Concerts at First Church will present its second concert of the 2022-2023 season featuring highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore in a solo concert at First Church and Parish Dedham on Saturday December 17rd, 2022 at 7:30 pm. There will be a reception with Mr. Muratore immediately following the concert. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. 

The Boston Musical Intelligencer recently said “Muratore is surely one of greater Boston’s most gifted guitar virtuosos, and his broad range of repertoire is one of his most valuable attributes.” Mr. Muratore regularly performs as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. 

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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.

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’s live performances have often been featured on NPR and WGBH Radio’s Classical Performances, and he has recorded for Albany, Pont Nuef and Arabesque Records. 


Mr. Muratore is an active educator in classical guitar and is on the faculty at Boston University, Dartmouth College and is the coordinator of the guitar program at the All Newton Music School.


First Church and Parish Dedham Unitarian Universalist was first gathered in 1638 and is located in Dedham Center. Its lively music program includes its choir at Sunday services, the Parish Players theater group, Friday Folk CoffeeHouse and the Concerts at First Church concert series.