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Austin Pictures: The Biggest Guitar Concert (Ever?)

Austin Pictures is a huge, multimedia concert which includes one string quartet, one guitar virtuoso, a new piece of music, 100+ young guitarists, and artwork by high-school artists (including a video about their work). It all happens October 1, 2011

The whole concert is put on by the Austin Classical Guitar Society, and opens with a new work by Joseph Williams II for string quartet and 100+ person guitar orchestra. The entire conglomeration will be under the baton of Peter Bay, the conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Here’s Joseph talking about his piece.

The concert closes with Jorge Caballero performing Pictures at an Exhibition. This is where the high school artists come in.: they were commissioned to create artwork representing each movement.

Sandwiched in the middle is Caballero performing several pieces with the Miro String Quartet.

If you’re interested, and in the Austin, TX area, tickets are still available.

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  1. 2011 September 30
    Derek permalink

    tomorrow is a big day for guitar… austin pictures, Pittaluga finals in italy..

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