New cast of guitarists joins annual touring concert

A new slate of guitarists joins founder Brian Gore for the latest version of International Guitar Night

A new slate of guitarists joins founder Brian Gore for the latest version of International Guitar Night.

The concert is a touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting.

For each tour, founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.

Gore founded International Guitar Night in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists and composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers.

The 11th North American tour features Adrian Legg, Lulo Reinhardt and Marco Pereira along with Gore.

Gore, the San Francisco-based guitar poet, is a musical romantic, his compositions drawing inspiration from myth and modern literature.

Reinhardt is a spontaneous and spirited musician whose guitar has led him on many a musical voyage of discovery. His curiosity has taken him everywhere from southern Spain in search of flamenco roots, to South America, exploring the various musical styles of Latin jazz. Reinhardt expresses his artistic personality in his gypsy influences, reflecting his character.

Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording Guitars and Other Cathedrals, Legg has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by an ongoing avalanche of praise from critics, fans, top guitar magazines and peers alike. All this has led him to be voted ‘Best Finger-style Guitarist’ four years straight by the readers of Guitar Player magazine.

Pereira lived in France for five years and received a classical guitar master’s degree in performance from the Université Musicale Internationale of Paris, as well as a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne with his thesis on Hector Villa-Lobos and his guitar work. In Paris, he was strongly influenced by jazz and Latin-American music which characterizes his compositional work, in addition to Brazilian styles.

The concert is set for Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. A pre-performance chat with Gore is set for 6:45 p.m. in the Harmac room.

Tickets are $36; $31/members; $15/students. Please call 250-754-8550.