The University of South Carolina School of Music is hosting the Rosario Guitar Festival and Competition starting tomorrow in Columbia, S.C. One of the classical guitar gathering’s stated goals, according to their site, is to:
(B)e a resource for the arts and arts education that builds individual awareness and appreciation of the value of the arts and arts education.
Very noble indeed.
Oh, and check out this snooty description from the Columbia Free Times:
Far from the picking of country music or the strumming of a pop song, classical guitar is a complex method where the performer plays multiple parts at the same time …
I’ll leave it to someone else to introduce them to Chet Atkins.