GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
Presents the 17th Annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017
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 seventeenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: June 9 -11, 2017. 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.

Jason Vieaux, CIM Guitar Department Head

Student Reception: Friday, June 9 from 9:00 to 9:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Lounge
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Student master class performers from around the USA will convene for a continental breakfast with CIM and CICGF faculty and staff. Complimentary Festival concert tickets will be distributed at that time.
Admission: Free. (Participation limited to CICGF student master class performers and their parents).
Reception Info:
Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
CONCERT: Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: J.S. Bach, Ginastera, Giuliani, Martin, Morel, and Ponce 
View Program: Click here
Tickets:
$25.00. Purchase on line here or call Guitars Int. 216-752-7502.
There are no senior or student discounts.
Concert Info: Call Guitars International 216-752-7502.
Video: Ellington - In A Sentimental Mood
After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab)

Master Class: Sunday, June 11, 11:30 – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Halll
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
Student master class performer applicants:
Contact Colin Davin at
colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
Performer application deadline: May 1, 2017

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a private 1 hour lesson with Jason Vieaux should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.

 
Perhaps he is the greatest performer on his instrument of all time....  (Birmingham Post)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: J. S. Bach
View Program: Click here
Tickets:
$25.00. Purchase on line here or call Guitars Int. 216-752-7502. There are no senior or student discounts.
Concert Info: Call Guitars International 216-752-7502
Video: Weiss - Sarabande from Partita in G minor

Lecture: Bach For Guitarists
Day and time: Friday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
How did the so-called “Bach lute works” become a major part of every guitarists repertoire? And what aspects of style and historical performance practice do we all need to consider in performing these works on a 6 string classical guitar? Let us not forget the works that Bach wrote for solo violin and cello; what considerations can make them a valuable addition to the guitarists canon of Bach? All of these subjects will be viewed and explained from a lutenist’s point of view.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

Private Lessons: Those who wish to take a private 1 hour lesson with Nigel North should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.

CONCERT: Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Brocá, Goss, Granados, Kuhnau, Scarlatti, and Tárrega
View Program: Click here
Tickets: $30.00. Purchase on line here or call Guitars Int. 216-752-7502. There are no senior or student discounts.
Concert Info:
Call Guitars International 216-752-7502
Video: Interpreta a Federico Moreno Torroba
After Concert Dinner 11:00 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab)

Master Class 1:
Friday, June 9, 3:00.– 5:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
Student master class performer applicants:
Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
Performer application deadline: May 1, 2017


Master Class 2: Sunday, June 11, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m.  
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113

 
First Prize 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition (Senior Division)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by:
J.S. Bach, Carter, Giuliani, Johanson, José, Lavista, and Regondi 
View Program: Click here
Admission:
Free
(no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted
Concert Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Sonata for Guitar: Pavana and Final (Jose)
 
Mr Davin is the real thing, a player with a virtuoso's technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination. (American Record Guide)
 

CONCERT: Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: De Falla, Mattingly (world premiere), Ravel, and Stackpole 
View Program: Click here
Tickets: $22.00. Purchase on line here or call Guitars Int. 216-752-7502. There are no senior or student discounts.
Concert Info:
Call Guitars International 216-752-7502
Video: Falla - Canción del fuego fatuo
After Concert Dinner
10:30 p.m: Valerio’s Restaurant, 12405 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab)
 
Levin Biography
Davin Master Class 1: Friday, June 9, 10:00 – 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.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
Student master class performer applicants:
Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
Performer application deadline: May 1, 2017


Davin Master Class 2: Saturday, June 10, 9:30 – 12:15 p.m.  
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113

Private Lessons: Those who wish to take a private 1 hour lesson with Colin Davin should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.

GUITAR  EXHIBIT PERFORMANCE
Day and time:
Saturday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.   
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(Directions)
Description:
CICGF Resident Artist Petra Polácková (Czech Republic) will perform various short works on a selection of Exhibition guitars provided by Guitars International.
Works by: TBA
Program:
Coming May 1, 2017
Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Performance Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Video: Mauro Giuliani - Rossiniana n. 5 op. 123

Master Class 1:
Friday, June 9, 10:00 – 12:45 p.m.. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
Student master class performer applicants:
Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
Performer application deadline: May 1, 2017


Master Class 2: Saturday, June 10, 9:30 – 12:15 p.m.. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 217


Master Class 3: Sunday, June 11, 11:30 – 2:15 p.m.. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 217

Private Lessons: Those who wish to take a private 1 hour lesson with Petra Polácková should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.

 
Grammy Award winning producer and recording engineer

Lecture: The Recording Process: Preparation and Recording 
Day and time: Friday, June 9, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(Directions)
Description:
Grammy Award winning record producer Alan Bise and Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will discuss various aspects of the recording process. Topics will include how Mr. Vieaux prepares for a recording session differently than for a concert performance, his experiences working with a record producer, sound set up, logistic and artistic concerns, etc. Pictures of marked scores and other fun props will be featured.
Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Clientele includes Julian Bream, Jonathan Leathwood, Marcelo Kayath, and Ralph Towner

Lecture: Forensic Lutherie: Behind the Scenes of Historical Guitar Restoration 
Day and time: Saturday, June 10, 1:15. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
This presentation will highlight the restorations of two of history’s important classical guitars, an 1869 Francisco Gonzalez and, more significantly, an 1888 Antonio de Torres. The moral and ethical concerns that led to the decisions determining the specific restorative treatment will be addressed, and photographic examples will be shown of some of the treatments that resulted from this deliberation. The presentation will also integrate some of the investigative methods used to understand the history of these guitars in a forensic sense, which was equally important in determining the proposed treatments. A question and answer period will follow..
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502

PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION OF GUITARS:
Day and time: Saturday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Location:
Performance on Exhibition Guitars - 6:00 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions). Post Performance Exhibition, CIM Pogue Lobby.
Description:
Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Petra Polácková (Czech Republic) will perform various short works on a selection of Exhibition guitars provided 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


 
Cleveland Childbloom Youth Guitarists

PERFORMANCE:
Day and time:
Sunday, June 11, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Anon., Brace, Handel, Haydn, Larson, Milan, Mompou, and Valderrabano
View Program: Click here
Description:
5 young students
of Brian Kozak, Director of the Cleveland Childbloom Guitar Program, will perform.
Admission:
Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
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