Music of the Americas

(03-09-2012)

A solo/duo classical guitar concert is March 22

Virtuoso classical guitarists, Michael Lich and Roberto Capocchi will perform a riveting concert starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Adam State College Leon Memorial Hall. The performance will feature a unique and exciting blend of original finger-style guitar music by Lich as well as Latin American and Spanish music to be performed by Capocchi. Please, join these performers for what will be an enchanting evening of music.

Lich, classical guitarist, banjo-player, arranger and composer, h is an eclectic, musician who performs a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and bluegrass. His performing career has taken him from Skagway, Alaska to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, South Korea to Frankfurt, Germany. He has made radio and television appearances across the country and in Brazil.

Lich taught master classes and workshops at the Escola de Musica do Espiritu Santo and Faculdade de Musica in Vitoria, Brazil; the Concertos Internacionais Banese concert series, Aracaju, Brazil; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, the Public Academy for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque, NM, and the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Culver City, CA. He has been the recipient of awards and published several works for solo guitar as well as guitar and double bass.

Lich is a faculty member at the Academy of Music and Dance and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Capocchi, a very expressive classical guitarist with a varied color palette and wide dynamic range, captivates his audiences with an unusually beautiful tone and rare musical refinement. He combines polished technique and conscientious analysis of the music with deep artistic sense and musical emotion, and offers beautiful performances.

Capocchi has performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Belgium. He often plays and offers workshops at festivals in North and South America. He has won top prizes in competitions and has produced many albums.

Capocchi is on the faculty of New Mexico Highlands University, United World College, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, New Mexico School for the Arts, and at Adams State College.