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Please help us record our first album, which will contain an exciting collection of works, old and new, for large guitar ensemble!
Please help us record our first album, which will contain an exciting collection of works, old and new, for large guitar ensemble!
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Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter campaign page!  The Pacific Guitar Ensemble, started by classical guitarist David Tanenbaum and steel-string guitarist Peppino D’Agostino, includes other members of the guitar faculty from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with some of its most exceptional alumni.  We are working on our first CD and we would really appreciate your help in making this project come together!

Our CD will be a recording of works for large guitar ensemble, produced by the great guitarist and Latin Grammy winner Sergio Assad.  It will contain a mixture of transcriptions and works written specifically for us.  In addition to classical guitar, other instruments that will be heard on the CD include oud, sazouki, baroque guitar, steel string guitar, electric guitar, 11-string Archguitar, and bass.

The repertoire will include Bach's 6th Brandenburg Concerto, Wednesdays at Sugar by Sergio Assad, Fernando Sor's Grand Solo arranged for 6 guitars by Sergio Assad, Begin by Belinda Reynolds, Terry Riley's Y Bolanzero, and Jump Rope by our own Peppino D'Agostino.  About half of these are world premiere recordings!

In order to make this possible, we need your help.

In exchange for your generosity, we've compiled a list of gifts for you to choose from depending on how much you give.  There are some exciting rewards here, up to and including a concert in your SF Bay Area home by the whole Pacific Guitar Ensemble, PLUS dinner for you and 9 friends cooked by Peppino D'Agostino with help from the other members!

Please consider making a donation, and thank you for your time!

Sincerely,

The Pacific Guitar Ensemble

For more information, check out http://www.pacificguitarensemble.com

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    Autographed physical copy of our CD when it comes out, PLUS 2 solo CD's by Pacific Guitar Ensemble members.

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    30 minute Skype lesson from one of our members (Lawrence Ferrara, Peppino D'Agostino, Michael Bautista, Antoniy Kakamakov, Jon Mendle, or David Tanenbaum), autographed copy of our CD when it comes out, plus 3 solo CDs from PGE members. Must be in person in the bay area for Antoniy Kakamakov.

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    One hour Skype lesson from one of our members (Larry Ferrara, Antoniy Kakamakov or Jon Mendle), autographed copy of our CD when it comes out, plus 6 solo CDs from PGE members. Must be in person in the bay area for Antoniy Kakamakov.

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    Hour long house concert by one of our members (Antoniy Kakamakov, Michael Bautista or Jon Mendle) at your home or location of choice in the San Francisco Bay Area, an autographed copy of our CD when it comes out, PLUS a thank you in the CD liner notes!

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    Full concert split between two of our members TBA at your home or location of choice in the San Francisco Bay Area, an autographed copy of our CD when it comes out, PLUS a thank you in the CD liner notes!

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    Concert by the whole Pacific Guitar Ensemble at your home or location of choice in the San Francisco Bay Area, dinner cooked for you and 9 friends by our very own Peppino D'Agostino with help from the other members, an autographed copy of our CD when it comes out, PLUS a thank you in the CD liner notes!

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