SGS Newsletter for November 2023



SGS Orchestra Winter Concert & Performance with the Gerken/Young Duo

Sunday December 17 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Winter concert featuring our Sacramento Intermediate and Advanced orchestras
  • Special concert performance featuring the Teja Gerken and Doug Young Duo

About the Teja Gerken/Doug Young Duo

Inspired by the examples set by instrumental guitar duos ranging from folk-baroque legends John Renbourn and Bert Jansch to the sophistication of the Duo Assad, Teja Gerken and Doug Young seek to create arrangements that are larger than the sum of their parts. The duo also takes advantage of the timbres available through a dazzling array of tunings and by pairing a wide variety of guitars. Having performed together for more than a decade, they released their album DUETS in 2020. Drawing from their individual catalogs of original compositions, Celtic tunes, arrangements of jazz standards, and the occasional classical piece, Teja and Doug present a varied repertoire.

Teja has shared the stage with many guitar visionaries, including John Renbourn, Alex de Grassi, and Andy McKee, as well as with his mentors, Duck Baker and Peppino D’Agostino. He is a familiar face at most Northern California acoustic music venues, and has toured throughout the USA and parts of Europe, including as a part of the International Guitar Night series.

Doug is the winner of the 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards in the instrumental category. He has released two albums, Laurel Mill, and Closing Time which feature his solo guitar playing, compositions and arrangements. Doug has written several best-selling guitar instructional books, he is a contributing editor for Acoustic Guitar magazine, has an ongoing fingerstyle guitar course on Peghead Nation, and is in-demand for teaching workshops at guitar events throughout the country.

UC Davis Concert Choir Performance

Friday December 8th at 7PM.

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

$12 Students and children, $24 for adults.

Also Featuring the Alturas Duo - A unique blend of classical and South American folk.

Guitars 4 Vets Program

SGS has partnered with the Guitars 4 Vets program! Our instructors are offering 10 free lessons to veterans with PTSD who have passed a course with the program. Loaner guitars can be provided as needed.

Whether you are thinking about joining the program yourself, know someone who might, or just want to support the program financially, be sure to click the link below!
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