Guitarfest is back. Are you ready? APSU and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host the annual Guitarfest on Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 17 through 19. Free and open to the public, each concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabry Concert Hall in the Music/ Mass Communication Building.

Featured artists include 13-course lutenist Christopher Wilke in a recital of 18th century lute music, Stephen Aron and Jane Berkner in a guitar and flute duo and guitarist Karl Wohlwen with music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Wilke combines modern and historical performance on the guitar and lute. Wilke has performed on NPR’s Sunday Baroque, and his program will include rarely heard compositions by Bach, Haydn, Hasse and Weiss.

Having performed together for over 10 years, the Aron-Berkner duo will perform new works written by Benoit Albert and James Wilding and contemporary music by Lezcano and Iznaola.

Stanley Yates, APSU professor of music, will perform with guitarist Karl Wohlwend and play music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Wohlwend’s past performances have included baroque guitar music and classical chamber music. Wohlwend has been a national touring guitarist with Irish folk band Knot Fibb’n.

For more information, please contact Stanley Yates by phone at (931) 221- 7351 or by email at