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    • 25 Feb 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • 410 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA


    An Afternoon of Music - PRIVATE EVENT 

    DIRECTIONS: Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center  


    This is a private event at Mission Skilled Nursing and Subacute Center and is not open to the public or SBGS members.

    Classical guitarists Daniel Philip and Nikhil Prabhakar and violinist Mathias Gomez perform in this community engagement event.

    Time: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 25, 2024

    Location: Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center, 410 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara

    Daniel Philip is a versatile guitarist who loves creating music. At 9, he began guitar lessons at the Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School in Sunnyvale and has made great progress over five years. Playing guitar has taught Daniel many lessons about patience and attention to detail. He prefers music from the 1990s to 2010s and likes playing pop songs converted into classical-guitar style.  He transcribes his favorite pop songs to staff notation, allowing him to use classical fingering technique.  Daniel taught himself acoustic guitar and is a member of his church worship team. He also plays trumpet in the Cupertino Middle School band. Playing multiple instruments allows him to transfer skills across areas, making him a better musician overall.  At his first performance in a nursing home, Daniel saw how much the residents enjoyed a break in their day and afterwards began volunteering his time and talent in local care centers. Daniel is currently preparing for the Royal Conservatory of Music's Level 7 exams.


    Daniel Philip

    Nikhil Prabhakar, 16, is a junior at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. He studies classical guitar with Scott Cmiel at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and performs at nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in the South Bay. The warmth and curiosity of the residents at these centers has led to a great sense of connection and purpose for him. Nikhil also volunteers at local libraries and loves reading books about life sciences and biology. In his spare time, he loves watching movies, playing with his dog and spending time with his friends. 

    Nikhil Prabhakar

    Mathias Gomez, 15, is a sophomore at Stanford Online High School and studies violin at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Besides volunteering at senior living communities, Mathias serves as an assistant teacher at a local school.  Mathias enjoys ballet, piano, reading, Star Wars, and Lego projects.


    Mathias Gomez

    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95118

    DIRECTIONS: Vineland Branch Library

    Host: Ken Emerick

    Everyone is Welcome: Performers at any level from beginners to professionals are warmly encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play. No charge to play or attend.

    Acoustic Only: Finger-picking nylon-string styles. Guitar soloists and ensembles that include other instruments with guitar are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Playing order: To play, sign in when you arrive. Performance order is first-come first-served, though players under age 18 may go first.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 9:59 AM
    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose


    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Join the South Bay Guitar Society on March 2 - 3 for the annual Jerry Snyder GuitarFest! Experience two days of masterclasses, performances, an open mic, a luthier display, and more. For for information, please visit https://sbgs.org/2024-Jerry-Snyder-GuitarFest

    Time: Saturday-Sunday March 2-3, 2024

    Location:  Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose



    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    • 3
    Register


    Sign up for a 30-minute masterclass with San Francisco Conservatory of Music Professor Marc Teicholz. Please bring your sheet music and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.

    Performer fee:  $35

    Admission to audit free 

     


     


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148
    Register



    Guitar Virtuoso Goran Krivokapić in Concert

    with a Prelude performance by Roan Holmes 

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    “One of the most sought-after guitarists of today.” – Medici TV

    An active soloist and chamber musician, Goran Krivokapić performs throughout the world and has appeared with the New Russian Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Chilean Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, among many others. 

    Krivokapić has performed as a soloist and with his duo partner Danijel Cerović at festivals including the Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Iserlohn International Guitar Festival, the Guitar Foundation of America's International Guitar Convention, Shenyang Guitar Festival and Daejon Guitar Festival.

    As an educator, Krivokapić has given masterclasses, lectures and workshops at universities and conservatories worldwide. He has been active in the late pianist Lars Vogt's Rhapsody in School project, dedicated to bringing classical music into the classroom.

    Krivokapić won his first international competition in Belgrade at 14 and continued to win another 18 competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition in 2004. He has won two Chittara d’Oro awards at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, citing Krivokapić as best young guitarist of the year in 2005 and recognizing his 2006 debut disc, entitled Goran Krivokapić Guitar Recital, on the Naxos label.   

