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Classical Guitar Events in Southern California

Classical guitar events (recitals, master classes, etc.) which have come to our attention 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 April 2014)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

April 2014

Saturday

April 5

9:00 AM

Los Angeles

Jeanette McDonald Recital Hall

Rubenheimer Music Faculty Building

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-7399

ASTA/Aron Green Guitar Competition

Sunday

April 6

4:00 PM 

Los Angeles

ArtShare L.A

326 S. Hewitt

(213) 687-4278

Brilliant Strings - Guitar gathering on First Sundays

Wednesday

April 9

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Free to auditors

Fullerton

Room 216

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

email

Judical Perroy, Master Class

Thursday

April 10

8:00 PM

Fullerton

Meng Hall

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

(657) 278-3371

Judical Perroy, Recital

Wednesday

April 16

7:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

(562) 221-5430

email

Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble, Concert

Wednesday

April 16

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Cameron O'Connor, Recital (with guest Rachel Yokers, flute)

Friday

April 18 

12:30 PM

Free

Santa Ana

C-104

Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street

map

Denali Guitar Duo, Recital

Saturday

April 19

2:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

(213) 740-2584

email

USC Thornton Classical Guitar Department Recital

Saturday

April 19

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Members' Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

April 23

12:00 N - 3:00 PM

Free for auditors

Los Angeles

Ramo Recital Hall

USC 

(213) 740-7399

email

 Pepe Romero, Master Class

Thursday

April 24

7:00 - 10:00 PM

Free for auditors

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

 Pepe Romero, Master Class

Wednesday

April 30

12:00 N

Free

Irvine

UCI Arts Amphitheater

UC Irvine

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

UC Irvine Guitar Ensemble, John Schneiderman, Director

Wednesday

April 30

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Benjamin Shearer, guest artist

May 2014

Sunday

May 11

2:00 PM

Free for auditors

Orange

Bertea Hall 223

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

email

Scott Tennant, Master Class

Tuesday

May 13

8:00 PM

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

GuitAria

(909) 869-3554

e-mail

Peter Yates (guitar & arpeggione), Alex Grabarchuk (vocals & toy piano), and others, Recital

Saturday

May 17

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Scott Tennant, Recital

Saturday

May 17

8:00 PM

Covina

The Fret House

309 N. Citrus Ave.

(626) 339-7020

e-mail

Perfecto de Castro, Recital

Wednesday

May 21

7:30 PM

Free

Walnut

Feddersen Recital Hall

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand

(909) 468-4050

Santa Ana College Guitar Ensemble, David Adele, Director

Wednesday

May 21

8:00 PM

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

GuitAria

(909) 869-3554

e-mail

Matthew Elgart, Recital

Saturday

May 24

7:00 PM

Santa Ana

Phillips Hall Theater

Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street

web schedule

map

Santa Ana College Guitar Ensemble, David Adele, Director

Wednesday

May 28

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Ryan Ayers, guest artist

June 2014

Friday

June 6

8:00 PM

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

GuitAria

(909) 869-3554

e-mail

Cal Poly Guitar Ensemble (Peter Yates, Director), Concert

Sunday

June 15

3:00 PM

Temecula

The Merc

at Old Town Temecula Theater

42051 Main St.

Classics at the Merc

(866) 653-8696

Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

Friday-Wednesday

June 20-25

Fullerton

Cal State University

800 N. State College

Guitar Foundation of America

2014 GFA Convention & Competition

Saturday

June 21

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Directors' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

June 25

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Jonathan Roth, guest artist

July 2014

Wednesday

July 16

7:00 PM

Free

Cerritos

Skyline Room

Cerritos Public Library

18025 Bloomfield Avenue

(562) 916-1389

 Campanella Guitar Quartet, Recital

Wednesday

July 30

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, Arthur Dente, guest artist

September 2014

Wednesday

September 17

12:00 N

Free

Pasadena

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 E. Colorado Blvd.

Music at Noon Series

(626) 798-2191 x243

Perfecto de Castro, Recital

 

 

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