Sunday January 27th at 6pm
Friends of Music at St Bede's presents: Michael Nigro, guitar
3590 Grand View Blvd LA, CA 90066
Sunday February 24th at 7pm
Michael Nigro, guitar
The Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N Lake Altadena, CA 91001
$15.00 call 626-398-7919 for reservations
Sunday March 9th at 2:30pm
Bellflower Community Concert Assoc. presents: Michael Nigro, guitar
William Bristol Civic Auditorium 16600 Civic Center Dr Bellflower, CA
$10 adults/$7 students
Michael Anthony Nigro's program will feature works by prominent and less known South American composers. The program is varied from folkloric dances and songs to sophisticated works fullof colorful impressionism.
The Long Beach Gazette recently reviewed Mr. Nigro’s concert and published the following review, “Nigrois an excellent guitarist, drawing a multitude of tone colors from his instrument and displaying great technical dexterity. He has a wide dynamic range, a very pretty sound, and an ability to vary his articulation for expressive purposes.”
The acclaimed guitarist has released a new recording,“Guitar Sudamericana,” which he will highlight during his performances. His debut CD, “Homage to Piazzolla,” is released on the label, Music and Arts.
The American Record Guide writes, “Its a pleasant collection of spiky Argentine rhythms interspersed with soulful milongas. Nigro has a big sound, a smooth tone, and sure-footed interpretive instincts."
Nigro has given performances at many esteemed colleges, universities, libraries, and guitar societies.
Bates college in Lewiston Maine writes, "Nigro's sound was warm and smooth on certain sections and became more pronounced on fast sections requiring physical dexterity. These pieces from Villa-Lobos demonstrated Nigro's greatest strength: his ability to create varying tones of both warmth and brightness using the full range of the instrument."
Nigro is an active member of the guitar community; he is co-founder of the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, independent reviewer of Soundboard Magazine, and sought after teacher and performer. Michael is presently on the faculty at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California where he is the head of the guitar department.
Below is an ad for my latest CD. You can listen and purchase my CD through my website at www.nigroclassicalguitar.com or www.myspace.com/michaelanthonynigro
NEW CD by Michael A. Nigro
José Luis Merlin
1. Insectos, Pájaros y Nubes
From Suite Argentina
Adolfo V. Luna
3. Flor del Valle (chacarera)
From Suite del Sur
Julio S. Sagreras
5. El Colibri
Máximo Diego Pujol
6. I. Allegro Ritmico
7. II. Andante e molto legato
8. III. Allegro
From Suite Sudamericana
9. Vals Peruano
10. Natalia (Valse Venezolano No.3)
12. Etude No.1 (Etude des arpèges)
13. Prelude 1 in E minor
14. Prelude 2 in E major
15. Prelude 3 in A minor
16. Prelude 4 in E minor
17. Prelude 5 in D major
Total time 1:04:13