Schedule

Monday, June 15

3pm
St. Botolph Lobby
Young Guitarists Workshop (YGW) Begins

Registration; See the YGW page for detailed schedule

4pm–7pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues

Tuesday, June 16

4pm–7pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
7:30pm
Williams Hall
YGW Faculty Concert

Featuring faculty Adam Levin, Will Riley, Devin Ulibarri, and Colin Thurmond.

Wednesday, June 17

12–3pm
St. Botolph Lobby
Boston GuitarFest Begins

Arrival and Registration

4–6pm
Pierce Hall, St. Botolph Building
Opening Reception

Festival participants will have the opportunity to meet each other, as well as GuitarFest faculty and staff, while enjoying refreshments. Participants will also meet with fellow ensemble members to arrange rehearsals, and to sign up for Open Mic Night and excursions.

4–7pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
8pm
Fenway Center
Opening Night Concert

Boston GuitarFest 2014 competition winner Xavier Jara performs a solo recital, including the GuitarFest 2014 winning composition “Obsession” by Viet P. Cuong
Free

Thursday, June 18

9am–1pm
Williams Hall
Performance Competition

Preliminary Round; Closed to the public

10am–1pm
Keller Room
Masterclass with Eliot Fisk
2–5pm
Keller Room
Masterclass with Oscar Ghiglia
4–7pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
7pm
Fenway Center
New Music Concert

Contemporary music by women composers, with duo Promenade Sauvage: Maarten Stragier guitar and Luca Piovesan accordion

Stars of Boston GuitarFest Concert

Featuring Zaira MenesesKim PerlakJennifer McNeil

$20 general, $10 student

9:30pm
Williams Hall
Open Mic Night

All festival participants, including competitors, are welcome to sign up earlier in the day to perform in the evening’s late-night open mic session. Refreshments will be available.

Friday, June 19

9am–5pm
Keller Room
Luthiers Expo Begins

See list of luthiers.

9am–12:30pm
Williams Hall
Adult Performance Competition

Preliminary Round
Closed to the public

10am–12:30pm
MFA
MFA Outing

Meet on the steps of Jordan Hall at 9:50 am

2–5pm
Jordan Hall (room TBD)
Seminar on Connor Guitars

Stephan Connor, Luthier

3:30–7:30pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
7:30pm
Jordan Hall
Pre-concert

The Boston Guitar Orchestra, directed by Scott Borg

8pm
Jordan Hall
Oscar Ghiglia and Xuefei Yang in Concert

Maestro Oscar Ghilglia plays Poulenc, Milhaud, and Bach, followed by special Boston GuitarFest guest artist Xuefei Yang
$20 general, $10 student

10pm
Williams Hall
Open Mic

All festival participants, including competitors, are welcome to sign up earlier in the day to perform in the evening’s late-night open mic session. Refreshments will be available.

Saturday, June 20

9am–5pm
Keller Room
Luthiers Expo

See list of luthiers.

9am–2pm
President’s Library in Jordan Hall
YGW Youth Performance Competition

Preliminary Round

9am–1pm
Williams Hall
Adult Performance Competition

Semifinal Round
Free and open to the public

9am–2:30pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
9am–12pm
Carr Organ Room
Masterclass with Xuefei Yang
2–5pm
Carr Organ Room
Masterclass with Oscar Ghiglia
3:30–5:30pm
President’s Library in Jordan Hall
YGW Youth Performance Competition

Semifinal Round

8pm
Jordan Hall
The Eternal Feminine: Eliot Fisk and Friends Concert

Eliot Fisk presents J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite VI (Trans. Fisk), Ralf Gawlick‘s monumental song cycle Kollwitz-Konnex (with soprano Anne Harley), and the world premiere of Boston GuitarFest commissioned work Conversation Piece by Kurt Schwertsik (with marimbist Ayami Okamura)
$40 general, $15 student

Sunday, June 21

9am–5pm
Keller Room
Luthiers Expo

See list of luthiers.

9:30am–12:30pm
St. Botolph
YGW continues
10am–1pm
Carr Organ Room
Masterclass with Oscar Ghiglia
2–3:30pm
Jordan Hall rm.124
Career Connections: Roundtable Discussion

A distinguished panel of guests led by Berklee’s Kim Perlak have a lively discussion on issues facing guitarists, including career, entrepreneurship, and more.

12:30–1:45pm
Brown Hall
YGW Youth Performance Competition

Final Round

2–3:30pm
Jordan Hall
YGW Faculty & Student Performance

Student concert followed by the announcement of the Youth Competition results

4–6pm
Jordan Hall
Adult Performance Competition

Final Round
Free and open to the public

6:30pm
Keller Room
Closing Reception and Competition Results

Festival participants are invited to a closing reception for the announcement of the competition results, as well as great food and drinks!

Subject to change