Off the Hook Arts

Virtuoso classical guitarist Andrés Segovia once called Eliot Fisk, “One of the most brilliant, intelligent and gifted young musical artists of our time, not only amongst guitarists, but in all the general field of instrumentalists.” That’s quite the compliment. But perhaps another critic put it best when he called Fisk, “The Devil’s Guitarist.” That devil will be unleashed when Fisk comes to Fort Collins for three events during Off the Hook Arts’ 5th Annual SummerFest. The highlight of the series is Fisk’s world premiere of “Suite for Pete,” dedicated to the memory of protest folk musician Pete Seeger and featuring three musical reflections on civil rights. Off the Hook Arts Artistic Director Bruce Adolphe — a friend and creative collaborator of Fisk since age 15 — created the Suite specifically for the master guitarist’s first visit to the SummerFest. During his visit, Fisk also will teach his unique “guitar aerobics” workshop for all genres and hold a private house concert for a lucky few attendees. Off the Hook Arts’ month-long SummerFest begins June 4 and offers something for all ages and interests. For a complete calendar and tickets, visit OffTheHookArts.org.

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