Guitarists from around the world to compete in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Music fans are in for a treat. Some of the best guitarists from all over the world are in town this week.

The semi-finals for the Joann Falletta International Guitar Concerto are happening Wednesday night and Thursday. The competition is named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s music director.

The competition identifies and encourages young classical guitarists and helps them on their musical journeys. Every two years, the gifted competitors come to Buffalo from all over the world. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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