Noel: A Classic Guitar Christmas with John Muratore

The First Church of Roxbury
10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Sunday, December 16 at 4 PM.

Suggested donation $10.

Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee.

Among the composers with whom John has worked closely to produce new solo and chamber works for the guitar are Daniel Pinkham, Scott Wheeler, Larry Bell, Roger Zahab and Jon Appleton. Mr. Muratore has been the featured soloist at numerous international venues including the Academie Festival des Arcs (France), St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Concerts,  the Atelier International Concert Series in Paris and AIMS (American Institute for Musical Studies, Graz, Austria).

The Boston Globe has described him as “a fleet-fingered and musicianly performer” and has characterized his playing as…”unleashing so many different varieties of tone and color in quick succession…a kind of aural iridescence.” John, whose live performances have often been featured on NPR, WGBH Radio’s Classical Performances has recorded for Albany,  Pont Nuef and Arabesque Records. His most recent CD, Domenie, is a collaboration with accordionist Roberto Cassan. His critically-acclaimed solo CD, Shadow Box, has been hailed by Britain's Classical Guitar magazine as "a fine recording, with serious intent", and his most recent offering, Noël-A Classical Guitar Christmas, has been listed by CD Baby as one of the top-selling Holiday-Classical albums for 2012. Mr. Muratore is on the faculty at Boston University, Dartmouth College and is coordinator of the guitar program at the All Newton Music School.