EPPING —Dr. José Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles that illustrate the history of the guitar in Spain and Latin America, including songs with the exciting strummed rhythms of popular 17th-century dances; transcriptions of Baroque keyboard sonatas; nationalist Spanish works composed for the legendary Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia; music of the Argentine Gauchos; the Venezuelan parlor waltz; Cuban popular dances like the Cha-cha-cha and Bolero; and the Avant-garde and Neo-romantic expressions. Described by Fanfare Magazine as “an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer,” Cuban-born musician Dr. José Manuel Lezcano is Professor of Music at Keene State College. He is a twice Grammy-nominated composer and guitarist whose programs of Latin American music, his own original compositions, and classical repertory have taken him from Carnegie Recital Hall to important festivals and venues across the Americas and Europe.
Don’t miss this excellent concert on Sat., January 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Mitchell Library in Epping. Free and open to the public.
Dr. Lezcano will also offer a free guitar clinic beginning at 1:30 p.m. The clinic focuses on Brazilian and Cuban rhythms that can be used for accompaniment and is open to players of all ages, skill levels, and styles.