Miles McConnell back in Madison at St. John's

Location: 322 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA

Miles McConnell returns for a visit to Madison from his new home in Nashville for a program featuring music of Beethoven, Bach, Lauro, Tarrega, and Turina, plus Miles' arrangements of film music and popular songs for classical guitar.

Suggested donation: $20 for non-MCGS members, $10 for MCGS members.

Brandon Acker - Lecture Recital August 20th at 2:00

Location: 1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, USA

MCGS is very excited to be able to bring Brandon to Madison in our first collaboration with Madison Youth Arts Center (MYArts) in their beautiful new facility on East Mifflin! This building boasts several performance spaces and we're looking forward to more collaborations with them, and Brandon, in the future.

Brandon Acker is a classical guitarist and specialist on early plucked instruments such as the theorbo, baroque guitar, and lute. His latest passion has been running his successful Youtube channel which now has over 380,000 subscribers and 26 million views. His channel provides educational content about early plucked instruments as well as guitar tips and artistic performance videos. In 2020, he and his wife started an online school for "all things that go pluck!" called Arpeggiato. The school offers lessons from professional musicians from around the world on lute, baroque guitar, vihuela, mandolin, oud, classical guitar, and more. Within the first year of opening, this online school has taught over 2000 lessons to students in over 20 countries.

Brandon’s performance career has varied from starting out playing electric guitar in metal bands to his current main focus researching and performing on early plucked instruments from the Renaissance, Baroque periods. He has toured extensively through England, Canada, Scotland, and Wales, and performed with notable groups such as the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company, Music of the Baroque, Third Coast Baroque, Opera Lafayette, and Bella Voce. Recently, he was selected as one of five international laureates to compete in an concerto competition with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

For more information, please visit or check out his YouTube channel.

Brandon's YouTube Channel

Madison Youth Arts