CONNECTICUT
GUITAR FESTIVAL

March 11-13, 2022

Online and at Westport Public Library
20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT

The 5th annual celebration of the people's instrument. We are going hybrid this year with online and in-person free concerts, international artists, vendor exhibits, educational opportunities, and international discussions. Classical, rock, jazz, world, folk - there is something for everyone at every age.

DAY
01

March 11, 2022

GuitarX Talk with special guests: Leandro Pellegrino & Adam Levin
12:30-1:30 PM

A global discussion hosted by Mak Grgic. In person and live-streamed.

GuitART
1:00-7:00 PM

A showcase of luthiers, string makers, and vendors in person.

Global Kick-off Concert
7:00 PM

Paul Galbraith: The Brahms Guitar
Adam Levin, Classical
Adam Del Monte, Flamenco
Leandro Pellegrino, Jazz

March 12, 2022

Education Day
9:30 AM-12:30PM

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

Education Day Guest Teachers:

Mak Grgic - traditional guitar master classes for older students, limit of 6

Adam Levin - traditional guitar masterclasses for older students, limit of 6

Catherine O'Kelly - Suzuki masterclasses, limit of 6

David Madsen - group class for young students (Suzuki)

Nick Cutroneo - electric guitar demo classes and Suzuki masterclasses

GuitART
10:00-7:00 PM

A showcase of luthiers, string makers, and vendors in person.

GuitarX Talks with special guest: Factory Underground
12:30-1:30 PM

A global discussion hosted by Mak Grgic. In person and live-streamed.

Family & Friends Concert
Yale Students Showcase
3:00 PM

Presented by the studio Ben Verdery. Music by Bach, Barrios, Assad, Jose, Berkely and more

Factory Underground Presents...
Diversity Concert
7:00 PM

DAY
03

March 13, 2022

GuitarX Talks with special guest: Rami Vamos
12:30-1:30 PM


A global discussion hosted by Mak Grgic. In person and live-streamed.

GuitART
1:00-7:00 PM

A showcase of luthiers, string makers, and vendors in person.

Mentor/Mentee Performances
2:00 PM

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 and teachers Nick Cutroneo, Catherine O'Kelley and Sven Rainey.

Pillow Concert
Featuring Rami Vamos as Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzenberry
with a special appearance by the CT Virtual Guitar Orchestra
3:00 PM

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