A Guitar Fest

January 4, 2021, 7:00 pm

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A Guitar Fest on Exploring Music! The inspiration for this week came from a listener responding to Bill McGlaughlin’s call for new program ideas. This listener wrote that he would like to see one or more shows dedicated to Andrés Segovia and went on to say, “Of all musicians I have known, no one dominated the field as he did. Almost singlehandedly, he converted the guitar from a plaything to a concert instrument. Several composers dedicated their works to him. The thrill of my life was to be his dinner companion at his last (or maybe also first) performance in Columbus at the Ohio Theatre in the late 1970s. An amazing artist, and an unforgettable man!” So, this week, Andrés Segovia and others will perform guitar works from around the world including works by JS Bach, Villa-Lobos, Albéniz, and Bouwer.