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Incline Village Music Series
+CLASSICAL
+FLAMENCO
+BLUEGRASS
+WORLD MUSIC
www.cgwest.org
Fridays July 5, 12, 19, 26
7:00pm at St. Pat's Episcopal,
341 Village Blvd.,Incline Village

MUST SEE: One of the world's leading Classical Guitar Virtuosos MATT PALMER on July 19

FREE !!!
Yes it's free but your generous donations are needed to help fund events and pay artists

July 5
FLAMENCO/Classical
EDWARD MARTINEZ

Young guitar sensation from Los Angeles performs

JULY 12
BLUEGRASS
SUSPECT TERRANE


Suspect Terrane
performs an entertaining eclectic spectrum of acoustic music, drawing on the influences of bluegrass, western swing, folk, and rock, and pulling it all together with rich vocal harmonies.

JULY 19
CLASSICAL GUITAR GALA
MATT PALMER
"The soul of an artist, technical virtuosity of the highest caliber, and a heightened sense of musicality." - Guitar International Magazine
"One of the world's best players." - The Royal Gazette
MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS THE CLASSICAL GUITAR HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR !
With opening acts Lawrence Smith and the 2019 Youth Ensemble.

JULY 26
MUSIC OF THE WORLD
MELODY OF CHINA
YANGQIN ZHAO


Yangqin Zhao is a virtuoso of the Chinese Dulcimer.
Prophetically named after the instrument she became famous for playing, she has established herself as one of the foremost yangqin performers in the world. Ms. Zhao was elected to the prestigious Chinese Musicians Association and the Chinese Nationalities Orchestra Society.

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SF Bay Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
San Mateo, California
Fall 2019 tba

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Help us fund our
Concert Presentations and
Educational Programs


QUALITY CLASSICAL GUITAR TEACHING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
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for latest info.

• Classical Gala West is a premier organization presenting concerts, festivals and educational events. We are a division of LTCGS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, ID 20-1754458 and donations may be tax deductible.

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

All of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees, Nevada Arts Council, Artown Festival, Reno, www.StringsByMail.com, David Norton, Sedona Farber, Vasil Chekardzhikov, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reno,
St. Patrick's Episcopal, Incline Village, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts, GryphonStrings.com, Palo Alto

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CGWest 2018/2019
Board of Directors
Lawrence Smith
David Forristall
Tony T.




2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival
& Competition
Artown Classical Guitar Concerts
* July 5, July 7 and July 17-19
Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Schedule below)
Concerts, Competition and Masterclass attendance Free to public
Generous Donations Requested at door

Headline Artists: MATT PALMER, STEVEN LERMAN
Also featuring Classical / Flamenco Artist EDWARD MARTINEZ
With the 2019 Youth Classical Guitar Quartet, Lawrence Smith

2019 Sierra Nevada Adult Classical Guitar Competition
Competitors must buy registration pass:
Rules & Registration:
https://sngfadult2019.brownpapertickets.com

2019 Sierra Nevada Youth Classical Guitar Competition
Competitors must buy registration pass:
Rules & Registration:
https://sngfyouth2019.brownpapertickets.com

2019 Matt Palmer AMI Guitar Virtuoso Workshop
Workshop attendees must buy workshop pass which includes
the book The Virtuoso Guitarist, Volume 1:
https://mattpalmeramiworkshop.brownpapertickets.com

MATT PALMER


2019 Artown Classical Guitar Concerts Headline Artist
July 18, 6:30pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran near downtown Reno
July 19, 7:00pm, St. Patrick's Episcopal, Incline Village

"The soul of an artist, technical virtuosity of the highest caliber, and a heightened sense of musicality."
- Guitar International Magazine

"One of the world's best players."
- The Royal Gazette

Matt Palmer performs with an almost unparalleled technical virtuosity always in service to the music. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. Author of The Virtuoso Guitarist, Mr. Palmer holds a DMA degree from the University of Arizona and has gained worldwide recognition as a virtuosic and soulful concert artist.
- A masterclass, workshop, and a limited number of private lessons will be available with Matt Palmer, email music@cgwest.org to register.

STEVEN LERMAN


2019 Artown Classical Guitar Concerts Featured Artist
July 17, 7:00pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran near downtown Reno

Steven Lerman has won eight First Prizes in international guitar competitions including the 2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar competition. Mr. Lerman holds a DMA from the University of Arizona. He is increasingly in demand for concert performances and festival appearances and has taught and performed across the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and France.
- A masterclass will be available with Steven Lerman, email music@cgwest.org for to register.

EDWARD MARTINEZ


2019 Artown Classical Guitar Concerts Featured Artist
July 7, 3:30pm, St. John's Presbyterian, 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno
July 5, 7:00pm, St. Patrick's Episcopal, Incline Village

Edward Martinez from the Los Angeles area is a rising young star in the Classical and Flamenco guitar worlds. He is the recent 1st Prize Winner of both the Pacific and Andriassian Guitar Competitions. He is also the 2nd Prize winner of the 2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar Competition. Mr. Martinez is currently a graduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Opening act with regional Flamenco Guitarist Tony Hallas.

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2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Schedule

www.cgwest.org

Sunday, July 7, 3:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno
Edward Martinez
- Pre-Festival Artown Classical/Flamenco Guitar Concert

Wednesday July 17
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Youth Competition One Round
2:00pm-3:30pm - Adult Competition First Round
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Steven Lerman Masterclass
Email music@cgwest.org to register
7:00pm
Steven Lerman
- Featured Artown Classical Guitar Concert
Intermission
- Youth Competition Awards Presentation

Thursday July 18
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Adult Competition Final Round
1:30pm-3:30pm - Matt Palmer Masterclass
Email music@cgwest.org to register
3:00pm - David Norton - Lecture - John Duarte Centennnial
Break
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture tba
- 2019 Distinguished Service to Classical Guitar Award
7:00pm
Matt Palmer - Highlight Artown Classical Guitar Concert
Intermission - Adult Competition Awards Presentation

Friday, July 19
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd,
Incline Village, at Lake Tahoe
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Matt Palmer AMI Guitar Virtuoso Workshops
https://mattpalmeramiworkshop.brownpapertickets.com

A limited number of private lessons will be available with Matt Palmer, email music@cgwest.org for registration info.

7:00pm - Classical Guitar Gala Concert featuring Headline Artist Matt Palmer plus opening acts by award winning guitarists Lawrence Smith and the 2019 Youth Classical Guitar Quartet from the studio of Vasil Chekardzhikov.

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival - www.cgwest.org
Lawrence Smith, Artistic Director - www.lawrenceguitarist.com

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(c) 2019 Classical Gala West
music@cgwest.org
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451