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Location for meetings and orchestra rehearsals: CSUS Sacramento in Capistrano Hall, Room 151 or Sac Prep Music Academy. 3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817: (916) 207-5678.
Programs immediately follow Sacramento Guitar Orchestra rehearsals from 2-3pm. Refreshments and Starbucks coffee provided.
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See these great artists at the "acoustically perfect"
Scott-Skillman Recital Hall at HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Folsom Lake College
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
IN SAN FRANCISCO: DYNAMITE GUITARS - OMNI FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

IN SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY

IN SAN JOSE: SOUTH BAY GUITAR SOCIETY-  OVER 50 EVENTS PER YEAR -  FESTIVAL, CONCERTS & MASTER CLASSES

LA GUITARRA CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL 2015! The dates are September 25, 26, & 27   Roland Dyens and many more great artists.

CLASSICAL GALA WEST: Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, Walnut Creek Guitar Series and the Palo Alto Guitar Series

MENDOCINO GUITAR FESTIVAL AUGUST 23-29


SATURDAY MAY 2, 7pm DOORS OPEN 5:30 ANDY McKEE @ HARLOW'S 2708 J ST. SAC. WWW.HARLOWS.COM​, tickets

House concerts in Shingle Springs - info ssoperahouse-on@mail-list.com - announced dates:
​ 
   Sunday, June 7, 4pm – Pat Donohue www.patdonahue.com
    Saturday, July 11, 7:30pm – Doug Smith www.dougsmithguitar.com
    Friday, October 23, 8pm – Bill Staines www.acousticmusic.com/staines


The Parkening International Guitar Competition will be held from May 26-30, 2015. 

SF Bay Area Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
May 2, 2015, Walnut Creek, California
Featuring Christina Sandsengen with Duo SF
Classical Gala West presents premier Music Events and more in beautiful locations in the 
American West. Events include Concerts, Festivals, Competitions, and Educational Events.

 Davis Arts Center’s 6th Annual Classical Guitar Concert Series continues with performances by Yuri Liberzon, yuriguitar.com, on May 2; and Tatiana Senderowicz on June 13. Davis Arts Center members receive a 10% discount on tickets purchased in advance. Discount does not apply to children’s tickets. For more information on the series and to purchase tickets, visit www.davisartscenter.org/events/classical-guitar-concert-series/ or call 530-756-4100.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, and $5 children 12 and under.  
Contact: Erie Vitiello, Executive Director
530-756-4100, erie@davisartscenter.org
www.davisartscenter.org

TUESDAY MAY 5TH, 24 HOURS ONLY - BIG DAY OF GIVING - SUPPORT THE SACRAMENTO GUITAR SOCIETY!

Sat • May 16, 2015 • 8PM and Sun • May 17, 2015 • 2PM
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone - John Charles Britton, guitar - Schubert for voice and guitar - MONDAVI CENTER PRESENTING PROGRAM - 

GFA 2015 Competition Dates
The XXXIII International Concert Artist Competition will take place from June 23-28, 2015. The required piece is the first movement of the Second Sonata on Shakespearean Characters (Royal Winter Music): Sir Andrew Aguecheek by Hans Werner Henze, written in 1979 and published by Schott in 1983. 
The XI International Youth Competition will take place from June 26-28, 2015. Mark your calendars and join us at the lovely facilities of Oklahoma City University!

May 11, 2016 SGS members perform for Music At Noon series at Westminster Presbyterian Church

McAllister Keller Guitar Duo will be performing back-to-back concerts in Sacramento in about 6 weeks (May 16 at Trinity Cathedral and May 17 at St. Andrew's in Antelope). We are presenting an eclectic program that we have entitled, Songs: Old and New, which explores the concept of song from the Renaissance to the present day. In addition to our guitar playing, we also arrange and compose our own compositions; and it so happens that I will be singing as well.

​Alexander Stroud in concert
2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Mountain View High School Theater
3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
with 24 Strings, as heard on NPR's From the Top:
Ashwin Krishna, Chase Onodera, Nicholas Padmanabhan, Alexander Stroud 

duets with:
Ashwin Krishna, guitar & Noah Doeden, cello  -all are welcome - refreshments to follow

Tuesday July 7th, 2015 (7-7-15) 
Matthew Grasso’s Ninth Annual Celebration of the 7-String Guitar
Location: Davis Arts Center
1919 F St. Davis, CA 95616 
530-756-4100
Time: 7:07 PM

Donation: $7-$21

Performers
Matthew Grasso - modified raga guitar, extended 7-string guitar
Nate Lopez - 7-string guitar
Steve Oda - sarod (25-stringed Indian instrument)
Nick Vest - 20-course harp-guitar
Matthew Foley - extended 7-string guitar
Harry Stoddard - extended 7-string guitar
William Rossel - tabla (Indian percussion)
Ayame - hand bells



