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.

April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The Bop Stop
 2920 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

Gruca White Ensemble at the Bop Stop

Classical guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White bring to the stage a unique concert experience by alternating the best of the newly written flute and guitar repertoire from around the world and their own improvised arrangements of latin, jazz, and rock tunes. This concert will feature a world premier performance of a piece written by local composer Stephen Stanziano as well as music by guitarist-composers Stephen Goss, David Leisner, Patrick Roux, Gilbert Biberian and Raul Maldonado.


June 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm -
June 10, 2018 at
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 E. Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106


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

5 CONCERTS: Purchase tickets at or call 216-752-7502

Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar, and Julien Labro (France), bandoneon
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. – CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $30.00

[Grammy Award Winner Jason Vieaux is] perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation – NPR

What accordionist Julien Labro does is fly, launching a solo that simply bubbles with joy – All About Jazz

Ricardo Gallén (Spain), guitar – Saturday, June 9 at 3:15 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $22.00

Flawless interpretation and charisma and exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound – Diario de Cordoba

Duo Melis (Spain & Greece), guitars – Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $25.00

An ensemble notable for sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache, and stylish performances – San Francisco Classical Voice

Antonis Hatzinikolaou (Greece), guitar – Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Tickets $15.00

[In praise of Julian Bream Prize Winner Antonius Hatzinkolaou] Simply magnificent! This is playing of the highest standard – Classical Guitar Magazine

Colin Davin (USA), guitar, and Estelí Gomez (USA), soprano
Sunday, June 10 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

[Grammy Award Winner Esteli Gomez’s] artistry … belies her young years – Kansas City Metropolis


Petra Poláčková (Czech Republic) – Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.
CIM, Mixon Hall – Free (no passes required), donations to support the Festival gratefully accepted

First prize at the 36th International Guitar Competition Gargnano (Italy)

Classical guitar virtuoso Petra Poláčková will perform short works on twelve guitars collected from around the world by Guitars International.

Presented by
Guitars International
in cooperation with and at the
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio  44106

Information and concert tickets at or 216-752-7502