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GFA Regional Symposium in New York City

Posted By Connie Sheu, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
NEW YORK, NY- The Guitar Foundation of America presents its second New York City-based Regional Symposium on Saturday, October 25th at the DiMenna Center at 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018. Hosted by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, this one-day event builds a sense of community through workshops and the formation of a guitar orchestra, offers educational services through adjudicated performance opportunities for all ages, and provides community outreach through free concerts open to the public.

There will be two concerts open to the public and free of charge. The College Guitar Ensemble Showcase at 12:30pm will present professional-level students from university guitar programs across the Tri-State Area. The evening concert at 7pm will feature the GFA Regional Symposium Guitar Orchestra along with the New York City Guitar Orchestra and soloists selected through the morning’s performance auditions.

The Symposium will also feature interactive workshops given by Australian-born guitarist Simon Powis and recording artist and pedagogue Mariano Aguirre of the Mannes College of Music and Brooklyn Music School. All participants are encouraged to perform with the GFA Regional Symposium Guitar Orchestra under the direction of acclaimed Miami-based composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, whose most recent accomplishments include composing the soundtrack for the soon to be released film “A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES,” starring Liam Neeson.

The Guitar Foundation of America inspires artistry, builds community, and promotes the classical guitar internationally through excellence in performance, literature, education and research. Registration for participation in the Symposium is free for GFA members.
More information regarding this event can be found at: http://www.guitarfoundation.org/event/nyc2014

Questions can be directed to Lynn McGrath, Director of Regional Symposia at (315) 244-4864 or regionals@guitarfoundation.org.

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