Guitar Players and Guitar Enthusiasts: SHARE YOUR MUSIC - BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar)
Last OPEN STAGE this season was on May 11, 2013 where we had 12 players and about 35 people in attendance.
(some of the participants in the May 11, 2013 Open Stage)
The BCGS hosts open evenings at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on selected Saturday evenings from 7 - 10 PM.
September 7, 2013
November 2, 2013
January 11, 2014
March 1, 2014
May 3, 2014
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, we encourage anyone who performs to be a BCGS member.
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.
Door Prizes (for performers): Tickets to Concerts, Guitar CDs, Strings
Refreshments: Courtesy of BCGS
Hope we'll see you there!
The Open Stage evenings are held at Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, MD 21227.
Directions: Beltway to Exit 12, Wilkins Ave (east). Make a right at the first light (Maiden Choice Lane). Go through the next light, and make a right at Shelbourne Road. The church is the first building on the right. Park in the rear and enter in the back of the church.