Classical Gala West
Forthcoming Events
All Concerts Free,
Donations Requested!

Matthew Fish
Classical Guitar

July 9, 2017, 3:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1070 Plumb Lane, Reno

July 13, 7:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
Olga Perez Flora,
Mezzo-Soprano and Friends
Canciones de mi isla:
Songs From My Cuban Island
Also featuring Larry Aynesmith, Classical Guitar

q July 20-21, 2017
Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno
Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition
/Reno Artown Festival

p SF Bay Guitar Festival & Competition, Fall 2017 tba

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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 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, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek, 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
Andrew York
Victor Villadangos
Maximo Diego Pujol
Paul Galbraith
Denis Azabagic
Vida Guitar Quartet
Celso Machado
Celino and Lito Romero
Marc Teicholz
Adam Levin
San Francisco Guitar Quartet
and many others

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


Festival Dates: July 20-21, 2017, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, plus pre-festival event July 9, 2017, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, July 13, Trinity Episcopal
Co-Sponsor: Trinity Episcopal Church, July 20-21
Guest Artists: Duo Siqueira Lima, Sedona Farber, Matthew Fish
All concerts free to the public, donations requested!
Competitions: Adult and Youth, $5000.00 Total Prizes!

Home Page
Adult Competition Rules and Registration
Youth Competition Rules and Registration
Schedule of Events
Masterclass with Duo Siqueira Lima Registration

Concert: Thursday, July 20, 7:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno

Duo Siqueira Lima is one of the world's most prestigious chamber ensembles having won the Profissionais da Música Award 2015 in Brazil and the International Press Award 2014 in the
United States. Their work features music of the classical repertoire to popular music of Latin America. The Duo includes Cecilia Siqueira, born in Uruguay, and Fernando de Lima from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cecilia and Fernando are recognized for their technical and interpretive virtuosity as well as for their daring and original arrangements for two guitars. Since 2003, they have toured the world performing in major European capitals, many cities in North America as well as sojourns to Africa and Russia. They are favorites throughout major music centers in Latin America and in prestigious halls including Lincoln Center (New York), New World Center (Miami) and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Concert: Friday, July 21, 12:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno

It’s always exciting to discover genuinely talented young players. Sedona Farber has already won or placed in a number of competitions, including first prize in the 2016 Sierra Nevada Guitar Competition, first prize in the 2015 GFA International Youth Competition, the SF Bay Competition, the Indiana University International Guitar Competition, the Pacific Guitar Competition, and others. A student at Orange County High School for the Arts in southern California, she also plays in the Farber Duo with her sister Haley.

: Sunday, July 9, 3:30pm, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno

Hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a master," San Francisco-based classical guitarist Matthew Fish is a prize-winning soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Matthew’s debut album, From Her Source to the Sea, is devoted entirely to the solo guitar music of Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller. Soundboard Magazine called the album "a first-rate release," noting "some of [the music] sounds fantastically difficult, making one wonder how many fingers Mr. Fish has on each hand."

Friday, July 21, 1:30pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno
With top prizes of $2000.00, $1250.00, and $750.00, this year's internationally recognized adult classical guitar competition promises
to be an exciting event. Watch four finalists compete for top prizes, open to the public!

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Larry Aynesmith ________ Matthew Fish
Festival Director ________ Competition Director _____

Jim Coleman, Treasurer