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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 23 February 2015)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

February 2015

Thursday

February 5

2:00-4:00 PM

Free to auditors

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Master Class

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

Thursday

February 12

7:00 PM

Walnut

Performing Arts Center

Walnut High School

400 Pierre Rd.

Magic of Movies and Music

map

Olivia Chiang performs Mason William's "Classical Gas" with the Autumn Serenade Orchestra, Dr. Buddy Clements, Conductor

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

4:00 PM

Pasadena

Church of the Angels

1100 Avenue 64

flyer

Gifts from Over Sea (guitar/lute & soprano/harp duo), Recital

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" 

Friday

February 20

8:00 PM

Aliso Viejo

SOKA Performing Arts Center

SOKA University

1 University Drive

International Guitar Night

(949) 480-4278

email

Brian Gore, Diego Figuierido, Maneli Jamal and Andrew York, Recital

Friday

February 20

8:00 PM

Free 

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

Events Calender

email

Classical Guitar New Music Concert (USC Thornton Classical Guitar Department)

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 

Sunday

February 22

3:00 PM

Free

Claremont

Bridges Hall of Music

Pomona College

150 East 4th St.

Plucked String Extravaganza

(909) 621-8155

email, email

Jack Sanders (baroque & classical guitar), JasonYoshida ( theorbo & baroque lute) and Joti Rockwell (mandolin), Recital

Monday

February 23

7:00 PM

Free - Reservations required

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

Visions & Voices

Reservations

email

SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela), Recital

Wednesday

February 25

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Featured Artists "Duo Ex Ovo" (Thomas Foster & Taro Wayama)

Wednesday

February 25

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

SoloDuo Duo (Matteo Mela & Lorenzo Micheli), Recital

Friday

February 27

7:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

(562) 221-5430

email

Glendale Community College Guitar Octet, Recital

Saturday

February 28

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

(562) 221-5430

email

Second Annual Vanguard University Guitar Festival

Saturday

February 28

1:30 PM

Santa Ana

Fluor Gallery

Bowers Museum

2002 N. Main St.

German and Austrian Romantic Guitar Duets

John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya, Recital

Saturday

February 28

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Studio Performance Space (SPS)

Renée & Henry Segerstrom Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

615 Town Center Drive

email Sean Samimi to participate

Avi Avital (mandolin), Free Workshop

Saturday

February 28

8:00 PM

Costa Mesa

Renée & Henry Segerstrom Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

615 Town Center Drive

(714) 556-2787

Avi Avital (mandolin), with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Concert

March 2015

Thursday

March 5

8:00 PM

Costa Mesa

Renée & Henry Segerstrom Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

600 Town Center Drive

(714) 556-2787

Alfonso Moreno (performing Ponce's Concierto del Sur with the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico)

Thursday

March 5

8:00 PM

Los Angeles

Jan Popper Theater

Schoenberg Hall

UCLA

Web Page

Peter Yates in a Concert of Guitar with Voice and Strings

Friday

March 6

1:00 PM

Free

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

(909 869-3554

Buzz Gravelle, Faculty Recital

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

Tuesday

March 10

7:30 PM

Northridge

Music Recital Hall

Cypress Hall Music Building

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Amadeus Guitar Duo, Recital

Wednesday

March 11

12:00 N

Free

Pasadena

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 E. Colorado Blvd.

Music at Noon Series

(626) 798-2191 x243

 Christina Linhardt (soprano) & Shea Welsh (guitar)Recital

Friday

March 13

8:00 PM

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

(909 869-3554

Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble (Peter Yates, Director)

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 

Tuesday

March 17

7:00 PM

Pasadena

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

Guitar Nights 

email

Marcin Dylla (classical guitar) & Rick Ruskin (contemporary fingerstyle), 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

Wednesday

March 25

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Joshua Moore, guest artist

April 2015

Wednesday

April 1

8:00 AM (note time)

Los Angeles

The Gas Company Tower

555 West 5th St.

web

Cameron O'Connor (guitar) and Hwi-Eun Kim ( violin), Recital

Saturday

April 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Roberto Aussel, Recital

Saturday

April 25

7:30 PM

Northridge

Nordoff Hall 107

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Studio Recital

Wednesday

April 29

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, David Rogers, guest artist

Wednesday

April 29

7:30 PM

Northridge

Nordoff Hall 107

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Chamber Music 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

Wednesday

May 27

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Flavio Apro, guest artist

June 2015

Saturday

June 20

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Directors' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

June 24

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Samuel Hines, guest artist

 

 

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