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Rubio Duo on the Kendall Concert Series

April 22, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Kendal at Longwood

Kennett Square, PA

St. Lawrence University Bach Marathon

Saturday, March 28, 2020, time TBA

Gunnison Chapel

Canton, NY

Crane Faculty Recital

February 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Chamber music for woodwinds and guitar, with oboist Anna Hendrickson, saxophonist Casey Grev, and flutist Jill Rubio.

Crane Faculty Recital

November 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Solo recital of works by Frescobaldi, Bach, Britten, and Albéniz.

 
Rubio Duo at the Fall Guitar Festival of the
Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York

September 28, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Building 201, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Jill and I will play works by Desport, Eastwood, Hoover, Miyagi, and Krouse.

 
 
Fall Faculty Gala Concert

September 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Hosmer Hall

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

The Rubio Duo will play selections from Katherine Hoover's Canyon Echoes, for flute and guitar.

 
 
Rubio Duo in Childwold, New York

July 11, 2019

Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church

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Jill and I are delighted to return to the Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church to play on their summer chamber music concert series.  We performed there to a standing room only crowd last summer, and were immediately invited back again this year. The church has extraordinary acoustics! We will be playing flute and guitar music from around the world. The program will include two song settings from Appalachia, a work based on an Apache folk tale, a Japanese piece originally for shakuhachi and koto, two tangos by Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla, and a lively Venezuelan dance.

The Walls by Sergio Assad, with guest soloist William Kanengiser

April 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

In this special concert I will be conducting the Crane Guitar Orchestra made up of current students and alumni in a performance of Sergio Assad's major work, The Walls, featuring guest soloist William Kanengiser.

Maxwell Grube Faculty Bassoon Recital

March 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

I'll be playing two movements of Piazzolla's Histoire du tango, arranged for bassoon and guitar.

Crane Composers Concert

February 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Performance of Gregory Wanamaker's Taking Turns with Crane saxophone professor Casey Grev.

Schenectady County Community College

November 14, 2018

School of Music

Schenectady, NY

Works by Brouwer, Bach, Bogdanović, and Villa-Lobos.

Bohemia, New York

October 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Legato Foundation Concert Series

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Works by Brouwer, Bach, Bogdanović, and Villa-Lobos.

 Suffolk County Community College

October 10, 2018

Music Department Recital Hall

Ammerman Campus

Long Island, NY

Works by Brouwer, Bach, Bogdanović, and Villa-Lobos.

Duets with Guitarist Lynn McGrath

October 1, 2018, 7:30

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

I am delighted to play some duets by Mertz with my great friend and former student, Lynn McGrath on her alumni recital.

Faculty Recital

April 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Solo and chamber works by Sor, Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, Bogdanović, Corea, Pujol, and Merlin.

Rubio Duo in Childwold, New York

July 19, 2018

Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church

I'm excited to play  with my wife Jill in this historic and acoustically superb venue. The program will include a rural French dance by Émil Desportes, some tangos from Buenos Aires, a toe-tapping tribute to a legendary Brazilian bird by Tom Eastwood, some children’s songs by jazz legend Chick Corea, a Cajun waltz by Keith Gates, and an Irish ballad, march, and reel by Ian Krouse.

Rubio Duo in Huevelton, New York

April 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Pickens Concert Hall

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Join the Rubio Duo for a concert of flute and guitar music from around the world. The program will include a rural French dance by Émil Desportes, some tangos from Buenos Aires, a toe-tapping tribute to a legendary Brazilian bird by Tom Eastwood, some children’s songs by jazz legend Chick Corea, a Cajun waltz by Keith Gates, and an Irish ballad, march, and reel by Ian Krouse.

Rubio Duo on the Cabin Fever Concert Series

March 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Potsdam United Methodist Church

Potsdam, NY

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Julian, California

March 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Music on the Mountain Concert Series

Julian Public Library 

Chamber music duos with Violist/Violinist Laura Klugherz

Borrego Springs, California

March 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

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Chamber music duos with Violist/Violinist Laura Klugherz

Tim Sullivan Composition Recital

February 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Fall Faculty Gala Concert

September 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Hosmer Hall

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Rubio Duo in Long Lake, New York

July 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

United Methodist Church

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The Rubio Duo—Jill Rubio, flute, and Douglas Rubio, guitar—will perform for the Long Lake Friends of Music, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. We will play works by Desportes, Eastwood, Piazzolla, Corea, Gates, and Krouse.

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) 
International Convention and Competitions

California State University at Fullerton

June 22-24, 2017

I am honored to be judging two international competitions at the annual convention of the GFA: the International Ensemble Artist Competition, and the final round of the International Youth Competition (senior division).

 
Rubio Duo at SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York

March 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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The Rubio Duo—Jill Rubio, flute, and Douglas Rubio, guitar—will perform on the Fine Arts Concert Series at the State University of New York at Brockport. Works

by Desportes, Eastwood, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Corea, Gates, and Krouse.

University of Louisiana at Monroe

March 02, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall

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This will be my first ever solo recital in Louisiana. I'll be performing works by Torroba, Brouwer, Martin, Bogdanovic, and Turina.

 
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

February 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Tuthill Performance Hall/Hassell Hall

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I'm very happy to be returning to Rhodes College—one of the most beautiful campuses I've every seen—to play a solo recital. I'll be performing works by Torroba, Brouwer, Martin, Bogdanovic, and Turina.

World Premiere at Crane

February 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Kenneth Myer and I are excited to be premiering a new work, Flyby, for guitar duo by Crane School of Music faculty composer, David Heuser.

Faculty Showcase Concert

February 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Snell Theater

Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

I will be playing Joaquín Turina's Sevillana-Fantasía on this showcase of Crane School of Music faculty.

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York

November 12, 2016, 12 p.m.

I will be performing at the OCC Day of Guitar Festival, and then will give a workshop on "Auditioning for College Guitar Programs."

 
 
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with the Orchestra of Northern New York

October 15, 2016 in Potsdam, NY, 7:30 p.m.

October 16 , 2016 in Watertown, NY, 3:00 p.m.

I have just confirmed that I will be the soloist in two performances of Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Orchestra of Northern New York under the baton of Kenneth Andrews. I am very excited to perform this magnificent concerto again!

 
Sabbatical from SUNY Potsdam

Spring semester 2017

Great news! I have been awarded a sabbatical from my job as guitar professor at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam for the Spring 2017 semester. I will use my time off to record a new CD of 20th-century guitar works.

Rubio Duo at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

February 21, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

 

The Rubio Flute and Guitar Duo will perform a concert of music from and inspired by Latin America. The program will include trios by Léo Brouwer and Sergio Assad with violist Laura Klugherz.

 

 

Rubio Duo in Skaneateles, New York

October 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

 

The Rubio Duo—Jill Rubio, flute, and Douglas Rubio, guitar—will perform on the classical guitar concert series at the Skaneateles Library. They will play works by Desportes, Eastwood, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, and Krouse.


 

Texas Tour

April 1, 2015

 

I just wrapped up a tour of Texas, which included:

  • a concert and masterclass at the University of Texas at San Antonio

  • a concert and masterclass at Laredo Community College

  • a masterclass at the University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition

  • a concert, a guitar ensemble masterclass, and a presentation on the Beatles at Texas State University.

 

 

Faculty Recital

February 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

 

Faculty recital at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Solo works by Martin and Turina. Flute and guitar duets with Jill Rubio of works by Deportes and Rodrigo.

 

 

Alumni Concert

February 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

 

A performance of the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 with Crane School of Music alumna Bridget Moriarty.