Berklee Guitar Sessions: Benjamin Verdery - Boston Conservatory Theater

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Guitarist Benjamin Verdery, a 2017 vistiting artist at Berklee's Guitar Sessions summer program, will perform at Boston Conservatory Theater.

A guitar faculty member at Yale University School of Music, artistic director for both the Yale Guitar Extravaganza and 92nd Street Y's Art of the Guitar, Benjamin Verdery is hailed for his innovative and eclectic musical career.

Verdery has performed worldwide in theaters and at festivals, including Theatre Carré (Amsterdam), Maverick Concerts (New York), the International Guitar Festival (Havana), Wigmore Hall (London), Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco (Mexico), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Metropolitan Opera in New York. His tours regularly take him throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

He has recorded and performed with such diverse artists as Andy Summers, Frederic Hand, William Coulter, Leo Kottke, Anthony Newman, Jessye Norman, Paco Peña, Hermann Prey, and John Williams.

Verdery has released more than 15 albums, his most recent being Happy Here with William Coulter; and Branches, featuring works of Bach, Strauss, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, and the traditional "Amazing Grace."

His compact disc Start Now won the 2005 Classical Recording Foundation Award. Other recordings of note include Some Towns & Cities and his collaborations with John Williams (John Williams Plays Vivaldi) and Andy Summers (First You Build a Cloud).

Boston Conservatory Theater
31 Hemenway Street
Boston, MA 02115

Sponsor(s): Berklee College of Music
Time(s): 7:30p.m to 9:30p.m
Cost: $8 in advance / $12 day of show
Phone: 617-912-9222

Date Added: Friday, July 14, 2017
All information is subject to change.

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