Monthly CGSUNY Guitar Soirées

Every month we hold a gathering, usually in Society president, Fred Hellwitz’s home in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany.

Members and non-members get together to play for each other in a comfortable, friendly environment. Attendees include some of the top players in the region, but also include players of all levels, including beginning students, as well as non-players who come to enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music and camaraderie.

A few times a year the Soirées take place in a public venue, usually a local coffee house such as Tesoros Cafe in Schenectady.

All are welcome to attend.

This year’s schedule is listed below, keeping in mind that the dates are tentative but are confirmed via email prior to the event.

If you are not already receiving email notifications of these, and other guitar-related events, email Fred at and asked to be placed on his guitar mailing list. (All notifications are sent out as “blind copy” so recipients’ email addresses
remain private).

All get togethers will take place the second Sunday of the month and will begin at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated in follow-up emails:

Soiree "West" at Tesoros Cafe will be Sunday, Oct 9 from 2-4 PM at Tesoros, 1712 Union St, Schenectady.

Contact for Soiree West: Francis at