Serenade of Strings:
Celebrating Beloved Guitar Classics


“This is exquisite playing of popular tunes from around the world that would melt even the hardest of hearts.” 
- Limelight Magazine

Saturday Sept 23, New York

At the Tony Bennett Concert Hall

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
35-12 35th Ave, Queens, NY

7:30pm – 8:45pm


“Serenade of Strings: Celebrating Beloved Guitar Classics” is a concert where Matt weaves a unique mosaic of melodious pieces, “that would melt even the hardest of hearts” – Limelight Magazine.


From the vibrant bossa nova rhythms of Antonio Jobim’s ‘Felicidade’ to the soulful strains of Fransico Tarrega’s ‘Recuerdos de la Alhambra’, embark on a boundary-crossing musical journey with Matt.

His storied career is emblematic of his passion and dedication to the art of music, with collaborations spanning the globe, from eminent orchestras to iconic chamber groups like the renowned Guitar Trek.

Feel the heart-tugging strings of ‘Vincent (Starry Starry Night)’ by Don Maclean and the emotive ‘Cavatina’ by Stanley Myers. Revisit classics as Matt infuses new life into Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Prelude from Cello Suite no. 1′ and The Beatles’ legendary ‘Yesterday’, thoughtfully reimagined by Toru Takemitsu. Experience the zest of ‘Tango En Skai’ by Roland Dyens, and as the evening approaches its zenith, find comfort in the familiar harmonies of ‘Blue Moon’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’.

Join us for an evening that is more than just a concert. With Matt Withers at the helm, expect a symphonic journey that captivates, resonates, and leaves an indelible imprint on the soul.

  • Felicidade by Antonio Jobim arr. by Dyens


  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Fransico Tarrega


  • Vincent (Starry Starry Night) by Don Maclean arr. by Chet Atkins


  • Cavatina by Stanley Myers


  • Prelude from Cello Suite no. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Yesterday by John Lennon / Paul McCartney arr. by Toru Takemitsu


  • Tango En Skai by Roland Dyens


  • Spanish Romance by anon.


  • Blue Moon by Richard Rodgers arr. by Laurindo Almeida


  • Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen arr. by Laurindo Almeida
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