Music meditation 6:10 to 6:30 First Friday at St James Cathedral


Guitar Orchestra over view

where we started

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

where we started

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21 years ago I was talking with my colleague Michael Partington at the Grand Illusion cafe across from the original location of the Rosewood Guitar.  What came from a conversation about community, growth as an artist and a curator of programs and steward to guitars in chamber music is the Guitar orchestra of Seattle. Our maiden voyage was with 50 guitarists and one vibraphone player on the Seattle Classic Guitar Society's Holiday concert. We have played every holiday concert since. 

what we've done

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

where we started

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It is now 2020, and roughly, 60 some plus workshops and 90 or so concerts later, workshops for Guitar Orchestra of Seattle have explored music from the Silk Road, music from West Africa, along the Caribbean to American composers such as Reverend Gary Davis, Bill Frisell and even music from Beck's song book. We have also dug deep into the canon of well known and obscure composers from Europe from Dufay, and Dustable, to JS Bach, Gabriel Fauré, and lesser known JD Heinichen, JK Neruda and Reinhard Kaiser. 

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

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“The guitar orchestra is a community gem. Players come from all walks of life and bring many talents to the table. Every session is an opportunity to better our musicianship by not only working on technical skills and music interpretation of classical pieces representing a wide variety of styles and cultures, but also gong out into the larger community and performing. It is time and effort well spent.”

Teresa Jaworski


where we are now

And then there's Spain

what's said about the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

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Our favorite music from our favorite movies!

Playing Mark's transcriptions and arrangements of music from Joes Hisashi in "Spirited Away", Max Richter in "Arrival" Ryuichi Sakamoto in "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and much more!

where we are going

And then there's Spain

And then there's Spain

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Our next Season 2020-2021 will explore the great artists form the record label ECM. We will play music fo Eberhard Weber, Pat Methany, Lyle Mays, Ralph Towner and more

And then there's Spain

And then there's Spain

And then there's Spain

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Would you like to hear Isaac Albeniz's music in the town he was born in in Spain? Would you like to play in abandoned castles and old cathedrals?

Join us for a week long workshop in Spain, with history, amazing food and music!

Guitar Orchestra past seasons 2020-2009

2020

2020

2020

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The Guitar Orchestra of Seattle is the main vehicle in the Pacific Northwest to join other guitarists and make music or listen to a Guitar orchestra

2019

2020

2020

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Winter, Exploring the relationships between Ragtime and Choro 

Spring Exploring the relationships between 

Bossa nova and Chopin

Fall music from the movies, On the nature of Daylight, One Summer Day and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, 

2018

2020

2018

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2017

2017

2018

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Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.

2016

2017

2016

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Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

2015

2017

2016

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Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.

2014

2014

2014

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Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

2013

2014

2014

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Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

2012

2014

2012

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Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

2012

2012

2012

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Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

2011

2012

2011

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Fall 

2010

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2011

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Fall 

Can you sew cushions 

House of the rising sun

Ich ruff zu dir Jesu Christ 

JS Bach's Herr Gott nun schluess den himmel auf

featuring Meredith Connie

Jesu Joy of Man's Desire