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 this year's Season Brochure.

Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.

Community Concerts

Local musicians offering great music, free to the public

Music for a Summer Afternoon — A musical offering by Milena Petkovic

Sunday, August 27, 2 p.m.
Community Room at Silver Lake Village Condos
2407 – 39th Ave. NE, St. Anthony Village, 55421
Seating is limited
RSVP requested: janfillmore@q.com
This event is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

More information in July/August Guitarist

OpenStage

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 second Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

September 10th, 2017
October 8th, 2017
November 12th, 2017
December 10th, 2017
January 14th, 2018
February11th, 2018
March 11th, 2018
April 8th, 2018
May 13th, 2018

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 at the Underground Music Cafe. Check the meetup site for the schedule.

Read the Latest Guitarist Newsletter

November/December

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

Oud Virtuoso Issam Rafea

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm— Sundin Hall

Classical Guitarathon Permormers

Winner of the 2010 "Best Composer Award" in Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arab) in the film "Matar Ayloul," "September Rain," Issam Rafea is the Chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music in Damascus and the principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music from 2003- 2013. Rafea has studied under Fayez Zahr El-Din, Aref Abdallah, and Askar Ali- Akbar. In 1995, he received his bachelor's degrees in Oud and Double Bass performance, as well as Oriental Conducting from the High Institute of Music in Damascus. He is also on the faculty in the institute teaching oud. In Syria, Rafea has been an active composer and arranger for tv and theater since the '90s.

In addition to several solo appearances with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra which was conducted by Solhi Al Wadi, Rafea has performed internationally in countries like France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and United States. He participated in festivals such as the Mediterranean Festival in Algeria, the World Universal Expo in Seville, Spain, Spiritual Music Festival Marseille, France, The Arabic Music Conferences in Cairo, and Babel Festival in Iraq.

GFA Winner Xavier Jara

Saturday, December 9, 2017, pm— Sundin Hall

Xaveir JaraAmerican classical guitarist, Xavier Jara (b 1993), is the 1st prizewinner of the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A native of Minnesota, Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris, France to study with Judicael Perroy.

Jara studied in Paris for six years with Perroy. During this time he completed his Bachelor's Degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with French guitarist, Olivier Chassain, and lute master, Eric Bellocq. He received 1st place in a number of international competitions including the Boston Guitarfest (2014), the Gargnano, Italy Competition (2015) and the Tokyo International Competition (2016). In 2016, Jara returned home to the United States to win the Guitar Foundation of America's Rose Augustine Grand Prize.

Get the MGS Fernandosaur T-Shirt

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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.


 

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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.

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2017-2018 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance

Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks
Saturday, September 23

Meng Su
Friday, October 20

Issam Rafea (solo Oud)
Saturday, November 11

GFA winner Xavier Jara
Saturday, December 9

Lute-a-Thon
Saturday, January 20

Montenegrin Duo
Friday, February 16

Emanuele Buono
Saturday, March 17

Petra Poláčková
Saturday, April 21

Classical Guitarathon
Saturday, June 2

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