New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

Untune That String, and Hark, What Discord Follows

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Get tuned up for the Classical Guitar Festival, an Albuquerque-based series of musical events sponsored by Guitar New Mexico. Besides a wealth of master classes, demonstrations, clinics and vendor opportunities for local musicians, this string-fest also features concerts by some of the country's premier players, including UNM guitar professor and vitruoso Michael Chapdelaine. A master of classical guitar technique, Chapdelaine is known for riveting performances of a repertoire that includes everything from Bach to Jerry Jeff Walker. Chapdelaine's recital is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, at 7:30pm at Keller Hall in the Center for the Arts on the UNM Campus. Tickets for this concert range from $15 to $20. The professor will also be a centerpiece at the concurrent festival taking place at Albuquerque Youth Symphony headquarters from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17; tuition for non-concert events ranges from $175 for students and music educators to $250 for the general public. Visit guitarnewmexico for more details. Twang!


  (August March)

Thursday Jun 14, 2018

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4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110




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A four-day event featuring concerts, ensembles, workshops and master classes.

The New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival is a 4 day event featuring concerts, ensembles, workshops and masterclasses The Festival is open to classical guitarists ranging in age from middle school to adult and skill level from beginner to professional. Students participate in four days of intensive instruction, practicing, and performing.The Festival also includes concerts by world-class classical guitarists that are open to the public as well as to participants in the Festival. 

Concert schedule: Michael Chapdelaine, June 14; Matt Palmer June 15; Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo, June 16; Student Showcase Concert, June 17

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