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URI Guitar Festival 2017

April 1, 2017: The Wheeler SchoolURI Poster

April 2, 2017: The University of Rhode Island

Artistic Director: Adam Levin

Collaborators: Raffi Donoian and the Wheeler School

Guest Artists: William Knuth (Duo Sonidos), Thibaut Garcia, Silviu Ciulei, Raffi Donoian, Daniel Acsadi, Christopher Ladd.

The University of Rhode Island Music Department and The Wheeler School present the 2017 University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival.

Activities include concerts and masterclasses by virtuoso classical guitarists Thibaut Garcia,  Daniel Acsadi,  Silviu Ciulei, David Cobb, Ramin Yazdanpanah, Raffia Donovan, Christopher Ladd, William Knuth (Duo Sonidos), Maharajah Flamenco Trio.

Additionally, there will be special topics lectures, ensemble workshops for New England guitar ensembles and an open mic for participating students.

Schedule: Check the downloadable schedule for most up-to-date information!

Download Festival Schedule here!

DAY I (April 1, 2017): The Wheeler School, Gilder Center for the Arts, 216 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906

TIME    Saturday, April 1, 2017 (The Wheeler School)
9:30-10:00    Welcome Address, Head of School (Wheeler Hall)
10:30-1:00    Masterclass: Thibaut Garcia (203)
10:30-1:00    Masterclass: Silviu Ciulei (202)
10:30-1:00    Masterclass: Raffi Donoian (204)
11:00-12:00    Technique Workshop: Adam Levin (205)
12:00-1:00    LUNCH
1-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: Adam Levin (203)
1-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: Silviu Ciulei (204)
1-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: Raffi Donoian (205)
3:30-4:00    BREAK
4:00-5:30    Thibaut Garcia, Recital (Wheeler Hall)
5:30-6:00    Meet the artist
5:30-7:00    DINNER
7:30-9:00    Duo Sonidos, Recital (Wheeler Hall)
9:00-9:30    Meet the artists, CD Signing

DAY II (April 2, 2017): University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Time    Sunday, April 2, 2017 (University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center)
9:30-10:00    Welcome Address (Fine Arts Center Atrium)
10:00-12:30    Masterclass: Daniel Acsadi (C100)
10:00-12:30    Masterclass: Adam Levin (H105)
10:00-12:30    Masterclass: Christopher Ladd (E205)
10:00-12:30    Masterclass: William Knuth (E206)
11:30-12:30    Lecture: Maharajah Flamenco Trio (Performance Hall)
12:30-1:30    LUNCH and Lecture: Survival in the Arts (Performance Hall)
1:30-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: Christopher Ladd (C100)
1:30-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: Daniel Acsadi (E205)
1:30-3:30    Ensemble Coaching: William Knuth (Performance Hall)
3:30-5:00    OPEN-MIC (Performance Hall)
5:00-6:00    DINNER
6:00-8:00    Maharajah Flamenco Trio (Performance Hall)
8:00-8:30    Meet the Artists, CD Signing

For more information contact – 401.874.2431 or 401.874.5955


There are four types of admission.  Click below to be taken to Ovation Ticketing to purchase your ticket:

Active Participation: $110
   This includes Day 1 (April 1 at The Wheeler School Gilder Center for the Arts) and Day 2 (April 2 at the URI Fine Arts Center)

Day Auditor Pass: $45
Day 1: The Wheeler School
Day 2: The University of Rhode Island

Two-Day Auditor Pass: $80

Day 1 Concert Alone: $12 Adults/$7 Students

Day 2 Concert Alone: $12 Adults/$7 Students

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