Sydney Guitar Summer School

This festival is the envy of many in the Americas and Europe.  Carlos Bonell, January 2004

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General Information

Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th January 2017.
Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,  Edgecliff, Sydney.

The Classical Guitar Summer School is an annual event organised in January by the Classical Guitar Society.  It is arranged in graded classes and involves:

  • Ensemble work
  • Participation in a Guitar Orchestra. Music includes guitar orchestra works by internationally recognised guitar composers
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Lectures and Lecture recitals
  • virtuoso Denis Azabagic in recital. Thursday January 12, 7:00pm. Barnet Theatre.
  • The summer school tutors in recital. Friday January 13, 1:50pm. The Studio.
  • Open playing session for all participants. Friday January 13, 3:10pm.
  • Finale Performance. A free public concert of chamber music prepared during the summer school featuring all the participants and tutors. Saturday January 14, 5:30pm.
  • Doug De Kroo Music Store
  •  Guitars for you to play and compare. Discounts for summer school participants.
  • On Thursday January 12 all Summer School participants and friends are invited to a social evening and meal in Double Bay at 5pm.
  • The summer school is organised on the understanding that participants attend all five days and play in the Finale concert.
  • Refund policy. The Sydney Guitar Summer School will refund in full your fees if you cancel your application by January 3, 2017. After this date we will have planned and budgeted for the summer school and will not be in a financial position to give refunds.

Sydney Junior Guitar Summer School

Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th January 2017.
Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,  Edgecliff, Sydney.

A fun and stimulating four day course for guitarists from 8 to approximately 14 years in age. Details on the brochure.
For more information please contact: Christopher Keane (02) 9389 6782  Raffaele Agostino (02) 9453 3113 or click the link




What’s On This Month

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd June - at our regular venue - Crows Nest Uniting Church Hall, cnr Shirley Rd and Nicholson st, Wollstonecraft from 2.00 - 4.00 pm. There will be a playing list so please bring your guitar and your best-prepared work. Note: On this day, in the evening, The Society's Orchestra , Ensembles and Friends perform their annual concert, this year At Ascham School, Edgecliff, Sydney. (See separate entry, "Songs and Dances" for details of this event). It is possible that several members will be preparing for this event and will therefore not attend the meeting.

The CGS monthly radio broadcast airs live on Saturday 20th May at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM. It features recordings of performances by past tutors of the Sydney Classical Guitar Summer School.
You can also listen online at:
(NOTE: Our program is not currently broadcast on the digital wireless channel).

For more on the two items above, click the link to our This Month page below:

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