bach, Debut, Chaconne Plays the Chaconne, and Spanish Favorites.

The Program

Douze Études - Heitor Villa-Lobos

I - Étude des arpèges

II - Des arpèges

III - Allegro moderato

IV - Des accords répétés

V - Andantino

VI - Poco allegro

VII - Très animé

VIII - Modéré

IX - Tres peu animé

X - Tres animé

XI - Lent

XII - Animé


Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tárrega

Sonata K. 512 - Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata K. 213

Introduction et Caprice - Giulio Regondi

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