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Join us for the tenth Yale Guitar Extravaganza featuring internationally celebrated artist David Russell on Saturday, February 15, 2020, in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. This event offers a daylong immersion in all things guitar and includes concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and more.
“Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display.” –The New York Times
Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist David Russell is renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his exceptional talent and sterling international reputation, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.
10–11 a.m. | Visiting students performance | Details
11:15–12 p.m. | Master class with Ben Verdery | Tickets
12:15–1 p.m. | Presentation: Approaches to Teaching Guitar | Tickets
Adam Levin of the Kithara Project, Chris Mallet of the California Conservatory, and Jiji Kim of Arizona State University discuss their programs and their approaches to teaching guitar
3–3:45 p.m. | Presentation: Why the Music of Jimi Hendrix Matters to Me | Tickets
Ben Verdery on how the music of Jimi Hendrix has influenced his own playing and writing
4–4:45 p.m. | TBD | Tickets