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Guitar Series

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.

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VCU Guitar Series: Fado Nosso (October 27)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets
Non-VCU Student $10; General admission $15
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Free for VCU students with ID

 

Fado Nosso, Fado ensemble

Fado is often described as portuguese blues, but that’s only part of the story. Songs are often mournful, embodying the profound, bittersweet yearning of “saudade”. But fado, which means fate or destiny, interprets many sides of life, and exactly what makes it fado has a great deal to do with the depth of the emotion expressed, whether the song be whimsical or tragic. Overall, its about passion, not sadness, and what each of our passions provokes.
Featuring players from RVA groups including The Larri Branch Agenda, The Richmond Guitar Quartet, Gypsy Roots and Moruza, Fado Nosso draws upon influences from jazz, classical, flamenco and folk, playing a fado that is true to its roots, yet decidedly original. This is “our fado”, o fado nosso.

 


Nathan Mills (March 29)

2019-2020 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets
General admission, $15
Non-VCU Students, $10
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Free for VCU students with ID

Nathan Mills, Guitar

Nathan Mills received his master’s degree in classical guitar performance from East Carolina University and bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was awarded the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship for guitar.

Now a husband to his lovely wife Bekkah and father to two beautiful children, Nathan has built an audience online under the name “Beyond The Guitar”, creating music videos featuring his unique arrangements of movie, tv, and video game soundtracks for classical guitar. His YouTube channel has become one of the largest and fastest growing classical guitar channels on the platform, reaching over 300,000 subscribers. His latest project involves teaching other guitarists how to create their own classical and fingerstyle guitar arrangements through his website BeyondTheGuitar.com.