Martha Masters concert live, Saturday October 9, 7:30 pm, at the First United Methodist Church in San Jose

Open Mic online tomorrow evening, September 14, at 7 pm (PDT), hosted by Chris Mann. Sign up if you wish to play.
Dear Newsletter Subscriber,
Our season of live concerts begins on October 9 with a performance by virtuoso guitarist Martha Masters. Season tickets are now available. To purchase season tickets CLICK HERE Tickets for the Martha Masters concert alone are also available. For these single-concert tickets click here (Proof of Covid vaccination will be required at entry for all concert attendees. CDC and local authorities’ guidelines on masking and social distancing on the concert date will be in effect.)

Martha Masters studied with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory. She achieved international recognition in 2000 when she won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and has since been active as a solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist around the world. Masters has recorded five albums covering much of the guitar repertory from Bach to current composers, including one album devoted to Spanish music and another to Italian.

Chris Mann will host tomorrow evening's open mic online; he is also playing in a free chamber concert later this month (see below)
Please join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 14, at 7 pm Pacific time, for our monthly online open mic. The host, Chris Mann, is a member of the South Bay Guitar Society Board of Directors, a concert artist and local music teacher. We would love to hear you play a song or two. Click here to access the sign-up page for players. If you are not ready to perform, you can simply watch and listen via Zoom. All attendees, players and audience, can join the open mic at 7 pm by clicking on the Zoom link on our website open mic page: Open mic webpage
Chris Mann will be playing a concert with the Mission Chamber Orchestra at the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose on September 25. The concert is free of charge. To obtain tickets click here

The first practice session of our guitar ensemble meets Wednesday evening, September 15.
The South Bay Guitar Society is creating an ensemble composed of guitarists who have the interest and time to participate. You don't need to be an expert guitarist to join, just to enjoy a basic competence and a willingness to blend your voice with other players. Eugenia Teytelman is serving as coordinator. If you are interested in participating, please write to Eugenia for further information at: Our first monthly practice will take place on September 15, 8-9:30 pm at Scott Perry's studio: 115 E Fremont Ave, Ste A. Sunnyvale 94087.

Schedule for the 2021-2022 Concert Season
The vaccination process allows us to stage our next season of internationally acclaimed main-stage performers in its entirety live in theater. See below a list of the performers and concert dates. Tickets for the first two concerts (the Martha Masters and Jerome Mouffe concerts) are available via our website: SBGS website And, as noted above, season tickets can now also be purchased. To obtain them, please click here
Oct. 9, 2021. Martha Masters

Nov. 20, 2021. Jerome Mouffe

Feb. 5, 2022. Johan Smith (GFA winner)

Mar. 12, 2022. David Russell & GuitarFest

Apr. 2, 2022. Aaron Larget-Caplan

May 14, 2022. Thu Le

Free guitar technique classes
Don't forget our free online guitar technique classes with Scott Perry, a local guitar teacher. Please note that Scott has changed the day of his weekly sessions. They will now be on Mondays, 7-8 pm, Pacific time. Have your guitar handy to follow the exercises. For details and a link to the sessions, see the following page:   

Have you considered making a contribution to the South Bay Guitar Society? We ask guitar lovers and friends to consider becoming members and to donate so that the Society can continue to present great artists and promote guitar education and performance opportunities for the next generation of guitarists in the Bay Area. 
David Sutton, President 
SBGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (federal id 77-0414012). Your membership is tax deductible. You DONATE HERE or mail your donation to: SBGS, P.O. Box 321269, Los Gatos, CA 95023. Does your employer provide matching donations? Please check!