see the 2011 Festival PHOTO ALBUM (photos by Mark Westling)
(click on the button in the left column, to read the 2011 Festival article printed in Soundboard Magazine).
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
The Festival is held every two years and the 2013 Festival will be held on September 6, 7 & 8, 2013 at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA (we'll present another amazing artist lineup)!
The 2011 La Guitarra California Festival was the finest in our 12-year history, as we presented a world-class music event to the attendees and to our community. The outstanding success of the Festival exceeded our expectations, and the congratulatory accolades continue to pour in!
We presented 20 world-renowned artists in 16 events! Featuring 11 concerts, four Master Classes, a free lecture, 32 guitar-maker exhibits, and the display of the Forderer Collection of Rare and Historic Guitars - this was one of the premier classical guitar events in the world!
La Guitarra continued its growth and recognition as we surpassed previous attendance records. The Opening Night concerts had an audience of 900, the thirty-two guitar makers in the Vendor Fair was a sellout, and the four Master Classes were attended by over 500 people!
Music education is a hallmark of the Festival. There were four Festival artist who conducted community outreach events, the interesting lecture was free of charge, and there were sixteen guitar students enrolled in the four Master Classes. We announced the newly formed "Gerry and Peggy Peterson La Guitarra Education Fund" which will insure the continuation and expansion of the Festival music education.
At the next Festival we'll add a fifth Master Class and have twenty students!
Please contact me or Cal Poly Arts and join us in this worthy cause.
The mission of La Guitarra is to increase the understanding and appreciation of classical guitar in all its forms. The 2011 Festival was an enormous success, and the reverberations are being felt in all corners of the music world!
(click on the button on the left column to read the 2011 Festival artical which appeared in Soundboard Magazine).
Russ De Angelo, Director
To receive a 2013 Festival brochure, click "contact us" and give your name and mailing address.
(we never share our lists).
2011 FESTIVAL INVITATION:
As Festival Director and on behalf of Cal Poly Arts, it is my privilege to invite you to the 2011 La Guitarra California Festival!
We are proud to announce that Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo is the new home of La Guitarra California! The Festival is generously presented by Cal Poly Arts.
The 2011 Festival is a “Celebration of Guitar” featuring 20 world-renowned artists in 16 events! With 11 concerts, 4 Masterclasses, a free lecture, dozens of guitar maker exhibits, a guitar silent-auction, and the display of the Forderer Collection of Rare and Historic Guitars -- this will be the classical guitar event for 2011!
(click on artist photo for their bio).
Don't miss Friday's Opening Night concerts; the San Francisco Guitar Quartet followed by Pepe Romero! Both concerts are sold as one ticket, and will be held in the Christopher Cohan Center.
All other concerts will take place in the beautiful Spanos Theatre.
The Master Classes will have added interest for guitar students of all ages and levels.
They will will be conducted by an exceptional group of distinguished teachers:
Pepe Romero, Roland Dyens, Adam del Monte and Ana Vidovic
(see "Master Classes" for details)
Join us for this memorable event in "The Happiest City in America"!
Russ De Angelo, Director