Festival Schedule
(Subject to change. Revised 4/12/18)

Please note: Berta Rojas' concert on April 15 will be held in Hillwood Recital Hall starting at 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 10
8 pm CONCERT: Harris Becker & Friends
Artesian Guitar Quartet (Harris Becker, Michael Roberts, James Erickson, Laura Lessard); Christina Montalto, soprano; Emily Klonowski, mezzo-soprano; Veronica Nguyen, soprano; Karla Moe, flute
Music of Britten, Tedesco, Schubert, Hirsh, Roberts, Dowland, Granados, and Williams
♫ Concert Program
GH
Wednesday, April 11
8 pm CONCERT: Alexandra Yannis Guitar Duo
Music of Boccherini, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Gnattali, and Tenidis
♫ Concert Program
GH
Thursday, April 12
8 pm CONCERT: Cavatina Duo (Eugenia Moliner, flute & Denis Azabagic, guitar) . Note: Rene Izquierdo will be replacing Denis Azabagic due to a physical injury
Music by Marin Marias, Takemitsu, Piazzolla, and Thomas
♫ Concert Program
GH
Friday, April 13
5 pm COMPETITION: Long Island Guitar Festival High School Classical Guitar Competition Semi-finals (Closed to the public) FA
8 pm CONCERT: Rene Izquierdo
Music by Brouwer, Bach, Lecuona, Rojas, Roig, Ankerman
♫ Concert Program
GH
Saturday, April 14
9:30 am WORKSHOP: Simon Powis. Left-Hand Technique Toolkit HR
10:45 am MASTER CLASS: Rene Izquierdo HR
12:30 pm EMERGING ARTIST SERIES CONCERT: Ria Modak (First Prize, Festival 2017 High School Classical Guitar Competition)
Music by Bach, Sor, Ponce, and York
♫ Concert Program
HC
1:30 pm COMPETITION: Long Island Guitar Festival High School Classical Guitar Competition Finals. Three finalists (Open to the public) HR
3 pm CONCERT: Simon Powis
Music by Scarlatti. Albeniz, Tarrega, Aguado
♫ Concert Program
HC
4:15 pm REHEARSAL: LIGF Orchestra HR
8 pm CONCERT: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo. 40th Anniversary Retrospective
Music by de Falla, Nicolai, Bach, Milano, Rodrigo, Rossini, and Albeniz
♫ Concert Program
HC
Sunday, April 15
9 am MASTER CLASS: Newman & Oltman Duo FA
10:30 am REHEARSAL: LIGF Guitar Orchestra CH
12:30 pm ENSEMBLES SHOWCASE CONCERT. Various Groups CH
2 pm CONCERT: LIGF Guitar Orchestra
Music by Hirsh and Vivaldi
CH
3:30 pm CONCERT: Berta Rojas
Music by Ponce, Clark, Powell, and Barrios
♫ Concert Program
HR

Legend - CH: Interfaith Center, Chapel; FA: Fine Arts Center; GH: Great Hall; HC: Hillwood Cinema; HF: Hillwood Commons Fishbowl; HR: Hillwood Recital Hall; MRB: Music Rehearsal Building; TA: Tilles Center Atrium; TC: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; WHC: West Hillwood Cafeteria

The Recital Hall, Cinema and Cafeteria are located in Hillwood Commons. Here are directions to the campus and a campus map (Great Hall - Building 1, Fine Arts Center - Building 13, Hillwood Commons - Building 19. The map highlights the campus locations of these venues.)

Last update: April 12, 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.

Returning to the Festival in 2018 for its fourth year is the LIGF Guitar Orchestra, open to high schoool students and others.

School of Performing Arts

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Long Island Guitar Festival
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