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Dot-to-Dot Management, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Serbian Cultural Arts Center of Chicago Present The Chicago Guitar Festival Thursday, October 7th-Thursday, October 14th September 13, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Chicago, IL – Dot-to-Dot Management, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Serbian Cultural Arts Center of Chicago will present the groundbreaking Chicago Guitar Festival, a weeklong event bringing renowned classical and jazz guitarists from around the world to venues across Chicago, from Thursday October 7th through Thursday, October 14h. Featuring performances by artists as diverse as Pat Martino, Paul Galbraith and Badi Assad, the Festival was conceived by Chicagoans (and accomplished guitarists themselves) Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic, who aim to enrich the pallet of the area’s listening audiences.

“Some of the artists participating in the Festival are internationally-renowned, but little known in the States. Goran and I were interested in changing that and decided to start by presenting the Festival in the city we both love. We hope to help bring these artists some well-deserved attention here and across the country,” said Kapsalis, a self-taught guitarist who is also a talented film score composer.

“Everybody knows Chicago for its great blues tradition, but we also have some astounding classical and world guitarists here and we want to turn more people on to their work. We’re so excited to be presenting the Festival and hope it’s the first of many,” added Ivanovic, the winner of several international classical competitions and a former student at Salzburg’s Mozarteum.

A complete schedule of Chicago Guitar Festival concerts follows:

Thursday, October 7th:

* 8:00 PM Pat Martino at Jazz Showcase $20
* 8:00 PM The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo at Mayne Stage $15

Friday, October 8th:

* 12:15 PM Renato Anesi at Chicago Cultural Center lobby FREE
* 8:00 PM Pat Martino at Jazz Showcase $25
* 8:00 PM Paul Galbraith at Wicker Park Arts Center $15 in advance / $20 at the door
* 9:00 PM Tim Sparks at Magnus $7
* 8:00 PM Renato Anesi with The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo at Acorn Theater

Saturday, October 9th:

* 8:00 PM Pat Martino atJazz Showcase$25
* 8:00 PMTim Sparks at Acorn Theater
* 9:00 PM Badi Assad with Paulinho Garcia at Logan Square Auditorium $15 in advance / $20 at the door

Sunday, October 10th:

* 3:00 PM Denis Azabagic at Preston Bradley Hall FREE
* 8:00 PM Pat Martino at Jazz Showcase $20

Monday, October 11th:

* 9:00 PM Tim Sparks with Nicholas Barron at Martyrs’ $10

Tuesday, October 12th:

* 12:00 PM Gyan Riley at Chicago Gultural Center lobby FREE
* 9:00 PM A Tribute to American Roots Pedal Steel and Guitar Music featuring Brian Wilkieand John McLean with Gyan Riley at Martyrs’ $10

Wednesday, October 13th:

* 8:00 PM Adam Del Monte at Old Town School of Folk Music

Thursday, October 14th:

* 6:00 PM Adam Del Monte Masters Class at Old Town School of Folk Music

The Chicago Guitar Festival is generously supported by D’Addario Strings, Danche Guitars, Godin Guitars, Yelp.com. Do312.com, Chicago Acoustic Underground, QSolve and Sound Culture. For more information about the Chicago Guitar Festival, please visit http://www.chicagoguitarfest.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Chicago-Guitar-Festival/322138321059?ref=ts.

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