SFCM to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Guitar Department October 11, 8PM

Dear friends and guitar lovers,

This second blog from the Harris Guitar Foundation is devoted to a very special concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the guitar department at SFCM. Faculty, students and SFCM alums will perform guitar repertoire that spans the long history of the guitar, from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods to the present.

 October 11, 8PM, free admission 

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

You can see the entire program and list of performers on the SFCM calendar: http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=617

The guitar department at SFCM, led by David Tanenbaum, is perhaps the finest in the United States and the Harris Guitar Foundation is proud to support the curriculum by making the HGF collection of vintage guitars available to students, faculty and guests of SFCM.

Two guitars from the Harris Guitar Collection will be featured in solo pieces performed by George Sakellariou, the first SFCM department chair, now retired, and Marc Teicholz, a current member of the faculty and a specialist in performing on historical instruments.

If you intend to come, please get to SFCM early to get your seats–first come, first serve.  I have no access to tickets so no need to contact me. But you can probably find me from 6PM-7:30PM in the alcove on the mezzanine level at SFCM, just outside the Caroline Hume concert hall. This is where the Harris Guitar Collection is on display in the spectacular 18 ft-long glass showcase. If you haven’t seen the display case, you really should stop by to see it and say hello.

Note: The guitar played by George Sakellariou is the Collection’s newest addition, a 1915 Enrique Garcia from Barcelona.  Marc Teicholz will perform on the collection’s 1912 Manuel Ramirez from Madrid.  You can read about these guitars on the HGF website: http://harrisguitarfoundation.org/enrique-garcia-1915/

Hope to see you on the 11th!

–L. John Harris, Founder, President

Harris Guitar Foundation