9:00 AM Welte Hall, Room 019 & 020 Central Connecticut State University 22 1615 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06053
An all-day guitar extravaganza featuring concerts and workshops by extraordinary guitarists: Keyla Mejia, Nick Cutroneo, Randy Spaulding, Ron Calabrese, Dave Dick, Peppino D'Agostino and a performance by the Connecticut Guitar Society Ensemble.
Guitar Day 2018 is an event sponsored by the Connecticut Guitar Society, the activities are open to the general public and guitar enthusiasts. Join us for a complete day of workshops and a performance by fingerstyle artist Peppino D'Agostino. Guitar Day 2018, Saturday, October 20 beginning at 9:00 AM in the Welte Hall located at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Tickets for the full day, are $45, $40 for CGS Members, $20 Students. The Guitar Day ticket includes the evening performance by Peppino D'Agostino. Please pre-register by calling 860.249.1132 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without doubt, Guitar Day will offer a sensational music experience for the public!
The full day of events features master classes, workshops and lectures by some of today’s top performers and featuring instruction by Peppino D'Agostino, as well as an open stage.
9:00 AM Registration
10:15 AM Classical warm ups with Keyla Mejia
11:15 AM Sight Reading with Randy Spaulding
12:15 PM Jazz and Jam with Ron Calabrese
1:00 PM Lunch and Luthier with Dave Dick
2:00 PM Fingerstyle seminar with Peppino D'Agostino
Peppino D'Agostino Instructor
Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80’s as a leading member of the second wave of the great fingerstylists that helped redefine the instrument in the ’90s. His remarkable technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for decades. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. His virtuosity and his emotional charge have also had a significant influence on the younger generation of fingerstyle guitarists. D’Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he first showcased his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers.
Keyla Mejia Instructor
Mexican guitarist Keyla Mejia has performed as a soloist and with chamber music groups through Mexico and the United States. Her studies began at the Music Conservatory of University of Veracruz, Mexico. In 2012, she was honored to be invited to participate in Hartt School’s Performance 20/20 Ensemble with a full scholarship. In the same year she moved to the United States to pursue her BA in music. In 2008 she took part in the CD recording project “Cuatro generaciones de guitarra”.
Nick Cutroneo Instructor
Known for being a “communicative player with natural musicality. Mr. Cutroneo has performed extensively throughout the United States and Italy. As a highly sought after chamber musician, Mr. Cutroneo is currently involved with the New England Guitar Quartet as well as a flute and guitar duo with flutist Melanie Chirignan. He toured extensively with the violin and guitar duo Tempo del Fuoco and performed regularly with Blackledge Music Inc. and the Northeast New Music Collective.
Purchase tickets below to attend Guitar Day 2018 on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Ticket purchase also includes admittance to the Peppino D'Agostino evening concert.