Breaking News Bar
posted: 8/31/2017 8:06 AM

Grammy-winning guitarist to conduct free workshops at Oakton

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Laurence Juber is a two-time Grammy winner headlining the Oakton Guitar Festival.

    Laurence Juber is a two-time Grammy winner headlining the Oakton Guitar Festival.
    Courtesy of Oakton Community College

  • John Knowles, a member of the National Thumb Picker's Hall of Fame, is scheduled to appear at Oakton's Guitar Festival.

    John Knowles, a member of the National Thumb Picker's Hall of Fame, is scheduled to appear at Oakton's Guitar Festival.
    Courtesy of Oakton Community College

  • David Onderdonk, a professional guitarist, has toured and recorded with Fred Simon, Marlene Rosenberg, Fareed Haque, Kurt Elling, Terry Callier and others. He will perform and lead a workshop at Oakton's Guitar Festival.

    David Onderdonk, a professional guitarist, has toured and recorded with Fred Simon, Marlene Rosenberg, Fareed Haque, Kurt Elling, Terry Callier and others. He will perform and lead a workshop at Oakton's Guitar Festival.
    Courtesy of Oakton Community College

 
Submitted by Oakton Community College

Internationally acclaimed musicians will perform and demonstrate string- bending sorcery at the Oakton Community College Guitar Festival on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at Oakton's Studio One Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

The celebration kicks off with a free technique workshop by two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber at 2 p.m. Juber, the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, has more than 20 solo albums to his credit.

The first day of the festival ends with a concert featuring David Onderdonk and Erich Lugosch at 8 p.m. Onderdonk has been a professional guitarist in Chicago for more than 30 years, touring and recording with Fred Simon, Marlene Rosenberg, Fareed Haque, Kurt Elling, Terry Callier and others. Lugosch is a national fingerpicking champion who has also performed at guitar festivals in Italy, England and Scotland.

Tickets for Friday evening's concert are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.

Day two of Oakton's guitar festival continues with a series of free workshops. The first starts at 10 a.m., led by Juber. John Knowles -- an inductee of the National Thumb Picker's Hall of Fame who has also worked with noted guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Lenny Breau -- provides insight into his guitar mastery at noon. Onderdonk displays his talents at 2 p.m., and the workshop closes at 4 p.m. with a demonstration by Lugosch.

The celebration of guitar virtuosity concludes with a Saturday evening concert featuring Knowles and Juber at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.

"Oakton's festival is a wonderful mesh of faculty, local artists and professional talent," says Chair of Performing Arts John Frisco, professor of speech and theater. "Over the two days, the community can mingle with our renowned faculty, get to know some of our local artists and attend free workshops with top professional guitarists. Whether you love to listen to great music or want lessons from some of music's top performers, this festival has something for everyone."

For information or to order tickets, visit www.oakton/edu/showtime.

• Submit 'Your News' at www.dailyherald.com/share.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.