Lisa Link Peace Park Concert Series






We're finally back to scheduling some in-person events!
Gabor Szarvas, in conjunction with Downtown Madison has organized a series of 6 outdoor classical guitar concerts which will be happening on the 2nd and 4th Fridays for June, July, and August at Lisa Link Peace Park at 452 State Street. Each session will have a featured performer, as well as some time scheduled for a handful of students and other performers to sign-up for a limited slot. Not quite the same as our Lakeside open mic "show up and play" model, but still an opportunity to play in public. Please contact Gabor ahead of time if you'd like to get a slot in the program.  Contact info can be found in the "Booking" tab.









While live performances still aren't an option, you can trust that we're still doing what we can to keep the music going! We're very excited to have assembled some submissions from a few artists to create our own virtual concert. Nathan Bredeson, Silviu Ciulei, and Steve Cowan are all Wilson Center Competition winners and have played in previous years at concerts at our Lakeside Street Coffeehouse concerts.  We're happy to welcome them again and see how their careers and skills have grown!






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This project is supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.
This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Primary corporate sponsorship by Musicnotes. As the world leader in digital sheet music, Musicnotes is proud to offer the best selection of 100% officially licensed and legal arrangements, covering all major instruments for musicians of every skill level.

Benefit Concert

Christopher Allen will be giving a benefit concert at Lakeside Street Coffee House on January 18th. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Puerto Rico Guitar Project.

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2020 Schedule for Lakeside Guitar Showcase

We'll be appearing once a month at Lakeside in 2020, down from the normal two.  We're sincerely hopeful that this change will make these events even more special AND provide opportunities to expand this formula to other communities in Dane County to further our mission of creating performance opportunities and inspire players and audiences alike.

The Madison Classical Guitar Society (MCGS) hosts a night of member performances "open mic style" on select Fridays. These events give our members a chance to get some practice playing some beautiful music in public, and gives the community a chance to hear some truly great performances . Lakeside Street has great selection of beer, wine, food. There is so much talent at these shows! The performers start at 7.

Acoustic Tuesday at Cafe Coda




We'll be taking our winning "Classical Guitar Showcase" open mic-style formula to Madison's premier jazz venue as part of Cafe Coda's "Acoustic Tuesdays" series. This is a chance for us to branch out into other neighborhoods and create new performance and listening opportunities for our members!
The Madison Classical Guitar Society (MCGS) hosts a night of member performances "open mic style" on select Fridays. These events give our members a chance to get some practice playing some beautiful music in public, and gives the community a chance to hear some truly great performances . Lakeside Street has great selection of beer, wine, food. There is so much talent at these shows! The performers start at 7.


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Evan Taucher In Concert, plus Luthier Showcase with Steven Walter

UPDATE!!!!  Due to a water main break, Gates of Heaven is temporarily closed.  We've had to relocate this concert to St. John's Lutheran Church at 322 E. Washington.  


We're excited to welcome award-winning guitarist Evan Taucher back to Madison for a special concert at Gates of Heaven. Evan has been extremely busy competing around the world, completing his second master's degree in Spain, and using his social media platforms to educate and connect guitarists. Sure to be an inspiring show!
https://evantaucher.com/

Before the concert (from 5-7), we'll also be hosting a visit from Steven Walter - guitarist and luthier of the fine instruments Evan is playing. There will be some time to play Steven's instruments in the amazing acoustics at GoH and he'll give a talk about his craft and experiences. Come early and stay for the concert!
http://www.stevenwalterguitars.com/about.html

This project is supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Our First Classical Guitar Festival!


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Madison Classical Guitar Society is excited to announce the date of its new Classical Guitar Festival in the Wisconsin Studio at The Overture Center on October 5th 2019. The Overture Center is at 201 State Street, Madison WI ; a full day of workshops, master classes and vendors. In celebration of women and their global contribution to the art of guitar, hosting a splendid evening performance by three incredible international female performers Frances Karim Chiroque, Ioana Gandrabur and Elina Chekan.

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