Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Concert for Japan, Masakazu Ito, Guitar

Solo benefit concert by award-winning guitarist, Masakazu Ito, performing works by Takemitsu, Yocoh, Yoshimatsu, Domeniconi, Barrios, and others.
All proceeds will go to Japan Red Cross to assist earthquake victims in Japan.
VIP tickets provide entry to the post-concert dessert reception and speech by the Japanese Consulate General at Denver.

Newman Center for Performing Arts
Gates Concert Hall
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80208
Phone: 303.871.7720
Tickets: $100 VIP, $40 Center, $25 Sides, $10 Other








Friday, June 3, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Cherokee Ranch Festival Artists Concert
Los Tres Amigos
Ricardo Iznaola, Masakazu Ito and Jonathan Leathwood return to Cherokee Ranch and Castle.
The three acclaimed artists and distinguished guitar faculty members at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music will offer a delightful program of solos and trios.
Music by Purcell, Duarte, Villa-Lobos, Barrios, Bellinati and Iznaola

Castle Great Hall
6113 N. Daniels Park Road
Sedalia, CO  80135-8716
Phone: 303.688.4600

Tickets: $65 per person
Evening format includes castle tour, supper buffet, cash bar, performance, dessert & coffee reception with the musicians








Friday, March 25th at 2PM
Woods House Conservatory Master Class

Woods House Conservatory of Music
323 First Street
Wenatchee, Washington
509-664-0412


Friday, March 25th at 7:30PM
Solo Recital








Sunday, March 20th at 7PM
Benefit Concert for the Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino Art Center
Helen Schoeni Theatre at the Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-5818 or 800-653-3328
Tickets: $30

Concert Program

Antonio Ruiz-Pipó (1934-1997)
Canción y Danza

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)
Sonata para Guitarra, Op. 61
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivo

Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947)
Koyunbaba
I. Moderato
II. Mosso
III. Cantabile
IV. Presto

INTERMISSION

Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)
Seis Por Derecho

Antonio Lauro
Variaciones Sobre Una Canción Infantil

Takashi Yoshimatsu (b. 1953)
Litmus Distance
I. Bedouin in Acid
II. Bedouin in Alkali

Agustín Barrios (1885-1944)
La Catedral
I. Preludio (Saudade)
II. Andante religioso
III. Allegro solemne

Agustín Barrios
Vals, Op. 8-4


Monday, March 21st at 7PM

Solo Recital

Mendocino Art Center
Helen Schoeni Theatre at the Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-5818 or 800-653-3328
Tickets: $30








Friday, March 18th at 8PM
Solo Recital

South Bay Guitar Society
Le Petit Trianon Theatre
72 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112-5417
(408) 995-5400
Tickets: $30 reserved (rows 1-4), $25 reserved (rows 5-12), $15 general unassigned
(less $2 for seniors, students, and Society members)


Saturday, March 19th at 2PM
Master Class

South Bay Guitar Society Master Class
Evergreen Valley High School
3300 Quimby Road San Jose
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 347-7000
Tickets: $35 player's fee, $5 audit fee at door











Sunday, February 14th at 7PM
Solo Recital

Cheyenne Guitar Society
Plain's Hotel
1600 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming








Sunday, February 21st at 3PM
Concerto in D Major, Op. 99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Green Center
924 16th Street
Golden, Colorado
Phone: (303) 278-4237
$17 ticket price (discounts for students and seniors)








Saturday, February 27th at 7PM
Private event for Anthem Ranch Residents

Anthem Ranch Performing Arts League
Anthem Ranch Aspen Lodge
Lowell Blvd. and Hwy 7
Broomfield, Colorado








Saturday, March 27th at 7:30PM
Tres Amigos: Guitar Trio Concert by Ricardo Iznaola, Masakazu Ito and Jonathan Leathwood

Denver Classical Guitar Society
South Broadway Christian Church
23 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado
Phone: (303) 278-4237
$20 ticket price








Monday, July 19th at 7:30PM
Museo de las Americas, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, 2010

A free concert featuring Masakazu Ito and the Colorado Chamber Players
Highlighting pieces by Latin American composers Silvestre Revueltas, Miguel Chuaqui and Astor Piazzolla, including:
Astor Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar with Paul Nagem
Luigi Boccherini's Fandango quintet for guitar and string quartet with Colorado Chamber Players

861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado
Phone: (303) 571-4401








Thursday, September 2 at 7:30PM
Masakazu Ito with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. William Morse

Performing the Colorado premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto para una Fiesta
Also performing Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major

Arvada Center Outdoor Stage
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, Colorado
Phone: (720) 898-7200
Tickets:
Premium Covered (Assigned Seating): $22
Covered (Assigned Seating): $18
Lawn (General Admission): $10








Masakazu Ito with the Colorado Chamber Players
Performing Boccherini's Guitar Quintet in D Major



Sunday, October 3, 2010, 3:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church

4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
$19 General, $14 Seniors 62+ and Students, $10 kids under 10
TICKET LINK: Boccherini Quintet, Masakazu Ito and CCP, Oct. 3rd


