Welcome to the New York City Classical Guitar Society

Voices of the Guitar: The NYCCGS Concerts

Salon Series

At the Diller-Quaile School of Music.

Celil Refik Kaya

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 PM

The phenomenal young Turkish guitarist/composer, a top prize winner in numerous international competitions

“The clean precision of Kaya’s playing, against the rushing sea of the orchestra, was spectacular and beautiful.” — Sheila Abrahams, NJArtsMaven.com

Ian O’Sullivan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Versed in classical technique, composition, and the slack-key tradition of his native Hawaii, embodying the emerging genre of Hawaiian classical guitar

Born and Raised [O’Sullivan’s debut album] is beautiful acoustic music and a memorable introduction to a versatile new talent.” — honolulupulse.com

International Artist Series

Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM

The renowned Brazilian master, performing solo works and duets with Larry Del Casale

“Barbosa-Lima has technique that is staggering and uses dynamics that few guitarists seem capable of … he is able to create utterly enduring jewels in music.” — All About Jazz

Member Events

Free and open to all members and first-time guests. Featuring special presentations and Open Mic performances.

March 2016 Meeting: Celil Refik Kaya

Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Application of Classical Turkish Music Techniques on the Classical Guitar
The presentation will explore the specific features of the great masterpiece Morning in the Village, which is originally written for oud, and the process of arranging it for the classical guitar

April 2016 Meeting: Harris Becker

Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM

On New Music
This lecture will focus on commissioning new works for guitar and ensembles, working with non-guitarist composers, editing, and rehearsing contemporary pieces. With Veronica Salas, viola.

May 2016 Meeting: Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Topic to be announced

June 2016 Meeting: João Luiz

Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 7:00 PM

The Brazilian Guitar Works of the Generation after Villa-Lobos
Gnattali and the influence of Gershwin, the national school of Guarnieri, Mignone and Afro-Brazilian connections, and the pluralism of Gismonti