Ticket Information

All day passes
$45  Adult standard
$36  Adult group rate
$24  Student

3-concert passes
$35  Adult standard
$28  Adult group rate

1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. concerts
$15  Adult standard
$12  Adult group rate
$8    Student

7:30 p.m. concerts
$25  Adult standard
$20  Adult group rate
$14   Student

Other events
$5    Adult standard
Free for students

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Guitar Extravaganza

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

1:30–2:30 p.m. | Innovative Duos performance | Tickets
Party of One: Liz Faure, guitar, and Jess Tsang, percussion
Duo Noire: Thomas Flippin, guitar, and Christopher Mallett, 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

5 p.m. | Performances | Tickets
Jiyeon Kim (JIJI), guitar
The Great Necks Guitar Trio: Scott Borg, Adam Levin, and Matthew Rohde, guitars

7:30 p.m. | David Russell, featured artist | Tickets
World-renowned artist and Grammy winner David Russell performs


If you are interested in having a vendor display at the Guitar Extravaganza, please email us or call 203 432-4158.