CONNECTICUT
GUITAR FESTIVAL

March 5-7, 2021

The 4th annual celebration of the people's instrument. We are all online this year with free concerts, international artists, vendor exhibits, educational opportunities, and an international panel discussion. Classical, rock, jazz, world, folk - there is something for everyone at every age.

Our weekly video series hosted by Dr. Sven Rainey. Each week, Sven spotlights national and international guitarists, showing their creative projects, innovative collaborations, and how they are staying connected during this challenging time.

Fridays @ 12EST

DAY
01

March 5, 2021

Global Kick-off Concert

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST

Enjoy four of today's most important female artists

Sus Vasquez - rock
Badi Assad - world music
Camila Meza - jazz
Ana Vidovic - classical

DAY
02

March 6, 2021

Education Day

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST

Master artists work with students of all ages in all styles.

GuitART

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST

An online showcase of luthiers, string makers, and vendors. Visit with the vendors LIVE online and view information about them in our digital showroom.

Global Diversity Panel

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

A global discussion panel about all things guitar pre-, during and post-Covid.

Teacher / Student Showcase

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST

Enjoy a concert of performances by Connecticut guitar students and their instructors in an acoustic guitar concert of classical music and pop arrangements. Featuring students of the Suzuki Music Schools, Jaclyn Jones, Dr. Francesco Barone, and the Hartt School of Music.

DAY
03

March 7, 2021

Children's Pillow Concert 
with Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzenberry & Friends

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST

Special Guest: Benjamin Verdery
and performances by the 2021 CGF Artists:
Camila Meza - jazz
Sus Vasquez - rock 
Badi Assad - world music
Ana Vidovic - classical

Virtual Guitar Orchestra featuring 'POP' by Andrew York

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST

The Connecticut Guitar Festival Orchestra goes virtual! Made up of 50 Connecticut and neighboring Massachusetts professionals, teachers, amateurs, and students.

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