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September 2015

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: September 12, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

September 12, 2015
November14, 2015
January 9, 2016
March 12, 2016
May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

Beijing Guitar Duo-FREE Concert - Concert
Date: September 18, 2015, 12:20 PM
Location: Recital Hall of the Arts and Humanities Hall, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus
Length: 1 hour

The Beijing Guitar Duo will be performing on the Music Forum Concert Series at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus on Friday, September 18 at 12:20 PM in the Recital Hall of the Arts and Humanities Hall.

Admission is free.
Web Link: http://www.ccbcmd.edu


October 2015

Manuel Barrueco - Master Class
Date: October 05, 2015, 02:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class with Maestro MANUEL BARRUECO "Young Guitar Virtuosos" http://www.Barrueco.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2-5 PM
Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory
Sponsored in part by FREE Fall Baltimore:

The class is open to everyone to audit, however performers are by invitation only. If you would like to attend as an auditor, please click HERE to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. (We may run out of seats for this class, sign up now!) Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

The master classes of Manuel Barrueco, Meng Su, and Matt Palmer are sponsored in part by the D'Addario Foundation and FREE Fall Baltimore
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Micheal Cedric Smith - Concert
Date: October 10, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: LeClerc Auditorium, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Web Link: http://www.ndm.edu/news-events-community/music-at-notre-dame-concert-series/

Meng Su - Master Class
Date: October 11, 2015, 02:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class with MENG SU
(1st prize winner of the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition, Faculty, St. Mary's College)
http://ww.MengSuGuitar.com / http://www.BeijingGuitarDuo.com

Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2-5 PM
Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Peabody Conservatory.
Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

The master classes of Manuel Barrueco, Meng Su, and Matt Palmer are sponsored in part by the D'Addario Foundation and FREE Fall Baltimore
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Duo Melis - Master Class
Date: October 16, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: Towson University
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class: DUO MELIS
http://www.Duo-Melis.com

Friday, October 17, 2015 from 7-10 PM
Towson University, Recital Hall

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. Performers will be students of the Towson University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Towson University Guitar Department.

Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Duo Melis - Concert
Date: October 17, 2015
Location: Towson University, Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis made their debut as Duo Melis in 1999 at the International Guitar Festival of Volos (Greece). Since then they have performed in such prestigious halls as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Megaron in Athens, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. They are in great demand for concerts and master classes at international guitar festivals and prestigious concert series in Europe and America.

They have won numerous prizes, both individually and together. In 1999, as a duo, they won first prize at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Frechen (Germany). The following year they won the prestigious Guitar Duo Competition of Montelimar (France) as well as the 21st International Guitar Duo Competition "Mauro Giuliani" (Italy). In 2001 they captured the Duo/Ensemble prize at the Chamber Music Competition of Leipzig (Germany) and the same year were the winners at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Paris (France). In 2003 they recorded their first CD after winning the recording prize Citta di Verona at the International Chamber Music Competition "Gaetano Zinetti" (Italy). In 2005 they successfully auditioned for the Yehudi Menuhin Society Live Music Now.

Duo Melis has collaborated with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, and the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki conducted by Leo Brouwer. Their wide repertoire spans from the baroque music to the music of A. Piazzolla, A. Ginastera, Leo Brouwer, and also includes concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Vivaldi as well as the newly composed concerto of Marek Pasieczny dedicated to Duo Melis.

Recent appearances in North America include the Guitar Foundation of Americas Annual Convention, and recitals in Chicago, St. Louis, Austin, Scranton, College Station, Houston, Brownsville, and Detroit. They have appeared twice for both OMNI Concerts in San Francisco and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Weekend. They were featured artists at the Bethlehem Guitar Festival in Pennsylvania. In Europe, they have presented recitals in Italy, Greece, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Rumania, Holland, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Sweden and France. Following their performance at the GFA Convention in 2008, Mark Switzer wrote in Soundboard:

"The performance of Duo Melis was one of my favorites of the conference; their playing was technically superb, musically convincing, and demonstrated fantastic ensemble."

Susana and Alexis have studied in Spain and Greece respectively. They continued their postgraduate studies as duo and as solo artists at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Holland), the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Conservatory in Leipzig (Germany), and the Conservatory "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin (Germany).

