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

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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, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reno, NV, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival, Reno, GryphonStrings.com, Palo Alto, StringsByMail.com

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CGWest 2018/2019
Board of Directors
Larry Aynesmith
David Forristall
Tony T.



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

Headline Artists: MATT PALMER, STEVEN LERMAN
MICHAEL THAMES Luthier Lecture
Also featuring Classical / Flamenco Artist EDDIE MARTINEZ
With David Norton, Larry Aynesmith

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


Artown Classical Guitar Concerts 2019 Headline Artist

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

With an almost unparalleled technical virtuosity always in service to the music, Mr. Palmer holds a DMA degree from the University of Arizona.


STEVEN LERMAN

Steven Lerman has won eight First Prizes in international guitar competitions including the 2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar compe-tition. Mr. Lerman is a DMA candidate at the University of Arizona.


EDDIE MARTINEZ
Classical and Flamenco guitar artist Eddie Martinez is the 2nd Prize Winner of Classical Gala West's 2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar Competition and recent 1st Prize Winner of both the Pacific Guitar and Andriassian Guitar Competitions.

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2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Tentative Schedule

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Sunday, July 7, 3:00pm
St. John's Presbyterian 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno
Pre-Festival Concert - Eddie Martinez

Wednesday July 17
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Concert - Larry Aynesmith and Friends
1:00pm- 3:00pm - Youth Competition, One Round
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Adult Competition, 1st Round
5:00pm - 6:30pm - Break
7:00pm - Artown Classical Guitar Concert - Steven Lerman
Intermission
- Youth Competition Awards Presentation
- Announcement of Adult Competition Finalists

Thursday July 18
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Masterclass with Matt Palmer
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Lecture, Michael Thames (Luthier)
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Adult Competition Finals
5:00pm - Break
Pre-Concert
7:00pm
- 2019 Distinguished Service to Classical Guitar Award
- Featured Artown Classical Guitar Concert - Matt Palmer
Intermission - Adult Competition Awards Presentation

Friday, July 19
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd,
Incline Village, Nevada at Lake Tahoe
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Educational Workshops tba
7:00pm - Concert, Artists tba

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival - www.cgwest.org
Larry Aynesmith, Artistic Director - www.larryguitar.com

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P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451