Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar. Cal Poly Arts presents INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT on Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.
For IGN’s 19th year of touring, Gore has assembled another incredible, dynamic quartet. Guest host Luca Stricagnoli – Italy’s explosive contemporary showman – is joined by two of France’s acclaimed young prodigies: Swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, as well as the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist, Cenk Erdogan.
IGN is North America’s premier mobile guitar festival. Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, it is the only production of its kind to have grassroots origins. Ever since its beginning in 1995 in a converted laundromat in the California Bay Area, IGN has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world. The unique brand of “guitar positivity” the forum provides has helped make IGN the most successful guitar showcase of its kind.
Student and adult tickets range from $19.20 – $40
Sponsored by Barbara Boom & Joseph Schwartz, M.D., Frameworks
All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at www.calpolyarts.org.