Since 2006 Alexis and Susana have taught at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg in France.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org

Matt Palmer - Master Class
Date: October 18, 2015, 02:00 PM
Location: An Die Musik
Length: 3 hours

BCGS Master Class: MATT PALMER
(Faculty, Washington College)
http://www.MattPalmer.Guitar.com

Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2-5 PM
An Die Musik, 409 North Charles Street , Baltimore, MD 21201

Performers and auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. We give preference to BCGS members and contributors Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, with guaranteed seating for the BCGS contributors.

The master classes of Manuel Barrueco, Meng Su, and Matt Palmer are sponsored in part by the D'Addario Foundation and FREE Fall Baltimore
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes


November 2015

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: November 14, 2015, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

November14, 2015
January 9, 2016
March 12, 2016
May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage


December 2015

Junhong Kuang (15-year-old guitar virtuoso) - Concert
Date: December 05, 2015, 08:00 PM
Location: Towson University, Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

The exceptional Chinese guitarist Junhong Kuang, who won first prize in the Thailand International Guitar Competition in November 2011, has made a remarkable impact on the international stage, receiving standing ovations at venues in New York (Carnegie Hall), Shanghai and Beijing for his flawless technique and youthful optimism. At the age of 15, Junhong Kuang is taking the world by storm.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org


January 2016

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: January 09, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

January 9, 2016
March 12, 2016
May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage


March 2016

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Concert
Date: March 05, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Length: 2 hours

Guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski is well on his way to becoming a major figure on the worldwide classical music scene. Born in 1981 in the small Polish town of Gniezno, Lukasz began studying guitar at the age of ten.At 13 his early talent brought him to the attention of the distinguished guitar teacher Piotr Zaleski with whom he studied from 1994 to 2003.

Upon receiving a Masters degree from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, he came to the U.S. on a full scholarship to study with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD where he was awarded an Artist Diploma in 2008.

At the same time Lukasz was playing concerts in his native land and around the world, demonstrating his remarkable passion and precision to enthusiastic audiences. Always in great demand to play solo and with orchestras he has been invited to perform in France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Greece, Bulgaria, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Panama and the United States. Among his outstanding appearances have been solo recitals in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tshaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has collaborated in chamber music with musicians from his native Poland as well as from the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the San Antonio Symphony in a wide range of works from Vivaldi to Boccherini. He has received over the years an avalanche of praise from music critics in America and abroad.

“The fast and precise touch of this young musician electrified the audience.” (International Guitar Festival, Ameria, Spain) “Lukasz gave the most dramatic, dynamic and emotional recital I believe I have ever witnessed.” (Manuel Barrueco Masterclass, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD)

“Kuropaczewski understands music like nobody else does and he seems to love what he does.’ (Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland).

Mr. Kuropaczewski was a guitar teacher at the University of Pennsylvania in Phialdelphia, USA from 2008-2010. Currently he is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. He is also the Artistic Director of the Polish Guitar Academy Festival held in Poznan, Poland every year.( www.polish-guitar-academy.com ) He has recorded 6 CDs to date. His newest one "Nocturnal" was published by Ponte Art Production and National Polish Radio. The record is being greatly received by critics and press.

Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 06, 2016, 06:00 PM
Location:
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 07, 2016, 06:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Lukasz Kuropaczewski - Master Class/Residency
Date: March 08, 2016, 03:00 PM
Location: Peabody Conservatory
Length: 3 hours

Artist-in-residence: LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory
(Faculty, I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland)
http://www.Kuropaczewski.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater
Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-9 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 3-6 PM, Peabody Conservatory, Cohen Davison Family Theater

Auditors welcome! If you would like to attend, please click HERE to sign up. Performers will be students of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. This class is organized in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/master_classes

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: March 12, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

March 12, 2016
May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

Manuel Barrueco concert - Solo recital
Date: March 19, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC
Length: 2 hours

Solo recital with classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, sponsored by the Gudelsky Foundation and the Augustine Foundation, hosted by Levine Music.

Church of the Epiphany
Phone: (202) 347-2635
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

Valet parking available.

For tickets, please contact Levine Music.
Contact: info@levinemusic.org


April 2016

Alvaro Pierri - Concert
Date: April 16, 2016, 08:00 PM
Location: Towson University, Kaplan Concert Hall
Length: 2 hours

Alvaro Pierri is internationally acclaimed as a leading personality in the world of the guitar. Press reviews around the world praise "his masterly thought-out interpretations" ... "the breathtaking phrasing" ... and "the unmatched musical colour spectrum that he creates on the guitar".

