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Portland Classic Guitar announces new season

Concerts to take place at Marylhurst and Portland'5 Center for the Arts

Portland Classic Guitar has announced the lineup of its 2016-17 season.

“Perhaps the biggest news of next season is that we will be co-presenting — with the prestigious foundation, Portland’5 Center for the Arts — our first concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall,” said William Jenks, PCG proprietor. “PCG stalwarts the Romeros, featuring beloved patriarch Angel Romero, will perform in this world class venue next March 10. It will be a truly unbeatable setting in which to hear the First Family of the Guitar — a night not to be missed.”

Two other shows, also produced in tandem with Portland’5 Center for the Arts, will be held at the Newmark Theatre. Eliot Fisk and Angel Romero, two internationally renowned masters at the height of their careers, will perform together Nov. 18. And Pablo Sainz Villegas, known as “The Soul of the Spanish Guitar,” will play Jan. 20, 2017.

The 2016-17 season will also see a return to previous PCG venues for more excellent music. The Brazilian Assad Brothers will appear at Portland’s First Congregational Church on April 27. And there will be a string of concerts at Marylhurst University’s Wiegand Hall. Hear recent GFA winner Thibaut Garcia on Nov. 7; the Oregon Guitar Quartet on Nov. 28; Scott Kritzer on Dec. 9; Lily Afshar on Feb. 17; and Antigoni Goni on May 21. PCG’s Jenks will close out the series June 30, in concert with guitarists Alberto Cumplido from Chile, and Ruben Gonzalez from the Dominican Republic. This will be an outdoor performance at Marylhurst’s Lajos Balogh Performance Shell.

PCG continues to maintain its commitment to education by offering six master classes, four student recitals and private lessons.

It should be noted that Jenks has joined the faculty at Marylhurst University as a guitar instructor.

Season tickets are $310 each and include premium seating to all 10 concerts; early entrance to each performance; transferable tickets for family and friends if you cannot attend an event; discounts on additional concert tickets; exclusive invitations to special events such as artist receptions and admission as an auditor to all master classes.

Learn more and purchase season tickets online at www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

— Barb Randall