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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, 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 24 April 2017)

 

Date

City

Venue

Contact

Event

April 2017

Saturday

April 1

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Free to auditors

Los Angeles

McDonald Recital Hall

USC 

(213) 740-6935

ASTA-LA/Aron Green Classical Guitar Competition

Saturday

April 1

7:00 PM 

Los Angeles

Sunset Room

The Bel-Air

662 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

L.A. Musical Salon

Info & Tickets

Reservations required

Alma Nova Duo (flute & guitar), Dinner Concert

Saturday

April 1

7:30 PM

Free

Valley Glen

Music 105

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

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

Monday

April 10

7:30 PM

Free (but APU students have priority)

Azusa

Munson Chapel, East Campus

Azusa Pacific University

901 E. Alosta Ave.

Artist Concert Series

(626) 812-3058

email

Cavatina Duo (flute/guitar), Recital

Tuesday

April 11

12:00 N

Free to auditors

Los Angeles

Simon Ramo Recital Hall

840 West 34th St.

USC

(213) 740-6935

Denis Azabagic, Master Class

Wednesday

April 12

8:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Jan Popper Theater

Schoenberg Hall

UCLA

(310) 825-4761

David Starobin in Concert, with Movses Pogossian (violin) and Michael Dean ( baritone)

Saturday

April 15

2:00 PM

Free 

Los Angeles

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

3616 Trousdale Parkway

USC

email

USC Classical Guitar Department Recital

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 to 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 to 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 to auditors

Los Angeles

Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall

USC Brain and Creativity Institute

3620A McClintock Avenue

USC

(213) 740-7399

email

Pepe Romero, Master Class

Thursday

April 20

8:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Organ Studio

Schoenberg Music Building

UCLA

email

CANCELLED

Peter Yates and Friends (guitar, piano, accordion, voice, toy piano, viola, cello), Concert

Friday-Sunday

April 21-23

and April 28-30

Most Events Free

San Diego

San Diego State University Diego

(various venues)

email

San Diego Guitar Festival

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

Sunday

April 23

3:00 PM

Free, RSVP required

Malibu

Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture

6307 Busch Drive

Eastman in Malibu

(800) 281-2055

email

Nicholas Goluses (with Maria Eastman and the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and Solisti), Recital

Monday

April 24

7:00 PM

Free

El Cajon

Grossmont College Recital Hall

(Bldg. 26, Rm. 220)

8800 Grossmont College Drive

(619) 644-7254

In partnership with the San Diego Guitar Festival

Paul Galbraith, 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

1:00 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Studio Recital

Saturday

April 29

7:30 PM

Los Angeles

First Church of the Nazarene

3401 W. 3rd St.

(323) 447-8517

Ana Vidovic, Recital        

Sunday

April 30

7:30 PM

Northridge

Cypress Recital Hall (Music 158)

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

(818) 677-2488

Guitar Chamber Music

May 2017

Thursday

May 4

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Free to auditors

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

(909 869-3554

Lynn McGrath, Master Class

Thursday

May 4

8:00 PM

Pomona

Music Recital Hall

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

(909 869-3554

tickets

Lynn McGrath, Recital (performing movements from Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Platero y Yo"

Friday

May 5

8:00 PM

Free

Westminster

Institute of Vietnamese Studies

Suite #222 (2nd floor)

15355 Brookhurst St.

Vietnamese-American Classical Guitar Society 

(626) 454-9991

Danny Dang, Recital

Saturday

May 6

6:30 PM

Donation

Buena Park

St. Joseph's Episcopal Church

8300 Valley View St.

(714) 828-8950

email

Orange County Guitar Orchestra, (David Grimes, Director), Concert

Saturday

May 6

7:30 PM

Free

Valley Glen

Music 104

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave.

American Guitar Society

(818) 947-2346

AGS Monthly Meeting

Sunday

May 7

1:00 PM

Free

Fullerton

Recital Hall

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

email

Ebaa Khamas, Master's Recital

Wednesday

May 10

8:00 PM

Free

Fullerton

Recital Hall

Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State University

800 N. State College

(657) 278-3371

Guitar Chamber Recital

Thursday

May 11

6:00 PM

Free

South El Monte

South El Monte Library

1430 N. Central Ave.

(626) 443-4167

e-mail

Howard Le, Recital

Sunday

May 14

6:00 PM

Free

Los Angeles

Leo S. Bing Theater

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Sundays Live

(213) 473-8525

Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Recital

Saturday

May 20

8:00 PM

Orange

Salmon Recital Hall

Chapman University

333 North Glassell

OCGC Member's Showcase Recital

Members' Showcase Recital

Saturday

May 27

7:00 PM

Los Angeles

First Congregational Church

(Shatto Chapel)

540 S. Commonwealth Ave.

Korean American Guitar Society

(213) 820-0788

Ye-Eun Lee, Recital

Wednesday

May 31

12:00 N

Free

Pasadena

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 E. Colorado Blvd.

Music at Noon Series

Cameron O'ConnerRecital

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 Matthew Fish

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 Folias Duo (Carmen Maret, flute & Andrew Bergeron, guitar)

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

 

 

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