    As the Montenegrin Guitar Duo, Krivokapić and Cerović have been highly acclaimed by both audiences and critics who praise the duo's live performances as well as their recording of their transcriptions of J.S. Bach’s English Suites on the Naxos label. 

    Born in 1979, Krivokapić began his music education at age eight with Mićo Poznanović at the Music School of Herceg Novi in Montenegro and continued his studies at the Faculty of Music at University of Arts in Belgrade under Srđan Tošić, graduating in 2000. He continued with Hubert Käppel and Roberto Aussel at the Hochschule für Musik Köln in Germany, where he graduated and received his Konzertexamen degree. He pursued graduate study at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands under Carlo Marchione and at LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium, under Raphaella Smits.

    Krivokapić is professor of guitar at Cologne University of Music and teaches guitar at Detmold University of Music. He lives in Cologne with his wife and son.

    Prelude performer Roan Holmes

    A student of the classical guitar for more than 11 years, Roan Holmes currently studies with Scott Cmiel at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His previous teacher was Dr. David Chapman. Roan has won 4th place in the Stanislaus State University Guitarraganza Competition and 2nd place in the Guitar Society of Montreal Next Generation Guitar Competition and is also a winner in the Bay Area Creative Youth Awards. He is a junior at The Athenian School and lives in Livermore. Outside the guitar, Roan is a competitive runner in cross country and track.




    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    • 10
    Register


    Sign up for a 30-minute masterclass with Bradly Pupa, guitar faculty at Cabrillo College in Santa CruzPlease bring your sheet music and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.

    Performer fee:  $35

    Admission to audit free 

     


     


    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    Registration is closed

    The performer slots for this class are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free.


    Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Goran Krivokapić

    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society is pleased to present a masterclass with guitar virtuoso Goran Krivokapić. Four players will perform individually and receive feedback from Krivokapić in this educational event.  

    The four performer slots are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free. 

    Time:  11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose 

    • 4 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ainsley House, 300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society and SJG School of Music are pleased to present The Big Guitar Show at the Ainsley House in Campbell. This concert benefits the Hearts & Minds Activity Center, a memory-care facility in San Jose.

    Sunday March 10, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. 

    Join us for The Big Guitar Show with the Chris Shahin Trio and special guests performing featuring Jazz, Americana, and Latin works. Also featured is the Andres/Francheska Duo, a classical guitar ensemble from San Francisco. 

    Proceeds support Hearts And Minds Activity Center www.heartsandmindsactivitycenter.org

    Tickets:

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/big-jazz-concert-march-10-1pm-show

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/copy-of-big-jazz-concert-march-10-3pm-show




    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Ainsley House, 300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society and SJG School of Music are pleased to present The Big Guitar Show at the Ainsley House in Campbell. This concert benefits the Hearts & Minds Activity Center, a memory-care facility in San Jose.

    Sunday March 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. 

    Join us for The Big Guitar Show with the Chris Shahin Trio and special guests performing featuring Jazz, Americana, and Latin works. Also featured is the Andres/Francheska Duo, a classical guitar ensemble from San Francisco. 

    Proceeds support Hearts And Minds Activity Center www.heartsandmindsactivitycenter.org

    Tickets:

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/big-jazz-concert-march-10-1pm-show

    https://www.campbellmuseums.com/product-page/copy-of-big-jazz-concert-march-10-3pm-show




    • 11 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online on Zoom (see button for link)


    VIRTUAL Open Mic Zoom Link

    Performer Signup

    Host:  Eugenia Teytelman

    At the 7:00 p.m. Open Mic start, use the Zoom link to join. If you'd like to perform, fill out the "Performer Signup" form beforehand. Performance order is first-come first-served, although those under 18 can go first. The class will end after everyone has played and may conclude before 9 p.m. 

    Everyone is welcome: Performers of all levels from beginner to professional are warmly received and encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play.

    Acoustic only: Finger-picking styles only. Soloists and ensembles of guitar and other instruments such as violin, flute and ukulele are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Setup recommendation for performers:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.

