Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

Welcome to our 2019-20 Season!

International Artist Series

Fridays at 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space

Irinia Kulikova

Friday, December 6, 2019, at 7:30 PM


An international star from her early teens, winner of prestigious competitions, equal parts warmth, brilliance, and poetry

Quarternaglia Guitar Quartet

Friday, March 6, 2020, at 7:30 PM


The acclaimed Brazilian ensemble, offering a striking mix of original pieces and bold arrangements by top composers of Brazil and beyond

Rene Izquierdo

Friday, May 8, 2020, at 7:30 PM


The Cuban-American virtuoso, a veteran of concert stages across the United States, in Cuba, and in Europe, as soloist and in chamber settings with leading vocalists and instrumentalists

Guitar Plus: Echoes Across Time

Friday, May 29, 2020, at 7:30 PM


Echoes Across Time, a program that centers around two contemporary works by Dominick Argento and Caroline Shaw and the earlier music they quote by Dowland, Mozart, Bach and Schubert, with a finale of Michael Starobin arrangements of songs from Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George

With performers Tony Arnold, soprano; Michael Kelly, baritone; and Rupert Boyd, Dan Lippel, and David Leisner, guitars

Salon Series

Fridays at 7:30 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute

Laura Snowden

Friday, October 4, 2019, at 7:30 PM


The British-French guitarist/composer, an eclectic new light of the guitar world

Diálogos Duo

Friday, November 8, 2019, at 7:30 PM


Guitarist/composer Richard Boukas and clarinetist/bass clarinetist Louis Arques, in a panorama of original works in Brazilian genres, including the world premiere of Mr. Boukas’s suite, A Dozen Choro Tributes

Mateusz Kowalski

Friday, February 7, 2020, at 7:30 PM


The young Polish virtuoso, winner of the 2019 EuroStrings competition, in a joint EuroStrings/NYCCGS presentation

Patterson/Sutton Duo

Friday, April 3, 2020, at 7:30 PM


Cellist Kimberly Patterson and guitarist Patrick Sutton, Juilliard Global Visiting Artists, in adventurous programs that showcase the rich tonal resources of their ensemble

Special Events

See individual events for locations

Luigi Attademo

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 7:30 PM
Location to be announced

Lecture-recital: Scarlatti and the guitar: ancient music on modern instruments

Raphael Feuillâtre

Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

Co-presentation with the Guitar Foundation of America

Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Guitar Foundation of America’s Solo Artist Competition

Monthly Member Events

Monthly on Thursdays at 7:00 PM

September 2019 Meeting: Elizabeth Coleman

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Mindfulness Techniques to Make Performing Guitar Less Stressful and More Fun

October 2019 Meeting: Laura Snowden

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Lessons learnt from Julian Bream

November 2019 Meeting: Diálogos Duo

Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

December 2019 Meeting: Irina Kulikova

Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Masterclass

January 2020 Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Guest and topic to be announced

February 2020 Meeting: Benjamin Verdery

Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 7:00 PM

I wanted my classical guitar to sound electric … like Jimi

March 2020 Meeting: Quarternaglia Guitar Quartet

Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

April 2020 Meeting: Patterson/Sutton Duo

Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

May 2020 Meeting: Rene Izquierdo

Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced