What we're about

We're a group of guitarists and luthiers, professionals as well as amateurs, of all ages and levels, who enjoy getting together, playing for one another informally, meeting for open mics and occasionally going to concerts together. We welcome acoustic guitarists who play any music in fingerpicking style. (Image by Made Underground, from flickr)

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Open Rehearsal for Prospective Players: SF Mandolin Orchestra

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Do you play guitar or any member of the mandolin family (mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello)? Can you read music on your instrument? Would you enjoy playing with others? Then consider dropping by this open rehearsal of the SF Mandolin Orchestra. We’re a plucked instrument community string orchestra with 15-25 members that plays two concert seasons each year, as well as community concerts at places like Mission Dolores, the Academy of Sciences and a variety of senior living centers around the Bay Area. We’re preparing for our upcoming season, and are looking for additional musicians who’d like to join us. This open rehearsal gives you the opportunity to see what we’re all about, meet us, and listen to our music. If you’re then interested in playing with the orchestra, you can talk with our musical director Achille Bocus and plan to join us a future rehearsals and concerts. If you would like to PLAY with us at the rehearsal, please contact our director Achille Bocus at [masked] to get music.

Play Date

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Join your friends and share your music at our next Play Date. If you haven't yet been to a Play Date, give it a try! Everybody, beginners and experienced players, gets a chance to play in a supportive atmosphere. So polish up a couple of your favorite pieces and share them. Nervous about playing for other people? Don't worry, you are welcome to just come and listen!

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT Luca Stricagnoli-Antoine Boyer-Samuelito-Cenk Erdogan

THE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT (IGN) is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Each tour brings together a new cast of guitar luminaries for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. IGN was founded in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers. For International Guitar Night’s 19th year of touring, guest host Luca Stricagnoli, Italy’s explosive contemporary showman, returns by popular demand, joined by two of France’s acclaimed young prodigies, Swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, and the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. Tickets are 50% off for Guitar Society members. Just enter the code SFGC for the discount or call[masked]. Complete concert information and tickets here: http://omniconcerts.com/concerts/international-guitar-night-2/

Master Class with Thomas Viloteau - free to attend

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Students from the guitar department will learn - and we can watch and learn too. No need to RSVP, no tickets.

Past events (703)

Guitar Department Recital

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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