OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Sixth International Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and Competition sets off a weekend full of guitar events in Olympic Valley, concurrent with the Art, Wine andamp; Classical Guitar Music Festival at the Village at Squaw Valley, July 14-15.Listen to exclusive performances by a wide array of international guitarists, including Brazil-born Celso Machado, Rene Izquierdo, Connie Sheu and Marc Teicholz. They’ll also be able to take part to a variety of events including adult and youth guitar competitions, lectures, luthier exhibits and workshops. All events will take place in acoustically excellent Squaw Valley Chapel.“The idea is to set the stage for a memorable weekend of guitar music in one of the world’s most spectacular locations near Lake Tahoe,” said Larry Aynesmith, festival director and organizer. “Whether you are a guitar professional, aficionado, or simply a music lover, this Festival always fosters excitement about this classical yet timeless instrument.”During the weekend, attendees will have the chance to catch teaser-performances by selected guitar artists on the stages at Squaw Valley Village during the Art and Wine and Classical Guitar Music Festival, July 14-15.Sierra Nevada Guitar Society is the premier organization presenting classical guitar concerts, festivals and educational events in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe.For more information visit www.sierraguitar.org.Art, Wine andamp; Music FestivalSquaw Valley’s base village will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event, July 14-15. The Art, Wine andamp; Music Festival features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. Visit the Village 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. with wine tasting 2-5 p.m.A $25 donation for unlimited wine tasting includes a commemorative wine glass. All proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West. Visit www.squaw.com.
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