The American Treasures Musical Program is ideal for libraries ,cultural arts centers, historical societies, museums, civic clubs, schools and other organizationss.

The American Treasures presentation is a musical journey through the first two hundred years of our country’s development as a nation. With instrumental guitar performance and historical anecdotes, Phillip Lester presents America’s heritage and history with live music and commentary. Popular colonial songs, political songs of revolution, pioneer ballads, frontier classics, spirituals, sea shanty’s, songs of the Civil War along with the popular tunes of Stephen Foster, are all presented within their historical context. Through music and stories he effectively helps audiences, young and old, remember the spirit behind America’s birth, struggle for independence, and devotion of its pioneers and forefathers.

American Treasures is currently available for civic clubs, libraries, public and private school assemblies and classroom presentations. The program may also be adapted for a variety of situations and tailored for any time frame. An extended question and answer session can also be included in the program. Promotional materials and fee rates are available upon request.

A SampleFlyer can be downloaded and adapted for your organization.

Information on booking programs is available at (973) 748-4490 or email at


Program Reviews

Dear Mr. Lester,

On behalf of the Library Director and Board of Trustees, I would like to express appreciation for the wonderful "American Treasures" program you performed at the library. Your audience clearly enjoyed your musical talents and very informative anecdotes…

Sandy Whitelaw, Public Relations -

Ridgewood Public Library 11/27/00


" On behalf of the Paramus Public Library patrons and staff I would like to thank you for your wonderful "American Treasures" concert that you performed at our library June 29, 2000. We weren’t sure how an evening performance would be attended and were so pleased with such a terrific turnout.

The concert was great. It was extremely informative as well as entertaining. Your commentary and guitar playing held the audience enraptured. I have received so many great comments from patrons who attended. I believe this concert was the most well received of any that the library has sponsored."

We look forward to having you return for future concerts at our library and I would be glad to recommend you to other libraries."

-- Ilene Fauer, Public Relations,

Paramus Public Library

"I wish to thank you for the wonderful guitar concert you presented at our library on Wednesday, July 18th, 2001. Your unique program, "American Treasures" was quite well received by the patrons of the Oradell Public Library. It was especially encouraging to see so many families with young children present. Your commentaries on various periods, composers, and the guitar as an instrument were informative and enjoyable to listen to. They perfectly complimented your musical style and made for a most pleasant evening."
--Lori Barnes, Director,

Oradell Free Public Library


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