International Guitar Series Presents: Pino Forastiere (Italy)
- Dates: October 13, 2016
- Times: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Grand Rapids Community College
Location: Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Phone: (616) 234-3940
- Category: Music
- Price Per Person: $15: Adults $10: Students/Seniors
GRCC International Guitar Series presents Guitarist Pino Forastiere from Italy. We will welcome him at the beautiful Fountain Street Church.
The music of Forastiere is a product of his solid training in classical, contemporary and rock music. His music defies genre definitions.
Forastiere regularly plays for festivals and concert seasons – classical and not – in Europe, the United States and Canada, where radio and media have devoted various specials to his music. As well as his solo work, in January 2008, Forastiere performed his piece for electro-acoustic guitar and string orchestra “Why Not?”, at the Palladium Theatre in Rome, a world premiere with the Roma3 Orchestra directed by Pietro Mianiti. In 2010 he formed Guitar Republic, with the two acoustic guitarists Sergio Altamura and Stefano Barone; that same year the trio released their debut album and began touring intensively in Italy, the USA and Canada. In 2012, at the New York Guitar Festival, Forastiere presented “from 1 to 8”, a collection of eight studies for contemporary acoustic guitar focusing on different technical and compositional aspects. In 2010/11 and 2013/14 he toured with the International Guitar Night (US and Canada).
In the Italian language, ‘Forastiere’ means foreigner, stranger.