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Past Concerts

14Nov2017
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra: Criolla para Adelita
12Jul2017
Navarrenx, FranceLahontan International Guitar Festival   Lahontan International Guitar Festival Concert at Lahontan International Guitar Festival
18May2017
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Concert at UCSC
20Feb2017
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU MIGF 2017: Celso Cano & Mesut Özgen
19Nov2016
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra: Following the Wind
28Oct2016
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU FIU Music Festival: Orient Express
16Apr2016
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU GuitArt Series: Sandman Cometh
09Apr2016
HavanaGaleria en Concierto Galeria en Concierto Anatolian Fantasy in Havana
02Apr2016
Miami Beach FLArts at St. John's Concert Series Arts at St. John's Concert Series Anatolian Fantasy Concert
24Feb2016
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Celso Cano & Mesut Özgen at the Miami International GuitART Festival
21Nov2015
Fort Lauderdale, FLFlorida Turkish Center Florida Turkish Center GuitART Stars at Florida Turkish Center
20Nov2015
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU GuitArt Series: Tantra
07Nov2015
Miami, FLStocker Astroscience Center - FIU   Stocker Astroscience Center - FIU Guitar Nebula at Stocker AstroScience Center
10Oct2015
Miami Beach FLArts at St. John's Concert Series Arts at St. John's Concert Series Snapshots of Home
12Apr2015
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU GuitArt Series: Mountain Mission
10Apr2015
Miami Beach, FLWolfsonian - FIU Wolfsonian - FIU GuitArt Series: Mountain Mission
27Feb2015
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Blue Journey: Chamber Music by Mesut Özgen
24Jan2015
Miami Beach FLArts at St. John's Concert Series   Arts at St. John's Concert Series La Convivencia
04Dec2014
Miami Beach FLMiami Beach Urban Studios Miami Beach Urban Studios Orlando Garcia’s 60th Birthday Bash
23Nov2014
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU GuitArt Series: Carnavalito
09Nov2014
Miami Beach, FLWolfsonian - FIU Wolfsonian - FIU GuitArt Series: Carnavalito
03Oct2014
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Plucked Baroque with Anthony Newman and Mesut Özgen
18Apr2014
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU GuitArt Series: Rhapsodie en Architecture
31Jan2014
Miami, FLWertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall - FIU New Music Miami Festival: FIU Symphony Orchestra & NODUS
22Nov2013
Miami Beach, FLWolfsonian - FIU Wolfsonian - FIU Soundscapes with FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra
01Jul2013
Carmel, CAHidden Valley Masters Festival   Hidden Valley Masters Festival English Horn and Guitar Duo at Hidden Valley Masters Festival
24May2013
Santa Cruz, CAFirst Congregational Church First Congregational Church Sinfonia de Guitarra
11May2013
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Baroque Festival   Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Popular Baroque Revival
27Apr2013
Santa Cruz, CAKuumbwa Jazz Center   Kuumbwa Jazz Center Ellis Island or Bust with New Music Works
02Mar2013
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Prophecy
25Jan2013
Santa Cruz, CAUCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series   UCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series Guitar Fantasy
01Dec2012
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Fall Concert
21Sep2012
Des Plaines, ILPerforming Arts Center at Oakton College   Performing Arts Center at Oakton College Music in Person Concert Series with Mesut Özgen & Freddie Bryant
09Aug2012
Walnut Creek, CALesher Center for the Arts Lesher Center for the Arts Sierra Guitar Concert Series
11Jul2012
Olympic Valley, CAThe Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival At Lake Tahoe   The Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival At Lake Tahoe International Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
21May2012
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Scenes from Guitar Island
09Apr2012
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Lecture/Demo: Classical Turkish Music with Cihat Askin
08Apr2012
Soquel, CA Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
07Apr2012
Sacramento, CASacramento State University   Sacramento State University Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
06Apr2012
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Solos & Guitars at the Contemporary Music Festival
06Apr2012
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Cantemir: Classical Crossroads
05Apr2012
Berkeley, CAFreight & Salvage   Freight & Salvage Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
30Mar2012
Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul Technical University/MIAM   Istanbul Technical University/MIAM Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
27Mar2012
