Long Island Guitar Festival 2014

Festival 2014 Schedule

Wednesday, April 2
4 p.m. WORKSHOP: Electric Guitar Techniques with James Erickson. Bring Your Guitars! FA 100
7 p.m. PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: Susan E. Wagner Guitar Ensemble GH
8:15 p.m. CONCERT: Paul Cesarczyk. Guest Artist Yavet Boyadjiev, violin GH
Thursday, April 3
10 a.m. MASTER CLASS: Paul Cesarczyk TA
11:45 a.m. PERFORMANCE: POBJFK Guitar Nation TA
12 p.m. WORKSHOP: Electric Guitar Techniques with James Erickson. Bring Your Guitars! TA
4 p.m. MASTER CLASS: The Bach Cello Suites with Maureen Hynes FA 105
8:15 p.m. CONCERT: Harris Becker & Friends. Pat Bianculli - guitar, Artesian Guitar Quartet, Karla Moe - flute, Lisa Holsberg - soprano CH
Friday, April 4
3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Writing and Arranging for School and Community Guitar Ensemble with Alan Hirsh FA 105
5 p.m. COMPETITION: Long Island Guitar Festival High School Classical Guitar Competition Semi-finals (Closed to the public) FA 100
7 p.m. PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: Stony Brook Guitar Quartet GH
8 p.m. CONCERT: Thibault Cauvin GH
Saturday, April 5
9:30 a.m. MASTER CLASS: Thibault Cauvin HR
11 a.m. DEMONSTRATION: African Guitar - an introduction to playing Derek Gripper's kora transcriptions on classical guitar HR
12 p.m. CONCERT: Bishop McGuinness High School Honors Guitar Ensemble and Brentwood High School Guitar Club CIN
1:30 p.m. COMPETITION: Long Island Guitar Festival High School Classical Guitar Competition Finals. 3 finalists (Open to the public) HR
3 p.m. CONCERT: Derek Gripper HR
7 p.m. PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: LIU Post Guitar Ensemble CIN
8 p.m. CONCERT: Frederic Hand CIN
Sunday, April 6
9:30 a.m. MASTER CLASS: Frederic Hand HC 218
11 a.m. WORKSHOP: The Shearer Method - A New Multi-Media Method Approach to Learning the Guitar with Thomas Kikta and Alan Hirsh HC 114
12:30 p.m. CONCERT: Emerging Artist Series. Koh Kazama CIN
1:30 p.m. MEETING: Long Island Classical Guitar Society Meeting HC 218
3 p.m. CONCERT: VIDA Guitar Quartet HR

CH: Interfaith Center, Chapel; CIN: Hillwood Cinema; FA: Fine Arts Center; GH: Great Hall; HC: Hillwood Commons; HR: Hillwood Recital Hall; TA: Tilles Center Atrium; TC: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

The Recital Hall and Cinema are located in Hillwood Commons. Here are directions to the campus and a campus map (Great Hall - Building 1, Fine Arts Center - Building 13, Hillwood Commons - Building 19

Last update: October 31, 2014

Festival Notes

Festival 2014
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The 22nd annual Long Island Guitar Festival was held April 2 to 6, 2014 at Long Island University's LIU Post Campus in Brookville, NY USA. Artists appearing at this year's Eclectic & International festival included the VIDA Guitar Quartet from England, guitarist, lutenist and composer Frederic Hand, Polish-born American guitarist Paul Cesarczyk, South African guitarist Derek Gripper and French guitar innovator Thibault Cauvin.

Find out more about our first Tri-State High School Classical Guitar Competition, the competitors and the winners.

Long Island Guitar Festival 2015

The 23rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival will be held April 22 to 26, 2015.

To date, artists scheduled to appear include: Carlo Domeniconi (4/25, 8:30 pm), Jason Vieaux (4/26, 3pm), The Amaryllis Project (Liu Fang & Harris Becker) performing a program of world premieres for Pipa & Guitar (4/24, 8 pm), Mare Duo (4/23, 8 pm) and Douglas Back (4/25, 3 pm).

New in 2015 will be the Long Island Guitar Festival Orchestra (for high school students and others) conducted by Alan Hirsh.

More Festival information will be posted as it becomes available.

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