7 pm Sunday May 6, don't miss NPR From the Top, broadcast locally on KDFC 89.9FM and 90.3FM, to hear Ashwin Krishna's Carnegie Hall performance taped before a live audience! It's exciting to see Ashwin's steady rise to the national stage. We congratulate him and his teachers, Scott Cmiel (currently) and Scott Gossage (earlier).
As mentioned last month, Ashwin Krishna and Sean Keegan have been selected to compete at the 2012 Christopher Parkening Young Guitarist Competition, to be held May 29-30 at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. They are 2 of only 10 who qualified nationally!
Additionally, Sean Keegan will be performing May 20 at the Pacific Musical Society's 2012 Winners Concert at the San Francisco Conservatory, in recognition of his first place finish in this year's 14-17 age-group guitar competition (mistakenly reported as competing against piano, voice, and other string instruments last month: my error).
South Bay Guitar Society's last concert of the 2011-2012 season, a Showcase featuring Sofia Gleeson, Teja Gerken, and the Duo SF with Robert Miller and Chris Mallett, will be held May 12 at the Theatre at San Pedro Square. Tickets are selling briskly: get yours online soon!
However, we already have a new season in store! See our 2012-2013 line up at sbgs.org.
If you haven't been to the sbgs.org website recently, take a look. We just released a complete redesign, including advanced features such as responsiveness (site adapts to device type, such as iPhone), a powerful event calendar with display filters, and light box video. The calendar will enable us to provide more robust and comprehensive listings -- let us know if you have an event you want listed.
Open mic will be 7 pm Tuesday May 22, with guest host Charles Perkins.
See you soon!
South Bay Guitar Society
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Sat, May 12, 8 pm, $25/15
Four exceptional guitarists share the stage!
Sofia Gleeson,Teja Gerken, and the
DuoSF (Chris Mallett and Robert Miller)
Tangents Contemporary Guitar Series
California Conservatory of Guitar,
2905 Stender Way Units 70 and 72 Santa Clara, CA 95054
May 18, Friday, 8:00 pm, $15/12
- Larry Polansky (b. 1954): freeHorn (2012)**
- Lou Harrison (1917-2003): Scenes from Nek Chand (2002)*
- Toshio Hosokawa (b. 1955): Serenade (2004)
- Ron Nagorcka (b. 1948): Just Dance (2005)*
- Polansky: Eskimo Lullaby (2005)*
*For Just Intonation Resophonic Guitar
** For JI Guitar and live electronics
Pacific Musical Society 2012 Annual Competition Winners Concert and Awards Ceremony
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
Sunday, May 20
Sean Keegan, a long-time member of SBGS, won first place guitar for the 14-17 year old group. He will be the only guitarist perfoming at the concert, which will include piano, voice, and other stringed instruments.
Scenes from Guitar Island
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall
University of California
Santa Cruz,1156 High St,Santa Cruz,CA 95064
7:30 pm Monday, May 21, $23/20/16
Tickets are available at UCSC Ticket Box Office: 831-459-2159
Santa Cruz Civic Center Box Office: 831-420-5260
Sean Keegan and Ashwin Krishna
Christopher Parkening 2012 Young Guitarist Competition
Pepperdine University, Raitt Recital Hall
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
May 29 - 30, $20/day
Sean Keegan and Ashwin Krishna have both been selected as 2 of only 10 competitors qualifying for the Christopher Parkening 2012 Young Guitarist Competition!
Yuri Liberson with Gold Coast Chamber Players
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St
San Francisco,CA 94109
8 pm Friday, June 1, $14-17
Three Stages Scott-Skilman Recital Hall at Folsom Lake College
|Folsom Lake Community College
10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
8 pm June 2; 2 pm June 3, $25-60
Lafayette Library Community Hall|
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd
2 pm Sunday, June 3, $10-30