You are here

Guitar Sensation Grisha Goryachev Performs at UNLV Oct. 5

Goryachev, renowned for his musical sensitivity and virtuosity, performs in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall.
Arts and Culture  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575

Grisha Goryachev performs at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Oct. 5.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center continues its exploration of the art of the guitar with Grisha Goryachev at 7:30 p.m Friday, Oct. 5. Goryachev is reviving the tradition of solo, concert, flamenco guitar and is renowned for his musical sensitivity and virtuosity. The concert is sponsored by the Lawrence Livingston Downs Trust.

Goryachev began to play the guitar at the age of 6, studying first with his father, Dmitry, an acknowledged master teacher of the instrument. Following his debut at age 9,  Goryachev enjoyed an extensive career as a child prodigy, performing regularly before large audiences in the most prestigious concert halls of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Riga, and other major cities in the then Soviet Union. He also appeared regularly on Soviet television and radio and was featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines.
 
Since coming to the United States, Goryachev has continued his lifelong love affair with flamenco while deepening his involvement with the classical style. His repertoire now includes classical solos, chamber music, and guitar concertos, and more than six hours of flamenco solos by accomplished composers such as Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlucar, Rafael Riqueni. As the flamenco repertoire is for the most part unpublished, Goryachev has performed the somewhat incredible feat of transcribing entirely by ear from the recordings.

Parking

UNLV Performing Arts Center patrons are welcome to park in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage. Parking is free after 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend.

Tickets

Tickets to Grisha Goryachev are $45 and can be purchased online or by calling at the Performing Arts Center box office at 702-895-ARTS (2787). Student rush tickets are $10 each and available one hour prior to each event with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information about all of the season's performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website.

About the PAC

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is Southern Nevada's first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 43rd season this year. It hosts a variety of performances and events and is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC also is pleased to host various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts.

Download High-Res Photos