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President’s Message : 2016 – 2017 Season

Welcome to the 2016-17 season of the Guitar Society of Toronto! Looking back at the season that’s just come to a close, I feel very proud of how we celebrated our society’s first 60 years, and very positive about the strides we’re making toward our future. The 2016-17 season opens September 17 with a concert by the superb Cuban virtuoso […]

Society Founder Eli Kassner Awarded Order of Canada

We are delighted to tell you that on June 30, the Government of Canada announced that our founder Eli Kassner has been named to the Order of Canada, our country’s highest civilian honour. The Order of Canada “recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to  the community and service to the nation.  The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their […]

Message from the President

Welcome to the 2015-16 season of the Guitar Society of Toronto! I am honoured to greet you as the newly elected president of this venerable organization, and am well aware of the responsibility of heading up one of the oldest and most respected guitar societies in the world. The Society was founded by Eli Kassner in 1956: this season we […]

The Guitar Society turns 60!

This year we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guitar Society of Toronto. This makes us one of the oldest continuously operating guitar societies in the world. In the mid-50s, Eli Kassner and a group of students, friends, and aficionados, met regularly to sing, play guitar, and of course eat and drink. This led to the creation of the […]