Concerts and Events, 2017

2/3/17  KSC Faculty Recital, 7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall.  

2/10/17 Hartka-Lezcano Duo at series in Newton, Mass. 7 pm.

2/12/17 2 pm. NHHC Lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” Tucker Free Library, 31 Western Ave, Henniker, NH 03242, United States.

2/26/17. Hartka - Lezcano Duo at Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH. 3 pm, tickets $10.

3/8/17. KSC Faculty Composer's Concert; Keene premiere of "Fantasia Latina" for harp and guitar, with Franziska Huhn, harp, and Jose Lezcano, guitar.

3/11 – 3/18/17. Performances in Havana, Cuba, with cellist Rebecca Hartka, at Cello Festival and major music organizations.

4/12/17. Premiere of Lezcano's "Nunc Dimittis" for mixed choir, solo guitar, solo flute and guitar ensemble; with KSC Chamber Singers, Sandra Howard, conductor. Redfern Alumni Hall, KSC campus, 7:30 pm.

4/14/17.  Keene State Guitar Festival.  10 am to 9 pm.  At Redfern Arts Center.  Guest Artists and Clinicians: Duo Amaral, John Zevos and trio, and Eduardo Martin & Galy Martin Duo.

5/11/2017.  Solo recital, "Five Centuries of Spanish Guitar," Sarasota Bay Club Series, 8 pm.

5/14/17.  Hingham Library, Hingham, Mass.  "The Guitar in Spain: Musical Reflections of a Turbulent History."  3 pm.  66 Leavitt St, Hingham, MA 02043.  Phone: (781) 741-140

5/18/2017   Duo concert with Ivana Zahirovic, Munich, Germany.  Am 18.05.2017 um 19 Uhr, Kunstraum Wild, Amalienstrasse 41, 80799 München.

5/23/17.  Duo Concert with Ivana Zahirovic.  Trnava, Slovkia, 7 pm.

6/7/17. New York Premiere of Lezcano's "Sojourners" Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings. With North-South Consonance, Max Lifchitz, conductor; Lezcano, soloist; Lisa Hansen, flute.

Concerts and Events, 2016

1/13/2016.  Concert at Quito’s Casa de la Musica (Ecuador); solo guitar works and duo works with flutist Gustavo Lovato; works by Lezcano (Sonatina Tropical; Mojito, Flauta, Habano, y Guitarra), Piazzolla, and De Visee; 8 pm.

Concerts & Events, 2016

1/29/2016.  Faculty concert, KSC, guitar solos (Sor Fantasy in D minor, Sevilla) and duos with flutist Robin Matathias (Rodrigo, Ibert, Calliendo).  7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College

2/3/2016. Identidades International Guitar Festival.   Cuban premiere of “Sojourners” Double concerto for flute, guitar, and strings.  Antipe di Stella, flute; J. Lezcano, guitar; Orquesta de Solistas de la Habana, Ivan Valiente, conductor, Basilica de San Franscisco de Asisi, La Habana, Cuba, 6 pm.   Also Cuban premiere of Lezcano, “Habano y Mojito” for solo guitar. 

2/7/2016.  Identidades International Guitar Festival.  Performance  of Lezcano, “Suite Cayo Hueso,” with Duo Con-trastes, guitarists Zuleida Suarez and Susan Frade; Teatro Gonzalo Roig, La Habana.

2/14/2016.  Faces of Love Valentine Concert, with pianist Virginia Eskin and soprano Jazmina McNeil.  Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for Music and Culture, Peterborough, NH. Works by Falla, Albeniz, Tarrega (Recuerdos), Lezcano, and more.

2/28/2016.  New York premiere of Lezcano’s “Postcards” for flute and piano, on North-South Consonance Series, “Intermezzo.”  With Max Lifchitz, piano; Lisa Hansen, flute.  121 Ludlow Street (bet Rivington & Delancey), 3 pm, free admission. 

3/4/2016.  KSC Faculty Composer’s Concert.  Local premiere of Lezcano’s “Mojito, Flauta, Guitarra, y Habano” for flute and guitar, with Robin Matathias.  7:30 pm, Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College.

3/13/2016.  “From Bach to Brazil.” With cellist Rebecca Hartka.  Works for cello & guitar, duo and solo.  music from Cuba, Brazil, the first Bach cello Suite and the Chaconne.  The Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA, 01301, United States, Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 children. 

