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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 25 March 2015)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

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

Friday

March 6

8:00 PM

Northridge

Valley Performing Arts Center

(corner of Nordhoff & Lindley)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Web page

(818) 677-3000

Alfonso Moreno performs Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico

Saturday

March 7

8:00 PM

Northridge

Valley Performing Arts Center

(corner of Nordhoff & Lindley)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-3000

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Recital

Sunday

March 8

3:00 PM

Free

Newport Beach

Friends Meeting Room

Newport Beach Public Library

1000 Avocado Avenue

(949) 717-3800

  The Artisan Guitar Ensemble, 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 

Sunday

March 15

4:00 PM

Free to auditors

Pasadena

Barrett Hall

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

web page

email

Scott Tennant, Master Class

Tuesday

March 17

7:00 PM

Free

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

Sunday

March 22

4:00 PM

South Pasadena

Community Room

South Pasadena Public Library

1115 El Centro Street

map

Restoration Concert Series

(626) 799-6333

AlmaNova (guitar/flute duo) Recital

Wednesday

March 25

1:00 PM

Free

Cypress

Cypress College

Room 304 Fine Arts Building

9200 Valley View St.

email

Lee Zimmer, 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

Thursday

March 26

7:30 N

Free

Los Angeles

United University Church

817 West 34th Street

Thornton School of Music Calendar

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Mak Grgic, Recital

Saturday

March 28

7:00 PM

Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita Library

30902 La Promesa

(949) 459-6094

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

April 2015

Wednesday

April 1

8:00 AM (note time)

Los Angeles

The Gas Company Tower

555 West 5th St.

web page

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

Thursday

April 2

7:30 PM

Free tickets

Los Angeles

Hall of Liberty

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

web page

  Tavi Jinariu performs Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with The Master's College Orchestra

Saturday

April 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Roberto Aussel, Recital

Wednesday

April 22

7:00 PM

Corona

Corona Public Library

650 S. Main St.

(951) 736-2381

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

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

6:30 PM

Buena Park

St. Joseph's Episcopal Church

8300 Valley View St.

email

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

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

Saturday

June 27

2:00 PM

Norwalk

Alondra Community Center/Library

11949 Alondra Boulevard

(562) 868-7771

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

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

July 2015

Monday

July 20

6:30 PM

Whittier

Whitwood Branch Library

10537 Santa Gertrudes Avenue

(562) 567-9950

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

August 2015

Saturday

August 1

2:00 PM

Arcadia

Arcadia Library

20 West Duarte Road

(626) 821-5567

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

 

 

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