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.

Schedule of Events

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.                           


                     MHCGS Presents

Sunday, November 14, 2021

3pm at The Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY
admission $20 at the door
masks and proof of vaccination required

MHCGS Presents


 The FLGQ presents exciting, eclectic programming spanning five centuries, including original arrangements, as well as works commissioned, and premiered by the FLGQ. The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet is the assemblage of four accomplished guitar soloists, Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen, and Paul Quigley whom have performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Past performances include, the Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College Guitar Festival, Skidmore College, and the Sandisfield Arts Center, Cleveland Guitar Society, Marietta College, Great Lakes Guitar Society, The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York, Keuka College, Utica College,

FLGQ is proud to announce we are now endorsed by D'addario strings.