3/19/2016   Boston Guitar Society Ensembles Festival.  Boston premiere of Lezcano’s Sonata for Cello and Guitar, with Rebecca Hartka.  Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

4/7/2016.  New England premiere of Ken Johnsons Concertino for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion.  James Chesebrough, conductor; KSC Guitar Orchestra and Concert Band.  Redfern Arts Center, Main Theater, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.

4/13.  KSC Guitar Orchestra and  Latin American Ensemble.  Jose Lezcano, Dir. Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Hall, Keene NH; 7:30 pm.
5/5/2016.   Private event, Manchester Country Club, 5:30 pm.

5/14/2016.  Private event, Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont, 3:30 pm

5/20/2016.  NHHC Concert-Lecture, “The Guitar in Latin America,” Litchfield Seniors, 259 Charles Bancroft highway, Litchfield, NH, 2 pm.

5/23/2016.  Unity of the Keys Concert Series, with singer Melody Cooper, 7:30 PM at Unity of the Keys   1011 Virginia St      tickets $20    305 296 5888

5/28/2016.  Duo concert with pianist Virginia Eskin, Sumner Knight Chapel, Keene, NH. 2pm.   Music of Bach, and music from Spain and Mexico.

7/17/2016   Solo Spanish guitar performance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid).  Contact for more information.

8/03/2016   Private event,  Pleasant View Gardens, 7316 Pleasant St, Loudon, NH 03307, 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
8/07/2016   Solo Spanish guitar perfor

mance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid). Contact for more information.

8/13/2016.  Private event with Rebecca Hartka, cellist, in Hudson, New York.

8/14/2016   Solo Spanish guitar performance at Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of exhibition of works on loan from El Prado (Madrid). ).  Contact for more information.

8/21/2016.  Duo concert with cellist Rebecca Hartka, Sunday afternoon 2 pm.  Music of Bach, Brazil, and Iberia.  Including works by Gnattali, Falla, and Lezcano.

9/16/2016 Heritage Heights, Concord NH, Solo Guitar recital, 4 pm.

10/9/2016 Faculty Solo Recital, Keene State College, Keene NH, 3 pm.

