Free concerts feature international, national performers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College has entered its eighth year of presenting its popular Troubadour Series concerts featuring performers of national and international acclaim.
The series, which opened earlier this month with a performance by nationally renowned classical guitarist Robert Gruca, continues this week with a concert featuring solo guitarist Marcos Diaz.
All performances are held at 7 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building. The series is free and open to the public.
The schedule for the rest of the season is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 27 – Marcos DiazDiaz has studied in Brazil and Spain under many prestigious figures in the world of classical guitar. He is a frequent performer and soloist in important musical festivals across Europe and the United States.
Friday, Oct. 19 – Francois Fowler
Fowler is a member of the faculty at Darton College in Georgia. He has been invited to teach master classes and to judge several national guitar competitions.
Thursday, Nov. 8 – Zhon-McFadden Duo
The Duo was formed in 2004 and is now considered to be among the top guitar duos in the world. Their repertoire includes works by Rossini, Bartok, Sergio Assad, and Celso Machado. They have performed in three countries spread over two continents.
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 – North Carolina School of the Arts Guitar Quartet
The N.C. School of the Arts Guitar Quartet is composed of outstanding individuals who are studying classical guitar.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 – Thomas Viloteau
Viloteau has performed across Western Europe and in 2006 he was awarded first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition. In 2007, he will begin a seven-month concert tour, which will take him to fifty cities across North America.
Monday, March 10, 2008 – Robert Sharpe
Sharpe has been a solo performer across the United States and in Italy and Slovenia. In 2006, he was awarded first prize at the East Carolina University Guitar Fest.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 – Sara Richardson
Richardson is a singer/songwriter and cellist who is currently based in Boston, Mass. She is currently working on recording her first EP.