2017-2018 Concert Season

Purchase your season tickets now. Only $100 for an adult tickets for all 8 concerts. Tickets are also transferable if you can’t make a specific concert. To order, send an email to michaelks@aol.com or just send a check for $100 per adult to Knoxville Guitar Society, Attn: Michael K. Smith, 308 South Peters Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923.

Patterson/Sutton Duo                                                       September 2, 2017

Dr. Kimberly Patterson and Dr. Patrick Sutton formed their cello and guitar duo in 2011 as doctoral students at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This collaboration has led to recitals, residencies and lectures throughout the United States and abroad. In May of 2013, the Patterson/Sutton Duo released their debut album, “Cold Dark Matter: Music for Cello & Guitar.” Dušan Bogdanović declared: “Everything [on Cold Dark Matter] is performed with excellence and sensitivity. I especially like the beautiful tone and sense of lyricism, though the virtuosity of both is apparent.”

http://celloandguitar.com/

San Francisco Guitar Quartet                                       September 23, 2017

Since its debut in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its innovative concerts and recordings. The SFGQ’s recordings have garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Classical Guitar Magazine called their album Compadres ”…a nice release from a very capable group of players who give strong performances throughout in this particularly interesting program.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine chose the album as one of their “Top CD’s of the Year.”

http://sfgq.com/

Roger Hudson                                                                     November 11, 2017

Roger Hudson’s concerts include influences of Blues, Jazz, Classical as well as Brazilian and Mediterranean styles. In recent years Roger Hudson has become well-known for his Fingerstyle Basics columns that have appeared over 20 issues of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.  He has also enjoyed popularity with students and advanced performers through his growing catalog of compositions offered by Mel Bay Publications.

http://rogerhudson.com/

Knoxville Guitar Society December Benefit Concert                             December 15, 2017

Join the Knoxville Guitar Society for its December Benefit Concert. This concert will feature students of local guitar teachers such as Larry Long, Jeff  Comas, Ed Roberson, Chris Lee, and Andy LeGrand as well as other guest artists.

Duo Sudeste                                                                         January 20, 2018

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. Their debut CD entitled Viagem ao Sul (Voyage to the South) was released in 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/DuoSudeste/\

 Frank Bungarten                                                               March 3, 2018

Two-time Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year Frank Bungarten is Germany’s leading classical guitarist. Being honored at an early age by legendary maestro Andrés Segovia unleashed the start of Bungarten’s international career. For almost four decades Bungarten has played countless concerts all over the world. Bungarten’s Bach transcriptions and his complete Villa-Lobos are long-established, bestselling classics.

http://www.frankbungarten.de/

Adam del Monte                                                                April 14, 2018

First Prize Winner at the 1997 Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition, Adam del Monte is one of the new dynamic forces in both flamenco and classical guitar. He studied flamenco and classical guitar in Spain, Israel & England. Beginning with his father, he continued his training with such famed Gypsy performers as Pepe “Habichuela”, Paco Cortez, Nino Miguel and Gerardo Nunez. Adam has been on the studio guitar department faculty at USC since 2000, where he teaches flamenco and classical guitar.

https://www.adamdelmonte.com/biography

Knoxville Guitar Society Spring Benefit Concert                    May 18, 2018

Join the Knoxville Guitar Society for its Spring Benefit Concert. This concert will feature students of local guitar teachers such as Larry Long, Jeff  Comas, Ed Roberson, Chris Lee, and Andy LeGrand as well as other guest artists.