Boston GuitarFest is a music festival with a stellar array of exciting concerts; a series of seminars and master classes taught by an incomparable faculty; and a meeting place for all those seeking a deeper message, more enduring values and a more genuine human interchange than can often be found in the world of today’s “music business”.
Boston Guitar Fest XI will celebrate the “agony and the ecstasy” of the Spanish experience and the intoxicating mixture of cultures that has given us the irresistible Spanish sound. Oscar Ghiglia, former teaching assistant of the great Andres Segovia and direct heir of Segovia’s legacy, returns as resident guru. Cuban virtuoso, Joaquin Clerch, also back by popular demand, performs some of his groundbreaking transcriptions of the works of Falla and the sonata by Antonio Jose, and Russian phenom Grisha Goryachev brings his blinding flamenco virtuosity to the stage of Jordan Hall. Spanish virtuoso Anabel Montesinos will delight with the authentic sounds of her homeland. Eliot Fisk will play the Boston premiere of Leonardo Balada’s Quintet for guitar and strings (Caprichos) based on the popular songs of Lorca, along with new solo transcriptions of Scarlatti, Albeniz, and Granados.