Become a Member & Order Tickets
As a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society, you receive ticket discounts on all MGS-sponsored events, a year's subscription to the Guitarist and the opportunity to place free classifieds in each issue.
You'll find the ticket and membership information and order form in the July-August 2015 issue of the Guitarist.
Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.
Local musicians offering great music, free to the public - See the Local Series page for details. Concerts are on Saturdays at 2 p.m., are free and open to the public at Hosmer Library located at 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 55408.
To be announced
OpenStage is a structured butinformal way for guitarists of any level to experience the joy of playing for each other. Go to the OpenStage page for more information.
All meeting are on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.
October 11, 2015
November 8, 2015
December 13, 2015
January 10, 2016
February 14, 2016
March 13, 2016
April 10, 2016
May 8, 2016
OpenStage meets at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. It's the same place but a new venue.
Consider joining the Classical Guitar Meetup to get together informally and play with other classical guitarists. All levels welcome. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2-4pm at the Underground Music Cafe.
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Past issues of Guitarist newsletter are available on the Newsletter page.
Check Out the Guitar Community Calendar
The community calendar has information on guitar events in our region. You can see or post events on the calendar
Martha Masters Returns to the Minnesota Guitar Society
Saturday, October 24th, 8pm at Sundin Hall, Hamline University
Martha Masters is back for a second time in Minnesota! We are delighted to present her concert on October 24. The Illinois Times wrote that guitarist Martha Masters "…is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory." Masters' playing has been described as "seductive" (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), "intelligent and natural" (Guitar Review), and "refined and elegant" (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras. Recent concert seasons have included performances on concert series and at festivals in China, England, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
Masters' first CD, Serenade, is now in its second printing, and her Naxos recital disc sold over 10,000 copies worldwide in the first year of its release. Her recording of Italian music was released in 2006 on the GSP label, and a recording of early 20th Century Spanish music was released on GSP in 2009. Masters has published books with Mel Bay and Alfred, and has received critical acclaim as an author and pedagogue.
In October of 2000 Martha Masters won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Solo Competition, including a recording contract with Naxos, a concert video with Mel Bay, and an extensive North American concert tour. In November of 2000, she also won the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain and was a finalist in the Alexandre Tansman International Competition of Musical Personalities in Lodz, Poland. Prior to 2000, Masters was a prizewinner or finalist in numerous other international competitions, including the 1999 International Guitar Competition "Paco Santiago Marín" in Granada, Spain, the 1998 Tokyo International Guitar Competition and the 1997 GFA International Solo Competition. In addition to being on the guitar faculty of California State University Fullerton and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Masters is also the President of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), dedicated to supporting the instrument, its players and its music in the US and throughout the world.
Martha Masters began studying guitar at the age of six with Jim McCutcheon. She then studied with composer/teacher Brian Head and later with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory gaining a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music. This was later supplemented with a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Southern California. She currently heads a guitar programme at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
2015-2016 Sundin Music Hall Concert Series. Celebrating Our 30th Year!
Friday, September 25
Irina Kulikova, classical guitar
Saturday, October 24
Martha Masters, classical guitar
Saturday, November 14
Eduardo Fernandez, classical guitar
Saturday, December 5
Acoustic Jazz Guitarathon
Saturday, January 23
Ekachai Jearakul, classical guitar
Saturday, February 20
John Rankin & Don Vappie
Music from New Orleans
Saturday, March 26
Brasil Guitar Duo, classical guitar
Saturday, April 23
Ian O’Sullivan, Hawaiian classical guitar
Saturday, June 4
Read more about the performers in the July/August Guitarist.
Get the MGS Fernandosaur T-Shirt
The Minnesota Guitar Society Fernandosaur t-shirt is a great gift for guitarists. Who wouldn't love a guitar playing dinosaur? You can order them directly from the MGS. Order here or pick one up at an MGS concert.
Buy Sundin Tickets Online
Tickets purchased online more than 10 days in advance will be mailed to the purchaser; all others will be held at the box office. All sales are final.
Single Tickets 2015-16
2015-2016 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance
Irina Kulikova 9/25/2015
Martha Masters 10/24/2015
Eduardo Fernandez 11/14/2015
Acoustic Jazz Guitarathon 12/5/2015
Ekachai Jearakul 1/23/2016
John Rankin & Don Vappie 2/20/2016
Brasil Guitar Duo 3/26/2016
Ian O'Sullivan 4/23/2015
Classical Guitarathon 6/4/2016
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