Konya, TurkeyMevlana Cultural Center   Mevlana Cultural Center Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
26Mar2012
Eskisehir, TurkeyEskisehir Anadolu University   Eskisehir Anadolu University Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
25Mar2012
Ankara, TurkeyMETU (ODTÜ) 13th Art Festival   METU (ODTÜ) 13th Art Festival Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
24Mar2012
Kars, TurkeyKars Art Festival   Kars Art Festival Aksak Duo violin-guitar concert, with Cihat Askin
04Mar2012
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Winter Concert
11Feb2012
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra performs at Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
03Feb2012
Davis, CADavis Art Center   Davis Art Center Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Concert at Davis Art Center
14Jan2012
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church Concert Series   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Concert Series Solo Recital
05Jan2012
Del Mar, CADel Mar Powerhouse Park   Del Mar Powerhouse Park Del Mar Foundation Cultural Arts “First Thursdays” Concert Series
29Nov2011
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Fall Concert
28May2011
Santa Cruz, CAFirst Congregational Church   First Congregational Church Passion with Cadenza Orchestra
17May2011
Santa Cruz, CAKuumbwa Jazz Center   Kuumbwa Jazz Center Dueling Strings
29Apr2011
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Ensemble Nova at the Contemporary Music Festival
20Mar2011
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Over the Sea with flute, cello, guitar, piano, and marimba
19Mar2011
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Over the Sea with flute, cello, guitar, piano, and marimba
20Feb2011
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Winter Concert
22Nov2010
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Lecture: Compositional Synthesis in “Alla Turca” Style
21Nov2010
Soquel, CAMt. Calvary Lutheran Church   Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra Fall Concert
23Oct2010
Pacific Grove, CASt. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church   St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Anatolian Fantasy with the Özgen Trio
22Oct2010
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Anatolian Fantasy with the Özgen Trio
8May2010
Monterey, CA.Monterey Conference Center   Monterey Conference Center Rotary International Night
6Mar2010
Aptos, CACabrillo College Music Center Recital Hall   Cabrillo College Music Center Recital Hall New Music Works: Songs of the Universe
03Mar2010
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Guitarists’ Attic
12Feb2010
Santa Cruz, CAUCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series   UCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series Guitars and Friends
20Dec2009
Santa Clara, CAMission Santa Clara de Asis   Mission Santa Clara de Asis San Jose Chamber Orchestra
19Dec2009
San Francisco, CASt. Dominic's Church   St. Dominic's Church San Jose Chamber Orchestra
30Oct2009
San Francisco, CASwissnex   Swissnex Innovation in Musical Instruments
13Jun2009
Washington, DCSmithsonian Museum, Sackler Gallery   Smithsonian Museum, Sackler Gallery Prince Cantemir
12Jun2009
Washington, DCSmithsonian Museum, Sackler Gallery   Smithsonian Museum, Sackler Gallery Prince Cantemir
11Jun2009
Washington, DCSmithsonian Museum, Meyer Auditorium   Smithsonian Museum, Meyer Auditorium Prince Cantemir
14May2009
Santa Cruz, CA.Calvary Episcopal Church   Calvary Episcopal Church Music in May Festival
26Apr2009
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Strings Attached
25Apr2009
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Strings Attached
14Mar2009
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Baroque Festival   Santa Cruz Baroque Festival The Natural Mandolin
11Mar2009
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Guitar Peace
20Feb2009
Berkeley, CAFreight & Salvage Freight & Salvage Guitar Summit
23Jan2009
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall New Music Works: Continuation
12May2008
Riverside, CARiverside City College   Riverside City College Solo Recital
1May2008
Chicago, ILDrake Hotel   Drake Hotel Solo Recital
29Apr2008
Istanbul, TurkeyCemal Resit Rey Concert Hall   Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
27Apr2008
Ankara, TurkeyAcademia Akcan   Academia Akcan Solo Recital
27Apr2008
Ankara, TurkeyAcademia Akcan   Academia Akcan Workshop/Masterclass
16Apr2008
Berkeley, CAFreight & Salvage Freight & Salvage Solo Recital
28Mar2008
San Jose, CASan Jose State University   San Jose State University World Guitar Night
13Oct2007
Santa Cruz, CAKuumbwa Jazz Center   Kuumbwa Jazz Center New Dimensions in Classical Guitar DVD Release Concert
23Sep2007
San Francisco, CAChattanooga Chamber Music Series   Chattanooga Chamber Music Series Solo Recital
18Aug2007
Santa Rosa, CAHealdsburg Guitar Festival Healdsburg Guitar Festival Solo Recital
18Aug2007
Santa Rosa, CAHealdsburg Guitar Festival Healdsburg Guitar Festival Lecture/Workshop: The Physiology of Guitar Playing and Training Programs
