Throughout the academic year, the VCU Guitar Series presents outstanding classical and flamenco guitarists in concerts and master classes.
Guest artists featured in this series are widely recognized throughout the U.S. and around the world. Past performers have included British guitarist Simon Dinnigan, flamenco guitarists Paco de Malaga and Richard Marlow, the Alexandria Guitar Quartet, William Kanengiser, Larry Snitzler, Dennis Koster, Lily Afshar, the Lafayette Trio, and Italian guitarists Lorenzo Micheli and Aldo Minella.
2015-2016 VCU Guitar Series
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Michael “Miguelito” Pérez originally studied classical guitar at California State University, Fullerton but stumbled upon flamenco at a party in his senior year. Upon graduation, he was offered a job accompanying flamenco classes at the George Washington University. Being that flamenco dance accompanists are very rare, he eventually found himself playing for every flamenco dance company in the Washington D.C. area. Currently Miguelito performs five nights a week in various venues in the metropolitan area. He is considered one of the premier flamenco guitarists in the United States, whose “nimble picking alternates between propulsive rhythms and delicate melodies.” He is also well known for his website DCFlamenco.com that keeps the D.C. area up-to-date on the local flamenco scene.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students.