Classical Gala West
Forthcoming Events

Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition 2016

SF Bay Guitar Festival & Competition, Fall 2016 tba

Classical Guitar
Holiday Concerts

Nov./Dec. 2016 tba, Northern Nevada, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek

Classical Gala West at Brewery Arts Center
Monthly Concerts in Carson City, Nevada, Fall, 2016

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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.

• Thanks to all those who help make this series possible, incuding:

All of our sponsors, donors volunteers and attendees, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, Nevada,Crystal Bay Casino, UNR Scheduling Dept., Reno, Nevada, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek, California, All Saints Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California, Strings By, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival,
Reno, Nevada, THE UPS STORE, Pleasant Hill, California, Walnut Creek
Chamber of Commerce

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
Paul Galbraith
Vida Guitar Quartet
Celso Machado
Celino and Lito Romero
Marc Teicholz
Adam Levin
San Francisco Guitar Quartet
and many others

(c) 2016 Classical Gala West
Tel: (775) 298-1686
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451

• Festival Dates: July 21-22, 2016, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno
• Additional performances: June 25 Carson City, July 10, Reno
• Featuring Grammy Winner Andrew York
All Concerts Free, Donations Requested!

Home Page
Competition Rules and Registration
Schedule of Events
Workshop and Masterclass with Andrew York Registration
Previous Year Competition Winners


Grammy Winner Andrew York
Thursday, July 21, 7:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada

Jason McGuire Trio
Saturday June 25, 7:00pm, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, Nevada

Duo SF
Thursday, July 21, 1:15pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada

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Philip Manwell, Larry Aynesmith

Larry Aynesmith and Friends
Sunday July 10, 3:00pm, Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno

Philip Manwell and Larry Aynesmith

Friday, July 22, 12:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada
Renowned keyboardist Philip Manwell performs on the Casavant
pipe organ and Larry Aynesmith performs on Classical Guitar.
Included is the Vivaldi Concerto in D and other works.

Adult Competition Finals
Friday, July 22, 2:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada
The public is welcome to this exciting competitive event.

Workshop and Masterclass with Andrew York
Tuition fee is required for attendance at these events.
Friday July 22, Trinity Episcopal Church
Workshop: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Masterclasses: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Adult and Youth Classical Guitar Competitions

Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22 (See Schedule)


Presented by: Classical Gala West, Trinity Episcopal Church
and Brewery Arts Center

Festival Dates: July 21-22, 2016, Reno
Additional performances June 25, Carson City, July 10, Reno

Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Avenue, Reno, Brewery Arts Center, 443 King St, Carson City, Wells Fargo Auditorium at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Reno

With Support From:
City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Strings By Mail, Reno Artown Festival, Brewery Arts Center

Festival Directors
: Larry Aynesmith and Matthew Fish, Co-Directors, Matthew Fish, Competition Director, Philip Manwell, Advisor

Extra Activities
: While you're here you could check out all the other events at Reno's month-long Artown Festival in July, make a side trip to spectacular Lake Tahoe, or visit Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. There are numerous hotels in the Reno area. Parking is limited at the festival site at Trinity Episcopal Church so plan accordingly.

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Larry Aynesmith ________ Matthew Fish
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