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Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux to perform on April 5

Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux to perform on April 5

Thu Mar 21, 2019

Jason Vieaux

Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux is bringing his talents to The Clarion at Brazosport College for a special 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, April 5.

Vieaux has been proclaimed to be “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” by “Gramophone,” as well as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” by NPR. The “Fort Worth Star-Telegram” has even hailed him as “one of America’s premier guitarists.”

Vieaux takes audiences on a global classical guitar music journey with Scarlatti’s “Sonata in A Major, K. 208;” Mauro Giuliani’s “Variations on a Theme by Handel, Op. 107;” J. S. Bach’s “Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001;” Isaac Albéniz’ “Asturias” and “Cuba” from “Suite Espanola, Op. 47;” Hans Werner Henze’s “Drei Tentos” from “Kammermusik;” Pat Metheny’s “Always and Forever (arr. Vieaux);” Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “A Felicidade (arr. Dyens);” Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood;” and José Luis Merlín’s “Suite del Recuerdo.”

He is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Vieaux has earned the reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of concerto, recital, chamber music, teaching and recording commitments is distinguished with return engagements throughout the United States and abroad.

Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award-winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, “Play.”

Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, San Diego, Buffalo, Auckland Philharmonia and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Recent and future performance highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival as Artist-in-Residence, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, New York's 92Y, Ravinia Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Curtis Presents and performances at the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Art, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Seoul Arts Center and Shanghai Concert Hall. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, Music@Menlo, San Francisco Performances, Duke Performances, Cleveland Chamber Music Society, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. 

While in Brazoria County, Vieaux will also be providing educational outreach programs for selected local schools.

Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, Brazosport College employees and Former Student Association members, and $10 for students and children.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at www.brazosport.edu/clarion. To learn more about Vieaux, visit www.jasonvieaux.com.