Holiday Gutiars at Hilldale Mall

MCGS members will be performing at Hilldale Mall on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:30-3:30.  If you have some shopping to get done, this would be a perfect time to pop out and catch a little much needed calm between stores. :)

Thibaut Garcia In Concert

!!!TIME CHANGED TO 7:30!!!

MCGS is very happy to present Thibaut Garcia in concert on Thursday, December 1st at the Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park.  Doors open at 6.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates!

=====TIME CHANGED TO 7:30.=====
Due to some miscommunication with local media outlets, there has been some confusion whether the concert starts at 6:30 or 7:30. After discussing the situation with Thibaut, the decision was made that the safer solution would be to adjust the start time to 7:30 and do our best to get the word out on social media channels. This way, people who show up early can be notified of the change and asked to return, which is preferable to people showing up late and realizing that they missed the performance completely. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. We hope to see you there at 7:30!

MCGS Swap Meet

Location: 1905 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Steve Puntillo would like to host a guitar-themed swap meet on Sunday, August 21st from 3-7 at his store: Paragon Video and Stereo - 1905 Monroe St! Bring anything you're interested in trading. Stands, music, microphones, tuners, recording gear, under-appreciated guitars - anything you think that someone else might find useful! Stop by and search for some inspiration for your next project!  

We've just learned of a fantastic upcoming concert on Thursday, July 21st featuring 3 exceptional young guitarists!  With several competition accolades to their collective credit, they've already achieved great things.  Please come see them if you have the opportunity.

MCGS is very fortunate to be able to host Juanito Pascual and the New Flamenco Trio at the beutiful Atrium Auditorium at the First Unitarian society. This is an amazing and dynamic group of performers in the middle of a national tour and definitely a concert not to be missed! Please like and watch this space for updates.
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Requested donation: $20. $10 for current MCGS members and students. Special thanks to Lakeside Street Coffee House for sponsoring this event!

The Madison Classical Guitar Society welcomes guitar professor and masterful performer Rene Izquierdo on Thursday March 10th. The Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park is an intimate venue to see an amazing performer up close. The concert itself will be free, though donations are certainly encouraged. We're using this concert as part of our 2016 membership drive and will be offering a reduced price of $20 for a one-year membership, an offer available only at this event. 

Gates of Heaven, James Madison Park
302 E Gorham St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

More information on Rene and his many accomplishments can be found on his website.

Steve Puntillo will be hosting the next installment of our popular "Casual Club" meetings at Paragon Video and Stereo (1905 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711) on Monday, February 1st at 7:30. Please mark your calendar, and I hope to see some of you there!

Casual Club events are a series of privately hosted (non-public) meet-ups. We'd like to offer MCGS members who are a little nervous or don't feel that they're quite ready for the public performance spotlight a chance to work through some pieces (or parts of pieces) and to get advice, support, and inspiration from the group. All skill levels welcome and encouraged to share! The point is that we'd like these to be about our members making music and talking shop in a welcoming environment.