Day 3 of our jam-packed convention begins with a technique class with Marko Feri. Guitarists pack the stage of Sottile Theater and hang on his every word.
Then, some stretching with guitarist/yoga instructor Helene Rottenberg. What a great way to start the day! Guitarists learn stretches and poses that can help alleviate tension from practicing.
Concurrently, Matthew Ablan and Thomas Amoriello present a lecture on Private Studio Teaching for the Classical Guitarist, giving our members practical suggestions for building their careers as teachers.
Andrew McKenna Lee plays the 11am concert with a program of many of his own compositions
followed by the Arc Duo – Heather Holden, flute, and Bradley Colten, guitar. They perform pieces by Adashi and Dyens, which were especially commissioned for them.
Our International Youth Competitors have been arriving and are ready for their competition to start on Saturday.
Several ensemble groups fill out the 3:30 slot in Sottile Theater, including the Eastman Community Music School ensemble.
Vladimir Gorbach, last year’s ICAC winner, delights the audience with a performance of music by Scarlatti, Asencio, Piazzolla, and Llobet. Vladimir will begin his GFA tour during the 2012-2013 season.
Our evening concert featured Dale Kavanagh, who impressed the audience with her impeccable technique and fresh interpretation. She played many of her own original compositions along with some Brouwer, Rodrigo, and Villa-Lobos.
For an encore, she played a beautiful performance of the second movement of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, which was received enthusiastically by the audience.
Our 2012 International Concert Artist Competition Semifinalists were announced tonight. These twelve competitors were selected by the judges and will perform in Simons Recital Hall tomorrow, Friday, June 30, 2012 between 10-12:30 and 1:30-3:30.
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