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Kent State Stark Hosts Guitar Weekend Nov. 16-18

Free Guitar Festival Nov. 16-18

Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Nov. 16-18.

Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most respected guitarists nationwide.

Guitar Weekend, in its second year, blends a series of guitar workshops and concerts during the three-day span. All events are held at Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, with the exception of a Thursday evening concert, which will take place at the Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton.

Organized by Kent State Stark’s Music Department, Guitar Weekend is made possible with the help of grants from ArtsinStark and an ArtSTART grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

Featured artists include:

Mickey Jones
Mickey Jones has had an extensive career as a guitar soloist and chamber musician. He has twice been a featured soloist at the New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival and is a nationally renowned music educator, who founded the Hector Garcia Young Artist Concert Series.

Nir Felder
Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, Nir Felder is equally adept across a wide range of genres. Felder has forged a unique and highly recognizable sound at a young age and quickly became one of New York City’s most highly sought after musicians.

Stephen Lochbaum
Within six years of beginning training on the classical guitar, Stephen Lochbaum had earned a master’s degree, debuted on CBC Radio 1 with the internationally recognized Vancouver Cantata Singers and won the national music festival of Canada.

Judicaël Perroy
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. Highly sought after as a teacher, he is regularly invited to give master classes at many universities in the United States and abroad.
 

Guitar Weekend Schedule:

THURSDAY, NOV. 16
4 p.m.         Nir Felder Trio Workshop   Main Hall Auditorium
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7 p.m. Mickey Jones & Stephen Lochbaum Concert                            Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave. North
Canton, OH 44702
FRIDAY, NOV. 17
3 p.m.         Mickey Jones & Stephen Lochbaum Masterclass                    Main Hall Auditorium
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7 p.m.  Nir Felder Trio Concert Main Hall Auditorium
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SATURDAY, NOV. 18
10 a.m. Judicaël Perroy Masterclass  Main Hall Auditorium
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12:45 p.m.  Community Performance                                                                  Main Hall Auditorium
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4 - 5 p.m. Earthquaker Workshop Main Hall Auditorium
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7 p.m.  Judicaël Perroy Concert Main Hall Auditorium
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For more information, contact Adjunct Music Professor Adam Larison at alarison@kent.edu and 330-244-5071.

Visit www.kent.edu/stark/guitar-weekend for more about the featured artists, including videos.
 

POSTED: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:50pm
WRITTEN BY:
Melissa Griffy Seeton