International Guitar Night
The world on a string
Jan. 18 & 19, 2019
7:30 p.m. // Discovery Theatre
A mobile guitar festival that started in California more than two decades ago, International Guitar Night sold out its first time in Anchorage last season and returns for two shows this year. A new cast of guitar luminaries will perform solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity in the world of acoustic guitar.
Who better to host than Italy’s explosive showman Luca Stricagnoli, who broke the internet with his arrangement of the Gorillaz song "Feel Good Inc." on an acoustic, triple-neck guitar. On stage he’s joined by flamenco phenom Samuelito and gypsy jazz prodigy Antoine Boyer, both from France, as well as groundbreaking fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan of Turkey. Don’t miss this veritable United Nations of guitar powerhouses.
TYPE OF EVENING
Wow-factor date night
Music appreciation master class
WHAT TO EXPECT
Gifted guitarists who’ll leave you awe-struck
Your bags packed for musical escape
Tickets start at $32 for adults and $24 for youth 18 and under with a subscription of 3 or more shows. Tickets for just this show start at $40.25 for adults and $30.50 for youth.
Enjoy a free pre-show talk in the theatre on Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Armin Abdihodžic, world-renowned guitarist and assistant professor of guitar at UAA. You do not need to be a ticket holder to attend.
In the community
In addition to these performances, the artists will lead a guitar master class for students at UAA.