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Spring 2016 Concert Series and other Events

Dear Friends of MFGS

All of us here at MFGS wish you much happiness and health in this New Year.  

Before we present our Spring Series we would like you to know about an important concert in Ann Arbor. St. Andrews has provided breakfast for anyone who needs it and one of their most important fundraisers is this event put on by Acoustic Routes   
  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm 
  • Show Starts: 7:30 pm 
  • Ticket Price: $30
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    For this Spring Concert Series we are featuring 3 performances and  2 of the guitarist are performing with MFGS for the first time!   Talk about world influences, we are hosting a guitarist born in Italy, one from Croatia and one from Iran!  On Saturday March 19th at Trinity House Theatre we are hosting Maneli Jamal.  Maneli has quite a diverse background having lived in 5 different countries and moved 20 times before he was 18.  His compositions are very unique and blend his incredible technical skill woven with the history of his families nomadic journey. Here is 'Movement 1 - Awakening' from his CD 'Lamaj Movement' 

    Maneli has received many accolades from audiences and guitarists alike and he was named one of the '30 Great Guitarists Under 30' by Acoustic Guitar Magazine along with MFGS friends Trevor Gordon Hall and Calum Graham. 

    "Jamal shows his mastery of phrasing, a sumptuous tone, and an ability to wrest emotion from every note, even from the pauses between the notes." Minor 7th - Céline Keating

    "Maneli Jamal is an upcoming star and is writing some powerful music with a personal narrative that is compelling and meaningful."  -Andrew York, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

       Tickets are $20 and $17 for Trinity House Members.  Doors at 7:30 and show at 8pm. 


    On Wednesday April 6th MFGS is hosting an amazing guitarist at from Italy Stefano Barone. This performance will be at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.  Barone, born in Naples, moved to Rome and studied with Pino Forastiere and signed with our friends at Candyrat Records  Stefano has accomplished some amazing feats by having over nearly 5 million views of his compositions on Youtube.  The depth and originality of his music is unmatched.  

    Here is one of Stefano's most recent pieces from his CD 'Danze Altalenanze' called 'Altalenanze'

    "Michael Hedges would have been proud that his legacy has been so transformed into the new Millennium by such luminaries as Stefano Barone"   - Minor 7th - Alan Fark 

    Tickets will be on sale soon at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor -


    Finally, take a guitarist who was born in Croatia and at age 12 entered one of the most prestigious music schools in Europe 'Mozarteum' in Salzburg where he studied under such famed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch.  Then after years of performing on his Richard Brune nylon string guitar, mix him with a drummer and bass player in Chicago and you have the Goran Ivanovic Trio!  The Goran Ivanovic Trio will perform at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday May 14th.    

    Although this is a bit of a reach for our typical solo fingerstyle guitarists performances you will find yourself listening to a refreshing jazzy, Latin, Eastern European sound on this night.  


    Upcoming Classical Guitar Society of Michigan Events
    Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 pm; Plymouth Public Library
    Sunday, February 21, Sunday March 20th, Sunday April 17th, Sunday May 15th,
    Barrios Guitar Quartet - Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:00 PM

    Support the musicians and venues that bring us such great music! 

    Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting Guitar Workshops and performances since 2001

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    JB Davies, Rick Haden, Mark Hawks, Jeb McIntyre, Dave Pierson, Ron Stavale


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