Close up photograph of Professor Mark Switzer playing guitar

Guitar Series

About the Guitar Series

The HCC Guitar Series provides an opportunity for our community to experience the artistry of world-class musicians right here at Dale Mabry Campus.  

Sponsored by the campus Student Government Association, the series has been fortunate to host classical guitarists including Pepe Romero, Jason Vieaux, members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Jorge Caballero, Beijing Duo, SoloDuo and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. The series also includes the first prize winner of the annual Guitar Foundation of America’s International Competition, along with other talented performers whose classical guitar careers are ascending.

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Upcoming Events

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Intermission is Over…the Guitar Series is “Bach”

The HCC Dale Mabry SGA Guitar Series is proud to announce that their 2021-2022 concert season will be live again on the Dale Mabry Auditorium stage.

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Guest Guitarist Ty

(TY) Tengyue Zhang

Concert Classical Guitarist

Concert

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The highlight of TY Zhang’s international career was the Grand Prize of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition (GFA-ICAC), known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. TY became the first Chinese classical guitarist honored with this prize.

Masterclass with TY Zhang, classical guitarist

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To participate in the masterclass with TY, please contact us at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu. Those who wish to watch the masterclass are welcome to attend without a reservation.

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Guest Guitarist Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero

Concert Classical Guitarist

Concert

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.

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Masterclass with Pepe Romero, classical guitarist

Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate in the masterclass with Maestro Romero, please contact us at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu. Those who wish to watch the masterclass are welcome to make a free reservation.

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Guest Guitarist Johan Smith

Johan Smith

Concert Classical Guitarist

Concert

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Swiss classical guitarist, Johan Smith, is a highly acclaimed, illustrious musician, bringing virtuosic interpretations to his instrument. Winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America in 2019, Johan Smith has become one of the most prominent names in the world of classical guitar.

For more information, please contact Mark Switzer or Kathy Pantelis at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu. HCC COVID safety protocols will be in effect for all concerts and masterclasses.

Get your tickets

All Guitar Series events are free for current students, staff and faculty. Just bring your Hawk Card ID.

Location

Performances for the Guitar Series are located in the Dale Mabry Student Services Auditorium.

DSTU 111
Student Services Building, Room 111
Dale Mabry Campus

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Connect with Us

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For more information, please contact Mark Switzer or Kathy Pantelis at hccguitarseries@hccfl.edu or reach out to us at one of our staff.

Contact Information
Mathematics Professor
Dale Mabry
DSSC 235
Music Professor
Dale Mabry
DSSC 244