Sacramento Guitar Society News in 2012-13
Johannes Möller
Oct. 6, 8pm
Oct. 7, 2pm
Thibault Cauvin
Nov. 3, 8pm
Nov. 4, 2pm
Grisha Goryachev
Feb. 2, 8pm
Paul Galbraith
March 2, 8pm
March 3, 2pm
The Beijing Guitar Duo
April  7, 2pm
A look back at the 2012-13 Concert Season at Three Stages
2012-13 U.S. and International Artists at our monthly 
meetings at CSUS Capistrano Hall

Aug. 19, 2012  Doug Pauly
Sep. 16, 2012  Michael Goldberg - U.S.
Oct. 21, 2012  Julio Reyes - U.S. 
Nov. 18, 2012  Mårten Falk - Sweden
Dec. 16, 2012  Sacramento Guitar Orchestra
Jan. 20, 2013  Jan de Kloe - Belgium
Mar. 17, 2013  Arthur Dente - France
Apr. 21, 2013  David Grimes and Gregory Newton
May 19, 2013  Duo Saxe - Norway
JUNE 2013 - The 2012-2013 season of programs is finished and the Summer Break has arrived. An Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors will assess the past year, take stock of the present and plan for the future.

MAY 2013 Duo Saxe - Norway, Sacramento Guitar Orchestra - An outstanding monthly meeting for 2012-2013 and the last of the season featured traveling artists from Norway, Charlotte Udø Kjeldsberg, Flute, and Runar Kjeldsberg, Guitar. Runar was 1st prize winner of "Giovanni Talenti" 2007, San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy, 2nd prize winner of "Veria international guitar competition" 2009, Veria, Greece and 2nd prize winner of the "Third international Niksic guitar competition" 2008, Montenegro. Their program: 
  1.Sonata terza - Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
  2.Second sonata in E flat major - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759) 
  3.Intermezzo - Kjell Magne Andersen (b. 1954)  
  4.Troisième fantasie sur un théme de Beethoven - Francois de Fossa (1775-1849)
  5.Duetto concertante op. 25 - Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841)

Opening for Duo Saxe was the Spring Recital of the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra. Their program: 
  2.Hatikvah-Shalom Chaverim
  3.Three Jolly Welshmen
  4.Noches de España
  5.Tina Singu

The Sacramento Guitar Orchestra is the Guitar Society’s community orchestra for Sacramento area guitarists. Led by guitarist performer and instructor Greg Williams, the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra rehearses in the hour before our meetings in the same location. Enjoy a sampling of their repertoire today. Always open to new members for three and four part guitar ensemble fun!

APRIL 2013 The Beijing Guitar Duo, David Grimes and Gregory Newton - We were delighted to have two well-known guitar professors from the Los Angeles area come up to perfrom a recital for SGS at the April meeting. Their program:

 Duettoin G Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)

 Sonata in D Minor Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710)

  Duos d’Amerique Latine Roque Carbajo (b. 1951)
   Caribbean Dance
   Los Andes
   Noche en Bolivia
   Viento del sur

  Three Greek Pieces
   Agapi mou (My love) Mikis Theodorakis (b. 1925)
​   Hartino to fengaraki (Little paper moon) Manos Hatzidakis (1925-1994)
   Tora pou pas stin xenitia (Now that you’re leaving)
  Three South African Folksongs Traditional, arr. Avril Kinsey (b. 1955)
   Khuluma (Betty Khoza)
   Jikele Maweni

The Beijing Guitar Duo are Meng Su and Yameng Wang, both among the best guitarists in China before coming to study with Manuel Barrueco in the U.S. They put on a superb program for SGS at Three Stages and finished their Sacramento visit with a performance and Q & A at Folsom High School. Their program: 

K. 173, L. 447 in G minor (arr. Alexandre Lagoya)(1685-1757)
K. 45, L. 265 in D Major (arr. Manuel Barrueco)
K. 540, S17 in F Major (arr. Beijing Guitar Duo)
K. 151, L. 422 in D minor (arr. Beijing Guitar Duo)

Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 TAN DUN
Missing Moon (b. 1957)
Staccato Beans (arr.. Manuel Barrueco)
Herdboy’s Song
Blue Nun
Red Wilderness
Ancient Burial
Floating Clouds

Yameng Wang, solo guitar



Meng Su, solo guitar

(arr. Gruber-Maklar Duo)

Allegro vivace

MARCH 2013 Paul Galbraith - Switzerland, Arthur Dente - France - The amazing Paul Galbraith performed in concert at Three Stages and at John F. Kenedy High School and generated good publicity for SGS in the Bee, as well as the Folsom Telegraph Entertainer, page 9:  He also led a lastercloass at the home of Waylin Carpenter for four players on Extended 7-string classical guitars and admired Waylin's newest 7- and 8-string guitars. His Three Stages concert was superb, a revelation, opening with Bach:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Lute Suite No.3 in G minor (trans. A minor), BWV 995
Gavottes 1 & 2