    Finally, we recommend that you turn on Original Sound while you are performing and turn if off when not performing.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS




    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer, Palo Alto, CA


    DIRECTIONS: First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto  

    The Peninsula Guitar Series is pleased to present Stanton Street Duo, guitar and harmonica

    A guitar and harmonica duo based in San Francisco, Stanton Street Duo specializes in performing Latin American music representing the pair's own unique cultural backgrounds. The duo's music includes original compositions and arrangements, each piece showcasing this fresh and versatile instrumental combination. Tatiana and Alan met as classical guitar students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and recently performed as finalists in New York at the CAG Elmaleh Competition.

    For tickets, visit https://www.peninsulaguitar.com/tickets/


    • 18 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA


    The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts is pleased to present guitar virtuoso David Russell in concert Saturday March 23, 2024, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco

    For tickets and information, visit https://omniconcerts.com/concert-calendar/david-russell/


    • 25 Mar 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA


    Directions

    Campbell Library and SJG School of Music are pleased to present Guitar Night at the Campbell Community Center, with special guest Mason Razavi

    Tuesday March 26, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

    Orchard City Banquet Hall at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, Calif.

    Professionals and students perform in a fun and entertaining all-guitar program. All styles and ages

    Free admission




    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95118

    DIRECTIONS: Vineland Branch Library

    Host: To be announced

    Everyone is Welcome: Performers at any level from beginners to professionals are warmly encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play. No charge to play or attend.

    Acoustic Only: Finger-picking nylon-string styles. Guitar soloists and ensembles that include other instruments with guitar are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Playing order: To play, sign in when you arrive. Performance order is first-come first-served, though players under age 18 may go first.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 1 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 6 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • St. Francis Episcopal Church 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
    Register

    Hao Yang, Guitar Virtuoso in Concert

    with a Prelude performance by Claire Okamoto

    DIRECTIONS: St Francis Episcopal Church

    Guitarist and Astral Artist Hao Yang appeared as a soloist with the Chusachsische Philharmonie in Germany and has been a soloist at international guitar festivals in Cleveland, Panama, and Beijing. Originally from China, Yang has performed concerts in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, New York Subculture, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and Princeton Sound Kitchen.


    As a chamber music enthusiast, Yang made her Carnegie Hall debut premiering Paul Lansky's "Talking Guitars’" with guitarist JIJI. Yang performed on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society series as guest collaborator and appeared at the Concordia Chamber Festival. As a recording artist, Yang has worked with Grammy award-winning label Bridge Records on multiple new chamber works by Paul Lansky and Poul Ruders.


    In 2021, Yang won the national auditions of Astral Artists, a non-profit organization that supports extraordinary emerging musicians. Yang's other competition prizes include the top prize at the 54th Markneukirchen International Instrumental competition in Germany, fourth prize at the International Concert Artist Competition of the Guitar Foundation of America, and first prizes at the GFA's International Youth Competition, Columbus State University International Guitar Competition, and Andres Segovia 7th International Guitar Competition. She is a recipient of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artists Award. Yang holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and is currently pursuing her graduate degree at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

    For more about Yang, please see haoyangguitar.com

    PROGRAM

    Anton Diabelli:  Sonata No. 3 in F Major           

    I. Allegro moderato

    II. Andante sostenuto

    III. Finale

    J.S. Bach:  Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 (Arr.)

    I. Toccata  

    Nicholas Maw:  Music of Memory  

    Intermission

    Giulio Regondi:  Air varie de l’opera de Bellini “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”   

    Manuel de Falla:  Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy"

    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:  Sonata omaggio a Boccherini, Op. 77 

    I. Allegro con spirito

    II. Andantino, quasi canzone

    III. Tempo di minuetto

    IV. Vivo ed energico

    Prelude performer Claire Okamoto

    Claire Okamoto, 17, is a regular performer at the South Bay Guitar Society's open mic events and has played in masterclasses for Bokyung Byun, JIJI, and Dragos Ilie. Claire studies with Scott Cmiel at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she also performs in a guitar quartet and guitar orchestra. Her previous teacher was Grady Sloan in Sunnyvale. Outside the guitar, Claire is a junior at Lynbrook High School.





    • 7 Apr 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • To be announced
    Registration is closed

    The performer slots for this class are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free.


    Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Hao Yang

    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society is pleased to present a masterclass with guitar virtuoso Hao Yang. Four players will perform individually and receive feedback from Yang in this educational event.

    The four performer slots are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free. 

    Location to be announced 

    • 8 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 9 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online on Zoom (see button for link)


    VIRTUAL Open Mic Zoom Link

    Performer Signup

    Host:  Eugenia Teytelman

    At the 7:00 p.m. Open Mic start, use the Zoom link to join. If you'd like to perform, fill out the "Performer Signup" form beforehand. Performance order is first-come first-served, although those under 18 can go first. The class will end after everyone has played and may conclude before 9 p.m. 

    Everyone is welcome: Performers of all levels from beginner to professional are warmly received and encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play.

    Acoustic only: Finger-picking styles only. Soloists and ensembles of guitar and other instruments such as violin, flute and ukulele are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Setup recommendation for performers:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.

    Finally, we recommend that you turn on Original Sound while you are performing and turn if off when not performing.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS




    • 15 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA


    The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts is pleased to present guitar virtuoso Ana Vidovic in concert Saturday April 20, 2024, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco

    For tickets and information, visit https://omniconcerts.com/concert-calendar/ana-vidovic-23/


    • 22 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95118

    DIRECTIONS: Vineland Branch Library

    Host: To be announced

    Everyone is Welcome: Performers at any level from beginners to professionals are warmly encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play. No charge to play or attend.

    Acoustic Only: Finger-picking nylon-string styles. Guitar soloists and ensembles that include other instruments with guitar are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Playing order: To play, sign in when you arrive. Performance order is first-come first-served, though players under age 18 may go first.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA


    The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts is pleased to present guitar virtuosos Grisha Goryachev and Julia Trintschuk in concert Saturday April 27, 2024, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco

    For tickets and information, visit https://omniconcerts.com/concert-calendar/julia-trintschuk-grisha-goryachev/


    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 4 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • St. Francis Episcopal Church 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

     

    DIRECTIONS: St Francis Episcopal Church 

    Guitar Virtuoso Paul Galbraith in concert

    with a Prelude performance by Kenneth Chen

    Renowned as one of the foremost guitarists of our time, Paul Galbraith has a revolutionary approach to guitar playing that has made him an instantly recognizable figure in classical music. But it is ultimately his interpretative breadth that has captivated audiences around the world.

    Paul plays a unique 8-string guitar, which he developed in 1993 with luthier David Rubio. To distinguish it from the traditional 8-string guitar, Rubio called it the "Brahms Guitar," reflecting his enthusiasm for the way this guitar, with its rich sound and wide range, performed in the music of Brahms through Paul's transcription and rendition of the Variations Op. 21.  

    On this instrument, Paul has made a series of highly acclaimed albums, most famously a recording of J.S. Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998.

    Paul developed an individual approach to guitar posture at age 20 following a period of intense investigation into technique. He discovered a playing position that allowed equal freedom of movement for both arms. Within three years, this position developed into the cellist's posture associated with him today. 

    Paul began concertizing in his late teens after attracting public attention in  Britain through a series of televised competition successes. Since then, Paul has performed throughout Europe as well as in China, South America, Russia, Norway, Australia, Canada and India. From the early 1990s onwards, he has toured regularly in the U.S.

    Paul has appeared with major orchestras and ensembles in Britain and Europe, including the BBC Orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Quartet, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Halle, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the European Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and the Shanghai Quartet. Most recently he formed a duo with legendary Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses.

    Prelude performer Kenneth Chen


    • 5 May 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • To be announced
    Registration is closed

    The performer slots for this class are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free. 


    Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Paul Galbraith

    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society is pleased to present a masterclass with guitar virtuoso Paul Galbraith. Four players will perform individually and receive feedback from Paul in this educational event.  

    Performer fee (solo or duo): $35.00

    Admission to audit: Free

    Location to be announced 

    • 6 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 13 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 14 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online on Zoom (see button for link)


    VIRTUAL Open Mic Zoom Link

    Performer Signup

    Host:  Eugenia Teytelman

    At the 7:00 p.m. Open Mic start, use the Zoom link to join. If you'd like to perform, fill out the "Performer Signup" form beforehand. Performance order is first-come first-served, although those under 18 can go first. The class will end after everyone has played and may conclude before 9 p.m. 

