The 15th Wroclaw Guitar Festival GITARA 2012, which has attracted music lovers from Poland and abroad for years, will be held between 10 October and 8 November. The popularity of the festival stems from the fact that its programme comprises not only the names of international stars, but also unusual projects, nowhere else to be seen. This year, the lute weekend, during which concerts, master classes and lectures will be held, will be such a unique event.
On Saturday, 20 October, there will perform Paolo Cherici, an excellent Italian lutenist, who will present a programme "Viva Italia - Lute in Baroque". His repertoire will include the works of Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Piccinini or Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger. The next day, at a concert entitled Mystics and Lute in a Cloister, a Czech duo comprising Jan Cimár (lute) and Marta Kratochvílová (traverso) will perform, accompanied by Jan Peszek, an appreciated Polish actor. The artists are going to present the most excellent music and poetic works of the Silesian Baroque by, among others, Angelus Silesius, Daniel Czepko von Reigersfelda or the lutenist Esaias Reusner the Younger. The concert repertoire will correspond to a lecture on Silesian lute music given by Grzegorz Joachimiak from the Musicology Department of the Wroclaw University. Master classes will be conducted by Paolo Cherici, Jan Cimár and Marta Marta Kratochvílová on 20 and 21 October. All people interested in active participation in the workshops may enrol by email: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
Ana Vidovic and Christian Haimel, excellent classical guitarists, will also perform at this year's edition of the Wroclaw Guitar Festival. There will also appear jazz and experimental music presented by the groups Ultra High Flamenco, Zehnder-Preisig Duo and Marcin Olak Trio. The Festival will conclude with two great concerts of guitar stars - John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, and Tommy Emmanuel. A detailed programme is available at<http://www.gitara.wroclaw.pl/index.php?id=2&idp=3&idh=&lang=_en>
The Festival is organised by the Wroclaw Guitar Society, which has been one of the most active organisations promoting guitar music in Poland for over a dozen years.