19th Northwest Guitar Festival

nwgfposter19th Northwest Guitar Festival

Nelson, British Columbia
April 16-18, 2009

A fantastic 3 day event held this year in Southeastern BC in the idyllic mountain community of Nelson. The Festival features concerts, classes and an internationally recognized guitar competition.

Afternoons and evenings at the Capitol Theatre:
April 16 7:30pm -Celso Machado
April 17 7:30pm Michael Partington
April 18 7:30pm The Montreal Guitar Trio
$20 general $15 students/seniors

Competition semi-finals and finals take place Thursday and Saturday afternoon.

Friday afternoon features a concert by Silk Road Music w/Andre Thibault and Qiu Xa He and a Brazilian music workshop given by Celso Machado

Mornings at the Nelson United Church feature:
Dale Ketcheson (Univ. of Lethbridge)
James Reid (University of Idaho)
Clive Titmuss (The Early Music Studio)
Sharon Carne (Mt. Royal College-Calgary)
David Feingold (W.Wash.Univ.)
Paul Grove (Gonzaga Univ.-Spokane)
Michael Dias (Victoria Conservatory)
Ralph Maier (Univ. of Calgary)

Concerts, lectures on Early Music, Sound healing with the guitar, and a Youth Showcase.

Full Festival Passes are available at the following rates:
$140 CDN Early Bird rate (before Feb. 15, 2009)
$175 CDN (after Feb.15, 2009)

Individual tickets for events and day passes will be available at the Festival

More information regarding the Festival can be found at www.ilovenelson.com or www.discovernelson.com or, by contacting Festival coordinator Alan Rinehart at
250-352-3883 or email alanrinehart@hotmail.com

The 19th Northwest Guitar Festival is generously supported by:

The Colombia Basin Trust and The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Allience.