    Everyone is welcome: Performers of all levels from beginner to professional are warmly received and encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play.

    Acoustic only: Finger-picking styles only. Soloists and ensembles of guitar and other instruments such as violin, flute and ukulele are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Setup recommendation for performers:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.

    Finally, we recommend that you turn on Original Sound while you are performing and turn if off when not performing.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS




    • 20 May 2024
    • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Online on Zoom


    Guitar Technique Survey Class

    Every Monday at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. on Zoom

     Zoom link to Technique Class 

    Instructors:  Bradly Pupa & Katie Gavelin 

    This course will examine fundamental techniques of guitar playing. We will cover strokes, scales, barre chords, artificial harmonics and more. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Use the Zoom link above to join the class at 6:45 p.m. 

    Setup recommendation for participants:

    An external microphone such as a Zoom USB digital microphone is recommended for good sound quality. For example, the Zoom H1n works very well. If you don’t have one, the microphone in your computer or mobile device will be adequate.

    We recommend that you install the latest version of Zoom. Go to the Zoom/Check for Updates menu item and run the update, or go to Download Zoom Update.  

    About the instructors

    San Francisco-based classical guitarist and teacher Bradly Pupa has performed Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur with the Berkeley Symphony, presented a recital on the Peninsula Guitar Series, and toured Beijing, Tianjin, and Hangzhou, China. He is the first prize winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Competition. Bradly received his bachelor's degree in 2016, his master's in 2018, and his Professional Studies Diploma in 2019 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Sérgio Assad and Judicaël Perroy. Bradly is on the faculty of the guitar program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz.

    Canadian classical guitarist Katie Gavelin has been a part of the musical world for more than 20 years. From a young age, she had a love for the instrument that quickly grew into a desire to make it her profession. Katie has been a featured artist with the Calgary Classical Guitar Society and given numerous solo and chamber performances in the Southern Alberta area since 2008, presenting works by Britten, Bogdanovic, Hoppstock, Beauvais and Tarrega. In 2014 she had the honor of premieringThe Second Oldest Question by William Beauvais, written for her in 2013. Katie also was a member of the inaugural U.S. Guitar Orchestra in summer 2019, premiering three pieces written for the group on a multi-city tour with renowned guitarist William Kanengiser beginning in Carnegie Hall and ending in Paris.

    Katie has had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Roland Dyens, Kazuhito Yamashita, Michael Partington and Manuel Barrueco. As a teacher, Katie believes in creating strong musical fundamentals while exploring various styles of music. Blending music theory with technique, she strives to help her students achieve a strong technical understanding of how the guitar works and how music is constructed. Katie completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 under Ralph Maier at the University of Calgary. She continued her studies in 2015 with a Master of Music and in 2016 with a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Marc Teicholz.





    • 28 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95118

    DIRECTIONS: Vineland Branch Library

    Host: To be announced

    Everyone is Welcome: Performers at any level from beginners to professionals are warmly encouraged. As we are a guitar society, only solo guitarists and ensembles that include at least one guitarist may play. No charge to play or attend.

    Acoustic Only: Finger-picking nylon-string styles. Guitar soloists and ensembles that include other instruments with guitar are welcome.

    Maximum time per performer: 10 minutes

    Playing order: To play, sign in when you arrive. Performance order is first-come first-served, though players under age 18 may go first.

    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer, Palo Alto, CA


    DIRECTIONS: First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto  

    The Peninsula Guitar Series is pleased to present the Canadian Guitar Quaret 

    Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has performed on three continents, going from one standing ovation to the next, and established a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. 

    The Canadian Guitar Quartet has released four critically acclaimed albums while touring extensively in Canada and abroad, appearing in recital and with orchestra. The ensemble's first concert at the 92nd Street Y in New York, part of its Art of the Guitar series, was especially well received, with Don Witter Jr. of New York Classical Guitar Society writing, “The Canadian Guitar Quartet made one of the greatest New York City debuts of any artistic ensemble in decades…STUNNING !!!

