Las Vegas - The UNLV Performing Arts Center concludes the 2010 Classical Guitar Series with the duo Ricardo Cobo and Christopher McGuire at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23.
Widely regarded as one of the leading virtuosos of the new Classic Guitar generation, Columbian-born Cobo gave his professional debut with the Orquesta Filarm?nica de Bogot? at age 17 on a nationwide telecast for an audience of over nine million people. Celebrated for his passionate and mesmerizing performances worldwide, he is in high demand as soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and recording artist.
McGuire has performed hundreds of solo concerts in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Germany, Spain, and the Canary Islands. He has played his guitar for U.S. and Mexican presidents, three former governors of Texas, and members of the Spanish Royal Family. A great lover of chamber music, he has been a guest artist with orchestras and chamber ensembles and also composes for his eclectic music group, D'Accord.
Tickets to Ricardo Cobo and Christopher McGuire are $35 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu. Student rush tickets are $13 each and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.25 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information about all of the season's performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV continues to be Southern Nevada's premier performing arts venue. Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances each year in three distinct series - the Charles Vanda Master Series, the New York Stage & Beyond Series, and the UNLV Classical guitar Series. UNLV and KLVX Channel 10 are graciously sponsoring the season.