Blog #6

December 29, 2015

Happy New Year to all of you from HGF. We had a great 2015 and looking forward to an even more exciting 2016.

Here’s the latest from HGF, including some wonderful performances you should know about:

January 16, 4PM
Harris Guitar Collection Showcase
5 Great Old Guitars played by 5 Talented Young Guitarists
Recital Hall, SFCM
Free Admission

Join us for a HARRIS GUITAR COLLECTION SHOWCASE at the Biasini Guitar Competition and Festival at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, January 16, 2016 at 4PM. Tickets at the door are free. We will be featuring guitars by Antonio de Torres, Francisco Simplicio, Santos Hernandez, Hermann Hauser I, Ignacio Fleta. The one hour presentation will be co-hosted by David Tanenbaum and L. John Harris.

The Showcase will mirror the Wednesday afternoon gatherings in the HGF alcove at SFCM when students can sample and discuss guitars in the collection with L. John Harris.

January 14, 8 PM
O Saci Pererê
by Clarice Assad
Marc Teicholz, guitar
New Music Ensemble
SF Conservatory of Music

Harris Guitar Foundation is the non-profit sponsor of Clarice Assad’s new concerto for guitar and orchestra, “O Saci Perierê,” premiered on an HGF guitar by Marc Teicholz with the The New Music Ensemble directed by Nicole Paiement. January 14 at 8 PM.

Tickets available on line from the Omni Foundation:
New Guitars in the Harris Guitar Collection

We have added several new guitars to the collection in 2015. Details are on our website.
Didier Nicolas la Aine, Miracourt, 1815
Juan Perfumo, Cadiz, 1839
Benito Ferrer, Granada,1917
Robert Bouchet, Paris, 1961
Jose Ramirez II, 1956 (pending)
Julien Gomez Ramirez, 1936 (pending)

Classical Guitar Magazine features HGF

We were delighted by the feature article on HGF in the Winter edition of Classical Guitar magazine. You can purchase the Winter edition or subscribe to CGM at:
HGF Featured Luthier

Many thanks to our out-going Featured Luthier, Randy Angella. We had some nice visits with Randy who is a passionate and articulate advocate for the traditional Torres style guitar. Read more about Randy and our previous Featured Luthiers on our website:

Our next Featured Luthier is Stephen Connor from the Boston area who’s radical departure from Torres (sound port on side of guitar, raised finger board, unusual bracing patterns for the top) have produced powerful guitars that are popular with San Francisco players. Marc Teicholz will be playing the Assad concerto at the Biasini Festival with a Connor guitar from the Harris Guitar Collection.

We will be highlighting Steve and his guitars on our Website starting in late January.