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June 22nd - June 26th, 2022 BGFEST XVII: "TOWARDS THE LIGHT"

 

BGFest XVII will continue the online successes of BGFest XV and XVI (virtual events held in 2020 and 2021) but in 2022 a significant portion of BGFest XVII will be held in person. Two major competitions, one for guitar performance and one for composition, will help build enthusiasm towards an exciting 5 day live- whenever- possible event in Boston.  We will continue to use the facilities of the New England Conservatory, but In 2022 all administration of the Festival will shift from NEC to the international and polyglot Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy (“EFGA”) team, most of whom are already experienced veterans of previous Boston GuitarFest events.

COVID Guidlines 

These are the guidelines provided by New England Conservatory. All participants are subjects to these guidelines during Boston GuitarFest XVII.

  • NEC requires all program faculty, staff, and students ages 5 and above to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.  
  • NEC requires all program faculty, staff, and students living on campus to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to campus.  
  • Masking requirements are in the process of being lifted for all persons on campus who are fully vaccinated.
  • Distancing requirements between ensemble members have been lifted.
  • Event duration restrictions and ventilation periods have been lifted, with the exception of the following:
    • All performances taking place on the NEC campus are restricted to 90 minutes total, without intermission.
  • Audience members for all performances must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the point of entry to all events.
These details are subject to change at any time in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and city and state regulations.
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Every effort will be made to maintain BGFest XVII as described herewith, but programs may be subject to change in response to circumstances beyond control of the Festival.

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" MASTER CLASSES

 

Eliot Fisk

Artistic Director

Thursday, June 23rd 2-5PM (EDT)

Meng Su

Classical Guitarist

Friday, June 24th 2-5PM (EDT)

Oscar Ghiglia

Classical Guitarist

Saturday June 25th 10-1PM (EDT)

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" PROGRAMS

 

Young Guitarist Workshop

for ages 6 - 15

Academy

for ages 15 - 30

International Academy

for ages 15 - 30, online

Continuing Education

for ages 20 and above

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" TICKET: GALA CONCERT

 
Ticket: Saturday,  June 25th

Ticket: Saturday, June 25th

$40

"Toward the Light" Gala Concert - Eliot Fisk & Cassatt String Quartet

In person & livestream

Purchase

Ticket: Saturday,  June 25th

GET YOUR TICKET NOW! CONCERT PLANS

 
Ticket: Wednesday, June 22nd

Ticket: Wednesday, June 22nd

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YGW Faculty & BGFest 2021 Competition Winner Concert

In person & livestream

Purchase

Ticket: Wednesday, June 22nd
Ticket:  Thursday,  June 23rd

Ticket: Thursday, June 23rd

$0

BGFest XVII Academy Faculty Concert

In person & livestream

Purchase

Ticket:  Thursday,  June 23rd
Ticket:    Friday, June 24th

Ticket: Friday, June 24th

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BGFest XVII Academy Performance Competition: Final Round

In person & livestream

FREE

Ticket:    Friday, June 24th
Ticket: Sunday, June 26TH

Ticket: Sunday, June 26TH

$ 0

BGFest XVII Closing Event: Registered Students & Competition's Winner

In person & livestream

FREE

Ticket: Sunday, June 26TH

GET YOUR AUDITOR PASS NOW! AUDITOR PASSES: ONLINE AND IN-PERSON

 
IN-PERSON AUDITOR PASS

IN-PERSON AUDITOR PASS

$150

BGFest XVII welcomes auditors to attend all of our workshops, masterclasses, events, and concerts through Zoom and/or live streams.

In person & livestream

Purchase

IN-PERSON AUDITOR PASS
ONLINE AUDITOR PASS

ONLINE AUDITOR PASS

$100

BGFest XVII welcomes auditors to attend all of our workshops, masterclasses, events, and concerts through Zoom and/or live streams. All event recordings are also available for up to 30 days.