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Sacramento Guitar Society's 2013-14 Concert Season at Harris Center for the Arts (formerly Three Stages)
Reserved seat tickets, $12-$39. SGS Member Discounts 10% per concert
Click photos for artist links and information.
A look back at the 2012-13 Concert Season at Three Stages
Concerts, Meetings, Rehearsals, Festivals, Masterclasses - a celebration of guitar!
Kremona North America, 
Handmade guitars since 1924. Featuring the Artist Series
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JOIN SGS and enjoy a whopping 20% discount on concerts! Then sit back and enjoy these world renowned artists and know you are supporting the community via Sacramento Guitar Society's outreach programs, made possible by your donations and ticket purchases.
Dates scheduled for upcoming SGO rehearsals are: 
(all Sundays, 1:45pm)

April 19 Sac Prep Music Academy
3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 207-5678
May 17 SPRING CONCERT at CSUS Capistrano Hall, Room 151, with the Live Oak Waldorf School in Auburn opening.
June OFF
Michael Chapdelaine, National Fingerstyle Champion
Valentine's Day February 14 8pm - 
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist, opening. 
Harris Center for the Arts, FolsomBUY
Roland Dyens
Oct. 4 Folsom 8pm
Oct. 5 Sacramento 3pm
Oct. 3 Chico, CA, 8pm
Eliot Fisk
April 12 3pm, First United Methodist Church,
Sacramento.  BUY
Looking back at Sacramento Guitar Society's 2014-15 Concert Season 
Reserved seat tickets, $12-$39. SGS Member Discounts 20% per concert. Click photos for artist links and information.
Harris Center for the Arts Box Office
 (916) 608-6888 or Online ticket sales
Roland Dyens Oct. 4,
Michael Chapdelaine February 14
Dyens was incredible, amazing!
Take your Valentine!
SOLD OUT
Eliot Fisk, Guitar Hero!
IT WAS MARVELOUS!
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist
SOLD OUT
APRIL SGS MEETING:
Join us at 3823 V. Street in Sacramento, CA Sunday APRIL 19TH  for an open stage session at 3pm. Observe a rehearsal of the Sacramento Guitar  Society Orchestra at 1:30.
Free will donations cover costs.
(916) 207-5678 
Visit our sponsor Kremona USA
DONE - Young Artists Showcase!
March 15th  we we're back at Capistrano Hall at Sac State, Room 151, with a special event, a young artists showcase with very talented guitarists from the Bay Area and Sacramento. We had a big turnout and a great concert. 

11 year old Conor Padmanabhan lstudies classical guitar at San Francisco Conservatory with Scott Cmiel
14 year old Nicolas Padmanabhan studies classical guitar at San Francisco Conservatory with Scott Cmiel
Alex Bonilla and Gabe Rogers, students of Jeanne Johnson at Kline Music in Sacramento.
11 year old Simon Minami studies classical guitar with Yuri Liberzon in the South Bay Area.
12 year old Yatin Bhat studies classical guitar with Yuri Liberzon in the South Bay Area.
This month we meet at The Grange Hall Sunday April 19 at 3pm for an open mic. 3830 U Street Sacramento, CA 95817. (916) 207-5678. Free will donations at the door help cover rent and insurance. Bring your guitar or just show up and check it out. 
The guitar orchestra rehearsal opens at 1:30.
DONATE TO SGS AND OTHER ARTS NON-PROFIT TUESDAY MAY 5TH - 24 HOURS  ONLY!
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August 23rd-29th Mendocino Guitar Festival http://www.mendocinoguitarfestival.com/
Andrew York  
Andrew York is one of classical guitars crowned jewels. Having a rich history in classical guitar and jazz expect a high degree of experience to draw from during your workshops.  

Ed Gerhard  
Ed Gerhard is one of fingerstyle guitars greatest tone masters. Taking a simple set of changes whether soulful or contemporary he will coax and finesse endless color out of each note.  

Macyn Taylor  
Macyn Taylor is a rising presence in the fingerstyle world. She trained with John Stropes at UWM and is a frequent performer at fingerstyle guitar festivals and concerts.  

Maneli Jamal  
Maneli Jamal has found a passion and groove like no other. He consistently creates palatable compositions with excellent musicality and freshness in the ear.  

Michael Chapdelaine  
Michael Chapedelaine is without a doubt the beach surfer guitar genius in the crowd. Having studied with Segovia this gifted player has a rich vocabulary of techniques for creating jaw dropping interpretations of classic gems.  

Muriel Anderson  
Muriel Anderson began with and picked up where Chet Atkins left off. A consummate artist she has created an impressive catalog of compositions and recordings during her career. The queen of the craft she is well worth spending time with.  

Tony McManus  
Tony McManus is one of the legends in the Celtic tradition who has taken his musical skill to a rare level of excellence. He has arranged Mingus in DADGAD, plays Bach on occasion, and mastered the Scottish "Shiver" with his thumb.  

William Coulter  
William Coulter is deeply rooted in Irish music and culture. Classically trained on guitar and aligned with the pure traditions of Ireland Bill produces a sonic feast for the ears in his arrangements and performances.tp://www.mendocinoguitarfestival.com/   
$5 off Sacramento Guitar Society members (at the door only)

SUNDAY APRIL 19, 5PM