pgs Guest artist series

Monthly.  All guitar styles.  All ages.  All levels.   

COVID-19 UPDATE:

COVID-19 has affected all of us in both big and little ways. PGS hopes that everyone is healthy and safe during this difficult time. Unfortunately, our monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum and all other in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We are saddened that circumstances have come to this and are eager to meet in-person again. 

 

However, we are pleased to announce that we will continue our guest artist series via Zoom! The PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month. During these Zoom meetings we will premier video recordings submitted by our guest artist and attendees, have Q & A sessions, and provide an opportunity for live performances.

 

To join these monthly for Zoom meetings please RSVP to phoenixguitarsociety@gmail.com and we will send the Zoom address to you. If you would like to submit a video to be played during our open stage, RSVP to the same email address above.

If you are submitting a video please do so 48 hours prior to the Zoom meeting date. All video submissions received after the 48 hour cut-off will be premiered during the next month's meeting. 

Sunday, November 14, 1:30 PGS Guest Artist Series

Presents:

Luis Francisco Venegas

 

 

Luis Francisco Venegas

Sunday November 14, 1:30 pm MST Phoenix Guitar Society will present 

Luis Francisco Venegas

 

Luis Francisco Venegas has been a friend of PGS graced our stage, part of the Prairie Guitar Duo with Henry Bayless. He and his wife Liz joined us for a guitar violin duo. Now he will entertain us as a solo performer. 

 

This will be a very exciting concert and you will not want to miss our Zoom presentation. 

 

If you are interested in joining us you can RSVP to phoenixguitarsociety@gmail.com, we will send you the Zoom link. 

 

If you would like to submit a video for our open stage you can RSVP to the same email address and the dropbox address will be sent to you. 

 

Sunday November 14th 1:30 pm MST. 

 

Through music learn about different cultures and through other musicians we learn about our cultural differences. It is the music that brings us together. 

 

See you Sunday the 11-14-2021

 

 

Luis Francisco Venegas

Is a Colombian guitarist, composer and educator currently living in Oklahoma City. His passion towards music has extended to multiple disciplines throughout his life. 

His college instruction includes Southern Nazarene University and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as professor of guitar studies for both institutions.

As an instructor at the after-school music program El Sistema Oklahoma, Francisco has lead the composition lab for more than 6 years, creating opportunities for young composers to creatively and successfully express themselves through the crafting of original music pieces, including a world premiere with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic by one of his students. 

As a performer, Francisco appears in several local arts events and venues as a soloist or alongside his duet partner Elizabeth Venegas (violinist) as VenegasDuo and with his Celtic band: Lady & The Rovers and. His experience with ensemble music allowed him to earn a first and second prize at the Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition while collaborating with the Oklahoma City University Guitar Ensemble and Guitar Trio, respectively. 

An ambassador of his homeland and Latin heritage: his compositions, alike his performances, often portray elements from traditional Colombian music as well as diverse Latin American folklore. 

Recently, Francisco became manager of the long-established music program Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, where he works towards providing quality instrumental music education for outstanding young musicians in Oklahoma City.  

About our monthly meetings:

PGS will continue to host our Guest Artist Series on Zoom every Second Sunday of the month. We start at 1:30 pm with our guest artist, followed by guitarist from the community and their submitted videos are enjoyed by our appreciative audience.

 

If you would like to join us please send a RSVP to phoenixguitarsociety@gmail.com and if you desire to submit a video send a RSVP to same email and a dropbox address will be sent to you. We welcome all ages and abilities to join us and there are no admission fees, the music is free. 

REMINDER: Monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum are postponed until further notice. All meetings are held via Zoom.

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