San Diego Guitar Festival celebrates women of guitar beginning Thursday at Balboa Park

Bokyung Byun is one of three classical concert guitarists who will perform as part of the 2019 San Diego Guitar Festival, beginning this week.
((Photo by Lucy B. Photography) )

Presenting a range of classical guitar music — from traditional and contemporary to free improvisation — the 2019 San Diego Guitar Festival celebrates women of guitar with three top concert guitarists. In the Inamori Pavilion at Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden, hear Juilliard-trained Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun tonight. Playing on classical and electric guitar, Jiyeon “Jiji” Kim performs on Saturday. On April 27, San Francisco-based classical guitarist and soprano Alexandra Iranfar performs. Admission to each concert includes entrance to the garden and a meet-the-artist reception following the concert. Free public parking is available in Balboa Park, with VIP parking available for purchase.

2019 San Diego Guitar Festival: Today, Saturday and April 27. Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road E., Balboa Park. The $25 per concert general admission, and the $65 festival pass are discounted for JFG members, military, seniors and students. (619) 232-2721.