Concerts and Events, 2015

1.18.2015  Hingham Library Guitar Series, for Boston Guitar Society, "Sunday Sounds."
1.21-2.5.2015  Concerts and clinics in Manta, Ecuador. 
2.18.2015  Loyola College concert.  “Music of the Iberian World for solo guitar.” 
3.4.2015   Faculty Composer’s Concert, Canciones de Lluvia with Rosa Tamarit
3.6.2015.  Duo concert with Rosa Tamarit, soprano, 12:30 pm. at
Mason Library, Keene State College; and at Heritage Heights Center, Concord, NH, 4:30 pm. 
March 8 – April 30, sabbatical projects in Barcelona and Tarragona, for Universidad Rovira Virgili (Tarragona), Universidad de Barcelona, and with vocal artists Patricia Caicedo and Rosa Tamarit Sumalla.  Recording of new song cycle, “Canciones de Ausencia,” text by Ms. Caicedo, music by Jose Lezcano.
4.24.2015.  Concierto-Charla (Lecture-concert) at The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 12 noon.  
5.14 - 17, 2015.  Guest artist and clinician at Shephardsville Guitar Festival, West Viriginia.  Solo recital on Saturday, 5.16.2015.
5.24.2015.  Duo concert with Melody Cooper, at Key West, Florida, Unity of the Keys Concert Series.
5.26.2015  Solo Recital at Center for Latin American Music, University of Florida, Room 101, 7:30 pm.  For more information contact 352-273-472 or Welson Tremura at 
5.28.2015  Sarasota Bay Club, Solo Recital, 7:00 pm.
5.30 – 6.6.15 Quito Festival; concert with Franziska Huhn, harp.  Premiere of new Lezcano work, "Fantasia Latina."  
6.8 – 6.20.15 KSC course, IAMU 312
6.29.2015   Barcelona Festival of Song.  Premiere of new Lezcano song cycle for mezzo and guitar, Canciones de Ausencia, text by Patricia Caicedo.  Lezcano-Caicedo duo, and solo works by Bach, Sanz, Paganini, Sor, Albeniz, Lezcano, Lauro, and more.
7.25.2015 Monadnock Lyceum, Peterborough NH, 10:30 am, with flutist David Fleming,
7.29.2015 Pleasantview Gardens, Private Event, 5:30 pm.
7.30.2015  Popular Music of Cuba, with Trio Carioca, at Piedra Fina, Marlbourough NH, 6-9 PM
8.1.2015  Popular Music of Cuba, with Trio Carioca, at Piedra Fina, Marlbourough NH, 6-9 PM
8.2.2015 Monadnock Lyceum, Peterborough NH, 10:30 am, with flutist Jennifer Yeaton-Parris,
8.7.2015 Peterborough Players, 7 pm, Guitar music of Brazil and Latin America, prior to show of Charley’s Aunt.
8.8.2015 Peterborough Players, 7 pm, Guitar music of Brazil and Latin America, prior to show of Charley’s Aunt.
8.9.2015 West Claremont Center for Chamber Music, 4 pm.  Music of Lezcano (Poemas Concertantes for flute, guitar & strings); Paganini, Vivaldi, and more.  With flutist Melissa Richmond, violinist Lisa Ferrigno, and more.  
8.15.2015.  Performance with Electric Earth Concerts.  Golijov’s “Ayre.”  At Ahavas Acham in Keene, NH.
8.19-20.2015.  Golijov’s “Ayre” at Portland Festival of Music, Maine. 
8.24.2015.  Monday; Wisteria Chamber Music Society, “Concerts at 7,” Plainfield Mass.  “Fantasia: Spanish and Latin American music for guitar, flute, and soprano.
9.5.2015 Keene Music Festival, Sumner Chapel, Keene, 2 pm, Sor’s Fantaisie in D minor, and Villa-Lobos Aria (Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5) with soprano Laura Wiener.
9.16.2015 Solo Recital, Music of Spain & Latin America, Seacoast Repertory Theater, NH, 7 pm,
9.17.2015.  North Hampton Library.  NHHC Lecture, The Guitar in Latin America.  7:30pm – 8:30pm
10.13.2015      Faculty Concert, Keene State College.  “Celebrating Music of the Americas.”  Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 pm.  Recent works by Lezcano, and works by Gnattali, Ponce, Harrison, and more.  With Marcia Lehninger, violin; Christopher Swist, percussion; Rebecca Hartka, cello; Virgnia Eskin, piano; and Jose Lezcano, guitar. 
11.10.2015      Keene State Guitar Orchestra, & KSC Latin American Ensemble, dir. Jose Lezcano.  Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall, 7:30 pm.   "Come Again: Sonatas, Toccatas and Huaynos," music of Bach, Brouwer, and Bartok, and folk music from the Andes.
11.12.2015  NHHC lecture Plymouth, NH, Pease Public Library, "The Guitar in Latin America."  Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth, NH 03264, 603.536.2616.,
11.17.2015  Private Event, Woodstock Inn & Resort, 5:30 pm.
11.21.2015, Solo guitar at Piedra Fina, Marlborough, NH, 6 - 9pm.

