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Medallion Opera House Presents Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org or in person at the White Mountain Café and Bookstore. For more information, please call (603)-466-3322.

About Peppino D’Agostino

D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with a dream to play with the greatest guitarists. Today,  he has become one of those greatest guitarists. He has played in more than 30 countries, from international festivals and theaters, and has shared the stage with artists such as Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson. Among his accomplishments, he was recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, and was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. His composition “Stammi Vicino,”  reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

His performances are always changing and exciting. Audiences never truly know what to expect at his concerts, but they can certainly expect an experience of a lifetime with his beautiful, complex, and up tempo original instruments as well as his memorable compositions.

American Idol Runner-Up Alex Preston Performs at the Medallion Opera House

Alex Preston, American Idol runner-up from season thirteen, will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00pm. Preston is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments, ranging from the guitar to the violin, and writes his own music.

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Tickets for this event are $12 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

GUITAR MUSIC CONCERT AT THE MEDALLION OPERA HOUSE

The Medallion Opera House will host internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs in a concert, “The Guitar in America,” on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  In this program, Mr. Griggs traces the history of the guitar in the United States, performing traditional country dances, folk songs, blues, ragtime, jazz, and several of Griggs’ own compositions.  A vocalist as well as an expert finger-style guitarist, Griggs will perform several songs by composers such as Robert Johnson, “Mississippi” John Hurt, Duke Ellington and others.  He also discusses the evolution of the guitar from its origins as a folk instrument through its gradual acceptance in the concert hall and recording studio, to its position today as an essential voice in American music. There is something for listeners of all tastes on this wide-ranging program.

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Mr. Griggs has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues.  His recordings are available on Folkways Records, Music of the World, Treecastle Music and E360.  He was based for more than ten years in Dusseldorf, Germany and now resides in Brooklyn, New York.  To listen to Griggs’ music, visit his channel on YouTube.

Critics in the USA, Germany and the United Kingdom have hailed Griggs as “a master of expressive sounds” known for his “sizzling guitar playing” and “sophisticated and highly enjoyable” programs.  Germany’s Bergische Morning Post put it this way:  “an almost unbelievable talent — Peter Griggs performs magic!”

Griggs is on a personal mission to bring live music back into local communities.  His performance in Gorham is a perfect opportunity to unplug the computer, get out of the house, and enjoy the pleasures that only live music performance can provide.

The Medallion Opera House is located in the Gorham Town Hall at 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH 03581.  Admission is $12, and tickets are available in advance at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Cafe and online at:  www.medallionoperahouse.org.  The concert is sponsored by ColorWorks in Gorham.  For more information, contact Denise Vallee at 603-466-3322 ext. 3.

 

Live Entertainment at Medallion Opera House!

Join Medallion Opera House on Friday June 26th at 7:30pm for myths, dances and legends by virtuoso guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan.

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On Friday June 26th at 7:30 pm, myths, dances and legends come to Gorham when virtuoso guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan, returns to Medallion Opera House, Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham with Chicago-based dancer and choreographer, Ayako Kato, for a passionate and exciting program titled Of Heaven & Earth, exploring music and movement in music by J.S. Bach, Gershwin, Schubert and contemporary American and Japanese composers Ken Ueno and Keigo Fujii.

This one night-only performance is sponsored in part by the Tassey Group and Top Notch Inn and is also a celebration of Larget-Caplan’s latest solo CD release The Legend of Hagoromo on the UK label Stone Records. The CD features virtuoso guitar music on a Japanese theme by composers from Japan and the USA. Aaron is the first American artist and guitarist featured on the label. Aaron & Ayako will be performing the program at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in Connecticut prior to Gorham’s concert so don’t miss out!

Fresh from a five-country tour in Europe and Russia, Aaron is thrilled to be returning to the Medallion Opera House, where he last performed in 2011. “The audience and acoustic were so memorable, that when Ayako and I decided to tour the program, it was on the top of my list! Ayako is an award-winning dancer and choreographer and brings a special Far East aesthetic and experience to her work, which compliments both the spiritual elements of Bach and the Eastern elements of contemporary music. I think people will be very impressed with the collaboration. This will also be Ayako’s first performance in New Hampshire so I am very excited to be able to present her to the North Country!”

Tickets are $15/adult and $5/student and can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org.

Venue Information: Medallion Opera House, Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park St., Gorham.

Venue Contact:  Denise Vallee, dvallee@gorhamnh.org, 466-3322, x3

 

Live Music at the Medallion Opera House!

Join the Medallion Opera House for a virtuosic and often hilarious performance you won’t want to miss. Musical theater dynamo Jocelyn Duford takes us on a tour of Broadway, with one song for each letter of the alphabet!

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Live Music Event at Medallion Opera House

Join the Medallion Opera House for a live music event…

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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today and they will be performing as part of the 2014-15 Guitar Series at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  Frank’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal.  Vinny Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proved himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzareli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few.  Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008 they have performed over 1,000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy’s Teatro Olimpico.  Their jaw dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them, “….stars of Guitar.”  Frank & Vinny have a CD released in Jan. 2013 and an hour long PBS special featuring Tommy Emmanuel and Bucky Pizzarelli which aired with their DVD release in late 2013.  “He’s one of the greatest musicians I’ve ever heard”-Tommy Emmanuel.

Tickets are $15/adult and will be available in advance at the Gorham Town Hall, online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org and at the door.  The concert is sponsored by the Mount Washington Auto Road, ProQuip Equipment Sales and Rentals, The Tassey Group and Color Works.

 

Live Music at Medallion Opera House!

Join the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH for live music with their Guitar Concert Series, with the New West Guitar Group.

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The New West Guitar Group will be performing on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30
pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, in Gorham in the Medallion Opera House’s 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series. New West Guitar Group features John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein (left to right), and the group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively throughout the United States and abroad giving concerts and master classes.
Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc ‘Big City’ with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometimes verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide). ‘Big City’ is the group’s second release on Summit Records and the music regularly featured on NPR and jazz/Americana radio stations all over the country. Graduates of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, the trio’s versatility as players and composers have given them the reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble. Metronome Magazine stated that “Smith, Stein and Storie play seamlessly together. Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant, classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create.” “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists…”- Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Tickets are $12/Adult and are available at the door and at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org. The 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series is sponsored by the Mt. Washington Auto Road, ProQuip, Inc., Color Works and The Tassey Group.