Boston Guitar Orchestra

The Boston Guitar Orchestra (BGO) is a community-based amateur ensemble that is committed to the promotion of the arts in the New England area through the performance and creation of works for guitar ensemble while building an inclusive community of participants and audiences. Its members range in all levels, styles, and ages. The orchestra setup includes sections divided up into 4 to 8 parts with multiple players on each part, and the diverse mosaic of dynamic, color, timbre, and other various percussive effects that can be created can rival most symphony orchestras. Formed in 2009 by Scott Borg for the Boston Classical Guitar Society’s Festival 21, the Boston Guitar Orchestra garnered praise from the Boston Guitar Community and is now a centerpiece of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. It is a unique opportunity for amateur guitar enthusiasts to become active participants in guitar related activities rather than just mere spectators. It inspires and motivates its members and their families to become further involved in cultural events, while further refining their own personal art form in an enjoyable yet challenging setting.

The fee for BGO 2016-17 is $250, which includes admission to all Artist Series events and rehearsals. BGO members must also have active BCGS memberships. To join, please click here.

All of the rehearsals are 3 hours in length, and go from 6-9pm. All rehearsals take place at New England Conservatory. BCGS Artist Series Performances take place at First Lutheran Church of Boston. For further information, please contact BCGS Director Daniel Acsadi and visit the BGO Facebook page.

2016-17 BGO Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals 6-9PM; meet for FLC performances at 6pm

Conductor: Carl Straussner
Fri Sep 30: SB313
Mon Oct 10 SB313
Thurs Oct 13 SB315
PERFORMANCE, Adam Holzman concert: Fri Oct 14, First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St, Back Bay

Conductor: Tye Austin
Thurs Nov 3 SB315
Mon Nov 14 SB315
Fri Nov 18 SB313
PERFORMANCE, Beijing Guitar Duo: Sat Nov 19, FLC

Conductor: Robert Bekkers
Fri Jan 27 SB313
Mon Feb 6 SB315
Thurs Feb 9 SB315
PERFORMANCE, Aniello Desiderio: Fri Feb 10, FLC

Fri Mar 3 SB315
Mon Mar 13 SB315
Thurs Mar 16 SB315
Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Sat and Sun, March 18-19. Commissioned work from Clarice Assad. Concert with Cavatina Duo.

Thurs Mar 30 SB315

Thurs Apr 13 SB315
Mon Apr 24 SB315
Thurs Apr 27 SB315
PERFORMANCE, David Russell: Fri Apr 28, FLC

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