Guitar New Mexico Upcoming Programs

New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival
June 14-17, 2018


Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo in Concert, June 16, 7:30PM
Bandoneon and Guitar Duo
featuring Tango Music by Astor Piazzolla
The soul of tango emerged from Giampaolo Bandini’s guitar and Cesare Chiacchiaretta’s bandoneon during a memorable concert.”
Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo Video



Matt Palmer, in Concert 15, 7:30pm
award winning guitarist will perform music from Bach to Brouwer
“Jaw dropping….a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar.”
Matt Palmer video


Michael Chapdelaine, in Concert June 14, 7:30pm
Fingerstyle virtuoso
Featuring original, popular and classical guitar compositions
“Unexpected pleasures are often the best. Although Chapdelaine was previously unknown to me, I have seldom heard a more superb album….if I were marooned on a desert island with a limited selection of recordings, this one would be among my choices.”

Heard it Through the Grapevine

All concerts at UNM’s Keller Hall
Tickets $15/20
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Mickey Jones, Advanced Guitar Ensemble Director
Lynn McGrath, Youth Festival Director
Brian Moore, Intermediate Guitar Ensemble Director
Roberto Capocchi, Clincician

The New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival is a four day event that features concerts, workshops, masterclasses and guitar ensembles.
Tuition includes festival workshops and classes; also 1 ticket to each evening concert
adults $250
students/music educators $175
Workshop/ensembles/masterclasses at AYSP Music Facility
4407 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Concerts at UNM’s Keller Hall
College of Fine Arts
The Center for the Arts
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

The Youth Track is a 2 day festival for students 10-14 years old. It is directed by Lynn McGrath, who will delight students with her engaging personality. The dates are June 16 and 17. Students will prepare music, engage in fun workshop activities and finish with a performance. June 16: 10am-5pm. June 17 12-3pm Cost is $75.
Youth Track Festival at AYSP Music Facility, June 16
4407 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Keller Hall, June 17
College of Fine Arts
The Center for the Arts
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

 Concerts, Ensembles, Workshops, Masterclasses, Lectures and more!

Past festivals have featured:
SoloDuo, Michael Partington, Jeremy Mayne, Stephen Goss, Jorge Caballero, Tantalus Quartet, Andrew York, Rene Izquierdo, Roland Dyens, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Marcin Dylla, Eden Stell Duo, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Michael Chapdelaine, Marc Teicholz, Carlos Perez, Thomas Viloteau, Genevieve Leitner, Lynn McGrath, Roberto Capocchi, Randall Kohl, New Mexico Guitar Duo, Benjamin Silva, Mickey Jones, John Truitt, Rio Grande Guitar Quartet, Anthony Mariano, Elliot Simpson, Adam Larison, Calvin Hazen, Craig Rusell, Gwen Lerch, Patrick Cox, Petra Babankova, and Cyro Delvizio.