The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra
Learning & performing great music with a friendly community of musicians!
January Winter Guitar Workshop
A six week course with Peter Pupping
Mondays 7-9:30PM - January 23, 2017 thru Monday, February 27th
Join us for our WINTER GUITAR WORKSHOP where we blend beginner, intermediate and advanced players for an exciting and challenging music experience! Learn to play with other
guitarists in various ensembles. Make new music friends!
More info: registration page
Peter Pupping - director
The idea of a guitar orchestra came to me after having played in one at San Diego State University. I soon realized that the tradition of plucked instruments and their players getting together to form orchestras has a long history. Consider the mandolin orchestras of Vivaldi, Balalaika orchestras of Russia and now guitar orchestras throughout the world. A guitar orchestra includes sections divided up into 4 to 8 parts with multiple players on each part. While exploring a wide variety of music including classical, jazz and world music styles a guitar orchestra can also include other instruments such as percussion, bass, strings, winds, specialty guitars and more. The sound (timbre, tone) of 25 or more guitarists can be likened to a giant harp. It is our hope that you'll be inspired to join us or come hear a live performance someday. Whether performing with us or experiencing one of our concerts you will capture a heightened sense of the beauty and camaraderie of musicians sharing music together as in days of old.