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QUALITY CLASSICAL GUITAR TEACHING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
March, May, June and July 2018 in Reno/Tahoe. Mentored by Vasil Chekardzhikov. Email music@cgwest.org for latest info.

(See left for further info on the following acts)

Friday June 15, 12:00pm
Amir-Hosein Sheibani
Classical Guitar Concert
Iranian guitarist studying at
San Francisco Conservatory
Pipes On the River
Noontime Concert Series
Trinity Episcopal, Reno

Sunday July 8, 3:30pm
Christopher Mann - Artown Classical Guitar Concert
St. John's Presbyterian, Reno

Thursday July 12, 6-8pm
Classical Music Open Mic
Swill Coffee and Wine, Reno

Thursday July 19, 7:00pm
Vasil Chekardzhikov-
Artown Classical Guitar Concert
Trinity Episcopal, Reno

Friday, July 20, 12:00pm
Triada Trio
- Artown Classical Guitar Concert
Trinity Episcopal, Reno

Saturday/Sunday July 21-22
2018 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Workshop at Donner Ski Ranch
See info at left.

Reno, Nov./Dec. 2018 tba
Classical Guitar Holiday Concerts

Nov./Dec. 2018 tba
2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar Festival & Competition

• 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, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival, Reno, Gryphon Strings, Palo Alto

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CGWest 2018
Larry Aynesmith, President and Director
David Forristall, Treasurer
Terry Boyes, Secretary



2018 SIERRA NEVADA CLASSICAL GUITAR
FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
, July 19-20
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 200 Island Ave., Reno, Nevada
FREE Concerts, Donations Requested!
Music Education Workshops July 21-22

2018 YOUTH CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION
Two Divisions:
Division I ages 15-18
Division II ages 14 and under
Competitors must register, see info:
July 19, Info, Rules and Registration:
REGISTER FOR YOUTH COMPETITION:
2018 SIERRA NEVADA CLASSICAL GUITAR YOUTH COMPETITION

2018 SIERRA NEVADA GUITAR WORKSHOP AT
DONNER SKI RANCH

July 21-22, 2018

REGISTER FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR WORKSHOP:
2018SIERRAGUITARWORKSHOP.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM

July 21-22, 2018 Workshop, Donner Ski Ranch, Norden, California
Only $99.00 Workshop Fee! Youth and Adult Participants welcome. Parents of registered students may audit events at no extra charge.

Have a blast at one of America's iconic locations in the Donner Lake area! Location is both rustic and beautiful so come prepared to work had and have fun. A full service restaurant is on site. Many recreational opportunities including hiking and boating are available in the area. ALSO brush up on your Classical Guitar performance and ensemble skills! Students may also participate in a performance at the end day two.

Two days of workshops, private and ensemble lessons will be directed by renowned Classical Guitar educator Vasil Chekardzhikov.
Mr. Chekardzhikov is Director of Guitar Programs at Encore High School of the Arts in Riverside, Califonia and is an award winning artist as a soloist as well as an ensemble member of Triada Trio (www.triadatrio.com).

Larry Aynesmith, Artistic Director of the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and Nevada Artist Fellowship Honoree, will also offer a workshop (www.larryguitar.com).

Lodging options are available at nearby Donner Lake, Truckee (20 minute drive), Reno (one hour drive) and at nearby Claire Tappan Lodge and Pacific Coast Trail Norden Hostel. Book early!

Featured Guest Artists and Concerts:
Vasil Chekardzhikov and Triada Trio

Thursday July 19, 7:00pm, Trinity Episcopal, Reno
VASIL CHEKARDZHIKOV
of Triada Trio

1st Prize Winner of the 2011 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition and renowned Classical Guitar educator performs magnificent interpretations of works by Bach, Brouwer, Torroba, and duos and trios with students from Mr. Chekardzhikov's studio.

Friday July 20, 12:00pm, Trinity Episcopal, Reno
TRIADA TRIO

Triada Trio
with the three brothers Chekardzhikov from Bulgaria always delivers virtuosity, inventive programs, and fun! Triada Trio is one of the best received acts ever presented by Classical Gala West and we welcome them back after a too long hiatus!
www.triadatrio.com

Saturday/Sunday July 21-22
Classical Guitar Masterclasses and Workshops
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Pre-Festival Artown Classical Guitar Concert
• Sunday July 8, 3:30pm, St. John's Presbyterian, 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno
CHRISTOPHER MANN

Christopher Mann is 1st prize winner of the 2017 SF Bay Classical Guitar Competition. His playing has been described as “poetic” and “jaw-dropping.” Mr. Mann has performed in Europe and the United States. He earned his performance degrees from the Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar. He is president of the South Bay Guitar Society.

Thursday July 12, 6-8pm
Classical Music Open Mic
Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival
Swill Coffee and Wine
3366 Lakeside Ct., Reno

Pre-Festival Noontime Concert
• Friday June 15, 12:00pm, Trinity Episcopal, Reno
Amir-Hosein Sheibani
Classical Guitar Concert
Iranian guitarist studying at
San Francisco Conservatory
Pipes On the River
Noontime Concert Series
Trinity Episcopal, Reno

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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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music@cgwest.org
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451