New England Guitar Society

New England Guitar SocietyThe New England Guitar Society was established to create a nurturing environment for classical guitarists to meet, share ideas, perform, compose, teach and grow as musicians. Our goal is to increase the public interest in classical guitar, to ultimately create future players and audiences.

The Society invites guest artists to perform public concerts and hold master classes at the acoustically rich chamber concert hall of the Milford Arts Council.

NEGS meets monthly on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM at the Milford Arts Council’s Center for the Arts or Firehouse Gallery.  Activities include informal solo performances, ensemble readings, member recitals and lively discussion about the classical guitar.

NEGS invites community classical guitarists to join us at our facility to perform pre-concert recitals and test out new works. Find out more at

The New England Guitar Society’s concert series is sponsored by,  




For more information, contact:
James Baird:, 203-882-1398
Cem Duruöz: 203 543 8099

All performances take place at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.

Ticket Information

Each concert is $20 per person, $18 for seniors and $15 for MAC members. Student tickets are $5 with a valid ID at the door subject to available seating.   Master Class is $50 and $10 to audit.

For tickets, go to Tickets page or call us at 203-878-6647.

2018 Performance Schedule


Carlos Pavan, Argentinian GuitaristApril 14th concert and April 15th Master Class.

Solo guitar and string quartet pieces show great originality from the Argentine composer. Classical Guitar Magazine-summer 2015

The guitarist applies such delicate pressure to the strings in some parts of the piece that it would appear that nothing but air and wind rushes through between his fingers and the strings causing them to rustle as if they vibrate with the hushed leaves on trees during spring. The World Music Report 

Described with “Striking music and great originality” from world renowned “Classical Guitar Magazine” Carlos Pavan (born In Argentina and living in New York since 2000) is a new wave of modern classical guitar composers with a mix of tradition and influences , versatile and original he blends Tango/Folklore rhythms from his native country with New York jazz harmonies and classical technique/forms. He is a former student of legendary Jorge Morel, Dave Smey (Brooklyn Conservatory) and Pablo Ziegler (A.Piazzolla’s pianist). Carlos has performed  internationally in France, Canada, Argentina, Portugal, Ireland, Japan and recorded two albums with his compositions including special guest contemporary string quartet PUBLIQuartet (Carnegie Hall debut 2015) recording Carlo’s “Three etudes for string quartet” and a three part guitar/string suite “Suite Del Interior”. At the present Carlos is composing his first Concerto for guitar & Chamber Orchestra alongside the recording of his 3rd album of original works, and is the artistic director of the Park Slope Chamber Players. “Mr. Pavan worships at the altar of originality while remaining true to his Argentinean roots” (The World Music Report)

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Yale Music School Guitar Department Showcase under the direction of Ben Verdery May 11th at 8pm NEGS/MACFundraiser