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NEWS
Sacramento Guitar Society News in 2013-2014


JANUARY 2014

Our January program featured a fine one hour concert by Michael Nigro, ​whose program lived up to the glowing reviews fro his previous programs.

DECEMBER 2013

Greg Williams led his final concert as Director of the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra's Holiday Concert at CSUS Capistrano Hall.

David Burgess played a program focused on The Music of Brazil in concerts at the Harris Center for the Arts, the Blue Line Arts in Roseville, Rosemont High School, HIram Johnson High School and Mitchell Middle School. He also visited Waylin Carpenter's workshop. His guitar has a 7th string and he was impressed with the 7-string design on Matt Grasso's new Waylin Carpenter Extended 7-string spruce top.

OCTOBER 2013

Italian concert guitarist and recording artist Massimo Delle Cese came to Sacramento for a series of concerts and school appearances including two high schools and the CSUS guitar majors program. He visited SGS Board member Waylin Carpenter's workshop, Kremona USA offices/warehouse in Rancho Cordova and got to sail on Lake Tahoe before the weather changed. The Sacramento Guitar Orchestra rehearsed before an open stage hour.

SEPTEMBER 2013

Swedish virtuoso Celia Linde was our guest for the first meeting of the year at CSUS Capistrano Hall. We also took her to White Rock Elementary School and Kremona Trade, both in Rancho Cordova, and blue line arts in Roseville.
The Sacramento Guitar Orchestra resumed monthly rehearsals and SGS artists performed at Westminster Presbyterian Church's Music At Noon concert series.

AUGUST 2013 

Our Guitar Repair Workshop was held August 17th at the home and workshop of board member and luthier Waylin Carpenter in El Dorado Hills. Nylon-string guitars donated fro the California Bluegrass Association were in need of repair before we re-donate them to schools and Folsom Prison, where Gabe Becker volunteers his time to lead the Classical Guitar Program. See ABOUT for more detailed information about the Prison Program.

JULY 2013 

Get first choice of seats to SGS concerts at Three Stages / Harris Center for the Arts online or by calling the box office after June 1st, 916-608-6888.

We have put together a fantastic season of diverse and excellent guitar concerts, described below. As a bonus, we have added discounts, reduced prices and simplified seating arrangements. Front row seats are $39, and the rest of the hall is $29 Regular, $24 Senior, $19 Student and $12 Children age 12 and younger.
You get a 10% discount for season subscriptions and an additional 10% if you are a Member of SGS! (See Membership

Members can also get 10% off full price of single concerts. Use promo code SGSMEM. And there’s more! We arranged a benefit for SGS Members for Summer Guitar Fest, Sunday, July 28 at 7pm, with three of the world’s best guitarists. Just use promo code SGSMEM when ordering for 10% off, plus SGS will get a $5 donation from the concert for each ticket ordered with the code.

Summer Guitar Fest
with Mimi Fox, Pierre Bensusan and Laurence Juber
A performance steeped in guitar mastery, with three artists of diverse backgrounds presenting a seamless show. Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre Bensusan was voted “Best World Music Guitar Player” in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. Of Mimi Fox, no less of a jazz virtuoso than Joe Pass said “she plays with tremendous fire. She can do pretty much anything she wants on her instrument.” And Laurence Juber was selected by Paul McCartney himself to be the lead guitarist for Wings, Sir Paul’s post-Beatles ensemble. Together, these three artists promise an evening of guitar fireworks no fan of the instrument will want to miss.
SGS classical guitar concerts for 2013-2014 are the first weekends of October, November, February, March and May:

Oct. 5-6: Massimo Delle Cese (Italy) 8pm, 2pm – Bach, Regondi, Rodrigo, Kavanaugh, Iannarelli
Nov. 2-3: David Burgess (U.S.) 8pm, 2pm – All Brazilian program, a great artist
February 1: Alma Nova Duo (U.S./Bosnia) 8pm – World music for flute and guitar - delightful
March 1-2: Marc Teicholz (U.S.) 8pm, 2pm – 1989 GFA Winner and enchanting performer
May 3-4: Isaac Bustos (Nicaragua) 8pm, 2pm – Top prize in a dozen major int’l competitions, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel Ponce, Antonio "Ñico" Rojas, Domenico Scarlatti, Christopher Renzi (2010), Peter Askim (Rev. 2013) Joseph Williams II, Joaquin Rodrigo, Luigi Legnani. 

