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LWC to host Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival, world premiere of commissioned pieces
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

From Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Lincoln-Way Central Music Department will host the 26th Annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. The annual festival features performances by collegiate and high school guitar ensembles from across the Midwest.

The event will feature all three Lincoln-Way High Schools, along with performances from sixteen university ensembles and two additional high schools.

This year's festival also features a Saturday evening performance of the Four Aces Guitar Quartet from Antwerp, Belgium.

The Sunday concert will culminate with a 150-member guitar ensemble performing "Tirandosaurus," written by Swiss composer Jürg Kindle and commissioned by the Lincoln-Way Central Music Boosters.

The schedule of events is:
• Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.: Opening Concert (free admission)
• Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.: Concert - Four Aces Guitar Quartet (Admission: $10)
• Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Closing Concert featuring MAGEF Orchestra performance of "Tirandosaurus" (Admission: $5)