It's almost here! The 8th biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has invited 8 guitarists from all over the world to compete starting with the Semi-finals, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the WNED studios. Classical WNED will broadcast the semi-finals live on the radio, stream online and on apps, and new this year, live stream the evenings on the “Classical 94.5 WNED” Facebook page! You can also enjoy the semi-finals in person. Ticket information is at WNED.org. This year Robert and Carol Greiner have created a cash incentive for finalists to play "new" repertoire as they compete, on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall, with the full BPO, JoAnn Falletta conducting, Saturday night, June 9, at 7:30. That evening, Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. With past competition winners Marko Topchii (2014) then Ekachai Jearakul (2012) in the background, WNED's Peter Hall spoke with JoAnn Falletta.