"CGSUNY Guitar Soirée Sunday".
Please keep in mind that this schedule is not written in stone and modifications may take place from time-to-time.

While one can assume that our get togethers will take place as scheduled, if you have not received an email from me verifying the date, time and location within a few days prior to the Soirée, please email me to confirm before making the journey to our home. We will continue to appear at various public venues in the Capital District, in addition to our home in the Pine Hills neighborhood. If you would like to host on any particular date, either in your home or a favorite coffee shop, etc., by all means Please feel free to contact me to make help you make it happen.

All get togethers will take place at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated in follow-up emails:



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Past Events

David Rogers, Classical crossover guitar


Young Musicians Forum presents David Rogers, classical and crossover guitar, Saturday, October 21, 2 PM, Niskayuna Branch Library, 2400 Nott St.East, Nisksyuna NY, 12309. Free admission, reception to follow.


Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by TheWashington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an afternoon of classical guitar music with excursions towards jazz, world, pop and folk music.


An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.


David will perform the Spanish classical repertoire, South American dances, music by J.S. Bach as well as his own compositions.  Additionally, he will be performing his original settings of Leonard Cohen and Tim Buckley songs, as well as music by the Beatles.



David Rogers:



Recordings for Download  (NEW CD)


As lead guitarist with the Terra Nova Consort, David has toured North America and Europe extensively and opened the Tage Alter und Neuer Musik Regensburg 2003 Festival with the ensemble.  His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk, including both the nationally syndicated Performance Today (live performance/interview in Washington D.C. NPR studio 4A) and Harmonia programs.


David has recorded for DorianCallisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.


David was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley
at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University.



“...Playing the vihuela (a guitar relative), David Rogers held everything together with a few poignant plucks, vigorous strumming and the occasional astonishingly florid solo...”             The Washington Post


“...Music to listen to, be amazed by, and to dream upon.”

Akustik Gitarre 6/07


“...first rate instrumental artistry...”


"...David Rogers played his vihuela (a 16th-century precursor to the guitar) not in the tasteful, restrained way of early music groups, but like a lead guitarist in a rock band. He laced the likes of 'De el pobo' with improvised, speedy solos way up into the wailing region of the fingerboard..."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


"A modern master of the classical guitar... David Rogers has a remarkable grasp of 16thCentury Baroque guitar music

                                                                        20th Century Guitar


“He plays incredibly well” Paul McCandless, OREGON


Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm

Cycles of Nature

Presented by Mid-Hudson CGS

Morton Memorial Library

Rhinecliff, NY

Saturday, June 17, 7pm

Eric Roth

Baroque Guitar (and Master Class 12 noon),

Phelps Mansion, Binghamton, NY

World Music Night Flyer

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Paul Sweeny duo

David Starobin

guitar concert