2018-2019 Sundin Hall Concert Series

Our concert season is co-sponsored by Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University.  Matching funds have been provided by General Mills, AT&T and Excel Energy.


Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 7:30 pm

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, founded in 1986, is regarded as one of North America's leading guitar ensembles.

Edmar Castaneda

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Since arriving in the United States in 1994, Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He brings not only an unfamiliar instrument but a wholly original voice to jazz, branching out into a world of different styles and genres.

Tengyue Zhang

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 7:30 pm

Born in 1993, Tengyue is China's first Guitar Foundation of America Competition winner, with his 1st place finish in 2017. Tengyue is on a fifty concert tour throughout North & South America, Europe, China and Japan.

Acoustic Guitarathon

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, 7:30 pm

There are many steel-string acoustic wizards in our local guitar community. The acoustic guitar has evolved to produce a wide array of sounds and styles. Whether six-string, twelvestring, or Dobro, flatpicked, fingerstyle, or slide, standard tuning, open D, or DADGAD, the musicality and variety presented by these local artists will be sure to impress and entertain!

Karmen Stendler

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

From Ljubljana's Philharmonic Hall to Artegna Castle in Italy, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt in Austria and the Hall of the Arts Academy in Berlin, Slovenian classical guitarist Karmen Stendler has appeared in a wide range of venues both as soloist and a member of the Weimar Guitar Quartet.

Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Guitar Duo

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque have recorded two CDs together, getting the nod as best acoustic guitar albums from Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Sabrina Vlaskalic

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Sabrina is one of the world's most beloved concert artists with an exceptionally strong bond with her instrument. Her power of expression lies in a deep understanding of the timbre of the guitar and in profound control over transformations of intensity and character.

Celil Refik Kaya

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Celil Refik Kaya began the classical guitar at age six. Celil later studied in the studio of Michael Newman as well as private studies with Grammy award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and has performed in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals around the United States.

Classical Guitarathon

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 pm

The annual Classical Guitarathon is always an exciting season finale, an opportunity to see some of our favorite local guitarists alongside new and emerging talents, all on the beautiful Sundin Hall stage.