8th Annual URI Guitar Festival Afternoon Concert Day V

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8th Annual URI Guitar Festival Afternoon Concert Day V

Prelude: Rising Stars Young Guitarist Program Ensemble and Mandolin Conference Ensemble

By URI Guitar Festival

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Date and time

Starts on Sunday, October 22 · 3pm EDT


St Augustine's Church & URI Episcopal Center 15 Lower College Road South Kingstown, RI 02881

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About this event


Guitarists ages 6-16 may sign up to receive fun and inclusive guitar technique and musicianship training. The program will focus on ensemble playing and will culminate in an end-of-course student recital. Program coordinator is Victor Main. Faculty include Ceili Connors, Jim Davidson, and Catherine O’ Kelly.


Excellence in mandolin performance

Intensive course led by Jacob Reuven

International concert artist and mandolin soloist Jacob Reuven will lead a 5-day course centered around classical mandolin performance. Reuven's artistic approach has created a worldwide artistic paradigm for mandolin playing. Based on his deep familiarity with violin repertoire, as well as actual performance and recording of masterpieces for violin on mandolin, Reuven has established a global reputation and created an artistic line that today brings forth a young generation of musicians to continue his artistic approach.

Furthermore, Reuven plays on a revolutionary double-decker mandolin built by luthier Arik Kerman, a model which has now inspired a new generation of luthiers around the world.

Reuven's Israeli school of mandolin playing is recognized around the world as creating successful Israeli soloists that not only win international competitions, but sign with national recording companies, and regularly perform with important orchestras around the world. This success is directly related to Reuven's methodical and artistic approach, as well as to his instrument, which was built specifically for performing violin repertoire.

"At the University of Rhode Island, as part of the international URI Guitar Festival, a festival that has become a musical family for me, I am founding a course that is entirely dedicated to excellence in mandolin performance. Musical knowledge, artistic depth, the discipline of being an instrumentalist - these are forces of beauty that we will cultivate during this course at URI.” — Jacob Reuven

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URI Guitar Festival