GuitarSarasota’s Ninth Season of International Classical Guitar Concerts

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GuitarSarasota's 9th International Classical Guitar Season in Sarasota, Florida
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thomas Koch, President of GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, FloridaI hope this Newsletter finds you all well, and that you had a musical summer.

GuitarSarasota has grown over the last years, and with the advent of our 9th season, we had to make the bittersweet decision to move our International Concert Series from Saint Paul Lutheran Church to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. Our new location on Fruitville Road has several upgrades, which became more and more necessary. We’ll have a slightly larger venue, more comfortable seating, better visibility, and finally, rest rooms that are not located inside the performance venue. All this, while still maintaining the intimate atmosphere of GuitarSarasota’s concerts. Together with an outstanding selection of artists from all over the world, we are fortunate to call the Unitarian Universalist Church GuitarSarasota’s new home.


If you are a Season Subscriber, expect a phone call from us for your renewal. If you would like to become a Season Subscriber, new subscription sales start on November 10, 2014. Individual ticket sales start on December 13, 2014 – just in time for the holidays!


Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm, we will kick-off GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series, as always, at Art Center Sarasota. This is free, open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. This Series is just one way GuitarSarasota gives back to the community.
I am looking forward to another great season.

GuitarSarasota thanks the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County as we are the proud recipient of an 2014/15 Opportunity Grant. Receiving this grant for the second time, GuitarSarasota is able to offer our  community, free Mini-Concert & Lecture Series events at Art Center Sarasota.


Please remember to support classical guitar music by  becoming a member of GuitarSarasota, by bringing a friend, as well as making a donation of any kind.

Should you have questions, please email me directly.

Best wishes,
Thomas Koch, President, GuitarSarasota
Michael McCallie classical guitar
Monday, November 10 from 7:30pm

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota

Michael McCallie debuts GuitarSarasota's Mini-Concert & Lecture Series on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Art Center Sarasota, in Sarasota, Florida Award-winning guitarist Michael McCallie has distinguished himself as one of the most promising young performers and teachers working within the classical guitar community today. He earned top prizes in the 2004 Stetson University Concerto Competition, the Chattanooga Young Artists’ Competition, and Cleveland Young Artists’ Competition.
Mr McCallie performed in concert halls throughout the United States, including Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University in Connecticut, Historic Town Hall Milford in Connecticut; and the Cohen-Davison Theatre at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Maryland. In 2003, Michael was chosen by guitarist and composer, Roland Dyens, to perform the composer’s own Songe Capricorne for an audience of guitar luminaries at the Stetson University International Guitar Workshop.

Michael holds a Master’s of Music in Guitar Performance from Yale University where he was the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship, as well as a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate under Bruce Holzman at Florida State University. Michael’s principal teachers include Dr. Stephen Robinson, Kevin Gallagher, Benjamin Verdery, and Bruce Holzman. Michael also teaches young children using the Suzuki Method.

We hope you can join us for GuitraSarasota’s 2014-2015 premiere Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota.

GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series


* November 10, 2014 – Michael McCallie – Classical Guitar
* December 8, 2014 – Ulisses Rocha – Classical & Brazilian Guitar
* January 12, 2015 – Trio Voilà – Flute, Viola, and Classical Guitar
* February 9, 2015 – Chris Adkins – Classical Guitar
* March 9, 2015 – Lady and The Bard – Bluegrass and Folk Duo
* April 13, 2015 – Youth Showcase Concert

We hope you can join us for GuitraSarasota’s 2014-2015  Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota.

GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series is part of our community outreach mission and is sponsored in part by a generous grant from The Sarasota Arts & Cultural Alliance.

This Series is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. No reservations required, seating is limited and it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early.

The format is often a 45 minute concert with a Q&A session. Your host is Dr Zachary Johnson, who introduces the guests, as well as engages the audience in enlightening conversation.

Issue: 21 – Welcome Back!

2015 International
Classical GuitarSeason

NEW LOCATION Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota 34232

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Anton Baranov, Russian Guitarist, GuitarSarasota Classical Guitar Series on Jan 24, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida

March 21, 2015

András Csáki

Andras Csaki performs on March 21, 2015 for GuitarSarasota, International Classical Guitar Season

April 11, 2015

Grisha Goryachev   

Flamenco Star from Russia Grisha Goryachev performs on April 11, 2015 for GuitarSarasota's Classical Guitar Series in Sarasota, Florida


GuitarSarasota’s Sponsors

Bill Boyette, CPA in Sarasota, Florida, sponsor of GuitarSarasota

GuitarSarasota's wonderful sponsor J. Crayton Pruitt Family Foundation in Florida

Sol Schwartz & Elayne Bernstein Fund, for GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, Florida

UMR Foundation The Ruskin Family supporting GuitarSarasota in Sarasota, Florida, Classical Guitar Society

WUSF Public Media sponsor of GuitarSarasota, Classical Guitar Series in Sarasota, Florida

GuitarSarasota’s Community Partner

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The Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra, conducted by Paul Wolfe, is seeking guitar players. If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact Ann Paige at 941.923.2343 or send an email [email protected] .
GuitarSarasota Membership – Starts at $20
We have simplified our membership.
A $20 Friend membership entitles you to purchase discounted tickets for your family and all your friends. A $100 Supporter membership offers you the same benefits as a Friend plus your name or company mentioned in all the concert programs.
A Benefactor membership starts at $500 with all the above mentioned benefits, plus your company logo in the programs, a link on our Web site, and in our newsletters.
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Thank You
We thank you for your support which allows us to bring the world of the classical guitar to Sarasota through our International Classical Guitar Concert Series. It also funds our free community outreach through GuitarSarasota’s Mini-Concert & Lecture Series at Art Center Sarasota and allows us to present outstanding local, regional, and international musicians.
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