SEGE (Seattle Eastside Guitar Ensemble) is a group of classical guitar enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs, who enjoy playing and performing together. SEGE includes guitarists: Bob Baskerville, Brian Dunbar, Tan Che, Scott Chung, Cathlyn  Klassen, Matt Klassen, Jessica Papkoff, and Daniel Khain.  In Korean SEGE means world, which reflects our diverse member backgrounds and interests. We make many of our own guitar arrangements. Meeting 1-3 times per month, we share music and food, accompanied by humor, and some serious practice. In summer, we enjoy Bob's Guitar-b-cue; In the Fall we go on a weekend retreat, to play music, work on performances, relax, and prepare for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society holiday concert, which occurs each December.   In the Spring, we enjoy participating in "Bach in the Subways", an annual event which encourages public performances of Bach's music.  Past members of SEGE include: Chelsea Toledo, Nancy Bonnington, Peter Caruso, Carlo Cristiano, Didi Jansen, Stella Kosim, Vinay Krishnaswamy, and Lawrence Schwedler.

Seattle Eastside Guitar Ensemble

Brandendburg Concerto 6 by J.S. Bach

Performed by SEGE at Bellevue Arts Museum, March 30, 2024, as part of "Bach in the Subways" 2024.

Three Things: The Meaning of SEGE

Bob and Scott explain the meanings of SEGE in Korean, to the music of Bizet's Habanera from Carmen.

Seguidilla, Habanera, and Toreadors

Three movements from Georges Bizet's Carmen.  Recorded for the Seattle Guitar Society (online) Holiday Concert, Dec 2022, at Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond.

El Sueño de Barrios - Bob Baskerville

"Barrios is hard to play, but we love him anyway"

Adagio ma non troppo

by Ludwig van Beethoven,  original for mandolin and fortepiano,

arranged for guitar octet by Matt Klassen

recorded for Seattle Guitar Society (online) Holiday Concert, December 2021.

Sleepers Awake

from Cantata BWV 140

by J. S. Bach

arranged for guitar ensemble, theorbo, and French horn 

by Brian Dunbar

video created by SEGE for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society's 2020 Annual Holiday Concert, December 12th 2020, online.

Upcoming Performances


Previous Performances

SEGE performs Bach for "Bach in the Subways" (BITS)

      Saturday March 30th, 2024, at Bellevue Arts Museum

Seattle Classical Guitar Society - 2020 Annual Holiday Concert

Sunday December 12th, 2020, ONLINE

Seattle Classical Guitar Society - 2019 Annual Holiday Concert

Sunday December 8th, 2019 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church