Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

2017–18 Season

Special Events

Note the locations and start times for each concert.

Frederic Hand

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7:30 PM
Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center

The renowned guitarist and composer, showcasing his new CD, Samatureya, with guest artists Tara O’Conner, flute; Mark Holloway, viola; and João Luiz, guitar

“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

Salon Series

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

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

Monthly Member Events

On Thursdays at 7:00 PM except where noted

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