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last updated 12/29/08
Dates and performers subject to change.
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compiled and circulated for the South Bay Guitar Society
http://www.sbgs.org  408 292-0704

             *----  events calendar  ----*
   compiled and circulated for South Bay Guitar Society
             http://www.sbgs.org  408 292-0704


   concert overview
   Jan 10    Andrew York $25/20/15
   Feb 7      Marcin Dylla $20/15
   Mar 27-29  5th annual Guitar solo & ensemble Festival

   Mar 27    George Sakellariou $20/15
   Mar 28    Muriel Anderson with John Doan $25/20/15
   Apr 25    Alturas Duo $25/20/15
   May 16    Marcus Tardelli $20/15
   Order on-line: www.sbgs.org or call 408 292-0704

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**  Tue Dec 16  7 - 9pm
   South Bay Guitar Society has established a seasional tradition... join us for our 4th annual Holiday

       Ensemble coached and directed by JERRY SNYDER. This is a no-rehearsal sight reading experience intended for musicians of all skill levels who just show up with an instrument and the holiday spirit. Music scores (bring your music stand) will be provided. While centered around the classical guitar, past impromptu Holiday Ensembles have included cello, recorder, viola, tambourine, harp, flute, bass and pan pipes. For those not playing, please bring a seasonal plate to share and enjoy. Apple cider, eggnog and coffee will be provided. It's free and your family, friends and neighbors are most welcome.

       Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose.  For directions: www.SJLibrary.org

**  And now a few words about membership in SBGS.

   Each year in November we send snail mail to every viable address in our database... describing why the Society is a great community value and most deserving of your support. If you have already mailed in your member donation check or processed your on-line credit card membership, we thank you for your confidence and timely support of our mission. If you are not yet a member, please visit our MEMBERSHIP page at www.sbgs.org and notice that it only takes 90 seconds to join in. Oh! Yes, we are an IRS registered 510c3 non-profit and you are just in time to leverage a 2008 deduction.

**  Fri Dec 19  5pm
   SJSU Guitar Quartet live radio performance interview        Radio KKUP 91.5 MHz FM

**  56th annual Young (age 18 - 30) Artist Award Auditions Sponsored by the San Jose Music Study Club.  $2400 in prizes.  Auditions at De Anza College, Cupertino.
       Request application form from ralph_susan@juno.com or 408 353-1769    Applications due in Feb 1, 2009

**  Mon Dec 22  7:30pm
   South Bay Guitar Society presents the SJSU Guitar Quartet in concert.  The benefit event is part of the 12th annual Season of Hope Concert Series which supports basic services for the impoverished in the downtown San Jose area. Your generosity is appreciated.
       Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St, downtown San Jose.
       SJSU Guitar Quartet members are Daniel Foley, Lisa LeFevre, Denis Ryman and Jon Sharp.
           ------------------- play list -----------------
           75th Suite (Three Movements)      Horn & Jones

           Lotus Eaters                      Andrew York
           Sonata in D                      Domenico Scarlatti
           Pavane pour une Enfante Defunte  Maurice Ravel
                                             Arr. Jeremy Sparks

           Nuca Llacta Traditional Peruvian  Arr. Patrick Francis

           Alexanders Feast                 G. F. Handel
           Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72      Antonin Dvorak
           Slavonic Dance No. 7, Op. 46

           Pacific Coast Highway            York
           Silent Night                      Arr. Lisa LeFevre
           Mi Compadre Nicolas Traditional Afro/Peruvian
                                             Arr. David Duenas

**  Sat Jan 10  8pm
   South Bay Guitar Society presents ANDREW YORK, solo guitar concert.  Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th Street, downtown San Jose. Tex: $25/$20/$15
       order on-line: www.sbgs.org or call 408 292-0704

**  Sun Jan 11  11am-1pm
   ANDREW YORK masterworkshop.  The session is open to exploring musical topics ranging from composition, improvisation, technique, performance, interpretation and music business. Bring your guitar and music stand. $10 ($ members & Longay students) at the door. Longay Conservatory of Guitar, 4701 Patrick Henry Drive, Building 9, Santa Clara

******** other area events follow **********************

**  Sat Dec 13  8pm
   VGo Recordings presents the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1600 Santa Lucia Ave., San Bruno (Adjacent to San Bruno Park).  Tix: $10  www.VGoRecordings.com

       Founded in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its ground-breaking concerts and recordings. They are committed to presenting new music - coalescing classical, world, and improvisatory musical traditions.
       The members of SFGQ, Mark Simons, Patrick O'Connell, David Dueñas, and Patrick Francis, have each distinguished themselves as recording artists and chamber musicians through their national and international touring, CD releases, and such achievements as first prize in the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, a Fulbright Scholarship, and a concert appearance in Carnegie Hall. Group members also hold faculty positions in Bay Area colleges and universities.

