Great concerts, masterclasses, and free workshops will be part of the 24th edition of the International Guitar Festival of Mexico, which will begin activities this Saturday with the presentation of Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo (Italy), and the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto de Coahuila, at the Teatro de la Ciudad Fernando Soler, at 8:00 pm.
"This is an activity of the Secretariat of Culture, which is organized every year, and 24 years, have not been easy. It is an effort directed by maestro Martín Madrigal, a renowned guitarist in the city. On this occasion we will be from tomorrow which is Saturday 6 until Saturday, July 13, with eight concerts and some academic activities," said in an interview during the morning of Capital Coahuila, Ana Elia Rodriguez.
In its academic segment, this guitar festival will feature the participation of various speakers such as Grisha Goryachev (Russia-USA), who will give a lecture this Saturday at 10:00 am at the Casa de la Cultura de Saltillo (Hidalgo 359. Centro Histórico), while the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, will do the same with a class in the same venue, on July 13, from 10:00 am.
"I hope you can join us. We have two spaces that are our homes, we can call them that, which are the City Theater and the Bird Museum of Mexico. In the case of the City Theater, the entrance is more than 1,100 seats and in the case of the Bird Museum, there are 500 spaces available. The entrance is organized and the entrance is given as space is filled," said the official, noting that like the other activities of this event, the concerts will be free.
To close on a high note, in the closing concert to be held this July 13 at the Teatro de la Ciudad, starting at 8:00 p.m., Mexican guitarist Pablo Garibay and Spanish virtuoso José María Gallardo del Rey will participate, sharing the stage with the OFDC, premiering a worldwide piece entitled Concierto Dórico by Tomás Barreiro.
"We hope that you can accompany us to all the concerts (...). Invite everyone not to miss the concerts, from 6 to 13 July at 8:00 pm, some at the Teatro de la Ciudad, some at the Museo de las Aves de México. Conferences are all at 6:00 (afternoon), in the Casa de la Cultura".
The complete billboard of the Festival that will serve as the framework for the eighth National Guitar Contest aimed at performers from Mexico or foreigners residing in the country, under the age of 45, can be consulted on the social networks of the Ministry of Culture.