We’ve been dreaming about this for years. The Romanian guitarist Ioana Gandrabur is one of the most remarkable and inspiring artists we know, and Austin Classical Guitar is incredibly excited to present her first concert in Austin. Even better, she will be working with the guitar students at Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired as part of a week-long teaching residency. Then, those same students will give the opening performance the night of her concert!
Arrive early! Delicious refreshments will be available in the lobby and an exhibit of photographs by National Geographic's Greg Davis will be on display.
- Date: January 28, 2018
- Time: 8:00 p.m.
- Venue: AISD Performing Arts Center
- Website: https://www.austinclassicalguitar.org/
- Cost: $15-$68
- Phone: (512) 300-2247
- Name: Austin Classical Guitar
Founded in 1990, Austin Classical Guitar (ACG) acquired 501(c)3 status in 1996, and is today the largest concert presenter and service organization for classical guitar in the United States. The mission of ACG is to inspire individuals in our community through musical experiences of deep personal significance. ACG presents close to 100 concerts in Austin annually through five distinct concert series, showcasing the world’s greatest classical guitarists along with local and regional talent, and attracting over 10,000 audience members each year.
The most significant expression of our mission, and the greatest allocation of our human and financial resources, lies with the programs and services that comprise ACG Education. Since launching our first guitar class in one high school in 2001, ACG Education has established classical guitar as an entirely new for-credit fine arts course area serving thousands of students in Austin, and even more throughout Texas and beyond. With significant growth every year, our approach has proven an especially effective solution for under-resourced schools struggling to provide high-quality arts education for their students. Other services include offering daily guitar classes for incarcerated youth at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, free individual lessons and instruments for low-income students, and braille-adapted instruction at Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
The cornerstone of ACG’s work in education, and the key to our growing global reach, is our support for teachers. In 2004, recognizing the need for a comprehensive method for teaching classical guitar in a classroom setting, ACG Education introduced GuitarCurriculum.com, a complete online curriculum and instructional resource for classroom-based classical guitar education used today by hundreds of teachers around the world. Our team also works directly with teachers each year through Teacher Training Workshops we host in Austin and other sites around the United States.
- Address: 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78723