The public is invited to the Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition concert, Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
The Gulf Coast Guitar Association is proud to present the 2019 Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition. Saturday’s June 15th concert features Joseph Palmer, Gohar Vardanyan, the Festival Guitar Orchestra with Guest Artist Brandi Estwick. The concert begins at 7 PM at St. Philip Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Award-winning guitarist, Joseph Palmer, has earned a reputation as one of the most highly engaging and dynamic young performers on the American guitar scene. He earned degrees in Music Performance at Columbus State University (2009, B.M.), and the University of Texas at Austin (2011, M.M. & 2015, D.M.A.). This fall, he joined the faculty of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as Instructor of Guitar in Belton, TX, where he also runs the annual Texas Guitar Conference.
Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad at venues including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and for many guitar societies throughout the country. She has appeared on NPR in the U.S. and Radio Nacional in Argentina. Ms. Vardanyan has performed with the Julliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Panama National Symphony Orchestra. The program features works by composers Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo and Isaac Albeniz. Mezzo-soprano Brandi Estwick will perform with the Houston Classical Guitar Festival Orchestra this year. She is a recent graduate of Texas Woman’s University where she received both a BM and MA in vocal performance. Ms. Estwick serves as the Assistant Director of the Brookhaven-Allegro Guitar Orchestra.
Tickets are sold at the door, children free, students $5, seniors $15, and general admission $20.