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

April 28, 7:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno
Philip Manwell, Organ

Olga Archdekin, Violin

Larry Aynesmith
Classical Guitar

July 9, 2017, 3:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, Reno
Matthew Fish
Classical Guitar

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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

Larry Aynesmith
Artistic Director

(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
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


Pre-Festival Event
Concert: Matthew Fish, Classical Guitar
July 9, 3:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian
1070 Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada 89509

Festival Schedule of Events July 20-21

Trinity Episcopal Church
200 Island Avenue, Reno, Nevada 89501

Thursday, July 20

9am - 11:15am
Competition - Adult Round One

11:15am - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Competition - Adult Round One, continued

7:00pm - 9:00pm:
Concert - Duo Siqueira Lima
Adult finalists announced during intermission

Friday, July 21

8:30am - 11:15am
- Youth Competitions

12pm - 1:00pm
Concert - Sedona Farber

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Competition: Adult Finals

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Masterclass - Duo Siqueira Lima

Awards Ceremony