Ted Williams

Why book Ted Williams?

"...a totally super player with great tone and technique." "Beautiful interpretation...", "Pennsylvania Virtuoso". These words were used to describe the guitar playing of Ted Williams. Widely recognized, not only as a master of the classical guitar repertoire, but also as a skilled performer of his own arrangements of jazz and popular music, Ted has delighted listeners for over 25 years. The consummate professional, Williams is as at home on the concert stage as he is playing jazz in a fine hotel.

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability Certificate of Insurance available by request
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Other

Overview

Solo classical guitar with some jazz and popular music mixed in. The addition of a harpist if desired.

Additional Booking Notes

We bring everything we need except for lighting.

Ted Williams

Ted Williams made his classical guitar recital debut as a teenager, and has appeared as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras including the "Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia" and the "Pennsylvania Sinfonia". He has played in New York and Philadelphia concert halls, and on radio and TV. Ted's repertoire encompasses six centuries of the classical literature, as well Spanish, jazz and popular music. He also plays for weddings and other events, and may be booked as a solo guitarist, or together with his Wife Sarajane in the Williams Duo (harp & classical guitar).

Places where Ted has played:

- Central PA -

Governor's Mansion, Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Lancaster Country Club, West Shore Country Club, Westover Country Club

- Philadelphia -

Aldie Mansion, Appleford Estates, Ashbourne Country Club, Barclay Hotel, Bay Pony Inn, Brookside Country Club, City Tavern, Civic Center, College of Physicians, Columbia Station, Concord Country Club, Cuttillo's, Dupont Plaza Hotel, Duportail House, Four Seasons Hotel, Franklin Plaza Hotel, French Creek Golf Club, The Frog, Glen Foerd Mansion, Greystone Hall, Gypsy Rose Restaurant, Historic Yellow Springs Inn, James Mitchner Art Gallery, Jefferson University, Jimmy Duffy's, Joseph Ambler Inn, McCoole's, Meredith Manor, Merion Tribute House, Moshulu, Pearl Buck Estate, Peddler's Village, Convention Center, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Spring Ford Country Club, Spring Mill Manor, Springton Manor, Temple University, United States Court House, University Museum Auditorium, Warwick Hotel, Whitford Country Club, WPVI Channel 6

- Lehigh Valley & Berks County -

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Hall, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Berkleigh Country Club, Cavallo's, DeSales University, First Night Bethlehem, Glasbern Inn, Green Pond Country Club, Harry Packer Mansion, Heidelberg Country Club, Highlands at Wyomissing, Holland Museum, Hotel Bethlehem, Inn at Reading, Iron Lakes Country Club, Kemerer Museum, King George Inn, Lafayette Inn, Lehigh Country Club, Lock Ridge May Festival, Magnolia's Vineyard, Manor House Inn, Moravian College, Mountaintop at Lehigh, Muhlenberg College, Musikfest, Northampton Country Club, Northampton Community College, Penn State University, Reading Country Club, Riverview Country Club, Saucon Valley Acres, Saucon Valley Country Club, Sayer Mansion, Shepherd Hills Country Club, Silver Creek Country Club, State Theater, The Meadows, Stokesay Castle, Sun Inn, Twin Lakes Country Club, Twin Willows Country Club, Willow Tree Grove, Winding Brook, Yuengling Mansion, Weona Park

- Poconos -

Country Club of the Poconos, Crescent Lodge, Deerhead Inn, Delaware Water Gap Country Club, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Fernwood Resort, French Manor, Genetti's, Laurel Festival, Lords Valley Country Club, Mahoning Valley Country Club, Mohegan Sun Casino, Mount Airy Lodge, Mountain Laurel Resort, Mountain Springs Lake Resort, Pocmont, Pocono Summit, Schuylkill Country Club, Shawnee Inn, Sky Top Lodge, Split Rock Lodge, Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Tamiment Resort, Woodland's Inn

- New Jersey -

Alba Vineyard, Blair Academy, David's Country Inn, David`s Yellow Brick Toad, The Manor, The Mansion, Ramblewood Country Club, Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Waterloo Village

Churches and private homes (too numerous to list)

Ted has also played for the following organizations:

Air Products and Chemicals, Albright College, Ambassador Bank, American Landmark Homes, Architectonic Roof Design, Armstrong Marketing, Berks County Medical Society, Bethlehem Steel, Bruce Rohrback Prodiutions, Budd Agency, Cedar Crest College, Chrysler First, Concours d'e Elegance, Daniels BMW, Dan's Camera City, Deichmann Associates, East Penn Bank, East Stroudsburg University, Edwards Business Machines, First Valley Bank, Freeman Jeweler, Funeral homes (numerous), Good Samaratan Medical Center, Good Things, Heiniman Productions, Hershey Foods, Ingersoll-Rand, Lafayette College, Lehigh Securities, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Realtors, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Lehigh University, Lieberman-Appalucci Advertising, Luthercrest, Macy's, Musselman Advertising, Nestor's Sporting Goods, Northampton County Bar Association, Peripheral Vascular Surgeons, Pfizer Corp., Reading Rehab Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Talbot's, Target Marketing, Twin Rivers Community Bank, Wanamaker's

