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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 31 January 2016)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

January 2016

Saturday

January 9

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Sunday

January 10

2:00 PM

Escondido

California Center for the Arts

340 North Escondido Boulevard

(800) 988-4253

Hidden Valley Comm. Conc. Assoc.

Vida Guitar Quartet, Recital

Monday

January 11

7:30 PM

Redondo Beach

Redondo Union High School
222 North Pacific Coast Highway

South Bay Comm. Conc. Assoc.

Vida Guitar Quartet, Recital

Saturday

January 16

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

January 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 guest duo Chanson du Soir (Chelsea Camille, soprano & David Isaacs, guitar)

February 2016

Wednesday

February 3

5:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

USC 

Music@RushHour: Guitararama

(213) 740-7399

USC Thornton Classical Guitar Department Students, Recital

Saturday

February 6

2:00-6:00 PM

Free to auditors

Malibu

Raitt Recital Hall

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 506-4462

email

Christopher Parkening, Master Class

Saturday

February 6

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Sunday

7 Feb 

2:00 & 4:00 PM

East Los Angeles

Da Camera Society

Tamayo Restaurant & Art Gallery

Chamber Music in Historic Sites

(213) 477-2929

Advance tickets required 

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Recital

Monday

February 8

7:00 PM

Free

San Marino

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Dr

(626) 300-0777

Thao Nguyen & Howard Le, Solo and duo Recital        

Friday

February 12

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Friday

February 12

8:00 PM

Free 

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

Events Calender

email

Michael Kudirka, Recital

Saturday

February 13

8:00 PM

Free

Claremont

Bridges Hall of Music

Pomona College

150 East 4th St.

Plethora of Plucked Strings

(909) 621-8155

email, email

Jack Sanders, JasonYoshida and Lucas Harris (lutes, and baroque, 19th century & modern guitars), Recital

Sunday

February 14

7:00 PM

Redondo Beach

Redondo Union High School
222 North Pacific Coast Highway

Peninsula Symphony

(310) 544-0320

Scott Tennant, performing Rodrigo's "Concerto de Aranjuez" with the Peninsula Symphony

Saturday

February 20

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Guest Artist Recital

(818) 677-1200

Rene Izquierdo, Recital

Saturday

February 20

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Ekachai Jearakul (Winner, 2014 GFA Competition), Recital

Sunday

February 21

7:30 PM

Los Angeles

Murphy Recital Hall

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive

(310) 338-5158

email

Martha Masters, Recital 

Wednesday

February 24

7:00 PM

Free

Camarillo

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 East Burnley St.

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

 Liz Cole email

VCCGS Monthly Meeting, with guest artist Yuri Liberzon

Thursday

February 25

8:00 PM

Irvine

Irvine Barclay Theater

4242 Campus Drive

Tickets

Meng Su, Recital

March 2016

Saturday

March 5

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Saturday

March 5

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Guest Artist Recital

(818) 677-1200

Scott Tennant, Recital

Thursday

March 10

7:30 PM

Northridge

Valley Performing Arts Center

(corner of Nordhoff & Lindley)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Web page

(818) 677-3000

Meyer-Thachuk Guitar Duo with the CSUN Symphony (performing Tedesco's Double Guitar Concerto)

Friday

March 11

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Saturday

March 12

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

Presented by L.A. Valley College

(818) 947-2346

Connie Sheu and Adam Pettit, Recital

Tuesday

March 15

7:00 PM

Free

Pasadena

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

Guitar Nights 

(626) 683-3355

email

Trio Casablanca, Recital

Saturday

March 19

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Wednesday

March 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 the Orange County Guitar Orchestra

April 2016

Saturday

April 2

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Saturday

April 16

8:00 PM

Orange

Irvine Lecture Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Featured Artist Recital

Josinaldo Costa, Recital

Friday

April 15

3:00-4:00 PM

Free

Malibu

Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way

(310) 456-643

Classical Guitar Concerts with Pepperdine University

Saturday

April 16

8:00 PM

Valley Glen

Music Recital Hall 106

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

Presented by the American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

 Eleftheria Kotzia, Recital

Wednesday

April 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 guest artists Hau Le & Ms. Thao Nguyen

May 2016

Saturday

May 7

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Tuesday

May 17

7:00 PM

Free

Pasadena

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 N. Hill St.

Guitar Nights 

(626) 683-3355

email

Scott Tennant and Friends, Recital

Saturday

May 21

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

June 2016 

Saturday

June 4

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Sunday

June 5

1, 3 & 5:00 PM

Beverly Hills

Historic Greystone Estate

905 Loma Vista Drive

Chamber Music in Historic Sites

(213) 477-2929

Advance tickets required 

Duo Deloro (Adam del Monte & Mak Grgić, guitars), Recital

Saturday

June 18

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Directors' Showcase Recital

Directors' Showcase Recital

July 2016 

Saturday

July 9

7:30 PM

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

 

 

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