GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
Presents the 19th Annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2019
at and in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
 

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

 
WELCOME to the nineteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: June 6 -9, 2019. Over the years this 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 Colin Davin and I, Co-Chairs of CIM's Guitar Department, 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.

RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 9:00 to 9:30 a.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 CICGF Guitar Faculty and administrators. Complimentary Festival concert tickets will be distributed at this time.
Admission: Free. (Participation is limited to CICGF student master class performers, their parents, and CICGF faculty and Administrators).
Reception Info: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.

 
5 CONCERTS AND 9 MASTER CLASSES
 
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: Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Bach, Crowell (Cleveland Premiere), and Reich
View Program and Notes: Here
Tickets: $22.00 - purchase tickets here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info:
Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Concierto de Aranjuez - I. Allegro con spirito

After Concert Dinner: Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 p.m.
Location: L’Albatros Brasserie, 11401 Bellflower Road., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Friday, June 7, 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 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 Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
The guitar world has a new star.
(Gramophone)

CONCERT: Friday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Albéniz, Chen Yi, Debussy, De Falla, De Lucia, Granados, Peña, Ricardo, and Rodrigo
View Program: Here
Tickets: $25.00 - purchase tickets here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.

After Concert Dinner: Friday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m.
Location: L’Albatros Brasserie, 11401 Bellflower Road., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class 1: Saturday, June 8, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2:
Sunday, June 9, 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 Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Kenny is an exquisite musician.
(The Guardian)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: De Visée, Kapsberger, Macmillan, Muhly (World Premiere), Oliver, and Piccinnini
View Program and Notes: Here
Tickets: $22.00: - purchase tickets here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video:  Introducing the Baroque Theorbo

Master Class 1: Friday, June 7, 1:45 - 4:30 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 Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2: Sunday, June 9, 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 Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
[Grammy Winner Jason Vieaux is] perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation. (NPR)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Albéniz, Bach, Giuliani, Martín and Scarlatti
View Program and Notes:
Here
Tickets: $30.00 - Purchase tickets here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Jason Vieaux - I. Albeniz: Sevilla

After Concert Dinner: Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 p.m.
Location: L’Albatros Brasserie, 11401 Bellflower Road., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
To Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Polácková’s playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult. (Cleveland Classical) 

CONCERT: Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Bach, Ponce, and Weiss
View Program and Notes:
Here
Tickets: $22.00 - purchase tickets here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.

After Concert Dinner: Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m:
Location: Valerio’s Ristorante, 12405 Mayfield Road., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class 1: Friday, June 8, 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 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 Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2: Saturday, June 8, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
4 LECTURES AND 1 GUITAR PERFORMANCE DEMONSTRATION

 
[W]onderful timing, poise, wit, and grace… (Soundboard)

LECTURE RECITAL: Guitar with Spoken Word
Day and Time: Friday, June 7, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
View Program: Coming soon
Description: Classical guitarist Lynn McGrath will discuss and demonstrate how she blends expressive musicianship with her passion for Spanish Language, literature, and theater, and in so doing how she has shared the poetry and music of “Platero y Yo” with audiences on four continents in the role of both guitarist and theatrical narrator. 
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

Master Class: Saturday, June 8, 9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 225, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform.
To Perform: The application process is now closed.
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Master Guitar Maker
LECTURE: The Art of Guitar Making
Day and time:
Saturday, June 8, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:: Internationally renowned classical guitar maker Alfredo Velazquez will present a power point lecture about his guitar making process. Topics will include tone wood selection, construction methods and tools, finishing, action set up, and more. Guitar parts and luthierie tools will be available to examine. A question and answer period will follow.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Celebrating Over Twenty-Nine Years Of Musical Excellence

PERFORMANCE: Demonstration of Fine Guitars
Day and Time: Saturday, June 8, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions).
Post Demonstration Exhibition: CIM Pogue Lobby.
Description: Guitar virtuoso Drew Henderson (Canada) will demonstrate the tonal characteristics of ten concert classical guitars collected from around the world by Guitars International.
Works by: TBA
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required). Donations to support CICGF artists and events will be appreciated.
Exhibition Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Audio and Video Recording

LECTURE: How to Prepare for the Recording Process
Day and Time: Saturday, June 8, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.     
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
Classical guitar virtuoso Drew Henderson has vast experience recording guitarists of all levels. In this lecture he will discuss how to prepare
effectively for an audio or audio/video recording session. 
Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video:
Niccolò Paganini - Caprice no. 6
 
Panel Participants: Colin Davin, Elizabeth Kenny, Lynn McGrath, Jason Vieaux, and Xuefei Yang

LECTURE DISCUSSION: Making The Process Work
Day and Time: Sunday, June 9, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: CICGF performing artists will discuss various strategies and experiences in seeking out, commissioning, and working with composers to create new solo and ensemble works for the classical guitar or lute.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

 
2 YOUTH ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, June 6, 6:50 - 7:25 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBA
View Program: Coming in April
Description: Classical guitar students of Tom Poore and Andrew Poxon will perform.both ensemble and solo works.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
PERFORMANCE: Sunday, June 9, 3:20 - 3:55 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
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.




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