Led by world-renowned guitarist Laurence Juber, this musical discussion and presentation focuses on the six-string guitar and its relatives, from its roots in the Medieval era, through its explosive popularity in early 19th century Europe and its subsequent journey to the United States. With special attention to the work of C.F. Martin & Co., Juber examines the guitar’s golden eras of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the journeys of its creators, practitioners and luthiers.
Using contemporary and historical examples, Juber will give entertaining demonstrations of guitaristic techniques and concepts. In addition, he’ll discuss how developments in technology have changed the way music is made, heard, analyzed and commercially transacted.