"Benjamin Verdery…offering a fluid, free-spirited account of the swirling, rich-textured "Espiral Eterna," in which the score's hypnotic, rippling arpeggiations were less arresting than the
(usually subsidiary) muted, percussive passages."
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.
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May 9, 2012
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.