Sacramento Guitar Society News in 2010-11
Sacramento Guitar Society Music at Noon Concert at Westminster Prebyterian Church, Sacramento
Westminster Music at Noon Concert September 1st, 2010
"The performances were great. I truly enjoyed the concert. You and all the performers demonstrated the beauty of the classical guitar as a solo instrument and its versatility as an accompaniment to the voice and flute."
- Ed Trujillo, Past President

*** Program - Click for videos ***

Clair de LuneClaude Debussy
Nadia’s ThemeBarry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
Matthew Grasso, Elizabeth Busch, Matt Foley
Transcriptions by Matthew Grasso

Aqua y VinoEgberto Gismonti
Arranged for two guitars by Sergio Assad
Harold Sexton and Gabriel Becker

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5Heitor Villa-Lobos
Lydia Noland-Valdez and Gabriel Becker

Musette & March (Anna Magdalena Bach)J.S. Bach
Entr’acteJacques Ibert
Daniel Roest & Francesca Anderson

Grand OvertureMauro Giuliani
Sean O’Connor

Capricho ArabeFrancisco Tárrega
Mazurka en SolFrancisco Tárrega
Greg Williams

Sonata   Antonio Soler
George England and Gabriel Becker

Melody V. Zubkov 
Anatoliy Yevsyukov

I Saw Three ShipsTraditional, arranged by Brandon Yip
Brandon Yip

Meeting Minutes
Sacramento Guitar Society
August 15, 2010; 3 to 5:00 PM
Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Way, Carmichael, CA

a.Stephen Roberts 
b.Daniel Roest 
c.Bill Anderson
d.Harold Sexton 
e.Dan Rooney 
f.Angie Rooney
g.Herb Tanimoto
h.Gabe Becker 
George England
i.Tim Jones
j.Doyle Rice  (Please forward to Doyle if you know him, and send the SGS Secretary his email address)
k.David Dodds
l.Sean O’Connor
m.Michael Threadgall

II. Business
Daniel Roest called the business meeting to order at 3:05 P.M. 

1.SGS has produced a new CD with 22 songs by 14 Sacramento Guitar Society artists. The CD is 76 minutes. It is free to new members, or $10 today at the meeting.
2.SGS playing at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 14th and N Streets, Sacramento. The date is September 1, 2010 from noon to 1 PM. Tell people about the concert. 
3.Upcoming Meeting Highlights: 
a.September 19—Goyette Guitar Center Demonstration 
b.October 16, (Saturday)--Ashwin Krishna, Second place at June 2010 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition Junior Division held in Austin, Texas
c.December 19--SGS Holiday Party. Bring your guitars!
d.January 16--Matt Grasso 
e.February 20-- Giacomo Fiori
f.March 20--Wu Love, winner of the Sierra Nevada Competition
4.We need help making CDs on a Word File.  Contact Daniel Roest for help. We hope to get about 50 CDs made for the concert on September 1 at the Westminster Church. This is a great opportunity to add new members and donors to our society. 

III. Educational Presentation
Concert by Gabe Becker and George England

1. La Rossignol, Anonymous Renaissance
2. Drewrie's Accordes, Anonymous Renaissance
3. Grand Duo by F.J. Haydn arr. for Two Guitars by String Quartet Opus 2, 3, Hob. III: 9 (Francois de Fossa 1775-1849)
5 movements
Menuetto Allegro
Menuetto un poco allegretto
Allegro finale
4. Sonata in A minor by Antonio Soler
Selected movement: Allegro

IV.Performances by Members
The following pieces were performed at the November meeting:

Daniel Roest:  
1.      “February 4th” by Daniel Roest (2007)
2.     Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios (An Alm for the Love of God) Agustín Barrios Mangoré / Paraguay (1885-1944)

Matt Foley and Gabe Becker:  
1.Improvisation in A minor

David Dobbs:
1.Scarborough Fair  (Simon and Garfunkel)
2.Nonesuch, Playford Collection, England, 17th Century

Sean O’Connor
1.Grand Overture, Mauro Giuliani

Michael Threadgall:
I. Zambra Granadina, Isaac Albeniz

Harold Sexton and Gabe Becker
1.Aqua y Vino, Egberto Gismonti, Arranged by Sergio Assad

V.Final Announcements
Gabe Becker’s Suzuki Guitar players will be putting on their annual Holiday Recital December 12, 2010 at Christ Community Church.

VI.Adjourn Meeting (5:00 PM)

Notes Prepared by: Stephen Roberts, Secretary

Gabriel Becker and Lydia Noland-Valdez perform in the Sacramento Guitar Society's Music at Noon concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, Sept. 1, 2010. Video
Grasso, Busch, Foley
Anderson, Roest
Sean O'Connor
Becker, England
Greg Williams
Brandon Yip
Anatoliy Yevsyukov
Photos by Harold Sexton
​JUNE 2011 Waylin Carpenter presented a workshop on guitar building at the June Meeting

MAY 2011​   Muriel Anderson and Raughi Ebert of Germany's Tierra Negra gave two sold out shows in the new Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in the 200 seat Studio Theater.

David Rogers from Oregon was our featured artist at our 3rd Sunday monthly meeting at Christ Community Church.

APRIL 2011  SGS hosted guitar societies from California to Canada  with the WEST COAST GUITAR SOCIETIES WEEKEND 

​MARCH 2011  Wu Love,Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition (Junior Division) winner and student of Scott Cmiel, was our featured artist at our March meeting.

FEBRUARY 2011  Giacomo Fiore was our featured artist at our February meeting.

JANUARY 2011 Matthew Grasso, composer and Extended 7-string guitarist, was our featured artist at our January meeting.

2010 concluded with a Holiday Party at the Roest Residence in Folsom. 

NOVEMBER 2010  The Micah Dunn and John Smart duo from Lake Tahoe got snowed in and could not make the meeting. 

OCTOBER 2010 Ashwin Krishna, Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition (Junior Division) winner and student of Scott Cmiel , was our featured artist at our October meeting.

SEPTEMBER 2010 9/7/10: Breaking News! We are now a 501(c)(3) charity!!!!
The next monthly Meeting of the Sacramento Guitar Society will be Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 3pm, at Christ Community Church in Carmichael.
Featured presenters will be Warren Haskell from Chico, CA, and Richard Goyette from Paradise, CA presenting Goyette Guitars.
Sacramento Guitar Society presented a Music At Noon Concert Series concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, Sept. 1st. See photos and video links on right.

AUGUST 2010 George England and Gabe Becker were the featured artists for our August meeting.

July 18 - Off for the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, Lake Tahoe.

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