LIGF Guitar Orchestra

Alan Hirsh conducting

Returning to the Festival for its fourth year is the LIGF Guitar Orchestra for high school students and others, conducted by Alan Hirsh.

As currently scheduled The Guitar Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Hirsh will rehearse Saturday, April 14 at 4:15 pm and Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 am. and perform at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm.

Guitar Orchestra repertoire for Festival 2017 included: Earth Song (Alan Hirsh), Celtic Suite (Alan Hirsh), Drifting (Andy McKee) and All laid back and stuff (Andy McKee, arr. A Hirsh).

Directors of guitar ensembles and individual guitarists interested in participating in the 2018 LIGF Guitar Orchestra should email us at or call 516-299-3181 for more information.

Guitar Orchestra Repertoire for 2018

Hirsh Suite (Into thin air revised 3/5/18)

Parts (PDF files): Guit 1a, Guit 1b, Guit II, Guit III, Guit IIIa (easiest), Guit IV, Guit V, Contrabass. All parts (zip file)

Into the Fray

Earth Song

Into thin air

Download Hirsh Suite audio (zip file)

Vivaldi Op. 3, No. 8

Parts (PDF files): Guit Ia, Guit Ib, Guit II, Guit III, Guit IV, Guit V, Contrabass. All parts (zip file)

Movement I

Movement II

Movement III

Download Vivaldi audio (zip file)

Last update: March 5, 2018

Scheduled artists and performers for our 26th annual festival include: Berta Rojas, Rene Izquierdo, Cavatina Duo, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Alexandra Yannis Guitar Duo, Simon Powis, James Erickson, Michael Roberts, Laura Lessard, The Artesian Guitar Quartet, and Harris Becker.

Tickets for Festival 2018 are available by mail using this Ticket Order Form. Tickets for select events are available through Ticketmaster and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Box Office. Tickets to all events will be available at the door.

The National High School Classical Guitar Competition is underway. The entry deadline has been extended to April 1, 2018.

Guitarists and Performers: if you are interested in participating in a Festival Master Class as a performer, please see the More Information page.

High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in a 2018 Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please read the Ensemble Showcases page.

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