GuitarFest fundraiser Nov. 12 at ASU

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Article Published: Nov. 8, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 13, 2012
GuitarFest fundraiser Nov. 12 at ASU

The Rucco James Duo will return for this year’s GuitarFest fundraiser at ASU.
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A fundraiser for the annual Guitarfest competition will be held Nov. 12 in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University.

Admission is $5.

The event will feature performances by seven classical guitarists and the Appalachian Guitar Orchestra.

Performing will be the guitar duo of Pasquale Rucco and Douglas James, who perform on 19th century guitars. James directs the guitar program at Appalachian.

Also performing will be classical guitar performance majors Zachary Richey and Hayes Cummings from the Hayes School of Music; Appalachian graduate and local guitar instructor Justin Butler; jazz guitarist Andy Page, who teaches in the Hayes School of Music; and alumnus and acclaimed classical guitarist Matt Palmer, who is a past GuitarFest winner and an adjunct instructor in the music school this semester.

The 18th annual Appalachian GuitarFest and Competition will be held April 12 to 14, 2013, in the Hayes School of Music. Guitarists slated to perform include Douglas James, Ernesto Tamayo, Matt Palmer, Duo Spiritoso and the guitar and voice duo of Gary Boye and Priscilla Porterfield.

Information about the spring event is available at http://music.appstate.edu/news-events/guitarfest.

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The Rucco James Duo will return for this year’s GuitarFest fundraiser at ASU.
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Jazz guitarist and Hayes School of Music instructor Andy Page will perform for the GuitarFest fundraiser Nov. 12 at ASU.

Matt Palmer, a past GuitarFest winner, will perform for this year’s fundraiser.

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