DCGO Christmas Concert 2015 December 16th

DCGO Christmas Concert 2014 December 13th


Since September 2013 the new name of the orchestra is DANUBE CLASSICAL GUITAR ORCHESTRA The rehearsal place is now in Dubai International Art Centre each Tuesday from 6pm to 7 pm.

DCGO Christmas Concert 2012 on December 14th

As always since the last 10 years we will perform for our audience Christmas Carols and music from different eras and styles.

As soon as the place for the concert is confirmed it will be announced.

DCGO resumed the regular rehearsals after the summer holly days on September 18th 2012

" DCGO at Aliance Francaise Dubai

" June 9th 2012 7:00pm this concert is a part of our 10 years anniversary

"DCGO Christmas Concert December 14th 2011

" Fete De LA Musique " 2011

" June 21st 2011 7:00pm to 8:30pm

reception of the theater at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

this is a Public event, entrance -free

Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra

" Summer Concert " 2011

(See the Location map)

Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra

" Festive Concert " 2010

Dear friends, you are all invited on our festive Concert in Tuesday 14th December from 7:00pm

in Alliance Fransaise Dubai

(see the location map)

Free Entrance

In the program: W.A. Mozart, A. Vivaldi, South American music Christmas Carols Performed by Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra Conductor Valentin Spasov

We are looking forward to see you there! Sincerely Yours DCGO

Performance for DUCTAC Open Day 06-Nov-09 at 4PM

Heralding the new academic year, the Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra is proud to announce its upcoming performance at the Centrepoint theatre on November 6th at 4pm as part of DUCTAC’s Open Day. Classical guitar music aficionados are welcomed to attend this free concert as DCGO members continue sharing their passion for the instrument.

Under the attentive guidance of Maestro Valentin Spasov, the orchestra is set to play a select variety of scores such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Latin compositions. With warm regards, DCGO looks forward to seeing everyone there.

A Guitar Night with DCGO

A Guitar Night with DCGO 14-May-09 - click to get a high resolution image. In Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre

In Emirates Mall

Thursday, 14th of May 2009,

The concert starts at 7pm

Entrance- Free

In the program:

Music from different eras and styles arranged for Classical Guitar Orchestra


Lidia Stankulova-Harp

Hovsep Jaglasian -Flute

Radost Spasova -Guitar

Nayden Doynov-Guitar


Valentin Spasov

New pictures added 04/03/2009

Check our Picture gallery The album is created by Elias Eid.

Park n' Jam

"Park n' Jam"

Friday, 27th of February 2009, show starts at 4:30 PM

in Safa Park Amphitheatre (close to gate 1)

Event is free of charge, but enterance to Safa Park costs 3 DHS.

This is DCGO's public event. The concert is mainly about getting to know the members of the orchesrea and having a good time, If we can do that and gain audience mebers... then that's great!

It's going to be a concert/chill out session. We'll also play together football, volleyball and it's a time when the kids can bond, and where the parents can also get to know each other. You can bring your food and drinks and even bring your own guitar and jam with whoever is interested (after the concert of course).

DCGO will perform at CMA's Musical Celebration

On 22nd November

Entrance with Invitations

Dear friends you are all welcome to the

DCGO "Open Rehearsal"

Thuesday October 7th 6:30pm to 7:30pm at "Kings' Dubai" School

Entrance Free

The purpose of the ‘Open Orchestra’ will enable you see just how the Orchestra works! DCGO is made up in sections of students, professional guitarists, enthusiasts and beginners alike that play in guitar ensemble. The ensemble is a gathering of those who dedicate their time and energy to learn the skills, techniques, and performance practices of guitar ensemble music.

First Rehearsal for season 2008-2009

Our regular rehearsals will start on Thuesday September 9th 6pm in VOLTAS STUDIO

Good Luck!

The End of 2007/2008 Concert Season


Very successful concert season 07/08 has finished with season's last performance at Souq Madinat Jumeirah for Fête de la Musique. DCGO committee had a wrap-up meeting on 24-Jun-08. Let us just remember what we achieved:

  • 9 concerts were held: DUCTAC Open Day, Dubai Cares Auction, Gala Opening of the CMA, Christmas Concert with Dubai Singers in Jebel Ali Church, DCGO Christmas Concert, Guitar Night with DCGO in Alliance Francaise, Full Moon Yoga Concert, Guitar Night with DCGO in DUCTAC, Fête de la Musique.
  • We had a workshop with internationally acclaimed guitarist Julian Byzantine
  • Many new members joined DCGO
  • Attendance to the rehearsals was excellent. Each rehearsal was attended by more then 30 members.

