Seattle Classic Guitar Society
International Concert Series, 2022-2023

"The Seattle Classic Guitar Society's series at Benaroya Hall is one of the great, relatively undiscovered delights of Seattle's classical music season. The performers are top-notch, and the venue (Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall) has acoustics that are matched perfectly to the intimate demands of the guitar."
- The Seattle Times

Tickets now on sale @
Benaroya Hall,
The Rosewood Guitar,
and via mail order at this link
!

 

Meng Su (China)
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM

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Meng Su has won first-prize in numerous international competitions around the world, and in addition to her busy solo career, Meng Su is an avid chamber musician who tours regularly in the Beijing Guitar Duo and as a soloist with orchestras. Ms. Su has performed in over 30 different countries around the world, and her debut solo recording "Meng," released in 2016 was called "awe-inspiring" and "this year's finest debut by far" by Classical Guitar Magazine.

"Pure musical alchemy . . . the audience jumped to its feet in ovation." - Courier&Press



René Izquierdo (Cuba)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
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Cuban-born René Izquierdo is a unique artist and passionate educator whose career has been dedicated to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. Through his "unforgettable versatility, sensitivity and sublime musicianship" (Classical Guitar Magazine), René has firmly established himself as one of the world's classical guitar virtuosos. He is celebrated for his ability to weave an unparalleled technical command of his instrument with his gift of storytelling, accomplishing an intimate musical experience with his audience. He has performed to critical acclaim touring extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

". . . unforgettable versatility, sensitivity and sublime musicianship." - Classical Guitar Magazine

David Russell (Scotland/Spain)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
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Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. His CD AIRE LATINO won the 2005 Grammy award for best instrumental soloist in classical music, and in November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics.


"... Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension". - The New York Times

Brasil Guitar Duo (Brasil)
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
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Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. The Duo has appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals throughout the world. Their 2015 Naxos CD of Brouwer's complete works for two guitars was nominated for a Latin Grammy award for Best New Composition.

"The sheer facility was astonishing, but more remarkable still was his mastery of instrumental color . . . He played every note as though it might be his last." - San Antonio Express News


TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION

 

Individual and Series tickets are on sale now!
Individual and 4-concert series tickets are available by mail, phone, in-person, or online;
3-concert series tickets are available by mail, phone, and in-person.

By Mail:
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By Phone:
Rosewood Guitar: 206-297-8788
Benaroya Box Office: 206-215-4747

In Person:
Rosewood Guitar
Benaroya Hall Box Office

Online:
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Single Event Tickets:

  Buy Tickets Now Meng Su, Saturday, October 15, 2022
  Buy Tickets Now René Izquierdo, Saturday, November 19, 2022
  Buy Tickets Now David Russell, Saturday, March 11, 2023
  Buy Tickets Now Brasil Guitar Duo, Saturday, May 6, 2023
 

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

For updated information on COVID-19 protocols at Benaroya Hall, please visit:
Benaroya Hall COVID-19 and Guest Safety Protocols


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