Boston Classical Guitar Society Concerts

Dan Acsadi & Meghan Jacoby: Guitar and Flute Duo

Sunday, November 24 at 3:00

The Hingham Public Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society are pleased to present guitarist Dan Acsadi and flutist Meghan Jacoby as the next performance in our 2019/2020 Sunday Sounds Special Concert Series.

"A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, flutist Meghan Jacoby has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the US, England, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, and Cuba. Currently, she freelances throughout the greater Boston area and has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Symphony by the Sea, and with the Portland, Indian Hill, Cape Cod, New Bedford, Atlantic, and Cape Ann Symphony Orchestras. Meghan has also performed with the Boston-area chamber groups Callithumpian Consort, Radius Ensemble, and the Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet.

A new music enthusiast, Meghan has performed at the New Music Forum's Festival of Contemporary Music in Oakland, California, the Society of Composers, Inc. convention in New York, New Music Brandeis, Boston New Music Initiative, Center for New Music in San Francisco, and Brave New Works. She has also been a guest artist at the International Festival of Flutists in Lima, Peru. Meghan was a three-time finalist in Boston’s James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and was named 2nd Prize Winner in the 2012 Kentucky Flute Society’s Piccolo Competition.

Meghan served on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College’s Community Programs for seven years until the program’s closing and currently is on faculty at Powers Music School, Winchester Community Music School, Phillips Academy Andover, Concord Academy, and the Cremona International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy. Her primary teachers include Linda Toote, Robert Willoughby, and Trevor Wye. Meghan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.

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An acclaimed performer, instructor, and arts administrator, Daniel Acsadiis creating a unique and exciting direction for the classical guitar. Guided by his wide-ranging interests and Hungarian-American heritage, Dan’s repertoire and research interests link the great musical traditions of Europe and the Americas. Since winning his first guitar competition at the age of fifteen, Dan has performed extensively throughout the United States both as soloist and chamber musician. An avid chamber musician, Dan has created arrangements of 19th-century art songs, Portuguese fado, Brazilian bossa nova, Hungarian classical and folk music, and American folk songs.

Serving as the Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society for seven years, Dan managed the growth of New England’s most prominent international guitar concert series while connecting the region’s professionals, students, aficionados, and audiences through innovative programming and projects. For the annual BCGS New England Guitar Ensembles Festival, he commissioned new works from Andrew York, Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, Dusan Bogdanovic, Robert Beaser, Pavel Steidl, Nikita Koshkin, and Clarice Assad. Beginning his musical studies at six, Dan holds doctoral and master’s degrees from New England Conservatory and a BA from Cornell University, where he double majored in music and economics. His principal teachers have included Eliot Fisk, Pablo Cohen, John Hall, and Alexandre Pier Federici. He has performed in masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, Eduardo Fernandez, Adam Holzman, Bruce Holzman, and Renato Butturi.

Dan is a former Associate Director of Boston GuitarFest, and co-founder of its Youth Guitar Workshop. He is currently the Director of Education at Powers Music School and is faculty at Tufts University."

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Dan and Meghan Jacoby

The Hingham Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the support of Coastal Heritage Bank for our Sunday Sounds Special series of concerts.

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Upcoming Performances

  • Sunday, November 24 - Dan Acsadi & Meghan Jacoby, Guitar & Flute
  • Sunday, December 8 - John Muratore, Christmas Music for the Guitar
  • Sunday, January 19 - EclecticaTrio, Works to be announced
  • Sunday, February 16 - Olson/De Cari Duo, Voice & Guitar
  • Sunday, March 22 - Jim Skinger Duo, Guitar & Flute
  • Sunday, April 26 - Providence Mandolin Orchestra (PMO)
  • Sunday, May 31 - Thatcher Harrison, Classical Guitar
  • Sunday, June 28 - Hot Club de Boston, Gypsy Jazz & Swing Trio