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2024 BCGS Spring Festival

May 4, 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Andrew York, Kim Perlak, Daniel Ortega, and Jim Davidson


$70–75 (includes Andrew York concert, festival pass, breakfast, and lunch)

Purchase Tickets

If you already have tickets to the Andrew York concert, you can purchase a festival-only pass, click here.

Come join the fun in a relaxed, enriching, and music filled day. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, share some food, and have a good time at the 2024 BCGS Spring Festival!

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Please consider becoming a member or updating your membership for member benefits and to help support the BCGS and its mission to “enrich lives and build community through sharing the art of the classical guitar.”

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Festival Schedule

9:00 am
Festival Welcome & Breakfast
Scones, granola, yogurt, coffee, water, juice

9:30 am
Technique for Tone
Instructor: Kim Perlak
This expressive and practical approach to warming up explores techniques required for dynamics, timbre, and envelope (sonic note shape) in ways that will spark creativity in interpretation, arranging, and composition. Bring your guitar and yourself! While reading is not required for this workshop, a notebook/pencil is suggested. All levels welcome!

10:30 am
Ear Training
Instructor: Jim Davidson
“Permutations” — a technique & musicianship warm-up class using various rhythm & articulation devices to develop technique & aural skills.

11:30 am
Classical Guitar Strings, Technologies, and Applications
Instructor: Daniel Ortega
An overview of the history and development of the classical guitar string, including production, materials, and new technologies. Broaden your knowledge so that you are equipped to choose the string that’s right for you.

12:30 pm
Provided by Surya Indian Caterers

1:30 pm
Master Class with Andrew York

Four 30 minute master class spots are available for $75 each.

Reserve a Master Class Spot

4:00 pm
Open-mic Concert

Festival participants are invited to perform up to 10 minutes of music for the Member’s Concert. Sign up in advance by emailing Catherine O’Kelly at catherine.okelly@bostonguitar.org. Space is limited to 80 minutes of music total, so sign up soon to reserve your spot!

5:45 pm
Break for dinner
(on your own)

7:30 pm
Andrew York Concert

To close out the festival, as well as this year’s Artist Series, Andrew York returns to the BCGS Stage!
Your ticket to the concert is included in your Festival pass.

Already bought tickets to see Andrew York?

If you’d like to attend the festival but already have a ticket to the Andrew York concert,
we’ve got you covered. You can purchase a festival-only pass for $40.

Purchase a Festival-Only Pass


May 4
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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First Lutheran Church of Boston
299 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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