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Film Screening:
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour


Free

November 15, 2021 | 7:00 pm

“When people make things look effortless, that’s when you know they’re really good.”—Martina Navratilova, from Sharon Isbin: Troubadour.

In advance of guitarist Sharon Isbin’s Nov. 21 performance at Hodgson Hall with soprano Jessica Rivera, UGA Presents hosts a screening of the award-winning documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour.

The one hour film is an intimate look at the guitarist and her influential career. In the classical guitar world, long dominated by men, she is an out lesbian who has blazed a trail of commissioning new works and teaching at prestigious institutions. Interviews with major composers, her students at Julliard, and famous names such as Martina Navratilova, Janis Ian, and Leslie Gore paint a picture of a fearless performer and tireless advocate for her often misunderstood instrument.

The screening is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. (Sharon Isbin will not be in attendance at this event.)

Photo: J. Henry Fair