Steve Vai Festival in Groningen!
October 20-24th, 2010
August 4, 2010 – From the Desk of the NNO :
It has been 10 years since we started a unique festival in Groningen –the composer festival. Each year we organize an event that features an internationally acclaimed contemporary composer and this year The NNO, NPS Radio 6 and De Oosterpoort are proud to present world renowned composer and guitarist Steve Vai!
Steve Vai is the Paganini of the rock guitar– a virtuoso who pushes boundaries in both his playing and composing. He is a perfectionist in each style of music he chooses to pursue.
During the Steve Vai Festival you will hear several world premières from Steve as well as a symphonic piece which Steve has composed for the event. Vai will play together with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) on two nights (October 22nd and 23rd). Later that week we will feature a Vai ‘Naked Tracks’ competition and on Sunday morning there will be a documentary on the history of the electric guitar. For specific program details, please refer to the schedule.
Naked Tracks Contest:
As part of the Steve Vai Festival, guitar players can participate with this small, but exclusive “Vai competition: Naked Tracks.” (more…)