    For tickets, visit https://www.peninsulaguitar.com/tickets/


Past events

22 Feb 2024 Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts presents International Guitar Night
18 Feb 2024 Juan Carlos Navarro, guitar - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
13 Feb 2024 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
12 Feb 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
11 Feb 2024 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
10 Feb 2024 Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts presents Pepe Romero
5 Feb 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
4 Feb 2024 Seminar with Prof. David Chapman
4 Feb 2024 Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Lovro Peretić
3 Feb 2024 Lovro Peretić, Guitar Foundation of America Competition Winner in Concert
3 Feb 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
2 Feb 2024 Masterclass with guitar virtuoso Paul Galbraith
29 Jan 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
28 Jan 2024 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
27 Jan 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
26 Jan 2024 Private Event at Shires Memorial Center
23 Jan 2024 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
22 Jan 2024 Guitar Technique Survey Class
21 Jan 2024 Wasska Project, guitar and cajon duo - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
14 Jan 2024 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
13 Jan 2024 Janet Noguera, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
13 Jan 2024 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
9 Jan 2024 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
30 Dec 2023 Daniel Yarritu Group at Cascal
29 Dec 2023 Daniel Yarritu Group at Cascal
24 Dec 2023 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
12 Dec 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
10 Dec 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
9 Dec 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
2 Dec 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
28 Nov 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
26 Nov 2023 Private Event at Mission Skilled Nursing & Subacute Center
18 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
14 Nov 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
12 Nov 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
11 Nov 2023 Guitarist Mark Kostrzewa in Concert
11 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
10 Nov 2023 Guitarist Dragos Ilie in Concert in Pacific Grove
5 Nov 2023 Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Dragos Ilie
4 Nov 2023 Dragos Ilie, Guitar Virtuoso in Concert
4 Nov 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
28 Oct 2023 Daniel Yarritu Group at Cascal
24 Oct 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
21 Oct 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
20 Oct 2023 Fire & Grace in concert with special guest Eilis Kennedy, singer
14 Oct 2023 Daniel Yarritu Group at Cascal
14 Oct 2023 Performance Anxiety Workshop with Daniel Ramjattan
14 Oct 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
13 Oct 2023 Peninsula Guitar Series presents Raphaella Smits, Guitar Virtuoso
11 Oct 2023 Guitar Duo Daniel Yarritu & Gary Carpenter at Vinocruz
11 Oct 2023 Guitarist Mark Kostrzewa in Concert
10 Oct 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
8 Oct 2023 Private Event at Sunnyvale Post-Acute Center
8 Oct 2023 Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Stephanie Jones
6 Oct 2023 Stephanie Jones, Guitar Virtuoso in Concert
30 Sep 2023 SBGS Ensemble Rehearsal
26 Sep 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
23 Sep 2023 Guitarist Kenny Hill in Concert
12 Sep 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
26 Aug 2023 Guitarist-Luthier-Composer Kenny Hill in Concert
25 Aug 2023 A Classical Guitar Concert to benefit Pajaro Middle School
22 Aug 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
18 Aug 2023 Black Cedar presented by NoonArts & Lectures
16 Aug 2023 Classical guitarist Chris Shahin - PRIVATE EVENT
8 Aug 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
27 Jul 2023 Doug Young, fingerstyle guitarist at NVIDIA - Private Event
25 Jul 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic
22 Jul 2023 Leo Kottke, Acoustic Guitarist in Concert
22 Jul 2023 Open Mic at Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School
19 Jul 2023 Lady Fingers Guitar Duo at NVIDIA - Private event
16 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
13 Jul 2023 Mark Kostrzewa, fingerstyle guitarist at NVIDIA - Private Event
11 Jul 2023 SBGS Virtual Open Mic
11 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
9 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE LIBRARY EVENT
8 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - PRIVATE EVENT
7 Jul 2023 Bowen Zheng, Classical Guitarist - FREE PERFORMANCE EVENT
29 Jun 2023 Daniel Yarrito, solo guitarist at Nvidia
27 Jun 2023 SBGS In-Person Open Mic

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