The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society is pleased to announce the 2016 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival to be held April 9-10, 2016 with an opening concert by Greek guitar virtuoso Antigoni Goni on April 9 at 7:30 pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life in Philadelphia, PA and a full day of events on April 10, 2016 at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA.
The festival will feature concerts by guitar legend Antigoni Goni, 2015 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition winner Alec Holcomb, and a closing concert with the PCGS orchestra and young virtuoso Matthew Palmer. Other events will include a masterclass with Antigoni Goni, workshops, student recitals, and a vendor fair which include guitar builders, composers, guitar accessories, guitar repair, and sheet music vendors.
This festival is partly made possible by the generous support from the D’Addario Foundation.
This year’s artists have received acclaim around the world:
“… In her hands every tone is a whole world in itself. Pulled together, the result is a cosmos of sound and melodies…” THE SALBAU-Germany
“Classical guitarist Matt Palmer is one of a kind. Combining the soul of an artist, the technical virtuosity of the highest caliber and a heightened sense of musicality, Palmer’s uniqueness is also his greatest strength. While other guitarists possess a comparable level of expression, technicality and musicality, to find them all in one player, and at a young age, is a rare occurrence to say the least.” – Guitar International Magazine
Recent first prize wins include the East Carolina Guitar Competition (2014) and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (2015). Alec received 4th prize at the renowned Parkening International Guitar Competition (2015). Most recently, Alec won 2nd place at Columbus State University Guitar Competition (2016).
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival
April 9, 2016 7:30 pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Special Discount Tickets for the Philadelphia Greek Community
General $24; Student/Senior $20; Members $15. Premium seating & post-concert reception: $60 for one/$80 for two.
Full Day Festival
April 10, 2016 9:30 am – 6 pm
Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch
416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA
Full day festival pass: General $45; Members $40
Closing Concert (4 pm): General $25; Senior/Student $15; Member $10
Student Recitals: $10
Antigoni Goni Masterclass (2 pm): $15
Alec Holcomb Recital/Student Competition Finals/Professional Workshops:
Included with Any Other Individual Ticket