The Triangle Guitar Society
Serving the guitar enthusiast in the Triangle Area
North Carolina since 1988

Prez Sez
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British phenomenon Alexandra Whittingham - Solo Guitar Concert Nov 6 CANCELLED!

Alexandra Whittingham concert
            Alexandra Whittingham - Cancelled

Alexandra Whittingham
Alexandra Whittingham

Upcoming TGS events:


2021 Nov 6  TGS is sorry to cancel this event due to reasons beyond our control - Details will be posted here when available -  Saturday 3:00 PM cancelled (EDT)  Alexandra Whittingham online Konnect Club (tickets will be refunded)


2021 Dec 4 Dan Lippel


2022 Feb 12 Tariq Harb


2022 Spring Rucco-James Duo



In the TGS Sept/Oct Newsletter 2021:
  • Prez Sez
  • A preview of the superb concert series and programs
  • 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez and how guitarists can explore the many intabulations
  • A summation of the guitar's modern golden age by Jon Sayles
  • Tech Workshop,  essential technique for baroque music, the cross-string trill
  • Listing of upcoming online (and a couple of local live) concerts
  • Music Editor: Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute,  The Wizard of Oz's If I Only Had a Brain
  • Join or renew your membership!

In the TGS Summer Newsletter 2021:
  • A feast for varied tastes Matt Palmer dishes neo-Romantic fare in fourth appearance for TGS
  • Save the date: TGS general meeting and party - Cancelled due to rising Covid-19 infection
  • App State acquires Matanya Ophee’s collection
  • Tech Workshop Theme and variations (in practice)
  • Also of note.. New York Guitar Festival was devoted to “Remembering Julian Bream
    The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition
  • Music Editor - Four folk songs

 In the TGS May/Jun 2021 Newsletter emailed to Members:
  • An advance on Matt Palmer's exciting upcoming concert for us (May 22, 7 p.m., on Konnectclub -- sign up today! Don't forget to use the discount code for TGS members)
  • Matt Palmer Q&A
  • Guitar Ramblings, a new column by TGS Secretary Scott Merkle, on an engaging steel-string fingerstyle
  • Clear Sayling, by Jon Sayles, on micro-musicianship
  • Tech Workshop, by Andre Tempera, on how to record professional-sounding classical guitar music at home
  • A bouquet of nine miniatures from Julio Sagreras's cornerstone opus of guitar pedagogy, curated, edited, revised, refingered, and occasionally reimagined, by TGS  President and Music Editor Randy Reed
  • PLUS: A listing of all the online (and now a few in-person) guitar concerts, a listing of summer camps and festivals

In the TGS Mar/Apr 2021 Newsletter emailed to Members:
  • Steve CowanA review of TGS's fantastic Feb. 20 online concert by Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan
  • A new column by Dennis Aberle, Flamenco Corner, with news and features on flamenco music
  • A new column by Jon Sayles on classical guitar topics, with this installment focusing on guitar ensemble music
  • Insightful expert tips in the ongoing Tech Workshop column by Andre Tempera on playing harmonics
  • A new performance edition of a masterwork by Fernando Sor, the Grand Solo, Op. 14, edited and revised by Randy Reed
  • Calendar listings of guitar concerts from around the continent you can attend  virtually over the next two months
  • North Carolina guitar summer camps and festivals to come

From the Music Editor:


Matt Palmer - Saturday 7:00 pm US-EDT May 22, 2021

Matt Palmer live event - participate in the online concert with tickets for May 22 obtained here with Konnectclub
TGS members $7.50 (TGS members look in your newsletter email for the discount code), public $15.00


Steven Cowan, Classical Guitarist, at the TGS on line recital Saturday Feb 20, 2021    
Steve Cowan  - J.S. Bach: Allemande from Suite No.1 for Lute, BWV 996  YouTube    


TGS ENSEMBLE INTRODUCTORY MEETING! You are invited to an introductory interest meeting for the guitar ensemble on Thursday Feb. 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. hosted by Drew. The meeting will be at the fellowship hall of First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, 1316 Watts St., Durham.  We will follow the appropriate social-distancing and mask-wearing protocols. For those coming to the introductory interest meeting, please bring your own music stand as well as your guitar and mask.  At this meeting we will read through some music together and determine future repertoire. All levels of playing ability and experience welcome!  If you are planning to attend the introductory meeting or would like more information, please send a message to Drew at


Membership renewals are due for the 2021-22 season.  The Triangle Guitar Society relies on its members for support.  Please renew online with a credit card or renew your membership with Donnie - Thank you!

The Triangle Guitar Society relies on member membership to fund the concerts, newsletters and other activities we all enjoy.  If you are not a member, please consider joining us.  If you are a member tell your friends, co-workers, and so on about what a joy listening to classical guitar is and how, by joining the Triangle Guitar Society, you can spread that joy around.


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