Schedule

Day I - Thursday, October 14, 2021
Pump House Music Works, Wakefield RI

6:00PM: Welcome, Registration 

7:30-9:30PM Concert:  2020 Competition Winner Katarzyna Smolarek, and Duo Mantar (Jacob Reuven, mandolin; Adam Levin, guitar)

Day II - Friday, October 15, 2021
University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
University Club at URI, 95 Upper College Rd. 

12:45-3:00PM: NEGO and Festival Orchestra Rehearsal (Room C100)

10:00-11:15AM: Gregg Nestor Lecture: Arranging for the guitar (Room 112)

11:45-12:45PM: Maharajah Flamenco Trio Flamenco Workshop (Rm112)

1:00: Lunch

3:30-6:00PM: Katarzyna Smolarek Masterclass (virtual) Room 101

3:30-6:00PM: Adam Levin Masterclass (Room 112)

3:30-6:00PM: David Veslocki Masterclass (Room 113)

3:30-6:00PM: Matthew Rohde Masterclass (Room 104)

St. Augustine's Church, URI Campus

7:30-9:30PM: Concert:  Scott Borg (8-string guitar), Maharajah Flamenco Trio

10:00PM: Meet the artists, CD Signing

University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
Day III - Saturday, October 16, 2021
University Club at URI, 95 Upper College Rd. 

9:00-11:30AM: Derek Gripper Masterclass (Room 101)

9:00-11:30AM: Badi Assad Masterclass (Room 113)

9:00-11:30AM: Scott Borg Masterclass (Room 104)

9:00-11:30AM: Silviu Ciulei Masterclass (Room 112)

11:45-1:00PM: ​Lecture: The Gigging Economy with guitarist, Jim Perona (Room 113)

1:15-2:00PM: Round Table Discussion (Return From Covid/ Tech) with Victor Main (Room 112)

2:15-3:30PM: Lunch and Guitar Tasting presented by Alhambra Guitars artist, Gerry Saulter  (Room 104)

2:30-4:00PM: Break

2:30-4:00: NEGO Rehearsal with Robert Bekkers  (Room C100)

St. Augustine's Church, URI Campus

 

4:00-5:30PM: Concert: Gohar Vardanyan and Jerome Mouffe

5:30PM: Meet the artist

5:30-7:00PM: Dinner

7:30-9:30PM: Concert: Badi Assad (voice and guitar) with Matthew Rohde, followed by David Veslocki (guitar) with Ike Sturm (bass), Richie Barshay (percussion),  Mark Martin (Beatbox), and Mike Minelli (Vocals)

Image by Annie Spratt
University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
Pump House Music Works, Wakefield RI
St. Augustine's Church, URI Campus
University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center
Day IV - Sunday, October 17, 2021
University Club at URI, 95 Upper College Rd. 

9:00-11:30AM: Kaki King Workshop (Room 101)

9:00-11:30AM: Jérôme Mouffe Masterclass (Room 104)

9:00-11:30AM: Gohar Vardanyan Masterclass (Room 113)
9:00-11:30AM: Jacob Reuven (Room 112)

12:15-1:15PM: Guitar Building with Gef Fisher and Toby Rzepka (Room 101)

11:30-12:00PM: NEGO Dress rehearsal with Robert Bekkers  (Room C100)

1:30-3:15PM: Festival Picnic 

3:30-5:00PM: Community Performance (Sponsored by Alhambra Guitars): Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy, RIMEA, , New England Guitar Ensemble, Mt. Hope High School, Providence Mandolin Orchestra, The Kithara Project Ensemble, URI Guitar Ensemble- FREE

5:00-7:00PM: Break

7:00-9:00PM: Concert: Awards Ceremony, Derek Gripper (guitar) and Mike Block (cello), and Kaki King (acoustic guitar)

9:00PM: Meet the Artists, CD Signing

Day V - Monday, October 18, 2021 - Bonus Concert!
St. Augustine's Church, URI Campus 

7:30PM: Sessions Plucked Instruments Ensemble Live Concert Premier. “Sessions” LIVE- Plucked instrument ensemble comprised of URI Guitar Festival Artists. They will be performing material they recorded that same day, which includes remixes of Irish, Chinese and Jewish traditional works!

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