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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 22 February 2017)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

February 2017

Thursday

February 2

8:00 PM

Malibu

Smothers Theater

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4522

Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Recital

Friday

February 3

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-3000

 Bryan Fasola and Steven Thachuck, Recital

Saturday

February 4

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-3000

 William Kanengiser,  Recital

Saturday

February 4

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

February 11

7:00 PM

Corona

Civic Center Community Room

815 W. 6th St.

Benefit event for

Kids Rock Free

(951) 735-2440

Lee Zimmer, Recital

Tuesday

February 14

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4522

Guitar Students of Christopher Parkening in Concert

Friday

February 17

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-6438

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Friday

February 17

7:30 PM

Encinitas

Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Drive

tickets

Sunset Club Trio, Recital

Saturday

February 18

3:00 PM

Free

Torrance

First Lutheran Church & School

2900 W. Carson St.

(310) 320-9920

Sunset Club Trio, Recital

Saturday

February 18

7:00 PM

Los Angeles

Williams Auditorium

Getty C enter

1200 Getty Center Dr

(310) 440-7300

 Rahim AlHaj (Oud player), Recital

Saturday

February 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

  Thibaut Garcia

Winner, 2015 GFA Competition, Recital

Saturday

February 18

8:00 PM

Pasadena

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 E. Colorado Blvd.

Guitarra del Mar

email

David RussellRecital

Sunday

February 19

2:00 PM

Beverly Hills

Historic Greystone Estate

905 Loma Vista Drive

Music in the Mansion

(310) 285-6850

(310) 285-6830

Sunset Club Trio, Recital

Sunday

February 19

7:30 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Murphy Recital Hall

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive

 (310) 338-5158

Martha Masters, Recital

Tuesday

February 21

12:00 PM

Free to auditors

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-7399

David Russell, Master Class

Wednesday

February 22

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with David Rogers

Friday

February 24

7:00 PM

Free

Costa Mesa

Needham Chapel

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

(562) 221-5430

email

Josinaldo Costa, Recital

Saturday

February 25

all day

Costa Mesa

various venues

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

(562) 221-5430

email

Guitar Festival (workshops, Master Classes and more)

Sunday

February 26

2:00 PM

Cypress

Private Home

For reservations:

(562) 221-5430

email

Federico Nunez, Recital

Sunday

February 26

3:30 PM

West Hills

Private Home

Classics Alive

Advance Tickets Required

Taso Comanescu, Recital

Sunday

February 26

6:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Leo S. Bing Theater

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Sundays Live (& KUSC webcast)

(213) 473-8525

USC Thornton Guitar

Ensemble

March 2017

Friday

March 3

8:00 PM

La Mirada

Crowell Hall

Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

(562) 903-4892

Information

Adam Del Monte, Flamenco Recital

Friday 

March 3

9:00 PM 

Los Angeles

Blue Whale

 Suite 301

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.

Tickets

Ralph Towner, Recital

Friday

March 3

8:00 PM

Westminster

Institute of Vietnamese Studies

Suite #222 (2nd floor)

15355 Brookhurst St.

Vietnamese-American Classical Guitar Society 

(626) 454-9991

Sign-up required

VACGS, Performance and workshop with The Bluebell Trio

Saturday

March 4

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 11

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society Concert Series

(818) 778-5633

Duo Deloro (Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic), Recital

Tuesday

March 14

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4522

Guitar Students of Christopher Parkening in Concert

Friday

March 17

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-6438

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Saturday

March 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

 Andrea De Vitis, Recital

Sunday

March 19

4:00 PM

San Marino

El Molino Viejo

1120 Old Mill Rd

A Celebration of the Virtuoso

(626) 683-3355

Scott Tennant, Recital        

Friday-Sunday

March 24-26

Los Angeles

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive

(310) 338-5158

Festival Passes

2017 LMU Guitar Festival

Wednesday

March 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 Tavi Jinariu

April 2017

Saturday

April 1

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Los Angeles

McDonald Recital Hall

USC 

(213) 740-6935

ASTA-LA/Aron Green Classical Guitar Competition

Tuesday

April 4

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4522

Guitar Students of Christopher Parkening in Concert

Friday

April 7

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-6438

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Saturday

April 15

8:00 PM

Orange

Crean Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

 Mark Delpriora, Recital

Monday

April 17

7:00 - 10:00 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 18

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Free for auditors

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Pepe Romero, Master Class

Tuesday

April 18

7:00 - 10:00 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

Saturday

April 22

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

Los Angeles Valley College Concert Series

(818) 778-5633

Gregory Newton, Jordan
Charnofsky
and Friends, Recital

Wednesday

April 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 The Artisan Guitar Ensemble

Saturday

April 29

7:30 PM

Los Angeles

First Church of the Nazarene

2011 West Sunset Blvd.

(323) 447-8517

Ana Vidovic, Recital        

May 2017

Saturday

May 20

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

May 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 Rogerio Peixoto

June 2017

Saturday

June 17

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Directors' Showcase Recital

Monday-Saturday

June 19-24

Fullerton

Cal State University

800 N. State College

email

Guitar Foundation of America, International Convention and Competition

Wednesday

June 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 Carmen Maret & Andrew Bergeron, Flute/Guitar Duo

July 2017

Wednesday

July 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 Ben Shearer, Flamenco Guitar

August 2017

Wednesday

August 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 Carlos Gonzales

September 2017

Wednesday

September 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 Perfecto De Castro

October 2017

Wednesday

October 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 Brian Cross

November 2017

Wednesday

November 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 Matthew Fish

 

 

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