Long Island Guitar Festival 2012

The 20th annual Long Island Guitar Festival was held April 16 to 22, 2012 at LIU Post in Brookville, NY.

Artists who appeared at the Festival include LAGQ (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet), The Appassionata Trio, Benjamin Verdery, David Leisner, Jorge Caballero, Ana Vidovic, musicians from "A Midsummer Music Dream.", Bishop McGuinness High School Guitar Ensemble, Brentwood High School Guitar Ensemble and Emerging Artist Kevin Sherwin.


This year's Festival was dedicated to the memory and music of Howard Morgen. A special tribute to him, "Remembering Howard Morgen" was held on the last day of the Festival Sunday, April 22.

Featured at the Festival was the World Premiere of Harrisdale Concerto for Guitar & Saw/Violin and Guitar Orchestra by Dr. Alan Hirsh, celebrating the Festival's twentieth anniversary. At YouTube: First Movement, Second Movement.

Sponsors for Festival 2012 included: The D'Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Augustine Foundation, Savarez, Murphy's Music & Violin Shop, Sam Ash Music Stores, The John P. McGrath Fund of Long Island University and the LIU Post Department of Music.

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20th Anniversary Festival Program & Flyers
Program BookletFlyer 1Flyer 2 (PDF files)

Learn how your company or organization (PDF file) can become a Festival sponsor or advertise in the Festival program which is distributed at all Festival events. For further information about sponsoring or advertising, e-mail us or call (516) 299-3181.

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Last update: May 9, 2012

Festival Notes

Please join us for the 21st Long Island Guitar Festival to be held March 17 to 24, 2013. The Festival's opening concert on March 17 will feature The Williams-Etheridge Duo - John Williams & John Etheridge.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 7.

Please visit Tilles Center for the Performing Arts to sign up for exclusive ticket offers and updates.

Co-sponsored by Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Music Events of Interest:
LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival