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2023-2024 Season

August 12, 4:00 PM - Join us for our monthly open stage for all classical guitarists and to welcome our incredible guest performer Sarah Badlissi, returning from Brussels after studying with Antigoni Goni. She will bring us a killer program of traditional works as well as her own arrangements.

Location: Company N' Tempo 

Admission: Free

September 23, 4:00 PM - Tedesco Duo

Tedesco Duo is a lively flute and guitar duo from New England comprised of Arielle Burke on flute and Catherine O'Kelly on guitar. They perform repertoire from all eras, with an emphasis on contemporary music.

Arielle and Catherine began performing together in 2011 as students at The Hartt School. Their first performance was of Sonatina for Flute and Guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, which is what prompted them to name the ensemble "Tedesco Duo." They have since performed the works of composers such as Mauro Giuliani, Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Houghton, Libby Larsen, Roberto Sierra, and Máximo Diego Pujol.


Tedesco Duo has been praised for their communicative playing and for performing repertoire that is colorful and spirited.

Location: First Congregational Church, 355 Main St, Cromwell, CT 06416

Admission: Free

October 15, 9:00-7:00 PM - The Connecticut Guitar Guild is proud to present its first guitar festival! This one day event will be full of classes, workshops and performances. 

Location: Company N' Tempo/First Congregational Church, 355 Main St, Cromwell, CT 06416

Admission: Registration information here

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November 4, 2023 - Suzuki Night 6:00 PM

Join us for the second annual Connecticut Suzuki student showcase. This event will feature students from various studios in the greater Hartford area and beyond. Suzuki students who are interested in participating should email us at connecticutguitarguild@gmail.com with the instructor name, studio name (if different than instructor), and intended performance piece.

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March 9, 2024 - Andrew Flory 4:00 PM

Andrew Flory is a classical guitarist and theorbo player based in Rochester, New York.. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate and Performer’s Certificate recipient at the Eastman School
of Music in Rochester. There he studies guitar with Naxos recording artist Dr. Nicholas Goluses and is also pursuing an Advanced Performer’s certificate in Early Music with world renowned
lutenist and historical performance practice expert Paul O’Dette.

In addition to guitar performances, Andrew plays theorbo as a member of the Collegium Musicum Baroque orchestra led by Paul O’Dette and Christel Thielmann and he performs every Sunday night at Christ
Church in Rochester with Schola Cantorum for their candlelight compline service. Andrew also performs solo theorbo works in his solo performances.

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May 4th, 2024 - Thatcher Harrison 4:00 PM

Thatcher Harrison is a guitarist and a composer. As a composer, Thatcher tries to expand the boundaries of classical guitar repertoire through what he calls “classical fusion” composition: pieces based in classical composition and performance techniques, but with influences from other genres such as jazz music, rock music, fingerstyle guitar music, blues music, pop music, folk music, film score music, and world music. As a guitarist, Thatcher chooses to perform programs consisting primarily of his own compositions. Thatcher is currently working to establish his career as a concert artist, having performed concerts for Boston Classical Guitar Society, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Twents Gitaarfestival, Rhode Island Guitar Guild, Pleven Guitar Festival, Domaine Forget International Music Festival, The 21st Century Guitar Conference, and Boston Guitarfest. Thatcher Harrison is currently studying for his Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at New England Conservatory with Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe, and he studies composition privately with Ian Wiese.
 

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