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Classical Guitar Events in Southern California

Classical guitar events which have come to our attention, mostly in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties, are listed below.  While we make every attempt to provide an accurate listing, make sure you confirm all relevant information before getting on the road for an event. 

If you learn of an event which should be listed here, please let us know.

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Also of interest to guitar aficionados...

A number of music shops and venues in the SoCal area offer frequent, mostly non-classical, guitar concerts,  including Boulevard Music in Culver City, Trilogy Guitars in Playa del Rey, The Fret House in Covina, McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Fretted Products in Glendora, the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena and Sierra Madre Music in Sierra Madre.  Notable classical guitar events in these venues will normally appear in the listing below.  

For updates and corrections to the Events list please contact       (Updated 9 December 2014)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

December 2014

Tuesday

December 2

7:00 PM

Free

Riverside

Digital Library Auditorium

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave.

(951) 222-8870

Guitar Ensemble and Guitar Studio Recital (Dr. Peter Curtis, director)

Thursday

December 4

7:30 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

web

email

USC Thornton Classical Guitar Program Recital

Saturday

December 6

1:00 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Studio Recital

Saturday

December 6

7:30 PM

Free

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 758-0089

AGS Monthly Meeting

Sunday

December 7

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Chamber Music

Thursday

December 11

7:00 PM

Free

Cerritos

Skyline Room

Cerritos Public Library

18025 Bloomfield Avenue

(562) 916-1389

 Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

Friday

December 12

5:00 PM

Free

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Public Library

300 S. Sunrise Highway

(760) 322-7323

 Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

Friday

December 12

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

(818) 947-2346

LA Valley College Guitar Orchestra, with ensembles and soloists

Saturday

December 13

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

(818) 947-2346

AGS Guitar Orchestra, Robert Mayeur, Conductor 

Sunday

December 14

3:00 PM

Temecula

Old Town Temecula Theater

42051 Main St.

(866) 653-8696

Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

Sunday

December 21

3:00 PM

Temecula

Old Town Temecula Theater

42051 Main St.

(866) 653-8696

Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

January 2015

Saturday

January 10

7:30 PM

Free

Van Nuys

Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church

15520 Sherman Way

(note unusual venue)

American Guitar Society

(818) 758-0089

AGS Monthly Meeting

Saturday

January 17

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

February 2015

Friday

February 6

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Free to auditors

Fullerton

Room 216

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

(657) 278-3371

email

Cavatina Duo (Denis Azabagić, guitar, Eugenia Moliner, flute),

 Master Class

Friday

February 6

8:00 PM

Fullerton

Recital Hall

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

(657) 278-3371

email

Cavatina Duo (Denis Azabagić, guitar, Eugenia Moliner, flute), Recital

Friday

February 13

8:00 PM

Laguna Beach

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Rd

Laguna Beach Music Festival

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Concert

Saturday

February 14

8:00 PM

Laguna Beach

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Rd

Laguna Beach Music Festival

"Spanish Romance & Passion"

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Concert

Sunday

February 15

3:00 PM

Laguna Beach

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Rd

Laguna Beach Music Festival

Matinee Multimedia

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Phil Proctor, "Don Quixote" 

Saturday

February 21

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Anton Baranov (2013 GFA Winner), Recital

Saturday

February 21

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

(818) 947-2346

John Doan (harp guitar), Recital 

March 2015

Saturday

March 7

8:00 PM

Northridge

Valley Performing Arts Center

(corner of Nordhoff & Lindley)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-8800

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Recital

Saturday

March 14

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

(818) 947-2346

 Duo Ex Ovo (Taro Wayama and Thomas Foster), Recital 

Friday-Sunday

March 20-22

Los Angeles

Murphy Recital Hall

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive

tickets

info: (310) 338-5158

The 11th Annual LMU Guitar Festival

Saturday

March 21

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

April 2015

Saturday

April 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Roberto Aussel, Recital

May 2015

Thursday

May 7

7:00 PM

Los Angeles

Zipper Concert Hall

Colburn School of Performing Arts

200 South Grand Avenue

Baroque Conversations 5

(213) 621-1050

John Schneiderman (lute and baroque guitar), guest soloist with the LA Chamber Orchestra

Saturday

May 16

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Tuesday-Saturday

May 26-30

Malibu

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4097

Parkening International Guitar Competition

June 2015

Saturday

June 20

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Directors' Showcase Recital

 

 

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