6th International Guitar Festival and Competition this weekend

Jorge Caballero

Jorge Caballero

The Jacobs School Guitar Department is hosting its 6th Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition this weekend, Oct. 24 and 25, with more than 45 competitors from around the world competing in three categories: Open, Senior Youth, and Junior Youth. All events are free and open to the public.

The festival and competition begins with the Preliminary Round at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Ford-Crawford Hall and ends with a recital by Peruvian guitarist Jorge Caballero at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in Auer Hall.

In addition, Caballero will give a master class at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Sweeney Hall, and Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo will perform in recital at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Auer Hall.

Rene Izquierdo

Rene Izquierdo

Jacobs faculty member Petar Jankovic is executive director of the festival and competition, and Guitar Department chair Ernesto Bitetti is artistic director. Click here for more information.

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