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The Nicholson Music Company gives SGS members 15% off on sheet music.
626 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom
(916) 983-0763, open Tues-Sat.
Johannes Möller
SWEDEN
Oct. 6, 8pm
Oct. 7, 2pm
Thibault Cauvin
FRANCE
Nov. 3, 8pm
Nov. 4, 2pm
Grisha Goryachev
RUSSIA
Feb. 2, 8pm
Paul Galbraith
SWITZERLAND
March 2, 8pm
March 3, 2pm
The Beijing Guitar Duo
CHINA
April  7, 2pm
LOOKING BACK:
Sacramento Guitar Society's 2013-14 Concert Season at Harris Center in Folsom
Concerts, Meetings, Rehearsals, Festivals, Masterclasses - a celebration of guitar!
SACRAMENTO GUITAR SOCIETY  
 A 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL ARTS ORGANIZATION SERVING CALIFORNIA'S NORTH CENTRAL VALLEY & SIERRA FOOTHILLS
MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE - FEBRUARY 14, 2015, 8PM, FOLSOM
JAZZ HARPIST MOTOSHI KOSAKO OPENS FOR MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE

SGS MEETINGS
Join us monthly at Capistrano Hall at Sac State, Room 151, where we have open mics and featured performers, and our guitar orchestra rehearses.  Free will donations at the door help cover rent and insurance. Bring your guitar or just show up and check it out. Typically the 3rd Sunday monthly at 3pm (1:45pm for the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra
See the Calendar for details. 
Our mission is to increase access to the arts in the Greater Sacramento Region through the guitar. Here's a recent photo of the SGS Outreach Program - a visit to MVP Sacramento by Ray Zhou. Ray and SGS Artistic Director Daniel Roest shared the Outreach visit with an introduction to music and the guitar. The program included duets and solos including Ray Zhou's great interpretation of Bach's Prelude from the 6th Cello Suite, Brouwer's Un Dia de Noviembre, plus Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Miley Cyrus covers, etc., plus food name rhythm games: "Beans, Tacos, Burritos/Tortillas, Enchiladas/Quesedillas" for note values.
In May, SGS sponsored internationally renowned virtuoso classical guitarist Isaac Bustos, winner in 12 international competitions, in a meeting with students from a remarkable program for at-risk youth in South Sacramento. We were greeted by all the students with a handshake, smile and self-introduction, and clearly, these students are learning important life skills. 

Called MVP Sacramento, this small school's motto is: 
Courtesy
Integrity
Perseverance
Self-Control
Indomitable Spirit

We'll be back to help these kids.

We are grateful to the Rotary Club of South Sacramento for a targeted grant for this event.









Your attendance at our ticketed concerts also supports our entire Outreach Program!
LOOKING BACK:
Sacramento Guitar Society's 2012-13 Concert Season at Harris Center in Folsom
Membership has advantages!
The main advantage is knowing you're helping the good work of the Society - and there are other benefits at several levels - Student, General, Performer-Teacher, Patron, Sponsor, Benefactor and Maestro. Members also may take 10% off our ticketed events and certain other concerts at the Harris Center, and 20% on a season subscription, plus 15% off on sheet music at Nicholson's Music

Recent non-SGS discounted concerts are pictured below. Take advantage of the savings and also enjoy our complimentary CD, The Sacramento Guitar Society Guitar Sampler Vol. 1, or an SGS T-shirt, free for new members, plus free listings in our For Sale page. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization,  E.I.N. 59-3777305.  Membership Page
SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 1:45PM - The Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra's monthly rehearsal followed at 3 with an Open Stage hour. Join us October 19th at our alternate location, Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy, 3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817: (916) 207-5678 (Bing Map). Join us again Sunday, Nov. 23rd 3PM at CSUS Capistrano Hall Recital Hall 151 (Directions) (Campus Map) and stay for a recital by YURI LIBERZON  Free will donations at the event help cover rent and insurance. Bring your guitar or just show up and ENJOY. 

SAVE THE DATES FOR SGS EVENTS

Remaining dates are: October 4-5 (DYENS - HARRIS CENTER & FUMC), October 19 (SPMA), November 23 (CSUS, featuring Yuri Liberzon), December 21 (CSUS), January 18, 2015 (SPMA), February 14 (CHAPDELAINE - HARRIS CENTER), February 22 (SPMA), March 15 (CSUS), April 12 (FISK - FUMC), April 19 (SPMA), May 17 (CSUS) June Break - no events.
VALENTINE'S GUITAR CONCERT
Michael Chapdelaine is "absolutely magical" and will perform for SGS on Valentine's Day! The ideal night out! Opening for Michael will be jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako. Check both of them out on YouTube and mark your calendar for Saturday, February 14th at the Harris Center. 
Michael is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico.
He is also the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships
at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield , Kansas.
Michael has been heard to describe himself as 'A guitarist
who used to own a tuxedo'.

Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote "... I have seldom heard a
more beautiful album. Other young guitarists have excellent
technique, but few have such style and musicality, and
Chapdelaine's beautiful tone is the nearest to Segovia's that
I can recall."
Sacramento
Guitar Society
General Fund
World Renowned Composer-Improviser-Guitarist ROLAND DYENS is ranked highest in the "Top 100" list of most recorded original works for the guitar by living composers worldwide. He's a true guitar hero. "Imagine Keith Jarett playing the guitar.” ––Gendai Guitar (Japan) "Dyens is a treasure.” ––Soundboard (USA) Don’t miss this unique event! "One of the guitar world's guiding lights. ––Classical Guitar Magazine 
Click on the link above for your choice of dates.