A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Arts Organization
Serving California's North Central Valley and Sierra Foothills
Sacramento Guitar Society
Our 2018-19 Signature Concert Series at Harris Center for the Performing Arts concludes Friday, April 12th
Winner of dozens of int'l
including 2012 GFA
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2018-19 SGS Events At-A-Glance
Auditorium at CLARA Donation at door, $10.
Oct. 14, 1pm, Duo Klavitarre Lecture-Demo, Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward Library and Cultural Center, 2300 Sierra Boulevard, Sacramento, 95825 Tix at door, $10.
Dec 16, 3pm, Auditorium at CLARA: Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra Spring Concert followed by
Mar 17, 3pm, Young Artists Showcase, Auditorium at CLARA Donation at door, $10.
May 19, 3pm, Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra SPRING CONCERT followed by Jack Cimo,
Auditorium at CLARA Donation at door, $10.
Every month we host the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra - ensemble practice and performance under the direction of Sean O'Connor. 1:30pm monthly at the Clara Auditorium prior to 3pm Open Stages/Concerts.
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"You have to see it to believe it"
-SGS Artistic Director Daniel Roest
This classical guitar concert will be held in the intimate Stage Three Recital Hall - where "the acoustics are perfect!"
Up next: Rovshan Mamedkuliev
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30pm
And our last cocert of the season, the annual SGS Spring Concert, May 19th
featuring the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra and special guest artist
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3 p.m.
CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St., Midtown Sacramento
Entrance on O between 24th and 25th St. Park in the school parking lot
Enter the lot on O between 24th and 25th.
April 12, 2019 - Rovshan Mamedkuliev
will perform at the Harris Center
- a Friday night , 7:30pm
Looking Ahead to Next Year
Mark your calendar!
Mimi Fox and Mary Flower in concert - Harris Center, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Mimi and Mary will also perform at the venue for bussed-in school students Friday the 18th
Muriel Anderson and "Wonderlust"
AV show in concert -
Harris Center, Saturday, March 21, 2020
Muriel will also perform at the venue for bussed-in school students Friday the 20th
A Rovshan Mamedkuliev performance is something to be witnessed
- don't miss it!
Rovshan Mamedkuliev was born in 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan and grew up in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). From a very early age he showed exceptional musical talent and began guitar lessons at the age of 11. In 2004, he was accepted into the prestigious Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire where he studied with nationally renowned guitarist Aleksey Petropavlovsky, graduated with honors, and was invited to join the faculty upon his graduation. In 2006, Rovshan received a special grant from Russian President Vladimir Putin for high achievements in the arts.
Since then, Rovshan has performed in major cities in France, Russia, Germany, Spain and in the United States, where he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2012. He has also performed with a variety of ensembles and orchestras including l’Ensemble orchestral de Valencia (Spain), Orchestre du Conservatoire National de Musique Superiur de Paris (France), Azerbaydzhanian State Chamber Orchestra.
As a competitor, Rovshan has been a laureate of over 23 competitions, earning the praise of judges and audiences. Notably, he has won first prizes and the special interpretive awards in three competitions based on performances of obligatory works of particular composers: the 41st International Guitar Competition "Francisco Tárrega” (Spain), the 10th International Guitar Competition "Hommage à Leo Brouwer” (France), and the1st International Guitar Competition "Heitor Villa-Lobos” (Spain).
Being an advocate of new music, Rovshan has premiered many new works for guitar including the Concerto No. 3 "Antony” for guitar and orchestra composed by Philippe Lemaigre and the Concerto "Famalicao” by Elena Lebedeva for guitar with chamber orchestra.
As a result of his most recent win at the XXX Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition (Charleston, USA, 2012), Rovshan Mamedkuliev completed a tour of over 50 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in the 2013-2014 season. He has released CD recordings in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. In 2017 he opened the La Guitarra California Lifetime Achievement Award program for Christopher Parkening.
Rovshan Mamedkuliev has premiered many new works for classical guitar. Rovshan also performs his own arrangements such as music by Russian composers (Masters of Russian Composition: Alexander Borodin and Anatoly Lyadov, Mel Bay Publications, USA, 2014) and music by his native Azerbaijani composer (Fikret Amirov. 6 Miniatures, LACG Editions, USA, 2015).
A number of works are recorded by Rovshan on CDs: his first professional CD “Con Anima” (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2011), a guitar recital CD at the Laureate Series on the prestigious label Naxos (Toronto, Canada, 2012), a solo CD “Semi-Awake, Semi-Dream” on the Contrastes Records (Sevilla, Spain, 2015). In January of 2016 Rovshan Mamedkuliev recorded his second CD on Naxos (Toronto, Canada). Expect music from multiple eras and countries and a surprise or two. Limited seating. More at http://mamedkuliev.com/#home