Pino Forastiere

Join us for a solo performance by innovative acoustic guitarist and composer Pino Forastiere on Friday, October 21, 8pm. Advance tickets may be purchased online at pino.brownpapertickets.com. $12 ($11 members).

Pino Forastiere Acoustic Guitar

Forastiere is a former classical guitarist (6 and 10 strings) having graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory, considered the most prestigious school of music in all of Rome. Fifteen years ago Forastiere changed his stylistic direction from composing on classical nylon-stringed guitar toward that created on steel-stringed instruments (especially a 1957 Martin D-28 bought in Rome). Since that time he has performed regularly at concerts and festivals throughout Europe, the US and Canada for both classical and fingerstyle audiences. He has been interviewed on radio stations and by media outlets wherever he has toured, and his interviewees focus not only on his musical background and his amazing compositions, but also attempt to glean insight into his inimitable technical prowess which is revered in the eyes of guitarists and musicians worldwide. His technical gifts and unique and complex music are so rare that there are no precedents in the musical world as we know it.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Summer gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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