GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
Presents the 18th Annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018
at and in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
 

[Among] two of the most important annual American classical guitar events
(Classical Guitar)

 
Welcome to the eighteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: June 8 -10, 2018. Over the years Guitars International's unique artistic event has consistently brought the world's finest classical guitarists, lutenists, lecturers, composers, teachers, and guitar makers to the Cleveland Institute of Music. This June guitarist Colin Davin and I and our students look forward once again to sharing CIM's rich environment of world class classical guitar concerts, master classes, lectures, private lessons, exhibits, and camaraderie with old friends and new, from around the USA and beyond, in a celebration of fine music and the classical guitar.
 
[Grammy Winner Jason Vieaux is] perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation. (NPR)
What accordionist Julien Labro does is fly, launching a solo that simply bubbles with joy. (All About Jazz)

CONCERT: Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Balkanski, Gnattali, Metheny, Pärt, and Piazzolla  
View Program and Notes: Here
Tickets:
$30.00: Purchase tickets at the door starting forty-five minutes prior to the concert.
(There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: Piazzolla and Tears for Fears

After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Sunday, June 10, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

 
Flawless interpretation and charisma and exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound....
(Diario de Cordoba)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 9 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Barrios, Brouwer, Lauro, and Morel 
View Program and Notes: Here 
Tickets:
$22.00
: Purchase tickets at the door starting forty-five minutes prior to the concert. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Carora by Antonio Lauro 

Master Class 1:
Friday, June 8, 3:00 – 5:45 p.m. 
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2:
Sunday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
An ensemble notable for sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache, and stylish performances
(San Francisco Classical Voice)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Granados, Kapustin, Lhoyer, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, and Scarlatti  
View Program and Notes: Here
Tickets:
$25.00: Purchase tickets at the door starting forty-five minutes prior to the concert.
(There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: Mallorca (barcarola) by Isaac Albéniz 

After Concert Dinner 11:00 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Sunday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
[Julian Bream Prize Winner]
Magnificent...simply magnificent! This is playing of the highest standard.
(Classical Guitar)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Britten, Paganini, Pujol, Torroba, and Weiss 
View Program and Notes: Here
Tickets:
$15.00:
Purchase tickets at the door starting forty-five minutes prior to the concert. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Romántico by Astor Piazzolla

Master Class: Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Davin has the distinct ability to wring the depths of expressiveness from all that he plays. (Classical Guitar)
[Grammy Winner Gomez's] artistry belies her young years. (Kansas City Metropolis)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Beaudoin (world premiere), Britten, De Falla, Duparc, Larsen, C. Schumann, R. Schumann, Stevens (world premiere), and Villa-Lobos
View Program and Notes:
Here
Tickets:
$22.00
: Purchase tickets at the door starting forty-five minutes prior to the concert. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: In darkness let me dwell by John Dowland

After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m: Valerio’s Restaurant, 12405 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)
Estelí Gomez Biography

Master Class: Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
[Gramophone Award Winner]
Perhaps he is the greatest performer on his instrument of all time.... 
(Birmingham Post)

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION I: Renaissance Performance Practice For Guitarists
Day and time: Friday, June 8, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Description: In this lecture Nigel North will discuss and demonstrate what stylistic and performance practice issues we may need to consider when playing some sixteenth century repertoire on the guitar. Three pieces will be discussed: Narvaez's Mille Regretz, Dowland’s Fantasie from the Varietie of Lute Lessons (1610) often called Fantasie 7, and Francesco da Milano's Ricercare La Compagna.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video: Sarabande (from Partita in G minor) by Sylvius Leopold Weiss

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION II: Baroque Performance Practice For Guitarists
Day and time:
Friday, June 8, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.   
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
In this lecture Nigel North will discuss and demonstrate what stylistic and performance practice issues we may need to consider when playing Baroque Music on the guitar. Three pieces will be considered: J.S. Bach's Allemande from the Suite in G minor BWV 995, Robert de Visèe's Prelude in D minor, and J.S. Bach’s Prelude from BWV 998.

Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

Master Class: Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
If the term "Child Prodigy" can be applied to luthiers, Joshia de Jonge certainly qualifies. (Classical Guitar)

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION: The Rosette Making Process
Day and time: Saturday, June 9, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Description: Master guitar maker Joshia de Jonge will present a PowerPoint lecture about her rosette making process. Ms. De Jonge will supplement both her lecture and process photos with a display of marquetry materials, hand tools, and actual rosettes in various stages of construction. A question and answer period will follow.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video: Patrick Kearney performs on a 2014 Joshia de Jonge classical guitar.
 
Music School Settlement

YOUTH PERFORMANCE:
Day and time: Saturday, June 9, 2:15 - 2:50 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Ayala, J. C. Bach,  J. S. Bach, Bayly, Calatayud, Carcassi, Coste, Ferrer, Fuhrman, Longay, Paganini, Purcell, Sagreras, Sor, and Suzuki
View Program: Here
Description: Five young students of Robert Gruca, Director of The Cleveland Music Settlement Suzuki Guitar Program, will perform in ensemble.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
DEMONSTRATION AND EXHIBIT OF FINE GUITARS:
Day and time: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions). Post Demonstration Exhibit, CIM Pogue Lobby.
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Description: An artist to be determined will demonstrate the tonal characteristics of twelve concert guitars collected from around the world by Guitars International.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Exhibition Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE:
Day and time:
Sunday, June 10, 1:45 - 2:20 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Parking: CIM provides free parking in the lot next to the building on Hazel Drive. Metered spaces are also available on Hazel Drive, just outside of the building.
Works by: Brace, Chobanian, Haydn, Larson, Milán, Mompou, Sor, and Valderrábano
View Program: Here
Description:
Five young students
of Brian Kozak, Director of the Cleveland Childbloom Guitar Program, will perform in ensemble.
Admission:
Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
CIM Mixon Hall
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