The Troubadour Series

Carl SandburgThe Troubadour Series at Wofford is named after Carl Sandburg, who was called "the Old Troubadour" by Frank Lloyd Wright. Sandburg's home is located in Flat Rock, N.C., and he visited the Wofford campus on more than one occasion. He was an avid guitarist who wrote several poems inspired by the guitar and guitarists. On his deathbed in 1967, he requested to hear one of the Segovia recordings he had listened to since the 1930s.

All Troubadour Series concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information about Sandburg, click here. For more information about The Troubadour Series, please contact Dr. Jhon Akers.

Spring 2015 Performances

Celia Linde

Tuesday, May 5
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

In 1982 Celia Linde was selected to participate in a master course with Andrés Segovia at "Concervatoire de Musique de Geneve." The legendary Spanish guitarist predicted a distinguished international career for the young Swede. He described Celia as a guitarist with true musicianship at her disposal, able to cover all of the difficulties and beauties of serious music. Born of Turkish/Swedish parentage, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Celia presently resides in Malmö.

After graduating in 1984, Celia arrived in New York to specialize in South American music with Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima at the Manhattan School of Music.

She performs standard works for guitar and orchestra and tours frequently as a soloist throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Scandinavia and Turkey. Celia Linde entered the international concert circuit with a brilliant US debut to a sold-out house in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She presented the premier of the renowned American composer Bobby Scott, "Vera Cruz Incident".