International Acoustic Guitar Night at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Feb. 23 [Berkshire on Stage]
Pittsfield, MA – World class performers are on tap for International Guitar Night, the premier traveling guitar festival. They include world renowned guitarists Brian Gore, Martin Taylor, Solorazaf and Celso Machado who will be in the Berkshires for one-night-only at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8pm.
International Guitar Night brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, it is the only production of its kind to have grassroots origins. Ever since its beginning in 1995 in a converted laundromat in the California Bay Area, IGN has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world. Since the beginning, audiences have cherished the friendly informal ambiance of the performances. Participants have relished the chance IGN affords to express reverence for one another, and to collaborate rather than compete. The unique brand of “guitar positivity” the forum provides has helped make IGN the most successful guitar showcase of its kind.
Each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. At the Colonial, Brian will be joined by jazz legend Martin Taylor from Scotland with his smooth chord/melody stylings; Solorazaf, a great Madagascar guitarist and singer with a unique rhythmic sense, and renowned Brazilian composer and guitarist, Celso Machado.