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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, 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 21 February 2018)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

February 2018

Friday

February 2

8:00 PM

Westminster

Institute of Vietnamese Studies

Suite #222 (2nd floor)

15355 Brookhurst St.

Vietnamese-American Classical Guitar Society 

(626) 454-9991

Billy Arcila, Recital

Saturday

February 3

8:00 PM

Long Beach

Terrace Theater

Long Beach Performing Arts Center

300 E. Ocean Blvd

(562) 436-3203

Pepe Romero with the Long Beach Symphony

Friday

February 9

7:30 PM

Free

Pasadena

Barrett Hall

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

(626) 683-3355

email

Student Recital/Guitar Orchestra 

Saturday

February 10

2:00 PM

Free

Glendale

Brand Library Recital Hall

1601 West Mountain Street

Brand Library Music Series

(818) 548-2051

Sheu Pettit Duo, Recital

Saturday

February 10

7:00 PM

Santa Monica

Apogee Studios

1715 Berkeley St.

email

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Mak Grgic, Recital

Benefit for Elemental Music Guitar Scholarships

Sunday

February 11

4:00 PM

Free

Tarzana

St. James Presbyterian Church

19414 Ventura Blvd.

(818) 345-2057

AlmaNova Duo (flute/guitar), Recital

Friday

February 16

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Pepperdine Guitar Concert

Friday

February 16

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Zoran Dukic, Recital

Saturday

February 17

7:30 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Music 102

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road

email

 Quattro Palos (guitar quartet), Recital

Saturday

February 17

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Xavier Jara, Winner, 2016 GFA Competition, Recital

Sunday

February 18

3:00 PM

San Pedro

Warner Grand Theatre
478 W 6th St (at Pacific)

(323) 447-8517

tickets

 Pepe and Celino Romero, Recital 

(A Benefit Concert)

(note change in performers)

Tuesday

February 20

6:30 PM

Free

Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Public Library

303 N Pacific Coast Hwy

Library Calendar

  Andre Giraldo, Recital

Friday

February 23

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Forrest Room

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

email

registration required

Peter Zisa, guest speaker, "Guitar Teaching Workshop"

Friday

February 23

7:00 PM

free with workshop

or $5 at door

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

email

Peter Zisa, guitar, Cindy Ellis, flute, Recital

Saturday

February 24

2:00 - 10:00 PM

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

email for more information

Guitar Festival (2PM recital, workshops & Master Classes, 7PM recital)

Saturday

February 24

7:30 PM

Los Angeles

Gateway Christian Church

11760 Gateway Boulevard

Gateway Performance Series

(310) 473-3191

email

Sheu Pettit Duo, Recital

Sunday

February 25

3:00 PM

Free to auditors

Pasadena

Barrett Hall

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

(626) 683-3355

email

Andrew York, Master Class 

Sunday

February 25

6:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Leo S. Bing Theater

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Sundays Live

(323)857-6010

 USC Classical Guitar Ensemble, Recital

Wednesday

February 28

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Jack Cimo

Wednesday

February 28

7:00 PM

Free

Cerritos

Skyline Room

Cerritos Millennium Library

18025 Bloomfield Ave

(562) 916-1350

Artisan Guitar Ensemble, Recital

March 2018

Saturday

March 3

7:30 PM

Free

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Saturday

March 3

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Faculty Artist Recital

(818) 677-2488

Steven Thachuk, Recital

Sat March 3, 8 PM

Sun March 4, 4 PM

Irvine

Irvine Barclay Theater

4242 Campus Drive

Tickets

Eva Yerbabuena, Flamenco Dance

Saturday

March 4

3:00 PM

Aliso Viejo

SOKA Performing Arts Center

SOKA University

1 University Drive

(949) 480-4278

email

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Recital

Saturday

March 10

2:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library 

7114 W. Manchester Ave

(310) 348-1096

  Andre Giraldo, Recital

Friday

March 16

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Pepperdine Guitar Concert

Saturday

March 17

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Jordan Dodson, Recital

Friday-Saturday

March 23-24

Los Angeles

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive

(310) 338-5142

Festival Passes

2018 LMU Guitar Festival

Saturday

March 24

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2347

email

Gregory Newton, Jordan Charnovsky and Friends

(Benefit for LAVC Guitar Program)

Wednesday

March 28

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Sean Mulholland

April 2018

Monday

April 9

7:00 PM

Free for auditors

Los Angeles

Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall

USC Brain and Creativity Institute

3620A McClintock Avenue

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Pepe Romero, Master Class

Tuesday

April 10

12:00 N

Free to auditors

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Pepe Romero, Master Class

Tuesday

April 10

7:00 PM

Free for auditors

Los Angeles

Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall

USC Brain and Creativity Institute

3620A McClintock Avenue

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Pepe Romero, Master Class

Friday

April 13

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Pepperdine Guitar Concert

Saturday

April 14

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 778-5633

Eleftheria Kotzia, Recital

Monday

April 16

7:30 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Carson Center

3450 Watt Way

USC

(213) 740-7399

USC Studio Guitar Ensemble Showcase

Thursday

April 19

7:30 PM

Free 

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

Hancock Foundation Building

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

USC Classical Guitar Department Recital

April 20-22

April 26-29

Many events Free

San Diego

San Diego & Carlsbad

(various venues)

email

San Diego Guitar Festival

Saturday

April 21

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

April 25

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Jesse Davis and Daniel Navarro, Duo Subito

Saturday

April 28

7:30 PM

Los Angeles

Gateway Christian Church

11760 Gateway Boulevard

Gateway Performance Series

(310) 473-3191

email

Victory Mori, Recital

May 2018

Friday

May 18

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

(818) 947-2346

email

LAVC Guitar Orchestra, Guitar Ensembles and Soloists

Saturday

May 19

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

May 30

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with James Edwards

June 2018

Saturday

June 16

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

June 27

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Folias Duo

July 2018

Wednesday

July 25

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Ben Shearer

August 2018

Wednesday

August 29

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Carlos Gonzales

September 2018

Wednesday

September 26

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Samuel Hines

October 2018

Wednesday

October 31

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Ines Thome

November 2018

Wednesday

November 28 

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with Yuri Liberzon