Holiday Guitar Ensemble Concert – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Holiday Guitar Ensemble Concert

Ensemble Director Kenneth Meyer will perform alongside students Thomas Charest ’14 and Charlie DeBenedetto ’16 Friday, Dec. 7 at the annual fall Guitar Ensemble Concert. The concert will feature music from three time periods-Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical-as well as a few Spanish pieces and holiday songs.

The performance will be held at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel on South Main Street.

The concert will be performed in its entirety by the two students and their instructor. Charest will be featured in a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach and one by Manuel Ponce. DeBenedetto will perform a variety of pieces.

This is one of many performance for Meyer. Since his professional concert debut at the Teatro de la Opera de Maracay, Meyer continues to appear in recital, as a chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra in venues throughout North America, South America and Europe.  Highlights include concerts in Weill Recital Hall (New York City), Wolf Trap (Virginia), the Skirbal Cultural Center (Los Angeles), the historic Basilica di San Clemente, (Italy), the Museo de Barquisimeto, Museo del Teclado, the Sala José Felix Ribas, the Teatro de Teresa Carreño (Venezuela) and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Canada).  In addition to live concerts, his performances have been featured on film, radio and most recently, on the Albany records label.

Students interested in joining the guitar ensemble are encouraged to attend the performance and seek out Meyer at The group practices two times a week and welcomes a total of approximately four or more guitarists at any given time.