Virtual concert

Brad Conroy, Guitar

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

7:30 pm CT

Program

 

 

I. Prelude 3.......................................................................   Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

 

 

II. Klangbild 24..............................................................................................Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947)

 

 

III. Granada..............................................................................Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

 

 

IV. Entrelacer...................................................................................... Brad Conroy (b.1977)

 

 

V. Op.35, No.22 .....................................................................................Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Exercise in sixths

Op.32, No.1

 

Sonata Mexicana (I -III).......................................................................................Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)

 

 

Tarantelle.........................................................................................................J.K. Mertz (1806-1856)

Brad Conroy is a versatile guitarist, performer, and educator who specializes in the art and scholarship of the classical guitar. Brad performs from a diverse repertoire which begins at the Renaissance and goes through to the 21st century, often including his own compositions, improvisations, and new works which have been dedicated to him.

He has given concerts throughout the world with appearances that include Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Vienna, Austria, the International Guitar Festival in Brno, Czech Republic, the Western Illinois University International Guitar Festival, for the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago Classical Guitar Society, a private concert for Caroline Kennedy, as well as appearances on 98.7, WFMT Chicago.

Since 2009 Conroy has contributed to music journalism as a staff writer with Guitar International, and his own website where he writes lessons, reviews, and interviews with many of today’s leading artists.

Brad finished his B.M. at Northeastern Illinois University (cum laude) with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance where he studied with 19th century scholar Dr. Brian Torosian, and furthered his music studies with a M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance at The Chicago College of Performing Arts, the music conservatory at Roosevelt University where he studied with world renowned guitarists Denis Azabagic and Sergio Assad.

Brad Conroy is on faculty at Elgin Community College, and the Music Institute of Chicago.

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