The 2017 Festival is a “Celebration of Guitar” featuring 11 internationally acclaimed artists in nine concerts, five Masterclasses, two guitar auctions, a free guitar orchestra concert, an exhibit of guitar-themed art, and 40 Luthiers (guitar makers) showing their hand-made instruments in the Vendor Fair.
Don't Miss the Opening Night Concerts!
The 2017 Festival is dedicated to the American maestro, Christopher Parkening.
The evening begins with a concert by the Russian virtuoso, Rovshan Mamedkuliev. After a short intermission, a video presentation honoring Parkening's life and music will be narrated by the acclaimed musician and lecturer, Nuvi Mehta. Then the Festival will present Maestro Parkening with the La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a short recital by Parkening with renowned baritone, Jubilant Sykes.
About the La Guitarra Lifetime Acheivement Award
2017 Festival Artists:
Christopher Parkening, Jubilant Sykes, Jason Vieaux, Meng Su, Johannes Möller, Laura Fraticelli, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Marc Teicholz, Thibault Cauvin, Jérémy Jouve, Nuvi Mehta, Cal St. Fullerton Guitar Orchestra
Click HERE for full Festival 2017 Schedule
All tickets go on sale the first week of March
Ticket price includes all service charges, credit card fees, facility fees and parking!
Concert tickets are reserved seating. Some events may sell out.
TICKET OFFICE: 805-756-4849 Toll free: 888-233-2787 (CA only)
Open Noon to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Audience Tickets $12.50
FRIDAY, September 22
SATURDAY, September 23
SUNDAY, September 24
Masterclasses made possible by the Peterson Education Fund
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