Fairies, Monsters and Wild Animals

Concerts in April 2015

Saturday April 4th, 5pm.  TESS school 112 Main St Norwalk CT 06851

Fairies, Monsters and Wild Animals.  Works by J.K. Mertz, Jim Ferguson, Phillip Houghton and Meredith Connie, with guests Nick Revel on Viola and Sara Bennett Wolfe on Cello.

Wednesday April 15th, lunchtime concert 12:15.  St Paul’s On the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

Solo guitar works by J.K. Mertz, Jim Ferguson, Phillip Houghton and Meredith Connie.


Here is a recent video of Frankenstein Meets the Jazzman by Jim Ferguson, programmed for the upcoming concerts.

What’s new with Meredith and the East Coast

There’s many things to be looking forward to over the next few months.

First, Meredith will be a guest clinician and coach at the Contemporary Music Festival of Weston, MA, where the students of Rivers School will perform selections from her composition for Narrator and Guitar, In the Wild.

In April Meredith will be performing two concerts:

Saturday 4th, 5pm, 112 Main St. Norwalk:   in concert performing solo and chamber works with guests Nick Revel on Viola and Sarah Bennett Wolfe on Cello for the World Premiere of new composition Seattle Colors

Wednesday 15th, lunchtime concert, St Paul’s On the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT; Monsters, Fairy Tales and Wild Animals:  solo guitar music.

Here is a recent video with colleague Gretchen Grube from music school TESS, performing the first of many collaborations,

Grand Duo Concertante

First concert in Connecticut September 13th

After joining the faculty at TESS, Talent Education Suzuki School in Norwalk, CT, Meredith will shortly play her first concert performance in Connecticut at a Faculty recital at the TESS school facility.

Join her and fellow faculty member Charlie Rasmussen on

Saturday September 13th, 2pm

112 Main St, Norwalk, CT.


Farewell Seattle Concert

Please join Meredith and colleagues for a concert on

Friday 18th July, 7:30pm

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW



It will be a concert of solo guitar works and chamber works, featuring

Cello and Guitar duos with Chris Worswick

Guitar and Trumpet duos with George Steward

Guitar duets with Omar Oyarzabal


Hope to see you there!



Guitar and Strings Concert

Come join us at Magnolia Church of Christ for a concert of solo guitar and chamber music for guitar and strings:

2pm, Sunday June 1st  
Magnolia Church of Christ
3555 W. McGraw St  

Meredith Connie (guitar) and Chris Worswick (cello) present a program of music for guitar solo, guitar and cello duos, including the stunning Luminance (Nathan Kolosko) and Sonata by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali.  Audiences have responded very warmly to this unusual chamber combination that brings together two respected Seattle musicians.  Solo guitar works include Le Decameron Noir by Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer.  In addition they will present a rarely performed guitar concerto by 18th century guitar composer Mauro Guiliani for guitar and string quartet.


CD launch concert March 9th 2014

Thank you to everyone who made the launch of Sol Y Sombras a wonderful success!

There is one more concert to celebrate the release:

Sunday March 9th  http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle.  Free.

The show starts at 7:30pm, Scrape (String Ensemble) will play first and Meredith (with Chris Worswick on cello) will play afterwards at around 8:30pm

Here’s a video of my new composition for Trumpet and Guitar, premiered on Friday 21st of March 2014.  George and I recorded it a few days ago.

CD launch on Friday 21st in West Seattle

Friday, February 21 2014, 7:30pm.

Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126.    The venue includes a wonderful intermission show on Wurlizer organ with root beer floats and popcorn.  Cost $5-12.   www.kenyonhall.org

Classical guitarist Meredith Connie returns to Kenyon Hall to celebrate the release of her second CD, the Latin influenced  Sol Y Sombras (Sun and Shadow).  The program features a variety of music with solo guitar works and chamber pieces for the combination of cello and guitar, trumpet and guitar, and guitar duo.   Works include tangos from Argentina and music influenced by South American folk music, as well as two world premieres for the combination of Trumpet and Guitar. Performers are:  Chris Worswick Cello; George Steward Trumpet, Omar Oyarzabal Guitar.

Here is a preview featuring a cello and guitar duet, La Diversion, which will also be on the CD, Sol Y Sombras.

Guitar lessons for young children in west seattle

Meredith is now teaching lessons for young children from ages 3 and up, using the Suzuki method. Her home studio is in West Seattle.Lessons using this method are recommended for children starting to explore the guitar from ages 3 to 6.

Dr Suzuki developed a method that creates an environment where the child is eager to learn and learns music the same way they learn language, as part of the everyday fabric of life.