26May2007
Santa Cruz, CAHoly Cross Church   Holy Cross Church Contemporary Latin American Classical Music with Cadenza Orchestra
25Apr2007
Santa Cruz, CAPalazzo House Concert Series   Palazzo House Concert Series Guitar-Keyboard Duo Concert
31Mar2007
San Jose, CASan Jose State University   San Jose State University Guitar Clinic: South Bay Guitar Society Guitar Solo & Ensemble Festival
18Mar2007
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Guitar Club   Santa Cruz Guitar Club Lecture/Workshop: The Physiology of Guitar Playing and Training Programs
17Mar2007
Monterey, CAIrvine Auditorium, Monterey Institute of International Studies   Irvine Auditorium, Monterey Institute of International Studies Folk Inspired Classical Guitar Concert
10Feb2007
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall World of Guitar: 500 Years of the Plucked Strings
29Apr2006
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall April in Santa Cruz Contemporary Music Festival
25Mar2006
New Haven, CTSprague Memorial Hall, Yale School of Music   Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale School of Music Verdery Tribute Concert
04Feb2006
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall A Tertio-Millenial Tribute to 1673 at SC Baroque Festival
29Jan2006
Auborn, CABernhard Winery   Bernhard Winery Solo Recital
28Jan2006
Auborn, CABernhard Winery   Bernhard Winery Solo Recital
14Nov2005
Annandale, VANVCC Ernst Cultural Center   NVCC Ernst Cultural Center Solo Recital
13Nov2005
Boston, MAMassachusetts College of Art   Massachusetts College of Art Solo Recital
19Aug2005
Santa Rosa, CAHealdsburg Guitar Festival Healdsburg Guitar Festival Solo Recital
23Apr2005
Aptos, CACabrillo College Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series   Cabrillo College Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
30Jan2005
Santa Cruz, CAUCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series   UCSC Friday Night Live Concert Series Double Bill: Nylon, Steel, & Opera
13Mar2004
Watsonville, CAMello Center for the Performing Arts   Mello Center for the Performing Arts New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
6Mar2004
Santa Cruz, CAUCSC Arts & Lectures Series   UCSC Arts & Lectures Series New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
5Mar2004
Santa Cruz, CAUCSC Arts & Lectures Series   UCSC Arts & Lectures Series New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
3Jan2004
Santa Cruz, CAPalazzo House Concert Series   Palazzo House Concert Series Solo Recital
15Nov2003
New Haven, CTSprague Memorial Hall, Yale School of Music   Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale School of Music Yale Guitar Extravaganza
20Sep2002
Tempe, AZKatzin Hall, Arizona State University   Katzin Hall, Arizona State University Solo Recital
11May2002
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Baroque Festival   Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Spanish Folk and Baroque: Fandangos
20Apr2002
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Baroque Festival   Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Italian Folk & Baroque
30Mar2002
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Gypsy Classics at SC Baroque Festival
20Feb2002
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Folkie Classical Guitar
03Feb2002
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Echoes from the Old Country
02Feb2002
Aptos, CAChris Lutheran Church   Chris Lutheran Church Echoes from the Old Country
3Aug2001
Ankara, Turkey75th Anniversary Cultural Center   75th Anniversary Cultural Center Solo Recital
2May2001
Santa Cruz, CAApril in Santa Cruz, Contemporary Music Festival   April in Santa Cruz, Contemporary Music Festival 2001: A Guitar Odyssey
21Apr2001
Santa Cruz, CAHoly Cross Church   Holy Cross Church Bravo Beethoven! at SC Baroque Festival
18Apr2001
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Contemporary Music Festival: April in Santa Cruz
25Mar2001
Tempe, AZKatzin Hall, Arizona State University   Katzin Hall, Arizona State University Solo Recital
24Mar2001
Glendale, AZGlendale Community College   Glendale Community College Masterclass
23Mar2001
Glendale, AZGlendale Community College   Glendale Community College Solo Recital
18Nov2000
Berkeley, CAJulia Morgan Center for the Arts   Julia Morgan Center for the Arts Seher: Traditional Music from Turkey and India
7Jul2000
Istanbul, TurkeyRifat Ilgaz Cultural Center   Rifat Ilgaz Cultural Center Solo Recital
23Feb2000
Santa Cruz, CAUniversity of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall   University of California Santa Cruz Music Center Recital Hall Guitar 2000
07Oct1999
Santa Cruz, CAActor's Theatre   Actor's Theatre Solo Recital
26Sep1999
Santa Cruz, CAArt League   Art League Solo Recital
20Aug1999
Seattle, WASeattle Classic Guitar Society   Seattle Classic Guitar Society Solo Recital
06Aug1999
Monterey, CATurkish-American Association of California   Turkish-American Association of California Solo Recital