Concerts & Events, 2014
1.23.2014  Solo recital for Sarasota Bay Club.  Private event, 8 PM.
1.24.2014  Islamorada, Fla.  Private event at Southern Division Estate, M.M. 82, 4:30 PM.
1.25.2014  Hallandale Beach Library, Florida. 4 PM Solo Guitar Recital, “Latin Landscapes and Caribbean Currents,” Guitar Music of Haiti, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, and Spain.  Presented by Friends of the Library.
2.13.2014  Faculty duo recital, "Romanze: Music for Guitar and Harp."  With Franziska Huhn.  At Keene State College Redfern Arts Center.
3.16.2014  Guest artist, "Composers in our Midst," performing Lezcano, Sonatina Tropical, with flutist Robin Matathias, for Brattleboro Music Center.
3.29.2014  Duo concerto with harpist Franziska Huhn, “Bards and Troubadors.”  Hingham Library, Hingham Mass, for Boston Guitar Society, Saturday Sounds.  3 PM.
4.16.2014  KSC Guitar Orchestra Concert, Jose Lezcano, Director, Keene State College
4.30.2014  Guitar solo concert, lecture, "The Guitar in Latin America," at NH Correctional Institute, Berlin, NH. Sponsored by NHHC.
5.13.2014 The Guitar and the Devil: Music Magic & Ritual in Ecuador.  Lecture / concert, for NHHC lecture series, at Canterbury, NH, 7 pm 
6.28.2014, Monday.  Wisteria Chamber Music Society, at Plainfield Congregational Church, Mass.  "Fantasia," with Virginia Eskin, pianist; Heather O'Connor, soprano; and Jose Lezcano, guitar.  Music of Torroba, Ponce, Piazzolla, Falla, Lezcano, and more.  More information:
7.3.2014 Private event, Meredith, NH.  Dotty Treisner & Peter Miller, hosts.  Duo concert with Franziska Huhn, harpist.  "Romanza: Music of Paganini, Telemann, Diego Pujo, and more"
7.10.2014 West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.  "Italian Serenades and Cuban Cocktails."   Guitar Quintets by Castellnuvo-Tedesco and Boccherini, and a premiere performance of Lezcano's Mojito for flute, guitar, and strings.  With Melissa Richmond, flute; Carlos Boltes, viola; Lezcano, guitar, and guest artists.   Union Church, Claremont.  More information at
9.19.2014 Friday night concert, 7:30 pm, at Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House. José Lezcano, Classical Guitar concert.
9.21.2014  Sunday at 3 pm.  Keene State College Faculty Concert Series.  "From Appalachia to Argentina: Music of the Americas."  Works of Beaser, Piazzolla, and Lezcano.  With Karrie Griffiths, founder of Music in Miami.  
9.22.2014  Monday evening.  Guilford House Concerrt Series, with Karrie Griffiths, flute; Jose Lezcano, guitar.  "From Appalachia to Argentina: Music of the Americas."  Works of Beaser, Piazzolla, and Lezcano.
9.25.2014 Thursday.  NHHC Lecture/Performance, Concord, NH, for Heritage Heights Retirement Community, "The Guitar in Latin America."
10.4.2014 Impresaria productions presents Lezcano / Huhn Duo, Guitar & Harp, in program titled "Romanze." at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain, MA.
10.26.2014 Private Event, Sturbridge, MA. With violinist Marcia Lehninger.
11.7.2014  Keene State College Guitar Day.  Guest artist, Rafael Padron, Director of Guitar program at Univ. of Miami
11.9.2014  Soloist with Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.
11.14 through 11.22.2014.  Festival of Contemporary Music, Havana, Cuba.  Cuban Premiere of Lezcano's "Poemas Concertantes" for flute, guitar, and strings.  Antipe de Stella, flute; Galy Martin, guitar.  
12.13.2014 Private Event, Whitefield, NH.  Mountainview Grand Resort.

Concerts in 2013
4.6.2013 Keene State College Guitar Festival. All-Day Performances by Festival guest artists (Aaron/Berkner Duo, August Watters) and faculty (Profs. Swist, Mann, Milligan, and Lezcano). Premiere of "Marimba, Mojito, Habano, y Guitarra," by Lezcano, for marimba and guitar. Performances by KSC Guitar Orchestra, Boston Guitar Orchestra, KSC Festival Orchestra, and selected HS ensembles.
4.17.2013 KSC Guitar Orchestra & Latin Ensemble. Music by Arvo Part, Dvorak, Brouwer, and more. 7:30 PM, Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, RAC.
4.28.2013 Mariposa Musuem, Peterborough, NH. Duo concert with mandolinist August Watters. Music of Immigrant Communities for mandolin and guitar.
5.18.2013 Private Event, Lands End Inn, Provincetown, MA. 2 PM.
June, 2013. Artist in Residence, month-long, at Studios of Key West, Florida. On the deck event, June 12. Collaborations with Key West Musicians, presentation of original and collaborative work.
9.7.2013    Private Event, Weare, NH. 4 PM.
10.19.2013 Private Event, Cape Cod. Wychmere Harbor Club. 3 PM.
11.11.2013  Premiere of newly revised Concierto Cubanero, Guitar Concerto no. 2, with Jose as composer and soloist, Christ and St. Stephens Church, North-South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifcthiz, director.  Part of Latin Heritage Week in NYC.