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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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Celtic Masters (July 19)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets
General admission, $15
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Celtic Masters featuring Maggie Sansone, hammered dulcimer,
Paul Oorts, harp guitar, and Andrea Hoag, fiddle.

Three Celtic masters present a program originating from the deep well of our ancient folk traditions. Maggie, Paul, and Andrea combine the energy and spirit of traditional music with the harmonies and depth of classical interpretation and their own dynamic blend often called “chamber folk.” These talented musicians have been active in the exciting Celtic renaissance that combines many styles and influences like an intricate tapestry of sound. 

“ … a transporting  experience for many listeners, especially those who are quick to fall under the spell of an ancient Celtic melody.

www.maggiesmusic.com


Quatro na Bossa (July 26)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets
General admission, $15
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Quatro na Bossa, Brazilian bossa nova and samba

Kevin Harding and Laura Ann Singh formed Quatro na Bossa in 2003. Drawing from Brazilian composers and performers, Quatro na Bossa’s repertoire includes familiar classics, rare or forgotten pieces, and some original material. Quatro na Bossa has performed for private functions, film and cultural festivals, clubs and restaurants. Laura Ann Singh fronts the band as vocalist with guitarist Kevin Harding, bassist Rusty Farmer, and percussionist Scott Clark. QNB has performed regularly around central Virginia and play frequently at the Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York. In 2008 they released Summer Samba on Venus Records. Quatro na Bossa’s innovative arrangements and unique style result in music that is fresh and engaging while remaining authentically Brazilian. QNB offers infectious Brazilian popular and folkloric music. This talented group invites you to enjoy and explore the music of Brazil as they pay tribute to some of their favorite artists.

“…they add the rich and satisfying flavor of Brazil to the Richmond music scene.”

www.quatronabossa.com


The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble (July 28)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission

The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble 25-member guitar orchestra with guest artists. Directed by John Patykula.

The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble consists of 25 talented classical guitarists from Central Virginia. Established in 1986 by John Patykula, this ensemble has performed as part of the Richmond International Music Festival and Richmond’s Big Gig summer festival. It is the resident ensemble for VCU’s Guitar and Other Strings Series. The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble has been featured on local television and on WCVE-FM’s An Hour with the Guitar.

Special guests include soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs, classical banjoist John Bullard, and the Robinson Guitar Duo.