Community Events

This page is for organizations and individuals to submit classical guitar events happening in the Cleveland community. To submit an event, please provide title, time, place, short description, link, and contact information if applicable and send it via our contact form.

March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Bop Stop
2920 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

Gruca White Ensemble in Concert

Robert Gruca, guitar, and Linda White, flute, present music by Stephen Goss, Atanas Ourkouzounov, Nathan Kolosko, Dave Brubeck, and more. This concert is FREE but there is a $10 suggested donation. Click here for more information.

March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm -
March 5, 2017 at 10:00pm
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
77 W College St
Oberlin, OH 44074

James Stroud All-Ohio Guitar Competition & Festival

Please click here for more information.

Online registration for competitors is required. 

Festival location:  Oberlin Conservatory of Music

-All events are free and open to the public.

​-Prize money increased to $5000

-NEW WORKSHOP PRIZE


SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 4th
8:00pm – Rene Izquierdo, with Alina Chekan, guitars (Duo Exaudi)

Sunday, March 5th
9:00am – Prelims
(This is the only event closed to public)

1:30pm – The Semi Finals (Stull Recital Hall)

        4:30pm – Oberlin Faculty Recital (Kulas Hall)
Stephen Aron, guitar, with Kendra Colton, soprano, Richard Hawkins, clarinet, and Alexa Still, flute

8:00pm -The Finals (Kulas Hall)
Reception and  Awards ceremony to follow

June 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm -
June 11, 2017 at 9:30pm
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 E. Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

17th ANNUAL CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

[Among] two of the most important annual
American classical guitar events…
Classical Guitar

5 CONCERTS
Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar – Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $25 – Grammy Award Winner
Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.
– NPR

Nigel North (England), lute – Saturday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $22.00 – Gramophone Award Winner
Perhaps he is the greatest performer on the instrument of all time.
– Birmingham Post

David Russell (Scotland), guitar – Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.
CIM, Kulas Hall – Tickets $30.00 – Grammy Award Winner
Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension.
– New York Times

Hao Yang (China), guitar – Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Free (no passes required), donations accepted
First Prize Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition,
Senior Division

Colin Davin (USA), guitar and Emily Levin (USA), harp
Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. – CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $22.00
Davin is the real thing…a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply
expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination.
– American Record Guide
Emily Levin was a standout. Levin…drew nuanced timbres and textures
while making the mechanics of her instrument disappear.
– Philadelphia Inquirer

1 GUITAR EXHIBIT PERFORMANCE
Petra Poláčková (Czech Republic) – Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Free (no passes required), donations accepted
Polácková’s playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was
unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult.
– Cleveland Classical

3 LECTURES AND MUCH MORE…

Presented by Guitars International at and in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 E. Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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