Livestream

Purchase

ONLINE AUDITOR PASS

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" WORLD PREMIERE

 

GALA EVENT

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at 8 pm

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 

World premiere of new work composed for Eliot Fisk and the Cassatt Quartet by Daniel Strong Godfrey  

Eliot Fisk

Artistic Director

Cassatt Quartet

String Quartet

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" BILL FRISELL

An exclusive conversation with the legendary Bill Frisell.

 

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" SCHEDULE

 
8:00 AM- 8:30 AM
International Academy: Welcome reception

International Academy: Welcome reception

Eliot Fisk

Zoom

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
International Academy: Performance class

International Academy: Performance class

Zaira Meneses

Zoom

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

International Academy: Private lessons

Zoom

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In person: Check-in

New England Conservatory, Boston

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In person: Welcome reception

Keller Room, NEC

5:30 - 6:30 PM
Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Scott Borg

Live, Brown Hall

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner break

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Concert: YGW Faculty & BGFest 2021 Competition Winner

Thatcher Harrison, Ria Modak, Alex Romanov, and BGFest XVI competition winner Jiujiu Wu

Live and Online, Burnes Hall, NEC

8:00 am - 9:00 am

International Academy: Performance class

Zoom

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Private lessons

Live or Zoom

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Academy: Workshop 1

Live and Zoom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing Education: Workshop

Live and Zoom

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch break

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eliot Fisk Masterclass

Eliot Fisk Masterclass

Eliot Fisk

Live and Zoom, Burnes Hall, NEC

5 - 6:30 PM

Dinner break

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Conversation with Bill Frisell

Conversation with Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

Live and Zoom

8:00 PM
Concert: BGFest XVII Academy Faculty

Concert: BGFest XVII Academy Faculty

Dr. Jérôme Mouffe

Live and Online, Burnes Hall, NEC

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

International Academy: Performance class

Zoom

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Private lessons

Live or Zoom 

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Academy Workshop 2

Live and Zoom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing Education: Workshop 2

Live and Zoom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch break

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meng Su Masterclass

Meng Su Masterclass

Meng Su

Live and Zoom

5:30 - 6:30 PM
Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Scott Borg

Live, Brown Hall

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner break

8:00 PM

BGFest XVII Academy Performance Competition: Final Round

Live and Zoom

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

International Academy: Performance class

Zoom

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Private lessons

Live or Zoom

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Oscar Ghiglia Master Class

Oscar Ghiglia Master Class

Oscar Ghiglia

Live and Zoom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Academy: Workshop 3

Live and Zoom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Continuing Education: Workshop 3

Live and Zoom

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eliot Fisk & Cassatt Quartet open dress rehearsal

Eliot Fisk & Cassatt Quartet open dress rehearsal

Cassatt Quartet

Jordan Hall

5:30 - 6:30 PM
Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Scott Borg

Live, Brown Hall

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner Break

8:00 PM
"Toward the Light" Gala Concert

"Toward the Light" Gala Concert

Eliot Fisk

World premiere: quintet for guitar and string quartet by Daniel Strong Godfrey, and works by Turina, Rochberg, and Boccherini

Eliot Fisk and Cassatt String Quartet

BGFest XVII Academy Performance Competition winners announced

Jordan Hall

 

8:00 am - 9:00 am

International Academy: Performance class

Zoom

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Private lessons

Live or Zoom

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Academy and Continuing Education: Workshop

Academy and Continuing Education: Workshop

Eliot Fisk

Eliot Fisk: “Guitar Aerobics and the Poetry of Technique”

Live and Zoom

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch break

2 - 3 PM
Guitar Ensemble dress rehearsal

Guitar Ensemble dress rehearsal

Scott Borg

Live, Burnes Hall

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Concert: BGFest 2022 Participant & First Prize Winner (Academy Performance Competition)

World premiere: BGFest XVII Composition Competition works by YGW faculty

Live and Online, Jordan Hall

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing reception

Live and Zoom, Keller Room, NEC

BGFest XVII: "Towards the Light" A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

 

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

BGFest XVII: Toward the Light

Boston GuitarFest was founded by Eliot Fisk, Zaira Meneses, and Steve Lin at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2006. Since its inception, it has aimed to become an international, cross disciplinary, outward-looking festival.

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