Now in its 8th year, the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, www.encinitasguitarorchestra.com, is a community-based acoustic, classical guitar ensemble consisting of 25 to 30 local guitarists of all ages. The orchestra is organized and conducted by local performer and teacher Peter Pupping, with musician and teacher William Wilson as assistant conductor.
“We do two sessions a year, and each session has a different theme. This session’s theme is based on The Eagles’ most famous song “Hotel California,”
Songs include Hotel California and Seven Bridges Road by The Eagles, and Hymne-aux Forets and For Salva, traditional Spanish pieces. Other music has been added, including a Latin piece arranged by orchestra member Keith Van Zandt. Many musicians also will perform small group arrangements, duets and solos. A $12 donation per person at the door is suggested.
The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is one of only a few community guitar orchestras in the country. Amateur guitarists from beginner through advanced level perfect their playing skills, learn new music, and enjoy the camaraderie of playing in an ensemble.
“The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra is a unique way to improve musicianship,”