Guitarist Glenn Roth to perform in Hartford Oct. 14

Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

HARTFORD — Glenn Roth, fingerstyle guitarist and arranger, will perform Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue Hartford.

Roth devotes his performances to his own compositions and arrangements of acclaimed songs, such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the British rock band Queen, and “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd. His compositions are full of beautiful inventive melodies, sometimes accompanied by powerful and dynamic rhythms or slow, quiet harmonic changes.

Roth has released five albums. His original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work” (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly). Glenn is a fingerstyle guitarist, his thumb riding the bassline and the melody driving all. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it’s really just one guy, ten flying fingers and one instrument. In recent years, Glenn has been part of the New York program Music Under New York (MTA Music) promoting lively and engaging music for daily commuters, and the Master Guitar Tour which reaches the public in Europe.

This concert is part of Guitar Day is an event sponsored by the Connecticut Guitar Society, the activities are open to the general public and guitar enthusiasts. Join us for a complete day of workshops and a performance and instruction by Roth.

Tickets are $25, $20 for CGS members and $10 students. Advance ticket reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at: or the Guitar Society office at 860-249-1132.

The Connecticut Guitar Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of all styles of guitar music throughout the New England. Society membership is non-restricted and open to the general public whose support is a sustaining part of the Society’s operations. For further information about tickets to this performance and membership, contact the Guitar Society at (860) 249-1132 or visit the website at

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