In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we are pleased to welcome Dan Garcia for “An Evening of Spanish Guitar,” on Wednesday, September 20, at 7 pm in our Youth Services Program Room.
Dan’s program features compositions from the Americas and Spain, as he soulfully presents works by Villa-Lobos, Agustín Barrios, Jose Luis Merlín, Antonio Ruiz-Pipó, Albéniz, Tárrega, and Brower, and more.
Steeped in tradition and the sounds of old Segovia records, Dan Garcia’s love of Spanish guitar began right at home in his birthplace of Madrid, Spain. From the romantic compositions of Francisco Tárrega to the memorable melodies of Agustín Barrios, Dan’s program of Spanish and South American songs is an authentic offering of personal heritage.
Dan holds a Master’s Degree from the College Conservatory of Music-University of Cincinnati. His studies included master classes with guitar virtuosi Ernesto Bitetti, Oscar Gihglia, Jason Vieaux and Alvaro Pierri.
Dan has performed countless gigs in New York City’s most revered clubs including Joe’s Pub, (le) Poisson Rouge, SOBs, Zinc Bar, Drom, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Cafe Wha? and is the lead guitarist of the mesmerizing Santana tribute band, Black Magic. He is also the creator of three guitar technique books as well as two bilingual learning apps for aspiring guitarists and teachers. In addition to a thriving performance career, Dan is a professor of music at Manhattan College in NYC.
For more information, contact Lisa Thomas at 203-637-1066 x20 or at email@example.com.