Sacramento has earned itself a reputation for many things. One of the things locals can always rely on is the variety of music and concerts in our area. That being said, the classical music side of our city remains somewhat untapped when it comes to the mainstream public. People who enjoy classical music have more than just a few options if their desire is to sit back and soak in the classical music culture. Following is a short list of some of our local talent dedicated to filling the classical music void.

Summer Guitar Fest At Harris Center
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-6888

On July 28th, 2013 at 7 p.m., fans of classical guitar can see three talented artists performing on Stage 1 at the Harris Center. Stage 1 seats 850 people and will likely sell out for this this event. Mimi Fox will be the first to perform on July 28th. Mimi is a guitar player with a classical jazz sound who is also a composer and recording artist. Mimi is no stranger to the stage and has performed with many musicians throughout her career. Pierre Bensusan, who will take the stage next, is well known for his acoustic guitar skills in this genre of music and has received many accolades within the industry. To see Pierre play is nothing short of magical. Last but certainly not least is Laurence Juber. Now a solo artist, Juber was formerly the guitarist for Wings, a band formed by Paul McCartney after The Beatles. These three acts promise to deliver a mesmerizing performance. Ticket prices will range from $19-$29 and $12 for students with a valid school identification.

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Sacramento Youth Symphony
Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University 
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 731-5777

The Sacramento Youth Symphony is a long-standing program in the Sacramento community. Lead by artistic director Michael Neumann for 33 seasons, the Symphony has great passion for the art. Michael works as a mentor to the youth of the Sacramento community and helps them realize their full potential. The Sacramento Youth Symphony is quite impressive to watch perform. The Symphony has traveled on tour to places like Vienna and Prague but this show will be right here at home. The show will take place on July 20th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Please note, pricing information is currently unavailable for this show but more information is available by calling the above phone number.

Classical Concert: Mu Phi Epsilon Presents
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-7000

This music fraternity isn’t your average group of performers. On July 14th, 2013 at 3 p.m., Mu Phi Epsilon will perform songs not often heard from California’s Wild West by baritone James Gentry. These gambling songs were originally composed by John Jacob Niles. The group’s soprano artist will also perform “Indian Love Call.” This talented young group puts a modern day twist on these classics and lights the stage with its enthusiasm and raw talent. The Crocker Art Museum puts on a series of concerts throughout the year. Ticket prices range from $6-$12.

Classical Concert: Andrei Baumann, Piano
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-7000

If traditional classical music is something you was thought missing from this list, this performance will certainly fit the bill. Andrei Baumann is a gifted classical pianist. On August 11th, 2013 at 3 p.m., Andrei will take the stage and take you back to the 18th century. Baumann will perform masterpiece compositions from icons like J.S. Bach and Chopin. Not to be mistaken for a one-trick pony, Andrei will be performing other solo works this afternoon as well. If you are a fan of classical piano, then you will not want to miss Andrei as his fingers gracefully glide across the keys. Ticket prices range from $6-$12.

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