Artist links and concert series details 

Thanks for supporting the Sacramento Guitar Society!

Daniel Roest, President/Artistic Director



Sacramento Guitar Orchestra
Dec. 15, 2013, 3pm, CSUS Capistrano Hall
Our annual Holiday Concert
 July 20, 2013     Mark Hanson Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop  1-3pm at Daniel Roest Guitar Studio in Folsom  INFO & RSVP
  July 28, 7pm, Summer Guitar Fest with Benefits for SGS, with Mimi Fox, Pierre Bensusan, and Laurence Juber.








A performance steeped in guitar mastery, with three artists of diverse backgrounds presenting a seamless show. Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre Bensusan was voted “Best World Music Guitar Player” in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. Of Mimi Fox, no less of a jazz virtuoso than Joe Pass said “she plays with tremendous fire. She can do pretty much anything she wants on her instrument.” And Laurence Juber was selected by Paul McCartney himself to be the lead guitarist for Wings, Sir Paul’s post-Beatles ensemble. Together, these three artists promise an evening of guitar fireworks no fan of the instrument will want to miss.
SGS Members get 10% off - ask for it when ordering.

  September 15, 2013 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal, Concert by Celia Linde
   September 25, 2013, Noon, Sacramento Guitar Society at Westminster Presbyterian Music at Noon
  October 5th, 2013 Massimo Delle Cese – Bach, Regondi, Rodrigo, Kavanaugh, Iannarelli – 8pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
  October 6th, 2013 Massimo Delle Cese – Bach, Regondi, Rodrigo, Kavanaugh, Iannarelli – 2pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
  October 20, 2013 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal
  November 2nd, 2013 David Burgess "The Music of Brazil" – 8pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
  November 3rd, 2013 David Burgess "The Music of Brazil" – 2pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
  November 17, 2013 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal
  Dec. 15, 2013 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal and Holiday Concert featuring  Sacramento Guitar Orchestra
  January 19, 2014 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal, Concert by Michael Nigro
  February 1, 2014 AlmaNova Duo – World Music for Flute & Guitar – 8pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College 
  February meeting break, off for Presidents' Day Weekend
  March 1, 2014 Marc Teicholz – 1989 GFA Winner, Enchanting Performer, Bach, Assad, Nazareth, Chopin, Rodrigo – 8pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College 
  March 2, 2014 Marc Teicholz – 1989 GFA Winner, Enchanting Performer, Bach, Assad, Nazareth, Chopin, Rodrigo – 2pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College 
  March 16, 2014 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal
  April 27, 2014 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal
  May 3, 2014 Isaac Bustos – Top Prize in a dozen international competitions – 8pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
  May 4, 2014 Isaac Bustos – Top Prize in a dozen international competitions – 2pm at Harris Center for the Arts/ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  
  May 18, 2014 Meeting at CSUS, Orchestra Rehearsal, Sacramento Guitar Orchestra Spring Concert

All dates subject to change - refresh browser for updates.
Click on photos for artist links.

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is now  renamed
HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Five amazing weekends in the 100 seat
Scott-Skillman Recital Hall, the ideal listening
environment for unamplified guitar!

Reserve seats via Ticket Office
 or phone (916) 608-6888
Michael Nigro
January 19, 2014, 3pm, CSUS Capistrano Hall
5 CDs. “blistering technique...massive sound...unyielding fascinating repertoire... it is certain that Michael Anthony Nigro has arrived. Each moment is filled with passion, grace, and beauty through his finely crafted program. The world at large needs to hear Michael...”
 -David Isaacs, Long Beach Classical Guitar Society
Celia Linde from Sweden
September 13, 2013, 7pm. blue line arts, Roseville 
September 15, 2013, 3pm, CSUS Capistrano Hall

"​Celia Linde is extremely gifted ... 
her technique is excellent and her musicianship exact, noble and expressive!" 
Andrés Segovia
Chase Onodera
April 27, 2014, 3pm, 
CSUS Capistrano Hall
​Student of Scott Cmiel