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Sacramento Guitar Society musicians play in Auburn

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The Auburn Community Concert Association 2012 concert season continues July 12, bringing together three classical guitarists from the Sacramento Guitar Society to The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

“I thought it would be great to feature a local up-and-coming group and made contact with them, and they were excited about coming to Auburn,” said Connie Burns, Auburn Community Concert Association president.

Composer, concert artist, teacher and director of the SGS Orchestra, Greg Williams, brings decades of professional production in music to a variety of settings. He is considered one of the Sacramento region’s most inspired, skilled, and creative guitarists.

Classical guitarist Daniel Roest has given countless solo and ensemble performances in nearly every kind of venue. With a broad range of styles to select from, his performances shift gears through continents and periods, aimed at pleasing all ages.

Young classical guitarist Sean O’Connor is a gifted artist and teacher who draws on a deep affinity for the guitar from an early age. It led him through rock, jazz and classical training that culminated in magna cum laude honors at California State University, Sacramento.

Auburn musician Giorgio Khokhobashvili will open for the guitarists. He plays acoustic and electric violin, enabling him to play an array of styles from classical to rock. Khokhobashvili, who performs with the Auburn Symphony, will begin the concert at 6:45 p.m.

The Sacramento Guitar Society was established to promote and share the art of classical guitar and related music by providing education and performance opportunities to people of diverse cultures, ages and abilities. It has existed in the Sacramento region since 1961. The SGS has presented nine concert series at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College.

Seating is limited and only 100 tickets will be sold.

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SGS Players concert

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12

Where: The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn

Cost: $20

Tickets: www.placerarts.org or The Arts Building; limited number sold at the door on a space-available basis