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 2012-13 is $170, which includes admission to all Artist Series events and rehearsals. BGO members must also have active BCGS memberships. To join, please click here.
2013-14 Rehearsal Schedule:
09/26 – Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
09/27 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
10/03 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
10/04 – Performance, BCGS Artist Series: 6-10 PM
11/14 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
11/15 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
11/21 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
11/22 – Performance, BCGS Artist Series: 6-10 PM
01/30 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
01/31 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
02/08 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
02/09 – Performance, Timberlane Festival (New Hampshire): 9 AM-10 PM
02/13 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
02/14 - Performance, BCGS Artist Series: 6-10 PM
03/27 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
03/28 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
04/03 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
04/04 – Performance, BCGS Artist Series: 6-10 PM
04/24 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
04/25 - Rehearsal: 6-9 PM
04/26 – Performance, New England Guitar Ensembles Festival: 9 AM- 10 PM
06/25-06/29 Performance, Boston GuitarFest, TBD
Rehearsals take place at New England Conservatory, Room TBD. BCGS Artist Series Performances take place at First Lutheran Church of Boston.
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