Monday, October 4, 2010, 7:00 pm
Foothills Art Center

809 15th Street, Golden, CO
$19 General, $14 Seniors 62+ and Students, $10 kids under 10
TICKET LINK: Boccherini Quintet, Masakazu Ito and CCP, Oct. 4th












Friday, April 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
New Chamber Works with Guitar
Featuring Jeff LaQuatra, Alex Komodore and Masakazu Ito

King Center
Metro State College
King Center Recital Hall, KC 130
855 Lawrence Way
Denver, Colorado








Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Rocky Ridge Spring Benefit Concert
Solo Recitial
Grand Solo by Sor, Sonatina by Torroba, Koyunbaba by Domeniconi, Collectici Íntim by Asencio, Sakura by Yocoh and La Catedral by Barrios
Post-concert wine and hors d’oeuvre Meet the Artist reception at the Mary Williams Art Gallery
All proceeds from this recitial will benefit Rocky Ridge Music Center, founded in 1942 to nuture the musical development of youth

The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder
Carsen Theatre
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302
Phone: 303.444.7328
$35 ticket price ($25 is tax deductable)









Monday, May 4, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Iznaola 2009 Jubilee Concert, Lamont Subscription Concert Series
Chamber Music by Ricardo Iznaola
Featuring Musique de Salon No. 7 for Violin, Viola, Cello and Guitar, and Diferencias para el Conde Claros Criollo for Three Guitars
Free parking at the Newman Center garage and a reception following the concert
All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Lamont Chamber Music Program

Newman Center for Performing Arts
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80208
Phone: 303.871.7720 or 303.871.6412
$30 Adults, $25 Seniors, students and the DU community with ID








Saturday, May 9, 2009 7 p.m.
Palmer Land Trust
Champagne Reception and Classical Guitar Concert
Private benefit concert for the Palmer Land Trust, dedicated to preserving open space in Colorado








Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Chamber Recitial
Ecloghe by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Elizabeth Mann, flute; Robert Walters, English horn; Masakazu Ito, guitar

Colorado College
Packard Hall
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado  80903
Phone: 719.389.6098









Friday, June 19, 2009 6:30 p.m.
Cherokee Ranch Festival Artists Concert
Chamber Concert
Ecloghe, Op. 208 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Elizabeth Mann, flute; Robert Walters, English horn; Masakazu Ito, guitar

Cherokee Ranch
Castle Veranda Tent
6113 N. Daniels Park Road
Sedalia, CO  80135-8716
Phone: 303.688.5555

Tickets: $60 per person
Evening format includes Castle Tour, Supper Buffet, Cash Bar, Performance, Dessert/Coffee Reception and Conversation with the Performers








Wednesday, August 19-23, 2009
Adult Guitar Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107
Cost: $750 includes room and board



Adult Guitar Seminar students join other classical guitarists to further their skills under the tutelage of master teacher, Masakazu Ito.   Students receive lessons in a group setting, ensemble coachings and technique classes.   The seminar culminates in student and faculty concerts.  

Rocky Ridge provides the ideal setting for studying music.   It's an environment of extreme natural beauty, a cool mountain climate, and the opportunity to escape the distractions of everyday living.   You'll have a chance to walk in the woods, even take a challenging hike if you want.  

To apply, please download, print and complete the Adobe PDF application, then fax or mail to Rocky Ridge Music Center.  


Seminar application:  








Sunday, August 23, 3:00 p.m.
2009 Faculty Concert at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107
Cost: $15

Program:
Concierto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo
   I. Allegro con spirito
   II. Adagio
   III. Allegro gentile








Friday, October 9, 2009 6:30 p.m.
Cherokee Ranch Performing Artist Series Concert
Chamber Concert
Masakazu Ito and the Colorado Chamber Players
Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
With additional solo guitar and chamber music

Masakazu Ito also performs solo works and other chamber music for guitar and strings.   Mr. Ito is currently Instructor of Guitar at Lamont School of Music, Denver University.   The award-winning Colorado Chamber Players is a diverse chamber ensemble of twelve distinguished musicians who produce and perform over 55 concerts annually, primarily in metro Denver.
Cherokee Ranch
Castle Veranda Tent
6113 N. Daniels Park Road
Sedalia, CO  80135-8716
Phone: 303.688.5555

Tickets: $90 per person
Ticket includes complimentary wine tasting, supper buffet, Castle tours, cash bar, a presentation on Cherokee’s history and collections, the Performance, dessert/coffee reception and conversation with the performers








Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Colorado Chamber Players at Foothills Art Center
Chamber Concert
Masakazu Ito and Colorado Chamber Players
Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
With additional solo guitar music

Masakazu Ito also performs solo works, including Musique de Salon by Ricardo Iznaola.   Mr. Ito is currently Instructor of Guitar at Lamont School of Music, Denver University.   The award-winning Colorado Chamber Players is a diverse chamber ensemble of twelve distinguished musicians who produce and perform over 55 concerts annually, primarily in metro Denver.
Foothills Art Center Event
809 15th Street
Golden, CO  80401
Phone: 303.279.3922

Tickets: $20/$15 per person








Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Solo Benefit Concert for the Boulder Guitar Society

Highland City Club
885 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO  80302
Phone: Kevin Gary, 720.404.5590

Tickets: $25 per person








Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Solo Recital

Arvada Center
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, Colorado  80003-9985
Box Office (720) 898-7200















Thursday, April 24th, 2008
Pradera Presents an Evening with Masakazu Ito
The Club at Pradera
5225 Raintree Drive
Parker, CO  80134
Reservations: (303) 607-5700
Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, concert at 7:30 with dessert to follow.
Tickets: $65 per person, including three course dinner with choice of entree.












