Become a Member & Order Tickets
As a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society, you receive ticket discounts on all MGS-sponsored events, a year's subscription to the Guitarist and the opportunity to place free classifieds in each issue.
You'll find the ticket and membership information and order form in the July-August 2014 issue of the Guitarist.
Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.
Local musicians offering great music, free to the public - See the Local Series page for details. Concerts are on Saturdays at 2 p.m., are free and open to the public at Hosmer Library located at 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 55408.
Kyle Fosburgh and Christoph Bruhn, American Primitive Fingerstyle
Reuben Ristrom and Joan Griffith, jazz and samba
Maja Radovanlija, classical
Daniel Volovets, classical and flamenco
OpenStage is a structured but informal way for guitarists of any level to experience the joy of playing for each other. Go to the OpenStage page for more information.
All meeting are on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
September 14, 2014
October 12, 2014
November 9, 2014
December 14, 2014
January 11, 2015
February 8, 2015
March 8, 2015
April 12, 2015
May 10, 2015
OpenStage meets at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. It's the same place but a new venue.
Consider joining the Classical Guitar Meetup to get together informally and play with other classical guitarists. All levels welcome.
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Check Out the Guitar Community Calendar
The community calendar has information on guitar events in our region. You can see or post events on the calendar
Armenian Classical Guitarist Gohar Vardanyan
Saturday, October 25th, 8pm, Sundin Hall
We are looking forward to hearing Gohar Vardanyan play a program featuring some of her favorite pieces in classical guitar repertoire on the Sundin Music Hall stage on October 25th. Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few. She has appeared on National Public Radio in the United States and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest artist at the "Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra" in Panama and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival in Canada. Guitar International Magazine has described her as "the complete package," "with a musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist." Her playing has been described as "passionate," "evocative," and "virtuosic."
In addition to her performing career, Ms. Vardanyan is an avid teacher. She frequently teaches master classes and guitar technique workshops on during her concert stops. Ms. Vardanyan is an author of two books from Mel Bay Publications with the third one on the way. She's a frequent writer on Mel Bay's Blog and instructor on Strings by Mail's YouTube Lessonettes, a series of mini video lessons.
Ms. Vardanyan began studying the guitar in her native Armenia at the age of five under the careful guidance of her father, Vardan Vardanyan. At the age of eight, she gave her first public performance and also appeared on Armenian National Television. She was the first prize winner in the Armenian National Music Contest "Amadeus" and was accepted into the prestigious group, "New Names," for talented young musicians. She performed in numerous concert venues in Armenia, including Komitas Chamber Music Hall and the Small Philharmonic Hall. She went on to study with Antigoni Goni at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. Ms. Vardanyan holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Sharon Isbin, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Manuel Barrueco. She is also an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings by Mail. For more information, visit www.goharvardanyan.com.
Flamenco Guitarathon: A Tribute to Paco de Lucia
Friday, November 14, 8pm, Sundin Hall
The 2014 Flamenco Guitarathon will be a tribute to the late Paco de Lucia, world renowned, legendary, Spanish flamenco guitarist, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time, and who brought flamenco music to the world stage with his playing. Paco de Lucia died at the age of 66 while on vacation with his family in Mexico in February, 2014.
Guitarists Trevor May, Michael Ziegahn, Michael Hauser, Ben Abrahamson and Daniel Volovets will play in tribute to Paco de Lucia.
Russian Guitarist Anton Baranov
Saturday, December 6, 8pm, Sundin Hall
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more then fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls him, "a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this."
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Tickets purchased online more than 10 days in advance will be mailed to the purchaser; all others will be held at the box office. All sales are final.
2014-2015 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance
Diego Figueiredo, Fri 9/26/2014
Gohar Vardanyan, Sat 10/25/2014
Flamenco Guitarathon, Fri 11/14/2014
Anton Baranov, Sat 12/6/2014.
Quaternaglia, Sat 1/24/2015
Miroslav Tadic, Sat 2/21/2015
Jérémy Jouve, Sat 3/28/2015
Antigoni Goni, Fri 4/17/2015
Classical Guitarathon, Sat 5/30/2015
See more details about the performers on the Concerts page
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