A concert by world-renowned guitarists SoloDuo headlines the Peabody Preparatory Guitar Department’s sixth annual Fret Festival, which welcomes guitar enthusiasts to learn and perform together. Fret Festival features high school ensemble coaching, jazz improvisation and Brazilian guitar workshops, a master class taught by acclaimed concert and recording artist and Conservatory Guitar Department Chair Julian Gray, a young guitarist’s showcase, and more on March 1, 2015.
The daylong celebration of the guitar does offer something for everyone with nine workshops throughout the day. The youngest guitarists will have the opportunity to learn music fundamentals like rhythm and note identification and to learn about how guitars are constructed with a guitar-building workshop led by renowned local Luthier David Pace. Older guitar enthusiasts will enjoy a sense of musical adventure with Echo: a flute and guitar duo who plays their own arrangements of piano music. High school ensembles will receive coaching sessions, attend workshops led by renowned guitarists Danielle Cumming and Scott Borg, and will perform at the Guitar Ensemble Concert.
On-site registration opens at 9:00 am in the Grand Arcade at the Peabody Institute Downtown. The cost is just $30 for one student with two adults and additional pricing options are available for high school ensembles, individual participants or concert-only tickets for SoloDuo’s performance. For more information and to register online, visit peabody.jhu.edu/fretfest.
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