As a stop on his 40th Anniversary Tour, internationally known French-Algerian guitaristpierrebensusan Pierre Bensusan will bring his engaging music to TCFA on April 23, in a two-part event. Bensusan will play in an evening concert, 7:30pm, in the conservatory auditorium. In the afternoon, 3:30pm, he will offer an exclusive workshop as well. Separate tickets are required for each event.
Mr. Bensusan’s music has been described as Celtic, folk, World music (in fact, he was named in Guitar Player magazine as the best player of World music), New Age and Chamber jazz. To this, he adds scat singing, for a sophisticated, delightful sound. His musician peers—Leo Kottke, Steve Vai and George Winston—have all credited him for exceptional skill and style. Winston said, “He plays the guitar as if it were the very soul of himself.”
Concert tickets ($20) are available at Good To Go in Trumansburg, at the Ithaca Guitar Works and online. Workshop tickets ($10), for which the supply is limited, are available online, and also by calling 607-387-5939 or e-mailing