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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


COMING UP!  San Jose, Saturday & Sunday March 7 & 8, 2015, 9am-4pm    SOUTH BAY GUITAR SOCIETY'S 11th Annual GuitarFest!

House concerts in Shingle Springs - info ssoperahouse-on@mail-list.com - announced dates:

​    Mar 15. Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, time TBA
    Sunday March 15, time TBA – Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen www.compassrosemusic.com
    Friday April 17, 8:00 PM – Tim and Myles Thompson www.timthompsonguitar.com
    Sunday, June 7, time TBA – 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

APPLICATION DEADLINE FEB. 6, 2015
The Parkening International Guitar Competition will be held from May 26-30, 2015. Eligible classical guitarists age 30 or under are invited to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 6, 2015. http://arts.pepperdine.edu/parkening/


Friday, March 6th, 8-10pm
7-STRING GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA, Hosted by ARC music faculty member Matthew Grasso, 
4700 College Oak Dr. Sacramento, CA Music Building Room 547
$5 Students, $10 General

March 12-15 in Modesto: GUITARRAGANZA 2015 Festival and Competition.

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.


Late May:​
The Parkening Young Guitarist Competition will be held on May 26 and May 27, 2015. It helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study.



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!

To: Guitarists and Guitar Teachers  From: Jerry Snyder, SBGS Artistic Director - Re: Master Classes
If you are interested in being considered as a player for one of the following Master Classes, please email me at - jerry@sbgs.org The cost is $35 for players; each player gets a 30 minute interval of time. You may also audit the Master Class for $5 or it is free if you are a member of SBGS.
MASTER CLASSES - 2014-15 Season 
• Anton Baranov   GFA Winner from Russia   Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 11am-1pm
  Music Village, 5885 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose
• Goelle Solal, French guitarist  Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2pm-4pm   Santa Teresa High School
  6150 Snell Road, San Jose
• David Tanenbaum Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2pm-4pm   Santa Teresa High School,   6150 Snell Road, San Jose 
Jerry Snyder, Artistic Director   http://www.jerrysnyder.com South Bay Guitar Society  http://www.sbgs.org



May 11, 2016 SGS members perform for Music At Noon series at Westminster Presbyterian Church
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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.
3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817: (916) 207-5678 Dates scheduled for upcoming SGO rehearsals are: 
(all Sundays, 1:45pm)

February 22 Sac Prep Music Academy
3823 V. Street Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 207-5678 
March 15 CSUS Capistrano Hall, Room 151
April 19 SPMA
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
Don't miss 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!
DON'T MISS THIS!
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist!
SOLD OUT
7-STRING GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA
Hosted by ARC music faculty member Matthew Grasso

Friday March 6th
4700 College Oak Dr. Sacramento, CA 
Music Building Room 547 
$5 Students, $10 General
8-10 PM

Join us for an evening of the sublime 7-string guitar. The program will feature original compositions, transcriptions, and improvisations for solo guitar and ensemble.
Works by: Bach, Grasso, Satie, Mertz, Debussy. Albinoni, and many more.

7-String Guitarists:
Matthew Grasso Matthew Foley Harry Stoddard Robert Camilo

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Matthew Grasso is one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. Through his groundbreaking transcriptions and distinctive compositional style, Matthew has taken the art of the extended 7-string guitar to new heights. His performances are deeply emotional and mystical. He will perform transcriptions of classical masterworks and original compositions.

“I think Matthew Grasso is one of the most original, distinctive and accomplished guitarists that I have ever heard. His technique, intensity, tonal palette, and concentration make his performances unique and unforgettable experiences”
Marc Teicholz - Concert Guitarist
Matthew Grasso 
Classical Guitarist and Composer 
530-759-9071 
Website:matthewgrasso.com 

Part-Time Faculty 
Sacramento City College 
California College of the Arts 
Yuba Community College 
American River College

NEXT SGS MEETING:
Join us at 3823 V. Street in Sacramento, CA Sunday February 22nd for an open stage session. 3pm. Observe a reheasal of the guitar orchestra at 1:30.
Free will donations cover costs.
(916) 207-5678 
Visit our sponsor Kremona USA