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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT Returns at Harris Center

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT Returns at Harris Center

Each year, INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world to participate in a special concert tour, highlighting the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar music. For IGN's 18th year of touring, Germany's Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show's host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation; Marek Pasieczny, Poland's innovative classical composer/performer; and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT returns to Folsom on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18-$38; Premium $48. Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from noon to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking permits are issued at the time of ticket purchase. The Harris Center is located on the west side of the Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

Now a Harris Center tradition, THE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT (IGN) is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Brian founded IGN in 1995 as a forum for the world's finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers.

Gypsy jazz legend LULO REINHARDT, who returns as guest host for IGN'S 18th year, is constantly on tour with his own "Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project." In additional to annual Australian tours that began in 2008, they have played in the United States, China, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, the Czech Republic, Scotland and Germany. Lulo has also performed as a soloist with the IGN troupe in 2009 and 2011, going to Canada, America and the UK. Lulo was asked to be guest host of International Guitar Night in 2017. He's back on board for the North American tour hosting and performing for the festival beginning in January 2018. http://www.lulo-reinhardt-project.de/

Lulo will be joined by three new, incredibly dynamic musicians:

CALUM GRAHAM, at 24, has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists twice his age. This Alberta based guitarist, singer-songwriter has released five acclaimed albums and won major national music competitions, performed at the Olympic Games both in London and Vancouver, and has received numerous views and followers on Youtube. Most recently he's been named one of the Top 30 Guitarists in the World Under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Andy McKee, one of today's most popular acoustic guitarists, calls Calum "the most promising young guitarist I've seen. His command of the guitar is already really impressive!"

Born in British Columbia and raised in High River, Alberta, Graham's musical journey began in earnest at age 18 in the summer of 2010, when he attended the Canadian Guitar Festival and entered the prestigious Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Impressed with his original compositions, the judges awarded Graham with a first place finish, a feat no other teenager has accomplished in the history of the festival. Graham just recently released his fifth studio album, Tabula Rasa, recorded with world-renowned acoustic guitarist Antoine Dufour. Adding an extra dimension to his compositions, the album introduces Graham's soulful vocals to his audience for the first time. https://calumgraham.com/

DR. MAREK PASIECZNY is an award-winning guitarist and composer. One of the most respected contemporary composers writing for the guitar worldwide, Pasieczny holds three Master Degrees in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, UK (for composition and performance with distinction) and "Karol Lipinski" Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland (for performance with distinction). In 2010, Pasieczny began a combined doctoral degree in composition and performance in Australia, before returning to Europe in 2012 and completing his PhD at Surrey University in Guildford, UK in December 2015. At the same time, Pasieczny has taken up lectureship in composition and orchestration at the university. As a composer, guitarist, lecturer and adjudicator, Pasieczny has appeared regularly at festivals in Europe (Poland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UK, and Italy), Asia (China, Japan), Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Premieres of his works have been performed in venues such as: Lutoslawski's Hall in Warsaw, Poland; Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, UK; Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA; Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, UK; He Luting Hall and He Lv Ting Hall in Shanghai, China. In 2012, Pasieczny became a D'Addario artist and as well featured on the cover of the prestigious Classical Guitar Magazine. http://pasieczny.com/

MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world's top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres, the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas. From New York's Lincoln Center to the Cactus Cafe in Austin, from Milano to Bangkok, Chapdelaine continues to enchant, dazzle and surprise audiences and critics alike as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar with his amazing technique, "soulful" expressiveness, and versatility as a performer, composer and arranger/producer. His performances, played on both steel string and classical guitars, include musical styles ranging from blues to Bach to country to rhythm n' blues as he wins his audience's hearts with breathtaking technique and the poetic magic of his original musical portraits and landscapes.Michael is Professor of Music and head of guitar studies at the University of New Mexico, and has previously been on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State University. He has given master classes throughout the world including China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Venezuela, Taiwan, Indonesia and at institutions such as University of Miami, Mannes School of Music, University of Texas, and California State University. His teachers included the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia. http://www.michaelchapdelaine.com/

This Year Marks Seven Seasons of Great Shows. Up Close. In Folsom!

The Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College brings the community together to share in cultural experiences featuring the work of artists from throughout the region and around the world. Built and operated by the Los Rios Community College District, the $50 million, state-of-the-art regional performing arts center boasts three intimate venues with outstanding acoustics, an art gallery, a recording studio, elegant teaching spaces, plenty of safe parking and all the other amenities of a world-class performing arts venue. Each year the Center hosts approximately 400 events attracting upwards of 150,000 annually.

Tickets are available online at www.HarrisCenter.net or from the Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from noon to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.


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