Tuesday, August 12 - 17, 2008
Guitar Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107
Seminar limited to 14 students
Cost: $750



Join other guitarists and further your skills on guitar under the tutelage of Masakazu Ito.   The seminar is open to all ages.   Your days will be filled with lessons, master classes, ensemble coaching, technique classes and practice.   The seminar culminates in student and faculty concerts.   Each participant will receive two individual lessons in a masterclass setting along with chamber ensemble groups, technique classes and concerts.  

Rocky Ridge provides the ideal setting for studying music.   It's an environment of extreme natural beauty, a cool mountain climate, and the opportunity to escape the distractions of everyday living.   You'll have a chance to walk in the woods, even take a challenging hike if you want.  









Sunday, August 17th, 2008
Music in the Mountains at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107










Sunday, October 19th, 2008
2008-2009 Jubilee Celebration at Cherokee Ranch and Castle
6113 N. Daniels Park Road
Sedalia, CO  80135-8716
Phone: 303.688.5555
Fax: 303.688.1170

A special evening with internationally acclaimed classical guitarist and composer Ricardo Iznaola,
Masakazu Ito and Jonathan Leathwood, featuring several solo, vocal and chamber works.










Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Concierto de Aranjuez with the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra
17 So. Mt. Vernon Country Club Road
Golden Colorado
Phone: 303-670-6558





















Friday, January 26th, 7:30 p.m.
El Tango!  A Celebration of the Music of Astor Piazzolla
St. Mary's Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, Colorado  80120
720.283.4379
Concert Tickets: $15.00, includes gourmet coffees and tees, free parking

The essence of Piazzolla's music is found in his unique style of tango that is designed more for the concert hall than the dance floor.   The program explores the composer's genius, offering a wide variety of timbres and ensemble arrangements, including accordion, flute, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, soprano voice, double bass and string quartet.   Performed by The Playground chamber ensemble.  

Program:
   Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar in four movements.
   Five Tango Sensations for string quartet and bandoneon.
   Balade Para Mi Muerte for soprano and piano.
   Michelangelo 70, Milonga Del Angel and more performed with original instrumentation.






Thursday, March 8th, 7 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, Colorado  80003
720-898-7200
Concert Tickets: $12.00 at the door or in advance at the Arvada Center



Exhibiting virtuosity, musicality and flair, this solo recital will be a musical journey from Classical and Romantic masterpieces to the music of contemporary Spain, Middle and Far East, featuring works by Rodrigo, Domeniconi, Ruiz Pipo, Bellinati, Bernstein and more!  








Tuesday, August 14th through 19th
Adult Guitar Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107

Join other adult guitarists and further your skills on guitar under the tutelage of Masakazu Ito.   The day will be spent in lessons, master classes, ensemble coaching, technique classes and practice.   The seminar culminates with student and faculty concerts.   Each participant will receive two individual lessons in master class settings, along with chamber ensemble groups, technique classes and concerts.  

Rocky Ridge provides the ideal setting for studying music.   It's an environment of extreme natural beauty, a cool mountain climate, and the opportunity to escape the distractions of everyday living.   You'll have a chance to walk in the woods, even take a challenging hike if you want.  







Sunday, August 19th, 3:00 p.m.
2007 Faculty Concert at Rocky Ridge Music Center
465 Longs Peak Road
Estes Park, Colorado  80517-1790
Phone: 970.586.4031
Fax: 866.244.7107
Ticket: $15.00

Program:
Collectici Intim - Vicente Asencio (1909-1979)
   I. La Serenor (Serenity)
   II. La Joia (Joy)
   III. La Calma (Calm)
   IV. La Gaubanca (Delight)
   V. La Frisanca (Haste)

Three Pieces from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Arr. Jorge Morel
   I. I Feel Pretty
   II. Maria
   III. America








Friday, November 9th, 7 p.m.
Ito-LaQuatra Guitar Duo
Grand County Concert Series
Church of The Eternal Hills
Tabernash, Colorado
Tickets: $15/Adult, $8/Student








Thursday, November 29th, 6 p.m.
Pradera Presents an Evening with Masakazu Ito
The Club at Pradera
5225 Raintree Drive
Parker, CO  80134
Reservations: (303) 607-5700
Tickets: $65 per person, including 3-course dinner and dessert
Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, concert performance from 7:30 to 8:30










Friday, December 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Guitar Trio Concert: Ricardo Iznaola, Jonathan Leathwood and Masakazu Ito
2007 Performing Arts Series
Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Sedalia, Colorado
Tickets: $95 per person