Friday, February 21, 2020
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
11:00 am
WPAC Instrumental Hall
Saturday, February 22, 2020
4:00 pm
WPAC Instrumental Hall
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2020 MIGF Festival Pass

is available to attend all festival events at a single reduced price: $100 general, $70 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $25 student

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The 2020 Miami International GuitART Festival presents 19th century music specialist and virtuoso guitarist Marco Batttaglia in a solo concert, performing a program of works in two themes: nature and the Opera. Ten flowers are the inspirational material of many pieces of the greatest guitarist of the early nineteenth century, Mauro Giuliani, who almost seems to recall an ideal Arcadia, with a happiness of invention that immediately leads to think of Franz Schubert. With some languid, and sometimes ironic, famous themes of the “Elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti, the second part opens, in a version for our instrument of the important Hungarian master Johann Kaspar Mertz mixing original parts of the Opera with other ones originally written by the guitarist himself in which virtuosity often emerges suddenly. Even the music of Gioachino Rossini is remembered in Giuliani’s “set” of variations on a famous theme of “Tancredi”. In conclusion it is proposed to listen to a fantasy that includes a series of transcriptions of parts from Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma by the great artist of the six strings of French Romanticism, Napoléon Coste.