Classical Gala West
Larry Aynesmith
Artistic Director

Click here to listen to Larry perform an excerpt from the Concierto de Aranjuez on a Ramirez 125 classical guitar:


Larry Aynesmith - Gigue, BWV 997, J.S. Bach from Larry Aynesmith on Vimeo.


“Never before has this old house reveled in such golden threads of melody as Larry’s music penetrated the very core of its fabric. Larry shall surely grace Thunderbird Lodge many times hence.”
– Bill Watson, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Inc.

“Great job Larry! Bravo!”
– Prominent Classical Guitarist Denis Azabagic

"Your music is so good it gives me shivers."
Linda Adkins, Tahoe TV

“Larry Aynesmith is the finest Classical Guitarist we have heard in the Reno / Tahoe area. It was a pleasure
hearing him perform.”
– Dr. and Mrs. William Feltner, Reno, NV

Award Winning Classical Guitarist

- #1 Classical Artist from over 42,000 entries, September 2013,
on the First Internet Classical Music Charts
- Nevada Artist Fellowship Honoree
- Reviews:
“I enjoyed Larry's performance and I can highly recommend him for concert engagements.”

– Victor Villadangos, Argentina
Larry, you may use my quote. You play very well.”
– Amalia Ramirez, Director of Ramirez Guitars, Spain
“This festive audience demanded an encore and left delighted and humming with appreciation.”
– Ernie Grossman, Lake Tahoe Music Festival


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Water Guitar
Larry Aynesmith, Classical Guitar
Track list from forthcoming CD

Trois Sequensse (Larry Aynesmith)
1. Sequensse .49
2. Sequensse Inonuli
3. Sequensse Alolo

Water Guitar Suite (Larry Aynesmith)
Mvt. 1 - Toccata 29.288
Mvt. 2 - Water Babies
Mvt. 3 - Water Guitar

Lachrimae Exultate for Jobs (Larry Aynesmith)
1. Steve Jobs Is Dead
2. Do It
3. Oh Wow

Eating sunflower seeds with your fingertips (Larry Aynesmith)

Alimente del Alma (Larry Aynesmith)

Three Sonatas
(Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, 1644-1704, arr. Larry Aynesmith)
1. The Annunciation
Praeludium - Aria - Variatio - Adagio - Finale
2. The Visitation
Presto - Allaman - Presto
3. The Presentation in the Temple

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Larry Aynesmith
P.O. Box 6083
Incline Village, NV 89450
Phone: (775) 298-1893


Larry is an honoree of the Nevada Artist Fellowship Program. He has appeared on ABC Television and National Public Radio. He performs as a solo artist, in ensembles, and in symphony performances and concertos. His primary instrument is Classical Guitar and he also performs on Cello and other instruments. Larry is an MFG artist representing the Ramirez 125 and 130 classical guitars for

Larry has performed in master classes for many of the world's leading leading classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Marc Teicholz, and Elena Papandreou.

Larry is currently working on a new CD featuring his own compositions. He teaches select students Classical Guitar and received an M.M in Music at Butler University and doctoral study at Indiana University. Larry is also an award winning published poet. Larry founded the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Area Guitar Festival, and Classical Gala West. See for info.

Larry is also a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Select Realty in Incline Village, Nevada: Website: - contact Larry for help buying or selling real estate in Northern Nevada!


“Your contribution to our concert was absolutely spectacular. All of us extend our profound thanks.”
– Charlotte S. Tucker, Treasurer, Carson City Symphony

“Your playing is beautiful.”
– Comedian Andy Dick

“Larry plays with great energy and has something to communicate.”
– Jeremy Jouve, Guitar Foundation of America International Competition Winner

“Larry Aynesmith’s music is beautiful. The sound of his classical guitar blended wonderfully with the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Larry is a true professional, who is exactly where he needs to be when he needs to be, providing a rich background to a special event.”
– Sharon Decker, wedding event at Lake Tahoe


All Saints Episcopal Church
Palo Alto, California

Wells Fargo Auditorium
University of Nevada, Reno

Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, California

Tahoe TV
South Lake Tahoe, California

Crystal Bay Casino
Crystal Bay, Nevada

Squaw Valley Chapel
Olympic Valley, California

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema
Tahoe City, California

Shakespeare Stage at Sand Harbor
Incline Village, Nevada

Cal-Neva Resort
Frank Sinatra Showroom
Crystal Bay, Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival
Olympic Valley, California

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Reno, Nevada

Laxalt Auditorium
University of Nevada, Reno

Galena Regional Park
Reno, Nevada

Rotary Club
Tahoe City, California

Sparks Victorian Square Plaza
Sparks, Nevada

Reno Artown Festival
Reno, Nevada

Walnut Creek Classical Guitar Festival
Walnut Creek, California

Thunderbird Lodge
Incline Village, Nevada

Private Event
Carnelian Bay, California

The Promenade
Reno, Nevada

Chamber of Commerce
Reno, Nevada

Trinity Episcopal Church
Reno, Nevada

SF Bay Area Classical Guitar Festival
Walnut Creek, California

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Incline Village, Nevada

Sierra Arts Gallery
Reno, Nevada

The Village At Squaw Valley
Olympic Valley, California

Carson Chamber Singers
Carson City, Nevada

Reno First Methodist Church
Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Americana Music Festival
Wingfield Park
Reno, Nevada

South Reno Rotary Club
Reno, Nevada

Carson City Chamber Singers
Carson City, Nevada

Private Events
Incline Village, Nevada

Sierra Star, Special Events
Incline Village, Nevada

Yoga Studio
Reno, Nevada

Copeland Arts Center
Minden, Nevada

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Walnut Creek, California

Reno First Congregational Church
Reno, Nevada

North Lake Tahoe Arts Center
Tahoe City, California

Private and Special Events
Tahoe City, California

Tahoe Gal Paddlewheel Boat
South Lake Tahoe, California

Brewery Arts Center
Carson City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House
Virginia City, Nevada

The Glen, Grand Opening
Incline Village, Nevada

Carson Valley United Methodist Church
Gardnerville, Nevada

Mark Twain Cultural Center
Incline Village, Nevada

Hope Lutheran Church
South Lake Tahoe, California

St. Theresa Catholic Church
South Lake Tahoe, California

Reno/Tahoe International Film Festival
Incline Village, Nevada

First Methodist Church
Carson City, Nevada

Squaw Valley Resort
Olympic Valley, California

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Incline Village, Nevada

Northwest Indiana Symphony
Merrilville, Indiana

Northwest Indiana Arts Assocition
Hammond, Indiana

Chapel of the Resurrection
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Clowes Hall
Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Carson City Symphony

Carnegie Hall