Alvaro Pierri was born in Montevideo in Uruguay, in a family of musicians. He received his early musical education from his mother, Ada Estades, on the piano and his aunt, Olga Pierri, on the guitar. Later he studied with Abel Carlevaro, the composer Guido Santorsola and also at the Uruguayan National Institute of Musicology.

From the age of 11 he was already winning prizes in international guitar competitions, including 1st Prize in the International Guitar Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1st Prize in the International Guitar Competition in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the Gold Medal at the 18th International Competition by France Musique/Radio France in Paris.

Pierri′s debut in the USA took place in New York and received outstanding reviews: ... ”Mr. Pierri revealed an artistic maturity not commonly encountered” ... ”compared to artists as Segovia, Bream, Williams” ... ”brilliant, sensitive, versatile, breathtaking” (New York Times & Continental Reviews). In 1983 he made his debut in Germany with the string soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and he subsequently appeared on numerous radio and television programmes produced by the German, Austrian, Danish, Spanish, French, Canadian, Korean and Japanese Radios.

As a musician popular with both the public and the critics, Pierri is a regular guest at the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Contemporary composers such as Leo Brouwer, Guido Santorsola, Jacques Hétu, Astor Piazzolla, Abel Carlevaro, Carlo Domeniconi and Terry Riley have written major works for Alvaro Pierri, in each case, he has premiered them brilliantly.

His manifest love of chamber music has resulted in collaborations with major musical figures including Astor Piazzolla, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Ernö Sebestien, Regis Pasquier, Hatto Beyerle, Philippe Müller, Leo Brouwer, Alcides Lanza, Terry Riley, Tracy Silverman, Maureen Forrester, Eduardo Fernandez, the Cherubini Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet, and he has also worked with conductors such as Pinchas Steinberg, Charles Dutoit, Wojciech Rajski, Mario Bernardi and Yannick Nezet-Séguin.

Alvaro Pierri′s CDs have been released by Metropole-Polydor (France), Blue Angel-2001 (Germany), Milan Records (Canada), Analekta (Canada), Amplitude (Canada), Madacy (Canada), HOMA (Japan) and Alpha Omega (Hong Kong). His discography includes solo recordings, chamber music, guitar concerts and electro-acoustic music. Several of his CDs have been honoured with prices and nominations, he received already twice the coveted Canadian FELIX award for the best classical CD of the year. Recently "Pioneer Classics Japan" brought out a DVD featuring Spanish and South American guitar music, and "Deutsche Grammophon" re-published a DVD with Astor Piazzolla's Double Concerto, Alvaro Pierri performing in duo with Astor Piazzolla.

Alvaro Pierri is also an internationally acclaimed teacher. Many of his students have won major international guitar competitions. He was professor at the University of Santa Maria in Brazil and subsequently ran a guitar class at McGill University and the UQAM (Academy of Music) in Montreal. In 2002 he was appointed professor at the famous Academy of music in Vienna (today University of Music and Performing Arts).

Pierri gives master classes at major music festivals such as the New York Manhattan Masters, GFA Guitar Foundation of America, Québec FIG, the SIG Séminaire International de Guitare in Paris and Bordeaux, in Barcelona, at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Wiener Meisterkurse, the Villa Musica in Mainz, and in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and Hong Kong a. o.
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org


May 2016

Open Stage (BYOG) - Open Stage
Date: May 07, 2016, 07:00 PM
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church
Length: 3 hours

The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.

Last Open Stage: May 7, 2016

Open Stage evenings are set in a very informal atmosphere with a very appreciative audience. All levels of classical guitar playing are welcome – players, listeners, ensembles, guitar with other instruments, whatever! You are welcome to bring your guitar to play, or you can just listen to others. While guests are welcome, the performer(s) need to be current BCGS member(s).

The Open Stage evenings give players and listeners a chance to meet other members and the BCGS Board members. The Board is more than happy to answer any questions on the BCGS activities, such as upcoming concerts, outreach programs, and how to volunteer for the BCGS.

This is a perfect opportunity for beginners to play elementary pieces in front of a hand-clapping audience, as well as for more experienced players to just have fun sharing their music. YOU ARE NEVER READY TO PLAY, SO JUST COME AND DO IT! There is a 10 minute limit per player. After the playing is over, there will be plenty of time to mingle and enjoy refreshments. Players have the opportunity to earn Performance Certificates – a great way to expand your guitar portfolio.


Admission: Free
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS

Hope we'll see you there!

Vivia Chang and Jim Cole
Web Link: http://www.bcgs.org/pages/open_stage

 

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