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Festival Notes

Tickets can be purchased by completing and returning this ticket order form (67K PDF file.)

Tickets to some events are available through Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in person at the box office, on the telephone through TillesCharge at (516) 299-3100 or on the Internet.

Please visit the Tickets Page for more information.

We Are Celebrating 15 years!!!

Scheduled performers at the 15th Long Island Guitar Festival include William Kanengiser, Raphaella Smits, Hayley Savage, Frank Vignola, Guitar x 2 (Harris Becker and Pasquale Bianculli), Joshua Bavaro, The McDonald-Bianculli Duo, and Guitar Trilogy.

CELEBRATION CONCERT (March 31st, 3 p.m.) will feature world premieres and new works in celebration of the 15th festival. Performers will include Hayley Savage, David Leisner, Pasquale Bianculli, Joshua Bavaro, Harris Becker and an orchestra conducted by Dr. Susan Deaver. The program will include compositions by Jorge Morel - Rapsodia Del Plata Guitar Concerto (Bavaro), Hayley Savage - Dodecaphonica Guitar Duo (Becker- Bianculli) and English Fantasia for Guitar and String Orchestra (Savage, American premiere), and Howard Rovics - Moving Meditation Guitar Solo (Becker).

A LOOK TO THE FUTURE (April 1st, 2 p.m.) will feature prodigy guitarists from The Juilliard School pre-college program directed by Tali Roth.

Festival sponsors include: D'Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Augustine Foundation, Savarez and The John P. McGrath Fund of Long Island University.

Festival Flyer (492KB PDF file) and Festival Program (1MB PDF file)

The 15th Annual Long Island Guitar Festival is dedicated to the memory of Ben Becker and Chris Culver. May the music and love they brought us be ever present in our world

Last update: March 27, 2007