Boston Guitar Orchestra

Boston Guitar Orchestra

Join the Boston Guitar Orchestra today!

If you wish to join the Boston Guitar Orchestra, please send an introduction email  about yourself, your experience and note-reading skills to our conductor Dr. Robert Bekkers (robertbekkers at gmail dot com). Following will be a brief audition and interview to determine where you fit best within the orchestra.

The fee for BGO for 2018-2019 varies between $125 (students) and $250 per year, which includes admission to all Artist Series events and rehearsals. BGO members must also have active BCGS memberships. To join, please go to the membership page.

All rehearsals are three hours in length. Until further notice, all rehearsals will take place on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm at the Walter Baker Building at 1231 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124 (near Milton T-station) with free street parking. A list of rehearsal and concert dates as well as all repertoire will be shared with members of the orchestra at the beginning of every season. We usually share lunch with each other after the rehearsal.

BCGS Artist Series Performances take place at First Lutheran Church of Boston. For further information, please visit the BGO Facebook page or contact artistic director (conductor) Dr. Robert Bekkers.

Robert Bekkers

Conductor: Robert Bekkers, Classical Guitarist

Dutch guitarist Robert Bekkers earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) from the New England Conservatory where he studied classical guitar with Eliot Fisk and conducting with Erica Washburn. As guitar instructor on the faculty of Gordon College in Wenham (MA), he also teaches guitar at South Shore Conservatory in Hingham (MA) and the Middlesex Community College. Dr. Bekkers performs widely as a soloist and chamber musician. Website:

2019-20 BGO Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Performance Dates below in bold. All Rehearsals 10 am to 1 pm, unless otherwise indicated.

Rehearsal Location
Walter Baker Building
1231 Adams Street
Boston, MA 02124

  • Mon. Sept. 2nd rehearsal, 7–9pm
  • Sun. Sept. 8th rehearsal
  • Sun. Sept. 15th rehearsal
  • Sun. Sept. 22rd rehearsal

Saturday, September 28 – Manuel Barrueco.
Dress Rehearsal at 6 pm, concert 7:30 pm

  • Sat. Oct. 19th rehearsal, 7–9pm
  • Sun. Oct. 27th rehearsal
  • Sun. Nov. 3rd rehearsal

Friday, November 8 – Brazil Guitar Duo
Dress Rehearsal at 6 pm, concert 7:30 pm

  • Sun. Jan. 12th rehearsal
  • Mon. Jan. 19th rehearsal
  • Sun. Jan. 26th rehearsal
  • Sun. Feb. 2rd rehearsal

Friday, February 8th, Matt Palmer
Dress Rehearsal at 6 pm, concert 7:30 pm

February 22–23, 2020, New England Guitar Ensembles Festival

  • Sun. Mar. 29th rehearsal
  • Sun. Apr. 5th rehearsal
  • Mon. Apr. 13th rehearsal (Easter Monday. Evening or Morning, TBD)
  • Sun. Apr. 19th rehearsal

Saturday, April 25, David Russell
Dress Rehearsal 6 pm, concert 7:30 pm

Details for the Boston GuitarFest and New England Guitar Ensembles Festival programs to follow.

Boston Guitar Orchestra