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NU and NEC Present Boston GuitarFest 2008

June 9, 2008 via news@Northeastern

Festival to feature performances by Angel Romero, Eliot Fisk, Wu Man

Boston GuitarFest is the most exciting and innovative guitar festival to emerge in the new millennium. From June 10 – 15, 2008, the third edition of Boston GuitarFest, a joint production of New England Conservatory and Northeastern University, will feature a dazzling array of events and world renowned performers Angel Romero, Eliot Fisk, and Wu Man, to delight general audiences, amateurs and professionals alike.

GuitarFest is a concentrated guitar institute consisting of concerts, master classes, workshops, lectures, guitar competition, and a composition competition, attracting aficionados and professionals from around the world. The Festival is led by visionary guitar virtuoso and GuitarFest Artistic Director Eliot Fisk of NEC, and Administrative Director and composer Anthony Paul De Ritis, of Northeastern University.

“This festival is not just about the classical guitar, the idea is to open some windows onto some other languages of music,” states Eliot Fisk. “What I love about the guitar is that it can be so many different things. Every time I pick up the guitar, I discover some possibility I didn’t know existed… there is an infinite number of possibilities!”

“Northeastern is excited to partner with NEC on this international musical event,” said De Ritis, Chair of the Music Department at Northeastern University. “GuitarFest will give Northeastern the opportunity to showcase the strengths of its music industry and music composition programs with the same incredible energy, vision and spirit that Eliot Fisk and NEC bring to performance.”

A gala concert on Saturday, June 14, will feature celebrated guitarists Eliot Fisk and Angel Romero at NEC’s Jordan Hall.  Details for all events, including information on purchasing tickets may be found at

All concerts will be performed at New England Conservatory, including:

Tuesday, June 10, at 8:00 p.m. “Music of Spain: Past, Present, and Future” With Ricardo Gallén (Spain), Richard Savino (USA) and El Mundo (Jordan Hall)

Wednesday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m. “India and China” with Peter Row, sitar and Wu Man, Chinese pipa (Williams Hall)

Thursday, June 12, at 8:00 p.m. “North Meets South” with Adam Holzman (USA) and Luis Orlandini (Chile) (Williams Hall)

Friday, June 13, at 8:00 p.m. “Modernity Past and Present” with David Tanenbaum (USA) and John Gibbons, harpsichord (Williams Hall)

Saturday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m. “Boston Guitar Fest Featured Concert” with Angel Romero (USA/Spain) and Eliot Fisk (USA)   (Jordan Hall)

Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. GuitarFest 2008 Competition Finals—featuring the winners of our week-long guitar competition (Jordan Hall)

Ticket Information

$20 and $10 ($8 for students with ID)
Available at the Jordan Hall Box Office (617) 585-1260.  The Box Office is located at 30 Gainsborough Street, in the lobby of Jordan Hall, and is open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday, and from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm on Saturdays. The Box Office is also open 90 minutes before the start of any ticketed Jordan Hall performance for sale of that event only.


Evening Concerts: $20/$10 (evening concerts); $8 for students with ID

Afternoon Concerts: $8

Available at the Northeastern University Box Office in advance, or at the door (cash and check only at the door). The NU Box office is located in the lobby of the Blackman Auditorium, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, or you may call 617-373-4700 or visit on the web.

Both venues are handicapped accessible.


Discounted passes to multiple events are available, ranging from $210 to audit all festival events, to day passes for $80 each. Full information is available at