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April 2016

CONCERT BY THOMAS MEYER

April 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Ames, 1015 N. Hyland
Ames, 50014 United States
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Thomas Meyer will be giving a classical guitar recital on Sunday, April 10th 2016 at 3:00 p.m.  The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Ames, 1015 N. Hyland. The concert is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided following the performance.

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May 2016

10th Russian Guitar Festival, May 5-8, 2016 in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque

May 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - May 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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10th Russian Guitar Festival, May 5-8, 2016 in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque Thursday, May 5, 2016 •        7 pm: Festival Opening Concert: “The Klezmorim Are Back in Town! Jewish Music of all Kinds” with Kurt and Annette Bjorling; Igor Golger and Hiroko; George Arutunian; Vadim Kolpakov; Oleg Timofeyev; and Natalia Timofeyeva! Friday, May 6, 2016 •        10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. International Commons: Masterclass with John Schneiderman and Maxim Lysov. •        7:00 pm Congregational Church “New Russian Guitar…

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June 2016

Guitars in the Garden: Rose Fest at Reiman Gardens

June 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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Come listen to the HICGS members play for this annual event Performance times vary throughout the afternoon No preregistration is required. Cost is free for members and Iowa State University students with ID. The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

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July 2016

Guitars in the Garden Polk County Master Gardeners

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Demonstration Garden, Dewy Gibbs Road and 92nd Street
Ubandale, IA United States
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Guitars in the Garden–Polk County Master Gardeners Come to the Polk Co. Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden on July 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and listen to members of the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society.  

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August 2016

Guitars In The Garden Union Park

August 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Union Park Floral Garden, E. 9th and Thompson Avenue
Des Moines, IA, IA 50316 United States
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Guitars in Garden Union Park

This family friendly and free event will be held in the Union Park Flower Garden, (the southeast corner of Union Park, near the corner East 9th and Thompson Avenue).  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and plan to enjoy a great presentation of classical guitar music which should last about 2 hours. In the advent of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. Please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HICGS for up-to-date cancellation information and to stay informed of upcoming events.…

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October 2016
$15

CONCERT–Iowa Guitar Quartet

October 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Iowa Guitar Quartet (David Crabbs, Thomas Finn, Steven Kennedy, Dave Reynolds) formed in 2016 as an extension of the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society.  Intricately tied into the classical guitar community in central Iowa as teachers and performers, combining their talents seemed like a natural progression.  Their repertoire covers a wide swath of both guitar quartet and trio works. The Iowa Guitar Quartet’s concert for HICGS will be their debut performance as an ensemble, but certainly not their…

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$20

CONCERT–Duo Sudeste

October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DuoSudeste/ CD Baby:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/duosudeste Recent NPR performance:  http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/live-studio-c-duo-sudeste Based in Nashville, Tennessee, DUO SUDESTE was formed in 2008 by Robert Thompson and Joey Butler.  Merging their love of Latin music, classical guitar, and knowledge of Latin rhythms, they formed a guitar duo specializing in composers from South America — mainly Argentina and Brazil. As active performers, they have performed numerous concerts and on NPR's Live in Studio C and The Intimate Guitar. Their debut CD entitled Viagem ao Sul (Voyage…

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December 2016

Guitars Under The Stars

December 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Drake Municipal Obervatory, 4908 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:00 pm WHERE: Drake Municipal Observatory A unique event that combines classical guitar music and star-gazing! The event, which is free and open to the public, will consist of a classical guitar concert by members of HICGS followed by a tour of the observatory and star-gazing using the historic refractor telescope. The tour will be conducted by Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Astronomy. Classical and contemporary works for classical guitar will be performed. Please, note…

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March 2017
$20

CONCERT–Matt Palmer

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Website:  http://www.mattpalmerguitar.com Guitarist Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.  A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” (Premier Guitar Magazine), “highly expressive and technically virtuosic” (Modern Guitars Magazine), “a truly accomplished and refined musician” (Cleveland Classical),…

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April 2017
$20

CONCERT–Eva Beneke

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Born in Berlin (Germany) Eva Beneke began her studies at the Berlin University of Arts with Prof. Martin Rennert. Her success there led her to the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar to study with Prof.  Thomas Müller-Pering, one of Germany’s most influential guitarists. In 2012, Eva received a doctorate with honors from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she studied with Scott Tennant, Pepe Romero and jazz-guitar legend Bruce Forman. In addition to prizes at international guitar…

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