Boston Classical Guitar Society Concerts

The Hampton Trio

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00

The Hampton Trio (Beverly Davis, classical guitar; Mark Davis, mandolin; Robert Margo, mandola) performs original music and arrangements for ensemble of mandolin, mandola, and classical guitar. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of groups such as Trio Nuovo (Japan) and Trio Chamorro (Spain), the Hampton Trio’s goal is to popularize and add to the existing repertoire for this instrumentation.  In addition to their trio repertoire of arrangements and original works from the baroque to modern eras, the group’s programs may include classical guitar duos by Mark and Beverly Davis, and mandolin solos by Robert Margo. 

The classical guitarist Beverly Davis has been involved in plucked string ensembles since the 1980’s when she studied with Reed Desrosier and performed with the Keene State Guitar Orchestra.  While serving as president of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra she organized numerous international tours and also directed the 2001 International Festival of Mandolins in Providence, Rhode Island.  She has performed in a duo with Mark Davis since 2001, and on guitar with the PMO and the New American Mandolin Ensemble since 2013.

Mark Davis began his guitar and mandolin studies with Hibbard Perry, and continued his musical training with the eminent German guitarist Siegfried Behrend.  Over the course of his career Davis has performed widely in the United States and abroad, and has made numerous recordings. He is the Music Director of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra (PMO, 1989-) and the New American Mandolin Ensemble (2013-).  Davis also tours and records in duo with the guitarist Beverly Davis.

Robert Margo is an accomplished performer on classical guitar, classical mandolin, mandola and renaissance lute. Twice a prize-winner at the national performance competition of the Classical Mandolin Society of America (CMSA), Margo frequently writes articles on mandolin topics for the CMSA’s Mandolin Journal.  In addition to the Hampton Trio, Margo is a member of the New American Mandolin Ensemble and the Providence Mandolin Orchestra.

Thank you for joining us for the 2017/18 Sunday Sounds Special concert season! The Hingham Public Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Coastal Heritage Bank for this popular series.
The Hampton Trio

Upcoming Performances

  • December 3 - John Muratore
  • January 28 - Gerry Johnston
  • February 11 -  Kim Perlak & David Tronzo Guitar Duo
  • March 11 - Transcontinental Duo, Igor & Hiroko Kajimoto Golger
  • April 8 - TBA
  • May 6 - David Newsam
  • June 10 - Season Finale with Hot Club de Boston
  • Download the series brochure with the complete schedule.

Previous Performances

Some of the previous BCGS concerts can be viewed on the Library's YouTube page. Thank you to HCAM-TV for filming these terrific performances!