New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, and every state and territory in mainland Australia. Learn more about Rupert Boyd.
Cellist Laura Metcalf is known for her compelling solo and chamber music performances worldwide and in her home of New York City. She has given concerts in nearly all 50 states, as well as Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Haiti, France, Kazakhstan. Nepal, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Austria, and Canada. Learn more about Laura Metcalf.
Program to include works by Astor Piazzolla, Gabriel Fauré, J. S. Bach, Manuel de Falla, Olivier Messiaen, Radamés Gnattali, and Jaime Zenamon.
The Guitar Festival at Ball State University’s School of Music celebrates twenty-nine years of concerts devoted to the classical guitar! Every year the School of Music hosts a performer who has won the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition or an artist on the verge of an international career. Past performers have included Guitar Foundation of America winners Joseph Hagedorn, Antigoni Goni, Gaelle Solal. In cooperation with the College of Fine Arts and Emens Auditorium, guests have also included the world famous Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.
Other Ball State Guitar Festival XXIX concerts include:
Faculty Artist Series Recital: Paul Reilly, guitar - Tuesday, April 25 | 5:30 p.m. | Choral Hall
Guitar Ensemble - Thursday, April 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Choral Hall
All Guitar Festival events are free and open to the public.