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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.


Download Festival Schedule here!

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

9:30-10:30: Sign-in and Welcome address
1030-1:00: Master classes: Thibaut Garcia, Silviu Ciulei, Raffi Danoian
11:00-12:00: Technique WorkshopAdam Levin
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-3:30: Ensemble Workshop: Raffi Danoian, Silviu Ciulei, Adam Levin
4PM: Recital: Thibaut Garcia, Solo Guitar
5:30-7:30:  Dinner: Restaurants in the area: List provided to participants
7:30: RecitalDuo Sonidos, Violin and Guitar; William Knuth, violin; Adam Levin, Guitar
9:00-9:30: Meet the artist and CD signing

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

9:45-10:15: Welcome address and continental breakfast
10:15-12:30: Master classes: Daniel Acsadi, Christopher Ladd, Adam Levin, William Knuth
11:00-12:00: Lecture/Demonstration: Maharajah Flamenco Trio
12:00-1:00: Lunch/Lecture on survival in the arts
1:00-3:30: Ensemble workshops: Daniel Acsadi, Christopher Ladd and William Knuth
3:30-5: Open Mic for participating ensembles, including Rhode Island Allstate group conducted by Adam Levin and active students
6-7:30:  Final Concert: Maharajah Flamenco Trio; Silviu Ciulei, David Cobb, Ramin Yazdanpanah
7:30-8:00: Meet the Artist, CD signing
8:00: Dinner

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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