Seattle Classic Guitar Society
International Concert Series, 2016-2017

Thibault Cauvin
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM


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Thibault Cauvin is certainly one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists at the moment. He started touring more than ten years ago and has never stopped since. Cauvin has perfomed as a soloist on the prestigious stages in over one hundred countries, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Shanghai Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, GAM in Santiago de Chile, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Gasteig in Munich, and many others. A native of France, this Sony Music artist is a patron of the Paris Guitar Foundation and an Ambassador of Bordeaux Metropole. Born into a family of musicians, Thibault Cauvin learned to play guitar at age five, and continued with studies at Bordeaux Conservatory and the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. At age twenty he became the only guitarist in the world to win thirteen international first prizes. His inspired, expressive and natural playing brings generations of people together and breaks down boundaries.


“Just incredible, do not miss him!” The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM


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For three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations. As one of the most charismatic groups performing today, the LAGQ's critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Their "New Renaissance" recording (2015) marks a return to early music themes with a distinctly modern aesthetic. Recent recordings also include "Interchange", featuring concertos by Rodrigo and Assad, and "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes" with guest actor, Phil Proctor, on DVD. Premieres of a new work by Pat Metheny, and one for LAGQ with Guitar Orchestra by Andrew York, a reprise of their beloved "Nutcracker Suite," as well as returns to some favorite venues, are among highlights of the LAGQ's 2016-17 Season.


“Inspired yet deceptively easygoing virtuosity that exists when discipline and spontaneity are balanced to perfection.” The Washington Post

Michael Partington
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM


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Michael Partington is one of the most engaging concert players of his generation. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his "lyricism, intensity and clear technical command," this award-winning British guitarist has performed to unanimous critical praise. Partington has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia as a soloist and with ensembles. He has performed live on radio in the US and UK including BBC Radio 3's In Tune, BBC Wales, and St. Paul Sunday on National Public Radio. An advocate of new music he has commissioned and premiered works by Stephen Goss, Bryan Johanson, Toshio Hosokawa, Angelo Gilardino, Tom Baker, Kevin Callahan and others. He released eight solo CDs for Rosewood Recordings, and can be heard on the Cadenza and Present Sounds labels. He is currently Artist in Residence and director of the guitar program at the University of Washington in Seattle.


“Nimble, mercurial, subtle, and emotionally engaging, Partington's playing consistently beguiles the ear, whether he is probing classics of the repertoire or brand-new pieces composed for him. He draws a spectacular array of effects and shades from his instrument.” The Seattle Times

Antigoni Goni
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM


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Universally praised for her profound artistic sensitivity, her exquisite sound and for her unmatched palette of colors and dynamics, the Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni is internationally acclaimed as a true ambassador of the guitar and a sought-after pedagogue. In 1995 Antigoni Goni added to an already long list of competition prizes the first prize of the enormously prestigious "Guitar Foundation of America Competition", thus becoming the first Greek (and, to present, the only) to ever win it. As a NAXOS and KOCH recording artist, her highly successful recordings have been praised for being "expressively poetic and technically exciting" and have been received with great enthusiasm by the international musical community. At least a dozen of the pieces she has recorded, have been included in Enrique Robichaud's classical guitar CD guide: Guitar's TOP 100 Best. The New York Times praised her as "an eloquent player with a graceful touch and a rich sound."


“Antigoni Goni has it all: beautiful tone, exquisite phrasing, great timbre and dynamic range and an engaging presence.” Soundboard Magazine

Series Tickets:
Series Tickets can be purchased online via the link below, by mail, or by phone by calling
Rosewood Guitar (206) 297-8788, or the Benaroya Box office (206) 215-4747.
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4-Concert Series: $130 ($100 for SCGS members, students & seniors) - Online, or by Phone
3-Concert Series: $105 ($80 for SCGS members, students & seniors) - By Phone Only (Rosewood)
*Please Note: The Cauvin, Partington, Goni 3-Concert Series is $100 (General) and $75 (SCGS Members)


Single Event Tickets:
Single Event Tickets can be purchased via credit card by clicking the links below, or by mail.
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Pricing: $38 ($28 for SCGS members, students & seniors)
*Please Note: Single Event Tickets for the LAGQ Concert are $43 (General) and $33 (SCGS Members)
- Thibault Cauvin, Saturday, September 24, 2016
- Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Saturday, November 19, 2016
- Michael Partington, Saturday, March 4, 2017
- Antigoni Goni, Saturday, May 6, 2017
Benaroya Hall:
The SCGS International Concert Series performances are held at Benaroya Hall (Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall) located at 200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-3428

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