It’s going to be a golden moment for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music this October—as the institute’s venerable guitar department celebrates its 50th year at center stage of the SF Bay Area’s classical-guitar scene.

The spotlight shines on the Guitar Department 50th Anniversary Concert on October 11, from 8 to 10pm in the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. The program will feature performances by current and former members, as well as students, playing repertoire that runs the gamut from Isaac Albeniz to Sergio Assad.

Also featured throughout the evening will be guitars from the Harris Guitar Foundation, whose collection includes more than two dozen instruments made by some of the finest luthiers of the 19th and 20th centuries—including Ignacio Fleta, Manuel Ramirez, and Antonio de Torres.

The event is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, check out sfcm.edu.