The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Supporting and savoring the art of classical guitar
Expect ardent performances from foremost, up-and-coming and cutting-edge artists from this society, whose concert series have included Sharon Isbin, Paula Robison, the Los Angeles String Quartet, Sergio and Adair Assad, Peter Segal and Eliot Fisk. Native Philadelphians, Segal and Fisk were nurtured by the society, whose members include many of the area’s finest teachers and performers.
Membership fees and corporate sponsors enable the society to offer substantial discounts for concerts, special fetes and monthly salons in which local or visiting guitarists can perform for one another. In addition to its own monthly series (held at the Settlement Music School), the society promotes guitar appearances by other presenters maintains an excellent events calendar and roster of professional teachers.
Philadelphia aficionados founded the society in 1966 to inform, educate and bliss out devotees of the quiet instrument popularized by Andres Segovia. A year later, headquarters moved to the Classical Guitar Store in Center City, where they remain. The small shop is a giant resource for news, music and support for guitarists worldwide. One of the oldest societies continually in operation, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society has helped form a similar group in Paris, France.
The website (www.classicalguitarstore.com) offers frequent updates of society events and guitar news throughout the Northeast region
Society member Bob Page, who runs the Classical Guitar Store, is happy to answer young visitors’ questions about his favorite instrument.
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