On Sunday, April 3 our students from one of the California Conservatory of Guitar ensemble’s performed an outreach concert at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, CA. Sunny View is an award-winning Bay Area continuing care retirement community with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care. One of our goals at the California Conservatory of Guitar is to teach our students the joy of sharing music with others and making a difference in our community. Past CCG outreach concerts have taken place in San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara.
Before the Sunny View retirement lunch hour, residents gathered in the main dining room to hear solo and ensemble performances by our students. Darren Wu, Eric Wang, Jack Davisson, Suneel Freimuth, Anika Freimuth, and Suvan Agarwal performed solo and ensemble works by Villa-Lobos, Tarrega, Bach, Morel, and ensemble piece Kalimba by Jurg Kindle. Outreach concerts expose students to people of different ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and walks of life. Our guitar students held themselves with such professionalism, poise, and grace. This guitar ensemble will also be making an appearance on the Peninsula Guitar Series on Saturday, May 7, 2016.