- Insured - (certificate available by request)

Quotes:

"Pennsylvania Virtuoso" - Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society (concert announcement)

"...a totally super player with great tone and technique. ...great explosive rasgueados! Beautiful interpretation..." - New York City Classical Guitar Society (website review)

"a first rate classical guitarist with masterful ability" - Express-Times

"Deft Performance By Guitarist Leaves Crowd Breathless" - Morning Call

"Just a little note to thank you for making Paulio and Jenny's day a special one. We wish you could have heard all the compliments we received in your behalf.
Sincerely, Jan D.

The team providing the talent:

Ted Williams

Guitarist

Sarajane Williams

Harpist (if the addition of a harpist is desired)

Set List

Pop & Jazz
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Aguas de Maro - Jobim
Airegin - Rollins
All the Things You Are - Hammerstein/Kern
Amazing Grace - (and other assorted American Folk songs)
And I Love Her - Lennon/McCartney
Angel Eyes - Dennis/Brent
Ashokan Farewell - Unger
Autumn Leaves - Mercer
Blue Bossa - Durham
Cavatina (Theme from “The Deer Hunter”) - Meyers
Come Back to Sorrento - Curtis (and other assorted Italian songs)
Corcovado - Jobim
Cuban Dance - (and other assorted Latin American songs)
El Vito - (and other assorted Spanish songs)
Farruca - (and other assorted Flamenco pieces)
Fly Me to the Moon - Howard
Georgia On My Mind - Carmichael
The Girl from Ipanima - Jobim
Here, There, and Everywhere - Lennon/McCartney
Here's that Rainy Day - Van Heusen
I've Got Rhythm - Gershwin
If I Fell - Lennon/McCartney
Londonderry Air - (and other assorted Irish songs)
Lush Life - Strayhorn
Malaguena - Trad. Spanish
Manha de Carnival - Bonfa
Meditation - Jobim
Memory - Webber
Michelle - Lennon/McCartney
Misty - Garner
Morenito do Brazil - Trad. Brazilian
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
My Romance - Rodgers/Hart
Norwegian Wood - Lennon/McCartney
Nuages - Reinhardt
One Hand, One Heart - Bernstein
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars - Jobim
One Note Samba - Jobim
The Rose - McBroom
Scarborough Faire - (and other assorted British Isles pieces)
Send in the Clowns - Sondheim
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Somewhere in Time - Barry
Song for My father - Silver
Summertime - Gershwin
Those Were the Days - Fomin (Trad. Russian)
When Sunny Gets Blue - Fisher/Segal
Unforgettable - Gordon
Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
Yesterdays - Kern
You Don't Know What Love Is - Raye/DePaul
Wave - Jobim
The Wedding Song - Stookey
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Classical
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Albeniz, I. - Asturias
Albeniz, I. - Granada
Albeniz, I. - Mallorca
Albeniz, I. - Sevilla
Albeniz, M. - Sonata in D
Anon. - Greensleeves
Anon. - Romanza
Bach - Air On a G String
Bach - Cello Suites - assorted movements
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Lute Suites - assorted movements
Bach - Violin Sonatas - assorted movements
Bach - Siciliano - from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV 1031
Barrios - La Catedral - and other assorted pieces
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Clark - Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli - Gigue
Couperin - Les barricades Mysterieuses
Debussy - Maid with the Flaxin Hair
Dowland - Fantasie - and other assorted pieces
Falla - Miller's Dance
Giuliani - Grand Overture, Op. 61 - and other assorted pieces
Granados - Spanish Dance No. 5 - and other assorted pieces
Lauro - Venezuelan Waltzes - assorted
Malotte - The Lord's Prayer
Mendelssohn - The Wedding March
Mozart - Minuet from "Don Giovanni" - and other assorted pieces
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Puccini - O mio Babbino Caro
Purcell - Rondo
Rameau - Minuet
Ravel - Pavan for a Dead Princess
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez - 2nd movement "Adagio"
Sanz - Canarios - and other assorted pieces
Satie - Gymnopedie
Scarlatti - Sonatas - assorted
Sor - Variations on a Theme of Mozart Op. 9 - and other assorted pieces
Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra - and other assorted pieces
Torroba - Sonatina - and other assorted pieces
Villa-Lobos - assorted pieces
Wagner - Bridal March - Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin"
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(many others by request)

Influences & Inspiration

Julian Bream, John Coates Jr.

Setup Requirements

6' by 6' level floor space

6' by 6' level ground space, 60 degree F or higher tempature, and shade for outside performances

Electrical outlet not required - have battery powered amp

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