The Columbus Guitar Society


The Columbus Guitar Society has, since 1992, presented the only concert series in the region dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar. Past seasons have included such luminaries as Jason Vieaux, John Holmquist, Roland Dyens, David Tannenbaum, David Leisner, Dale Kavanagh, The Falla Trio, Quaternaglia, The Pearl-Gray Duo, Carlos Perez, Stanley Yates, and many winners of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Solo Artist Competition. Concerts take place in the acoustically brilliant Huntington Recital Hall at the Capital University Conservatory of Music. See Maps and Details page for directions. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster as well as for purchase (cash,check, or credit card) at the door, one hour before concert start time.

Announcing The Columbus Guitar Society 27th Anniversary, 2017-’18 Concert Series:

Legendary Finnish classical guitarist Timo Korhonen is among the most distinguished of his generation. His more than 15 albums on the classical Ondine label have received wide critical acclaim and several awards. The dedicatee of Leo Brouwer’s Helsinki Concerto, Korhonen has performed in more than 30 countries, both as soloist and under the baton of some of the world’s leading conductors. “Freedom of interpretation, bearlike strength, and richness of sound are components of his deep-rooted artist persona,” which is not to be missed on

14 October 2017!

Possessing powerful musical interpretation and complete technical command over his instrument, Robert Gruca has been recognized as a semifinalist in the Guitar Foundation of America and the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto competitions among others. As an ensemble performer, he toured North America and Europe with the celebrated Cleveland Orchestra …and his recording of Händel sonatas is among my personal favorites. We’re excited to welcome Robert back to our stage on

20 January 2018.

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet (BGQ) has established itself as one of world’s leading guitar ensembles. Praised for its “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto,” the group’s combination of six-string and extended-range, eight-string guitars allows for exploration of unique repertoire. In their more than ten years, the BGQ has performed more than 250 concerts in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, received by ecstatic audiences and meeting sold-out halls. We are super-fortunate to have such an acclaimed ensemble visiting us for an early-evening performance, 5:30 p.m.*, 24 March 2018.

Already a prize-winning performer in several youth competitions by 18, Minnesotan

Xavier Jara was a featured soloist on National Public Radio’s youth-performance program From the Top in 2012. He went on to win many international guitar competitions: Andrés Segovia; Boston Guitarfest; Viseu (Portugal); Sinaia (Romania); and, of course, the Guitar Foundation of America in 2016—the first GFA winner from the Americas in more than a decade—and Jara brings our season to an exciting close, 28 April 2018!

For info: or 614-561-9204

Season tickets available from CAPA at 614-469-0939.

Individual tickets available from CAPA or