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Classical Music Open Mic

Premieres October 19
• At Fine Vines Cheese and Wines in Northwest Reno!

6300 Mae Anne Avenue #3
Reno, NV 89523
• Every other Thursday
7:00pm to 10:00pm
(may move to weekly later)
• Fine music in a fun and supportive environment
• Sponsored by Larry Aynesmith and the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival
• Pros, students all ages, amateurs welcome. Violin and strings, classical guitar, all fine instrumental and vocal genres welcome
• Email music@cgwest.org to sign up to play. (Online signup form will be added later)
* Monthly mini-concerts coming up at this location, check this site for updates or email us to get on email list

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IRINA KULIKOVA

FINE TEACHING PROGRAM
COMING TO RENO 2018 !!!


Irina Kulikova
is one of the best Classical Guitar performers in the world today!
Irina will be guiding a quality Classical Guitar Program in Reno with youth and adult programs. Check this website for future details and Irina's concert dates in early 2018.

Email music@cgwest.org to get on a student list to study with Irina Kulikova and Larry Aynesmith

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SIERRA NEVADA GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

• July 19-22, 2018
• July 19-20
Concerts and Competition at
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Reno, Nevada
• July 21-22
Workshops, Masterclasses
at Lake Tahoe tba

Featuring Guest Artist
MAREK PASIECZNY


This young Polish composer/virtuoso is one of the top talents in the Classical Guitar world today. New! Two day workshop at Lake Tahoe following concerts and competition in Reno. Check this website for future details and registration.

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The 2018 Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition welcomes Jack Cimo as new Competition Director. For more info see www.jackcimo.com

• For more info or to join our email list, send request to:
music@cgwest.org and like "Classical Gala West" on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/
classicalgalawest

Please support us with your generous donation for our operations, prizes and scholarships for deserving students. Email music@cgwest.org for more info or specific donation requests. Mail checks to: CGW, P.O. Box 5083, Incline Village, Nv 89450. Online donations will be back soon.

Classical Gala West is one of the premier organizations in the American West presenting concerts, festivals and educational events. A division of LTCGS (Lake Tahoe Classic Guitar Society), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, ID 20-1754458 organization and donations may be tax deductible. Donations may be made specifically for any geographic area where we present concerts, scholarships for competition prize winners, and to support our overall programs.

Larry Aynesmith, President
David Forristall, Vice President
Terry Boyes, Treasurer
Jack Cimo, Secretary

• Thanks to all those who help make this series possible in part, including:

All of our sponsors, donors volunteers and attendees, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, UNR Scheduling Dept., Reno, First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival, Reno

Classical Gala West and its associated programs have presented a plethora of fine artists and events including:

Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival
SF Bay Guitar Festival
Duo Siqueira Lima
Andrew York
Victor Villadangos
Maximo Diego Pujol
Ronn McFarlane
Paul Galbraith
Denis Azabagic
Vida Guitar Quartet
Celso Machado
Celino and Lito Romero
Marc Teicholz
Adam Levin
San Francisco Guitar Quartet
Sedona Farber
and many others

(c) 2017 Classical Gala West
music@cgwest.org
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451

RONN MCFARLANE
Grammy Nominated Lutenist
Friday October 27, 7:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
200 Island Avenue, Reno, Nevada
Free to public, $20 donations requested to help pay Artist Fee





"Probably the finest living exponent of his instrument."
– The Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C.
"One of the most impressive lutenists ever to record."
– TIME
"McFarlane is a master lutenist who's seemingly distilled countless influences and yet maintained the uniqueness of his instrument."
– Wall Street Journal

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Sean Spurling, Luthier • Bradley Pupa, Featured Artist

SF BAY CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

Featuring BRADLY PUPA, 1st Prize Winner of the 2017
Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition
Date: Saturday December 2, 2017
Location: First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301
Presented by: Classical Gala West, www.cgwest.org, music@cgwest.org
All events are unticketed and open to the public. $20 donations are requested at each event. Competitors must pay competition fee.

ADULT COMPETITION 1st PRIZE WINNER
Prize will include new build Carpathian Spruce
and Indian Rosewood Classical Guitar valued at $6000.00
donated by fantastic San Francisco luthier SEAN SPURLING

ADULT COMPETITION RULES & REGISTRATION
Online: sfbay17adultcompetition.brownpapertickets.com

YOUTH COMPETITION RULES & REGISTRATION
Online: sfbay2017youthcompfee.brownpapertickets.com

MASTERCLASS REGISTRATION
Online: sfbay2017masterclass.brownpapertickets.com

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - December 2, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30pm - Youth Competition
12:00pm to 2:00pm - Masterclass with Bradly Pupa
2:00pm to 4:30pm - Adult Competition
5:00pm to 5:45pm - Concert featuring Jack Cimo and Larry Aynesmith
Free Time
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Concert featuring Bradly Pupa, 1st Prize Winner of the 2017 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition
Adult and Youth Competition winners will be announced at intermission of evening concert.

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Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival, July 20-21, 2017

Thanks to all who made the 2017 Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition such a great event.

2017 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition Results

Adult Competition Winners:
1st - Bradly Pupa
2nd - Dan Kyzer
3rd - Jack Cimo
4th - Nicolas Emilfork

Youth Division I (ages 15-18):
1st - Dilip Kumar
2nd - Kyle Khembunjong
3rd - Darren Wu
Honorable Mentions - Suvan Agarwal and Morgan Vallat

Youth Division II (ages 14 and under):
1st - Roshan Prabhakar
2nd - Charlie Zhou
3rd - Hannelore Whetstone
Honorable Mentions - Constantin Chekardzhikov, Jacob Everett, Tam-An Nguyen, Andrew Barbuta

2017 Guest Artists were:

DUO SIQUIERA LIMA

SEDONA FARBER

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Larry Aynesmith ________ Jack Cimo
Artistic Director ________ Competition Director
www.larryguitar.com _____ www.jackcimo.com