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Variations, Opus 27 
Sehr mässig (Very moderate)
Sehr schnell (Very fast)
Ruhig fliessend (Calm, flowing)

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Capricho Catalan


Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)
Prelude and 20 Variations with Fugue on “La Folia de España” 

All works arranged for eight-string guitar by Paul Galbraith

FEBRUARY 2013 Grisha Goryachev - Our first flamenco guitarist at Three Stages was once a 10-year-old prodigy dazzling Russian television audiences and now is a mature touring artist with lightning speed and a mission to share his interpretations of the great masters of flamenco. A native speaker in Russian, he delighted Russian speaking school students at Mills Middle School, where a good 20% speak the language, as he briefly addressed them in their native tongue, as demonstrated to a pack auditorium what can be done on the guitar. See our Appreciation Gallery for some letters and reactions to his Sacramento visit.

JANUARY 2013 Jan de Kloe - Belgium -We hosted Jan De Kloe in a one hour recital at our January meeting. De Kloe presented "The Italian Program" :

Simone MolinaroSaltarello 2 
(c1565 – c1634)Ballo detto il Conte Orlando
Saltarello 3

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedescoa) Gallarda, from Escarramán, op. 177 
(1895 – 1968)b) La arrulladora, from Platero y Yo, Op. 190 
c) Walzer, from op. 71

Guido Santorsola Preludio 
(1904 – 1994)

Mauro GiulianiSonata Op. 15 (Allegro spirito – Adagio con grande espressione – Allegro vivace) 
(1781 – 1829)

Giulio RegondiRêverie, Op. 19 
(1822 – 1872)

DECEMBER 2012  We ended the calendar year with a great Holiday concert featuring the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra in ten selections, plus solos by Greg Williams, Sean O'Connor, Anatoliy Yevsyukov and George England, plus a spread of holiday foods and drinks.

NOVEMBER  2012Thibault Cauvin made his first visit to Sacramento, beginning with a radio interview on Capitol Public Radio's Insight with Beth Ruyak, a visit the Moral Values Program after school program, relaxing with a dinner and show at Cielo Estates Winery, two weekend concerts at Three Stages, which both sold out, and an assembly at Folsom High School. At our November "3rd Sunday at 3pm " meeting, we enjoyed a recital by Mårten Falk  from Sweden, featuring an exceptional set of music written for Russian seven-string guitar.

OCTOBER  2012Johannes Möller from Sweden performed at Three Stages and kicked off our second full season at Three Stages and also did outreach at local schools. 
“If I can make one person happy with my music that is enough for me. If that person can share that happiness, even just with a smile to someone else, we are making the world a better place way beyond our imagination"    –  Johannes Möller, Sweden
Julio Reyes brought his lecture demo on the life and music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré  to our monthly meeting at CSUS Capistrano Hall (3rd Sunday monthly, 3pm) as well as the guitar class at Folsom High School and CSUS.

SEPTEMBER  2012Michael Goldberg performed at our September 16th meeting, including music of Rodrigo, Turina, Narvaez, Bach and Ponce. He is the guitar professor at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. More detail temporarily up on our front page. The meetings are continuing to be held at Capistrano Hall at Sac State, Room 151 - on the 3rd Sunday monthly at 3pm - click for directions. 

AUGUST 2012Monthly meetings at CSUS resumed on the 19th at 3pm with a guitar workshop led by Doug Pauly, Sacramento-based teaching artist. Doug introduced ways to combine melody and harmony in arrangements so that the melody is clear and provided handouts. 
The Sacramento Guitar Orchestra resumed 2pm rehearsals led by Greg William. To join, write Greg at

The prior evening featured a special concert by famed guitarist Michael Chapdelaine, the only guitarist to win both the the Winfield Fingerstyle Competition and the GFA's International Classical Guitar Competition, at David Girard Vineyards. SGS members enjoyed a $10 discount on tickets.

JULY 2012July was an off month for the Society, but local events included member George England's send-off concert on the 21st as he prepares for his doctoral program at SUNY Stony Brook. Daiel Roest, Sean O'Connor and Greg William rehearsed for and completed a successful concert for the Auburn Community Concerts Assn., full house, standing ovation. The concert featured solos, duos and trios covering four centuries of music. Daniel teamed up with local violinist Giroogi Khokhobashvili for two duets to open the concert. Daniel also performed two concerts in Shingle Springs and Mokelumne Hill with duo partner Francesca Anderson, flute the last weekend of July.

Duo Saxe - Norway
Flute & Guitar 
David Grimes &
Gregory Newton
Arthur Dente - France
Jan De Kloe -
Julio Reyes
The Life and Music of Barrios
The Three Amigos
Daniel Roest, Greg Williams and Sean O'Connor
Community Conbcert Series in Auburn
Doug Pauly
Jazz Arranging Workshop
Michael Goldberg
UC Davis
Our 2012-13 Monthly Meeting Featured Artists
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