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SGS Spring Concert Featuring Julio Reyes
May 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored concert by the Sacramento Guitar Society.
You are cordially invited to attend Sacramento Guitar Society’s Spring Concert!
First, the two community guitar orchestras, led by Sean O’Connor, will present a rich and varied program including classical works by Mozart and Schubert, the title theme from HBO’s hit show, Succession, folks songs from Ireland, England, Greece, and Japan, and a beautiful modern inspired by the natural beauty of the Sandias mountains.
Second, we are extremely proud to present our special guest performer, Julio Reyes. A true virtuoso of the guitar, at the tender age of 13 Mr. Reyes was an award winner at the International Agustin Barrios Guitar Competition in Mexico City where the average age of his competitors was at least 20 years his senior. Since then, he has gone on to a career in performing and teaching music, recording a critically acclaimed album, and running various summer music workshops. Mr. Reyes is especially known for his interpretation and heartfelt performances of the music of Paraguayan guitarist/composer Agustin Barrios.
Recommended donation for the concert is $20 per person. However, no one will be turned away. Give what you can.
More about Julio:
Entering his 20s, Julio began a second career as instructor of cello, classical guitar, bass and music theory, teaching at both Meadowood Music Camp and El Cerrito High School, the latter at which he was appointed String Specialist and Orchestra Conductor. Julio feels very strongly that music should be an integral part of a child’s education from elementary through high school. “…Music is the perfect vehicle for expanding a child’s imagination and tapping into their self-esteem. Working with others towards a common goal, listening in a team-oriented atmosphere, building relationships which can last a lifetime, and processing their emotions in a healthy and safe environment are just some of the by-products of a child’s experience in music when they have a good teacher.”
Keeping busy during the new millennium, he performs around the San Francisco Bay Area; is working on a master class presentation on the music of Agustín Barrios; produced a classical guitar CD, Heart Strings; and conducted the American opera, Fay Yen Fah, with L’Orquesta D’Solis, the official orchestra for Prince Albert II of Monaco and soloists from the United States in the Monte Carlo Opera House.
Wedding bells rang for Julio and his bride, Carol DeChaine, on October 10, 2010 and they now live in Hayward, California. He is also very proud to be a board member of the Young Musicians Program, formerly the Summer Music Program at U.C. Berkeley.
Learn more about Julio at his website: HERE