Sacramento Guitar Society News in 2015-16
Michael Chapdelaine, National Fingerstyle Champion
Valentine's Day February 14 8pm - 
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist, opening. 
Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom.
Roland Dyens
Oct. 4 Folsom 8pm
Oct. 5 Sacramento 3pm
Oct. 3 Chico, 8pm
Eliot Fisk
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!
Motoshi Kosako, Jazz Harpist
Yuri Liberzon
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 
BIG Day of Giving Tuesday May 5th! 

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.
June 2015
    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.
The December 13th FINGERSTYLE GUITAR WORKSHOP with GRAMMY winner MARK HANSON is history. If you missed it, not to worry, we'll have another next winter - watch for it. Mark's website

Fall 2015Open Stage performances and Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra rehearsals started back up in August at Sac Prep Music Academy. We presented George Sakellariou and Jon Mendle at a magnificent concert at Harris Center for the Arts, and December brought us a stellar Holiday Concert at  CSUS Capistrano Hall and a fingerstyle guitar workshop with Mark Hanson. A few images from the season so far: (Photos by Jim Banach)
Steve Homan Jazz Set
Alex Bonilla meets Steve Homan
Phil and Ethan Kimura
Orchestra Set Begins
Steve Homan Jazz Set
Anatoliy Yevsyukov has a laugh during his set
A great concert and a celebration after - from left to right, Carrie Smith, Jon Mendle, Steve Roberts, Craig Logan, Daniel Roest, Michael "Duke" Reibin, George Sakellariou, Margarita Sakellariou, Nan Shaw. Larry Ferrara (not pictured) was a student of George and a teacher of Jon, and we had him help in introducing both artists at the concert.
Our Classical Concert October 24th
George Sakellariou
Jon Mendle
Orchestra players in this performance were: Arthur Nesbitt, Gabe Rogers, Alex Bonilla, Janice Kuykendall, Rose Santos, Jean Desilets; 
Back Row, L-R: Kirsten Salomon, Mark Cashatt, Jim Schramm, Jeff Corrigan, Arne Larson, Tim Powell
Recent Workshops and Schools Outreach
Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra Director Sean O'Connor performed on electric and classical guitars at White Rock Elementary School in Rancho Cordoba December 11th.
A two hour workshop with Michael Chapdelaine was held at the home of SGS Artistic Director Daniel Roest in Folsom, Sunday Jan. 31st. It was called "Improve Your Sound" for nylon or steel-string guitarists. Few know tone production like Michael, a powerful teacher and amazing artist. Lunch was provided and the two teens were sponsored on scholarship. From left to right, Back Row: Sean O'Connor, Janet Burger, James Chow, Gabe Rogers, ALex Bonilla, Daniel Roest, Russ Abraham.
Front Row: Michael Chapdelaine, Frank Nedza, Herb Tanimoto
March 20 - Young Artists Showcase!
Don't miss our 3rd annual Young Artists Showcase at CSUS Capistrano Hall! This year we feature from Los Angeles, 15 year old Olivia Chiang. Opening for Ms. Chiang will be Peruvian born Gianfranco Baltazar.
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