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Sacramento Guitar Society News in 2015-2016
Michael Chapdelaine, National Fingerstyle Champion
Valentine's Day February 14 8pm -
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist, opening.
Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom.
Oct. 4 Folsom 8pm
Oct. 5 Sacramento 3pm
Oct. 3 Chico, 8pm
April 12 3pm,
First United Methodist Church, Sacramento.
Looking back at Sacramento Guitar Society's 2014-15 Concert Season
Dyens was incredible, amazing!
Take your Valentine!
Eliot Fisk, Guitar Hero!
IT WAS MARVELOUS!
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist
Nov. 22 The Strum Shop
Nov. 23 CSU Sacramento
Young Artists Showcase
April 19 CSU Sacramento
SGS Spring Concert at CSU Sacramento
Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra, Live Oak Waldorf School Guitar Ensemble, Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy, Raphael Carpenter and Daniel Roest
Thanks so much to all who gave on the
Alison, Ann, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Arne, Bennie, Brian, Bruce, Caroline, Charles, Chris, Chris, Christopher, Chuck, Daniel, Daniel and Angelika, Dave, David, Emanuel, Fritz, George, Gerard, Gerard, Gloria, Gregory, Harold, Howard, Irish, Jack, James, James, James, Janet, Janice, Jeanne, Jeffrey & Patsy, Jerry, John, Joyce, Juanita, Kirsten, Laura, Lou, Marie, Mark, Mary, Sue, Vincent, William.
Our last concert of the season was Sunday May 17th. Our Spring Concert featured the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra directed by Sean O'Connor, the Live Oak Waldorf School guitar class in Auburn, led by Nan Shaw, Raphael, Carpenter, students of the Sac Prep Music Academy led by Ben McClara, and Daniel Roest. Around 100 people attended.
2015 Young Artists Showcase Performers
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.
Our Spring Concert featured the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra, directed by Sean O'Connor, supported by the Live Oak Waldorf School guitar class in Auburn, led by Nan Shaw, Raphael Carpenter, students of the Sac Prep Music Academy led by Ben McClara, and Daniel Roest. About 100 people were in the audience. After another successful year of concerts, classes, meetings, guitar orchestra rehearsals and performances, open mics, school visits, guitar donations, fundraising and organizing, SGS is planning on a similar trajectory for the 2015-16 season. Membership and donations are up, and our brand is more popular than ever. We think our combination of helping kids access guitar instruction, presenting high level concerts with internationally renowned artists, holding regular meetings for the public, and just hitting all areas of service to the community through the guitar works wonders for the Greater Sacramento Region. No other organization besides the South Bay Guitar Society does this in Northern California.
For 2015-16, Artistic Director Daniel Roest has selected two premier concerts at the Harris Center. In the Fall, a wonderful classical celebration with George Sakellariou will open with the rising young star in classical guitar, Jon Mendle. After five decades of entertaining audiences around the globe, world-renowned classical guitarist George Sakellariou still loves making music. Sakellariou will share his immense talent in a rare Northern California appearance on Saturday, October 24 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. And on Valentine's Weekend Two-Time Grammy Winning Steel-String Guitarist Laurence Juber is co-billed with Peppino D'Agostino, the “guitarist’s guitarist” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader). D’Agostino was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine readers in 2007. Don't miss these giants of the guitar! Also planned are a Holiday Concert and Spring Concert with the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra, the only community guitar ensemble playing four-part classical arrangements that we know of in Northern California. And there will be another Young Artists Showcase, a chance for the best young (11-15) artists to shine. Open mics allow for opportunities to perform, and there are community service projects going all year long. And on May 11th 2016 we will return to the Music At Noon series at Westminster Presbyterian Church downtown. Return to this page in a few months for updates. Meanwhile, stay current with social media, including facebook and Twitter.