International Guitar Night (IGN), the world’s premier touring guitar festival, is coming to Arts Garage in Delray Beach on Friday, March 9th. Each IGN show brings together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. This show, in Delray Beach, features Lulo Reinhardt, Calum Graham, Marek Pasieczny and Michael Chapdelaine.
Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will be returning as guest host for International Guitar Night’s 18th year of touring. Lulo will be joined by three new, incredibly dynamic musicians: Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation; Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt’s repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar.
Lulo Reinhardt: Django Reinhardt left behind an indelible musical legacy, introducing and defining a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930s and is still revered and emulated today. Born to a Gypsy family in Belgium, Django’s playing inspired his extended family in Germany and France, and successive generations of Reinhardts have reinforced his powerful musical vision and added their own ideas. LULO REINHARDT, Django’s grandnephew, is a third generation master from Germany. He has retained the incredible Reinhardt soul, speed and dexterity and updated the repertoire.
Calum Graham at 24 has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists double his age. This Alberta based Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter has released five acclaimed albums, 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!
Marek Pasieczny: Award winning guitarist and composer Dr Marek Pasieczny is 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.
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.
General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45
Buy tickets online in advance: http://bit.ly/IntGuitarNightWeb
Date(s) - 03/09/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm