Admit it: When you hear the phrase guitar festival, it evokes terrifying images of aging rockers with big hair and cut-off T-shirts. Fortunately this weeks Miami International Guitar Festival has absolutely nothing to do with those jokers. Instead the University of Miamis Frost School of Music has invited the real pros renowned classical and folk guitarists from around the globe for a series of lectures, classes, and nighttime concerts. The events take place this week through Saturday at Clarke Recital Hall in the L. Austin Weeks Center.
Tonight at 8:00, come see Raul Olmos of Mexico and Vladislav Braha of the Czech Republic work the frets and make Clapton look like an amateur; like all of this weeks concerts, entry is only ten dollars. Students of the guitar will want to check out todays three-hour master class, held by Belgiums Boris Gasquere, beginning at 9:00 a.m. These advanced lessons cost $35 each. For more information, a complete schedule, and package prices, call 305-284-2083 or visit www.miamiguitarfestival.com.