Next season regular rehearsals will start on Tuesday, 09-Sep-2008, 18:00 and will continue each consecutive Tuesday, 18:00, at DUCTAC, Voltas Studio. Until that time, have a nice summer!

Fête de la Musique 21-Jun-08 - click to get a high resolution image.

Videos from "A Guitar Night with DCGO"

are available here.

Our Next Event

Participation in in the music festival “Fête de la musique” at Jumeirah Madinat June 21st from 6pm

"A Guitar Night with DCGO"

27th of May 2008 at 7:30pm

in Mall of the Emirates

DUCTAC-Centerpoint Theatre

Entrance - FREE

In the program: Music from different styles and eras arranged for guitar orchestra and guitar quintet.


Donya Bonyadi - Mezzo Soprano, Radost Spasova - Classical Guitar, Tatyana Dolganova - Classical Guitar, Jessica Corne - Bass Guitar, Matthew Laven - Classical Guitar, Conductor - Valentin Spasov.

A Guitar Night in Alliance Française


It has become a tradition for DCGO to perform at the auditorium of Alliance Française every year at the end of March. This year’s concert was held on Thursday, the 27th of March at 7:30pm and it was inspiring and successful.

Sometimes all that can go wrong will go wrong, but not this time. Murphy’s Law failed and all went well. Acoustic of the theatre, stage setup, printing of the concert programme, attendance, passionate but disciplined playing, soloists, recording equipment, etc, everything was top-notch.

Our special thanks to Tala Badri – flute, Sophie Stephanou – flute and Donya Bonyadi – mezzo soprano, for their participation as soloists. We thank good people of Alliance Française for letting us use their fabulous auditorium.

Please check picture gallery from the concert. Recordings can be found here. Track number 18 is DCGO’s special thanks to our audience. You were superb and see you on the next concert!

Written by Drazen

DCGO Management Appointed


DCGO Committee has formally appointed DCGO's Management on the meeting held in the CMA on Thursday, 07-Feb-08. Click this link for minutes of meeting. This is an important milestone in the development of DCGO, which will hopefully, assure DCGO's future in coming years.

Written by Drazen

Julian Byzantine in Dubai with DCGO


In January 2008, the Dubai Classical Guitar Orchestra was honoured by the visit of internationally acclaimed guitarist Julian Byzantine who has performed in prestigious venues worldwide and worked with eminent composers and musicians. Part of his visit to Dubai included a workshop with the orchestra and 6 individual orchestra members. The following is a record of that event.

Interview with Julian Byzantine by Soleyma Abiad

Picture Gallery of Julian Byzantine DCGO Workshop 29-Jan-2008

Some videos from the workshop

Centre for Musical Arts Opening Gala


Visitors of Opening Gala of Centre for Musical Arts new venue in Dubai's Gold an Diamond Park enjoyed a memorable evening of music performed by Centre's students and staff. The event was opened by DCGO performing Valentin Spasov's arrangement of UAE National Anthem, followed by several popular songs from our standard repertoire. Other soloists, orchestras and groups, associated with the school, contributed their piece of beauty playing tunes from Beethoven, Classical Arabic, or even Abba's “Money, Money” and Disney's “The Lion King”. This just demonstrated a cultural diversity that Dubai can enjoy. Indeed, by promoting arts, the city is enriching its soul.

DCGO Getting Ready to Perform

DCGO is associated with the Centre. Valentin, our conductor, and 2 of our key players, Radost and Jessica, are teachers in the Centre. Most of us are Centre's students, although this is not prerequisite. It is impressive to recapitulate what our host house has achieved during last 2 years. It all started with 3 teachers and now the number has increased to over 20. The new Gold and Diamond Park site has 12 sound-proof teaching studios, large ensemble room and a music shop. We wish all the best to the Centre and its staff and, of course, more and more red-gold ribbon cutting ceremonies in the future.

Click here to see a small picture gallery from the event. Smiles on our faces will tell you about joy of music and how it really was during that magical evening.

At the end, although we played outdoor and our instrument favors smaller, more intimate, spaces, everything went rather well thanks to the excellent sound system. We had 12 microphones positioned exactly where they should be and adjusted to exactly correct volume and height without annoying acoustic feedback. I wish we have such sound engineers on all our concerts. One big “Thank You” goes to them from all DCGOers.

Written by Drazen

MP3 Downloads on the Forum


Guitar 3 mp3 recordings of DCGO repertoire are posted on DCGO forum. For access, please register as forum member (if you are not registered already). Feel free to download and practice along.