2020 F e s t i v a l  S c h e d u l e

Friday, February 7th,  2020 
"The CGF Weekend Kickoff Concert"
The 2020 CGF officially begins on February 7th at 7pm, with a "Weekend Kickoff Concert" featuring Mak Grgic, Joe Carter, and Instruments of the People at Westport Library. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 

Ways to take part:

Saturday, February 8th,  2020
"Mini-Master Classes", "GuitART "
 
On Saturday, February 8th from 11am to 3:30pm 'The CGF' presents "Mini-Master Classes" at Suzuki Music School of Westport. The classes will feature prominent instructors like Tali Roth and Seth Himmelhoch hosting workshops and leading school-aged students in a guitar orchestra performance of a piece composed by Grammy-winner Andrew York. Registration is $20.00 and required in advance.
GuitART begins at 4pm at the Westport Library. GuitART is an exposition featuring luthiers, art, photography, music, and, most importantly, guitars! Our popular "Antique Guitar Roadshow", a booth where people can bring their instruments in for free, fair, and honest valuation, is also returning. We will also be announcing the winners of our guitar-centric photography and art contests.  GuitART will feature performances by the winners of our four category  guitar competition, Tali Roth, Paul Green's Rock Academy and more!!!
Join us for food, drinks and art at this unique celebration of everything guitar. Admission is FREE.
Sunday, February 9th, 2020 
"Clash of the Guitar Minds",  "The CGF Pillow Concert"
On Sunday, the 9th at 1:30pm at Westport Library the Connecticut Guitar Festival continues with "Clash of The Guitar Minds" an innovative educational presentation that will be streamed internationally featuring one student being run through four consecutive guitar workshops audited by a live audience taught by guitarists Jernej Bervar, Mak Grgic, Paul Gabriel, and Lau Noah.  
 
"The Clash" will be immediately followed by ''The CGF Pillow Concert", an all ages concert event featuring all 4 artists geared at engaging our younger guitar fans. FREE EVENT.

2020 F e s t i v a l  C o n c e r t s

Friday, February 7th,  2020

7:00pm

Opening Night at the Westport Library

Mak Grgic - classical guitar

Joe Carter - Jazz

Instruments of the People - World

Saturday, February 8th,  2020

3:00pm 
Student Guitar Orchestra with Tali Roth
and online guest Andrew York

*School-aged children only
Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

4:30 - 7:30pm
CGF Guitarist Competition Winners In Concert

Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

Sunday, February 9th , 2020

3:00pm

"The CGF Pillow Concert"
Mak Grgic - Classical

Jernej Bervar - Jazz
Lau Noah - Latin
Paul Gabriel - Blues

Westport Library , 20 Jesup Road, Westport CT 06880
 

M a s t e r c l a s s  O p p o r t u n i t i e s

Friday, February 7th 2020

3pm
Mak Grigc Masterclass

*School-aged children only
Suzuki School Residency
Blake Recital Room, Suzuki Music Schools
246 Post Road East, Lower level, Westport, CT
phone: 203 227 9474

Saturday, February 8th  2020

1pm Mini-Master classes
with Tali Roth & Seth Himmelhoch & Mak Grgic
Blake Recital Room, Suzuki Music Schools
246 Post Road East, Lower level, Westport, CT
phone: 203 227 9474

Sunday, February 9th  2020

Clash of the Guitar Minds
Mak Grgic - Classical

Jerjnej Bervar - Jazz
Lau Noah - Latin
Paul Gabriel - Blues

Westport Library , 20 Jesup Road, Westport CT 06880

W o r k s h o p  O p p o r t u n i t i e s

Saturday, February 8th  2020

1pm Festival Guitar Orchestra
with Tali Roth & Seth Himmelhoch & Mak Grgic

*School-aged children only

Blake Recital Room, Suzuki Music Schools
246 Post Road East, Lower level, Westport, CT
phone: 203 227 9474

Sunday, February 9th  2020

Clash of the Guitar Minds
Observe 4 guitar masters run 1 student through workshops in Classical, Jazz, Latin and Blues
*Bring your guitar
Mak Grgic - Classical

Jernej Bervar - Jazz
Lau Noah - Latin
Paul Gabriel - Blues

Westport Library , 20 Jesup Road, Westport CT 06880
 

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