Welcome to MHCGS

The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society was formed in February of 2010 by guitarists Russell Austin, Gregory Dinger, and David Temple, and luthier William Kramer-Harrison.
Our Mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of the classical guitar in our community and to share and enjoy the music of the classical guitar.
MHCGS meets about six times each year at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, New York.
We host performing artists, master classes, lectures, and theme programs in which guitarists from the Hudson Valley region are invited to perform.
MHCGS is also a social and professional network for guitarists and lovers of the guitar. We invite everyone to participate.
MHCGS is a not for profit organization (501c3) operating under fiscal sponsorship of Arts Mid-Hudson Inc. formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society

Theme Program 

Music of Latin America

Society members will perform works from this great guitar tradition

Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 3pm

Morton Memorial Library Rhinecliff, NY 

Admission: $10 at the door 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Quartet

Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Quartet

Join us at the Maverick in Woodstock 
120 Woodstock Road, Woodstock NY 12498
this coming Saturday June 3rd 2023 at 4:00 PM
For information contact (845) 241-7721

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society


The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Quartet 

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 3 PM

Morton Library, Rhinecliff, NY 

Admission $10

Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks


The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Quartet was formed in the fall of 2021 by several members of the MHCG Society, Greg Dinger, Russ Austin, Maureen Newman, and Richard Udell, who had worked and played with one another in various configurations over the years. Their repertoire is drawn from Greg's arrangements of music originally written for solo guitar or other instruments (including voice) and adapted for guitar ensembles. Genres range from classical to Tin Pan Alley to rock.

The quartet's program for June 12 is their second concert, and will feature an array of compositional forms, including sonata, etude, and fugue by Scarlatti, Sor, and Mozart; contrasted with songs & vocal pieces by Sor, Gibbons, Gershwin, McCartney, and others.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

MHCGS Ensemble

Left to right: Gregory Dinger, Charles Robitaille, David Kwiecinski, Russell Austin,
David Temple, Liam Wood