Tues., August 5 - Sun., August 10, 2008
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
and Veteran's War Memorial Building
For those of you unfamiliar with the GFA International Convention, if you are at all interested in classical guitar, you need to know about this. If you live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, you need to attend. There will be many guitar builders showing their works, along with associated vendors, competitions, performances, lectures, masterclasses.... lots of activities.
We, of course, would like you to visit with Kenny and try our Standup and Standard Signature model[s]. Kenny will also have Torres 1856, Rodriguez and Hauser '37 available at the show.
From the GFA website:
The beautiful new facilities at the San Francisco Conservatory will be used for the competition and the evening concerts, and the elegant and classic San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, a few blocks away, will serve as the central location for most of the daytime activities. Both facilities are located within a few minutes walk from a variety of hotels, in the heart of beautiful downtown San Francisco.
Richard Patterson, Director of the highly successful Omni Concert Series, will serve as Convention Director and Co-Artistic Director. Renowned guitarist and Chair of the Conservatory Guitar Department, David Tanenbaum will serve as Co-Artistic Director with Mr. Patterson.
We are excited to welcome some new faces to the convention, wonderful artists who are not seen often in the US, some artists who you may not have heard of but whose music we are confident will move you, and artists who are seen frequently touring in and out of the US, including Dusan Bogdanovic, City of Sao Paulo String Quartet, Thibault Cauving, Zoran Dukic, José Antonio Escobar, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Boris Gaquere, Antoine Garth, Viviana Guzman, Aaron Jay Kernis, Pablo Márquez, Duo Melis, Gyan Riley, Terry Riley, Hopkinson Smith, Raphaella Smits, Pavel Steidl, Anja Strauss, Axel Strauss, David Tanenbaum, Marc Teicholz, Aliéksey Vianna, Xuefei Yang, San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble.