"CGSUNY Guitar Soirée Sunday".
Please keep in mind that this schedule is not written in stone and modifications may take place from time-to-time.

While one can assume that our get togethers will take place as scheduled, if you have not received an email from me verifying the date, time and location within a few days prior to the Soirée, please email me to confirm before making the journey to our home. We will continue to appear at various public venues in the Capital District, in addition to our home in the Pine Hills neighborhood. If you would like to host on any particular date, either in your home or a favorite coffee shop, etc., by all means Please feel free to contact me to make help you make it happen.

All get togethers will take place at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated in follow-up emails:



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Sunday, May 7, 3:00 pm

J.S. Bach’s

St. John Passion

Octavo Singars

St. John The Evangelist Church

806 Union St., Schenecatdy, NY

Tix; Brown Paper Tickets

Sunday, May 7, probably 3pm, Stone Ridge Library

Eric Roth

Baroque Guitar

Eric will present a program of guitar music from the nineteenth century, which was a time of striking innovation and development of this familiar instrument. The program is likely to include music of Sor, Mertz, Matiegka, Shand, Arcas, Tarrega, and others. Music will be performed on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history

Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day), 2pm, Ellenville Public Library

Eric Roth

Baroque Guitar

Saturday, June 17, 7pm

Eric Roth

Baroque Guitar (and Master Class 12 noon),

Phelps Mansion, Binghamton, NY

Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm

Cycles of Nature

Presented by Mid-Hudson CGS

Morton Memorial Library

Rhinecliff, NY

World Music Night Flyer

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David Rogers, Classical crossover guitar




David Rogers, Classical crossover guitar

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

Albany, NY–solo guitarist David Rogers performs Sunday, November 13th from 6:00-8:00pm at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary, 217 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205 (518) 435-0843. Suggested Donation, $10.00.

Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.

An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.

David will play a program based around Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones’, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions. He will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning Song to the Siren.


David Rogers:

Recordings for Download

As lead guitarist with the Terra Nova Consort, David has toured North America and Europe extensively and opened the Tage Alter und Neuer Musik Regensburg 2003 Festival with the ensemble. His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk, including both the nationally syndicated Performance Today (live performance/interview in Washington D.C. NPR studio 4A) and Harmonia programs.

David has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.

David was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley

at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University.


“...Playing the vihuela (a guitar relative), David Rogers held everything together with a few poignant plucks, vigorous strumming and the occasional astonishingly florid solo...” The Washington Post

“...Music to listen to, be amazed by, and to dream upon.”

Akustik Gitarre 6/07

“...first rate instrumental artistry...”

"...David Rogers played his vihuela (a 16th-century precursor to the guitar) not in the tasteful, restrained way of early music groups, but like a lead guitarist in a rock band. He laced the likes of 'De el pobo' with improvised, speedy solos way up into the wailing region of the fingerboard..."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"A modern master of the classical guitar... David Rogers has a remarkable grasp of 16th Century Baroque guitar music

20th Century Guitar

“He plays incredibly well” Paul McCandless, OREGON

World Guitar Night - Saturday September 17th 8:00pm - Gammy Award Winner Quique Sinesi

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