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Continued: Guitar festival

Saturday, May 15
7:30 p.m.
Guest artist concert
Christopher Berg and José Lezcano

Sunday, May16
2 p.m.
University of South Carolina Alumni Concert
Solo performances by USC Guitar Program alumni

Sunday, May 16
3:30 p.m.
Competition finals

The festival is sponsored by the USC School of Music and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and is part of the May Carolina Alumni Weekend.

For more information, visit or contact Jonathan Gangi at 330-472-9939 or

Guest Artist Bios

Christopher Berg
Christopher Berg is a USC professor of music and direct the classical guitar program. In 2008 was named a Carolina Distinguished Professor, the university’s highest honor.

Berg received his training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, in masterclasses with Andrés Segovia at the University of Southern California, and at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis in Switzerland. He has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York in addition to hundreds of recital and concerto appearances throughout the United States including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. Recent tours have included recitals at the New England Guitar Festival in Boston, the Radford University International Guitar Festival in Virginia, the Appalachian Guitar Festival in Boone, N.C., and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Rosario Guitar Festival

  • What: Four-day event featuring the sounds of classical, Spanish and Latin guitar music
  • When: May 13-16
  • Where: School of Music recital hall

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