**  Sun Dec 21  7pm
   From The Top... radio performance interview with guitarist ROBERTO GRANADOS. KDFC 102.1

**  Fri Jan 16  8pm
   Flamenco with Angel Romero (see Jan 17 below). Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St, Downtown, Redwood City Tix: $34/$29    www.PeninsulaSymphony.org

**  Sat Jan 17  8pm
   Flamenco with Angel Romero and the colorful Flamenco dance company Brisas de Espana light up the stage in a brilliant Spanish program. Flint Center/DeAnza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., De Anza College, Cupertino. Tix: $34/$29 www.PeninsulaSymphony.org

           --------------- Program ---------------
           Manuel De Falla      Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve
Georges Bizet        Carmen Suite           
Manuel De Falla      Three Cornered Hat Suite
           Emmanuel Chabrier    Espana
           Carolina Lugo's Brisas de Espana
           Joaquin Rodrigo      Concierto de Aranjuez
                                 Angel Romero, guitar

**  Sat Jan 17  8pm
   Omni Concerts presents JASON VIEAUX, solo classical guitar, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Close to perfection, with maturity, confidence, emotion and virtuosity. Soundboard Magazine -- One of America's finest classical guitarists. Tix: $36  On-line: ww.OmniConcerts.com

**  Fri Jan 23  6:30pm (performance begins 7:20pm) Silicon Valley Arts Coalition presents its 6th annual Arts Panorama gala evening of wine, Eulipia hors d'oeuvres, "best of" entertainment by member organizations and a silent auction featuring fascinating and unusual (many one-of-a-kind) art objects and experiences. The South Bay Guitar Society is a charter member of SVAC and we will be represented on stage by STEVE LIN solo classical guitar. Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St,downtown San Jose. Ticket donation: $20.  Order on-line: www.svArts.org or 408 251-8440.

**  Thu Feb 19  6pm (pre-concert lecture 5:30pm)
   Music@Market Twilight Series presents "Tragedia,Commedia y Pizzolla," an exciting exploration of the life and music of Astor Piazzolla by Quinteno Quilombo (bandoneon, violin, electric guitar, piano and double bass). Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St, downtown San Jose Tix: $25/$20  www.MusicSouthBay.org

Society often lists guitar events other than those it produces.  We try to get it right, but sometimes we are given less than complete information or things change. Avoid disappointment by advance confirming event specifics.

The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2008-2009 San Francisco season of guitar concerts. The Omni Series, currently in its 28th season is considered to be one of the most extensive and longest running series for classical and acoustic guitar in the world. Complete details may be found  at www.omniconcerts.com.
Richard Patterson

Artistic Director

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts

236 West Portal Avenue #1

San Francisco, CA  94127

v (415) 242-4500 or (650) 726-1203


2008 - 2009 SEASON

September 27, 2008            PABLO SAINZ VILLEGAS
                                   Green Room  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

October 11, 2008            DAVID TANENBAUM AND FRIENDS           
                                   San Francisco Conservatory of Music  8 PM
                                   50 Oak Street, San Francisco

October 30, 2008            CAÑIZARES
                                   Herbst Theater  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

November 14, 2008            EDUARDO FERNANDEZ
                                   Herbst Theatre  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

December 4, 2008            CARLOS BARBOSA-LIMA AND BERTA ROJAS
                                   Herbst Theatre  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

January 17, 2009            JASON VIEAUX
                                   San Francisco Conservatory of Music  8 PM
                                   50 Oak Street, San Francisco

January 31, 2009            LEO KOTTKE
                                   Herbst Theatre  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

February 8, 2009            INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
                                   Herbst Theatre  7 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

February 14, 2009            TOMMY EMMANUEL
                                   Palace of Fine Arts  8 PM
                                   3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco

February 28, 2009            MARGARITA ESCARPA
                                   Green Room  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

March 14, 2009            THE KATONA TWINS
                                   Herbst Theatre  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

March 28, 2009            DAVID RUSSELL
                                   Herbst Theatre  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

April 18, 2009              MARCIN DYLLA                     
                                   Green Room  8 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

April 26, 2009             THE ASSADS
                                   Herbst Theatre  7 PM
                                   401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Sierra Nevada Guitar Society (Tahoe-Reno)

Sierra Nevada Guitar Society is primarily devoted to Classical Guitar but all guitarists are welcome and we are developing programs for other guitar styles as well.

For updates see our website at www.sierraguitar.org.

Larry Aynesmith, Director
presented by David and Lynnn Thomas, dcthomas@directcon.net,

Wednesday, March 4 2009, at 7:00 PM. Stephen Bennett  www.Harpguitar.com
Sacramento Guitar Society

Sacramento Guitar Society hosts two FREE recitals at Borders Book and Music in Folsom, 2745 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, CA (916) 984-5900
Saturday, January 10th, 2008, 7-9pm - and - Sunday, January 18th, 4-6pm

Performers: bring your classical guitar and sign up to play

Also: Open Mic Night at Borders, Friday January 2nd, 7:30-9pm, same location, hosted by Daniel Roest.

Larry Lucero hosts Open Mic Night at the Roseville Borders, the 2nd Friday of each month, 7:30-9pm Sign-ups at 7:15.



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