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SIU School of Music to host Guitar Festival


The School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting the second SIU Guitar Festival this weekend.

The opening gala begins at 7:30 p.m. on November 12 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall and features Chicago jazz guitarist Steve Jacobson.

Phil Brown and Jimmy Beers will join him on bass and drums respectively.

On Friday, Iktus, a chamber music ensemble from New York City will perform at 11 a.m. in Altgeld Hall, room 110.

On Saturday, the SIU Guitar Ensembles Concert, also known as "guitarchestra," is set to play at 2:35 p.m. in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.

There are numerous other events happening over the three day event.

Admission is free for SIU School of Music students, faculty, and staff.

Others can  purchase a two-day pass for $62 or a one day pass for $25.

Call the SIU School of Music for more information.

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