Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

2017–18 Season

Special Events

Note the locations and start times for each concert.

Xavier Jara

Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America’s Solo Artist Competition

Frederic Hand

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 8:00 PM
Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center

The renowned guitarist and composer, showcasing his new CD, The Light Through the Trees, with guest artists João Luiz of the Brasil Guitar Duo and members of the CUNY Graduate Center Chamber Music Program

“Frederic Hand is a tremendously skilled and expressive guitarist. But what makes him unique is that he is also one of today’s most fascinating composers, able to weave together a variety of influences, from jazz to Dowland to the avant-garde.” — Guitar Review

Monthly Member Events

On Thursdays at 7:00 PM except where noted

April 2018 Meeting: Martha Masters

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

May 2018 Meeting: Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Memories from my Grandfather

If not for the insistence of Andrès Segovia, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco may never have written for the guitar. Today, Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s guitar compositions are among his most celebrated works. Diana reflects on this extraordinary friendship, her grandfather’s admiration for Spanish culture, and the importance of the guitar for the composer during his American years.

June 2018 Meeting: Gyan Riley

Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Playing with the Classics

Examining and expanding upon classical themes through improvisation

Salon Series

At Diller-Quaile School of Music. Concerts start at 7:30 PM.

Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Music for guitar and voice

“A powerful player, possessed of an unfailing musicianship … an almost symphonic range of colors and articulations.” — Soundboard

Luigi Attademo

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Winner of major competitions, a scholar and explorer of innovative repertoire, in a program marking the 50th anniversary of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s passing

“Full of Mediterranean fire and foot-tapping rhythms, but in the context of a historically informed journey through the cultural landscape of the guitar’s spiritual home.” — Brilliant Classics